C70 At The Bat

I was talking with my Meet Me at Musial cohost Allen Medlock before this series started and I said it might be an indicator that things are different under the new coaching staff (well, another indicator) if they were able to come out and beat a struggling Jason Vargas in the first game of the [...]

A Different Brew: A Win

After six games in Milwaukee, you’d have to forgive the Cardinals if they were starting to regard the retractable-roof edifice as more of a house of horrors with Christian Yelich playing the main ghoul.  With a get-away day in a series they’d already lost, it might have been tempting to just hurry through, take your [...]

Yesterday, I wrote You expect this team to win every time they go out there, even if they get behind early.  It’s a good feeling to know that there’s no reason to turn off the game after a miserable second inning. While that may be the case, there is no reason that the Cardinals need [...]

How you feel about the Cardinals right now is a matter of perspective.  (Unless, as we’ll see, you are Christian Yelich, then you love them unconditionally.)  You look at their overall record of 9-7 and you say, OK, not too bad, not too great.  You look at their mark of 5-2 over the last week [...]

It seems that the Cardinals might be good after all. We talked last time about how hot the Dodgers were coming into this series.  That success wasn’t a fluke at all, given this is a team that has been to the World Series the last two years and is again the heavy favorite to win [...]

The Los Angeles Dodgers came into St. Louis with an offensive swagger.  I don’t mean that people were offended by them, though I don’t know your personal opinion about those boys in blue.  No, they were a powerhouse of offense, hitting .307 as a team, slugging homers left and right, and basically pounding some opponents [...]

Last year, I said that I was going to try to do better about writing regularly and not having as many big huge recap posts that covered entire series and the like.  I made no such vow this year.  I’ll see about doing better but I make no promises, which is kinda where we are [...]

So before the season started, the United Cardinal Bloggers got together and did their regular roundtable.  As always, I went last in the questioning and, as is distressingly more and more common, delayed getting the excellent answers provided posted.  Let’s rectify that now, shall we?  To our expert panel, I posed the following: Give as [...]

You know, for all the craziness, for all the issues, for all the angst around the Cardinals, if they’d been able to complete the ninth inning Sunday intact they’d be 3-2 and tied with the Brewers atop the NL Central.  As it is, they are second, the only non-Brewers team in the division with multiple [...]

Off On the Wong Foot

The St. Louis Cardinals started the 2019 season yesterday.  No matter the result, that was a positive thing.  Our spring, summer, and fall obsession is now back and most every day we’ll have a new game to watch, more things to dissect, complaints and cheers to be made.  Baseball is back and that is a [...]

As Dan McLaughlin will say in about seven hours from this writing, “Welcome to Cardinals baseball.” This is it, folks.  We’ve made it through the long offseason, made longer by the fact that it was the third without playoff baseball.  We’ve survived the winter of our discontent with the front office.  We’ve plowed through rumors [...]

As of this morning, most of the Cardinals have abandoned Jupiter and have winged their way to the land of the Delta blues, though not in the middle of a pouring rain.  (Which, given the history of these Cardinals/minors exhibitions, is kind of a surprising thing.)  While some went with the team to play in [...]

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Last updated: 04/22/2019