C70 At The Bat

When we started this series back in March, I don’t think we expected that the only baseball we’d see on the Fourth of July would be people taking grounders and doing drills.  (Perhaps if things with the owners had gone differently, we’d be talking about Opening Day right now, but it seems fruitless to rehash [...]

We’ve got our first pictures of players at Busch.  I think that’s all we need today. Back on the field 💪 pic.twitter.com/Pd6DFIV49i — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 2, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

We still don’t know the official schedule, though it sounds like the Pirates will be in St. Louis July 24-26.  (Get your tickets now….oh, wait.)  What we do seem to know, though, is that the Cardinals are going to walk out of the cornfield.  Is this baseball heaven?  No, it’s Iowa. Even as the idea [...]

Early on in the coronavirus shutdown, you saw all these little games on Twitter popping up.  “Pick 1 from row one, 1 from row two, 1 from row three.”  That kind of thing.  There was also the ever-popular “Who are you quarantining with?” category, where different people were grouped together and you picked the one [...]

As this series proves daily, it’s been a long time since we last saw the Cardinals doing baseball things.  (If you’ve read this series regularly, it probably feels even longer to you.)  As my co-host Tara Wellman said as we were getting ready for this week’s Gateway to Baseball Heaven, “What were we even talking [...]

It’s a little more real now. Yesterday, the Cardinals announced the 44 players that would be training at Busch Stadium for the next three weeks.  This is the group that the initial 30 man roster will be made of.  The other 16 (did I do the math right this time, unlike Saturday?) will be announced [...]

It’s Saturday night, later than I usually put these posts together, and I don’t really have the time to do a lot.  I should be figuring out the 10 people I left off of yesterday’s post, since I apparently have trouble with numbers, but I’ll mess with that later.  Let’s take the cheap way out [...]

Now that the dust has settled a little bit on the news of the return of baseball, we can take a look at a few of the items that are going to be an issue in the coming days.  Sunday, the teams have to have their 60-man rosters into the league.  Who is going to [...]

So we know now that baseball should be returning in four weeks.  The players will be gathering in Busch Stadium next week.  Things are getting real, so it seems fair to ask how excited you are about the upcoming season. Maybe it’s my age–I’ll turn 45 not long after Opening Day–or maybe it’s because I’d [...]

While it’s a great thing that baseball actually has dates and plans in place to return, let’s not forget the reason that we’ve not had baseball up to this point.  COVID-19 still gets to play the trump card. Rockies All-Star OF Charlie Blackmon was one of three players on the team to test positive for [...]

Hopefully you are familiar with the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb.  If not, even if you don’t have kids, you should rectify that quickly.  It’s a smart, fun show that has great rewatchability, plus there’s an amazing Star Wars episode–find it on Disney+.  Anyway, the beginning of the theme song says, “There’s 104 days of [...]

Late yesterday afternoon, the players rejected the owners’ 60-game proposal with all the bells and whistles (universal DH, extra playoffs, games decided by free throws–wait, that wasn’t in there, was it?) that came with.  The idea of the grievance was too strong to dismiss and, while I do think that the players have a point [...]

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