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Marking McGwire: #43

Home run #: 43 Date: July 20 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Qualcomm Stadium Pitcher: Brian Boehringer Score: 4-1 Inning: 5 Outs: 0 Runners on: 1 Distance: 485 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 36 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 38 It’d been a while since the Cardinals had run into the Padres.  You may remember that Mark […]

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Marking McGwire: #41, #42

Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 36 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 38 After reaching the 40-homer level, Mark McGwire was pretty quiet for a couple of games.  He basically sat out one, only showing up as a pinch-hitter, but had two extra-inning games around that.  Through that, he […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Bear with me a moment as I tell a bit of a personal anecdote that’s related to this weekend’s activity by the St. Louis Cardinals.  I attend a United Methodist church and have my entire life.  For those of you that may not be aware, pastors in the Methodist tradition are not hired by the […]

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The End of Mike Matheny

I can’t remember ever getting up before church on a Sunday to write a post.  I’ve scheduled some for Sunday.  I’ve written some Sunday afternoon.  But it’s rare when the Cardinals do something on Saturday that requires a discussion that can’t wait until Monday.  The first in-season managerial change in 23 years qualifies, however. I […]

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Marking McGwire: #39, #40

Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 35 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 36 As we’ve noted, if you want to make a run at a home run record, you are probably going to need to hit some homers in bunches.  After finishing off the Astros the day before with […]

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Feast and Famine

I’m sure he’s not the only one, but Larry Underwood on Twitter has typically had a Tweet like this one after the Cardinals have a big scoring outing. Nothing to worry about…#STLCards are currently 1-4, averaging 2.8 runs/game, in games following double digit run production. — Larry Underwood (@lau56) July 11, 2018 It’s a really […]

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Marking McGwire: #38

Home run #: 38 Date: July 11 Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Billy Wagner Score: 2-3 Inning: 11 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 485 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 35 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 36 The gap between #37 and #38 was a bit artificial because in there was the annual pause baseball […]

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The Yo-Yo Keeps Going

Up and down.  Up and down.  Whether you use the yo-yo or the roller coaster as your analogy (or something else that tends to go back and forth, maybe one of those Newton’s cradle toys), you could slap a St. Louis Cardinals logo on it and you’d have a great representation of not only this […]

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Nothing New Under the Sun

The Cardinals left St. Louis and wandered out into the desert to take on the Diamondbacks.  Unfortunately, they didn’t leave their up-and-down season behind them.  A win and a loss in the first two games of the series well mirrors the win a few, lose a few style that the 2018 club has seemingly perfected.  […]

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