C70 At The Bat

20 days.  20 days since the ballfields went quiet.  Every day is a day closer to baseball, true, but until we know that day, it’s impossible to have a countdown or feel like you are getting closer.  Even if we knew it was a guaranteed 50 days away, we could start anticipating and counting down.  [...]

So the coronavirus saw its shadow and now we have two additional weeks of lockdown.  Is that right?  Something like that? The idea that no gatherings larger than 10 can take place before April 30 is, of course, problematic for the return of baseball.  It really probably doesn’t affect it much, since we were looking [...]

I’ll be honest, folks.  I don’t know how many many more of these I’ve got in me.  I don’t think I’ve written a post for 18 straight days since….ever. Even in my blogging prime, if there was such a thing, I typically took the weekends off.  To think about stretching this out for another two, [...]

As part of the agreement that the owners and players came to this week, there will be a roster freeze from Saturday until camps reopen.  I’m not 100% sure what that means for those that stay on the major league roster but aren’t, you know, major leaguers.  The main one in this camp is Dylan [...]

While we daily get deeper into a schedule that has no baseball, the owners and the players have come to some agreement on what it will look like should we get to hear “Play ball!” ring out this year.  Unfortunately, there are also triggers that bring the idea of a completely lost season into play. [...]

CODNP Day 15: Off Days

After a win or a loss in Cincinnati yesterday, today would have been that dreaded quirk of the early schedule–the off day. Off days like this make sense, of course.  The weather in March is finicky enough that you can’t guarantee a game will be played.  And while you could shift everything around to make [...]

Opening Day.  At least, that’s what the calendar says. Unfortunately, calendars lie in the age of coronavirus.  Today the only baseball you will see is the various classic games MLB is running on all of its platforms.  So you can see David Freese extend the World Series at 10 AM today, even if you can’t [...]

If everything were normal, today might be the day the Cardinals for the first time finalized a 26-man roster.  With the team in Cincinnati getting ready for a mid-afternoon start against the Reds, John Mozeliak and the rest of the front office might have put out a press release today that outlined all of the [...]

I guess it was inevitable.  Eventually this worldwide story was going to become local.  That day was yesterday. It was yesterday afternoon when we got the word that one of our co-workers, who had been out sick since Thursday, had tested positive for the coronavirus.  It’s possible she wasn’t the first victim in our office, [...]

Tonight, in a different universe where coronavirus isn’t shutting everything down, the Cardinals would be in Texas.  They would be playing the Rangers in an exhibition game that would have been a beginning and an end. It would have been the beginning of Globe Life Park, the new ballpark for the Rangers.  With its retractable [...]


As Celine Dion once sang, “Ten days have come and gone/ten days and I’m all alone”.  Without baseball, many of us are feeling alone now even if we are quarantined in with family.  Depending on your relations with your family, the solitude might be better, but that’s a digression.  We’re closer to baseball, we just [...]

How hard does this break have to be on those that were looking to break camp for the first time? Probably the only possible ones for the Cardinals were Dylan Carlson and Kodi Whitley and odds are neither of them was actually going to start the season in St. Louis.  However, there were prospects all [...]

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Last updated: 03/26/2020