Let The Old Guys Work

There’s been a lot of good moments this year, even if the overall product has been perhaps more meh than you’d like, One of the consistent joys of 2022, though, has been watching the old masters continue to ply their craft.  It’s not the same as in years past, because age gets to everyone and [...]

Stop me if you have heard this before. The Cardinals draft a young phenom in the first round destined to lead the franchise to another title. Colby Rasmus first comes to mind but thankfully had enough value to help another way in 2011. Kolten Wong could fall into this category as well although St. Louis [...]

Free Event Marks Kickoff to MLB’s PLAY BALL Weekend ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 25, 2022– During the weekend of June 10-12, all Major League Baseball teams are coming together to encourage children to engage with the games of baseball and softball as part of MLB’s PLAY BALL initiative.  Registration is now open for the Cardinals [...]

What The Hicks?

We think of growth as a steady progression, especially when it comes to baseball players.  A guy that was great in A ball last year should be able to show improvement at AA the next year.  A pitcher that threw 80 innings as a rookie should be able to go 120 as a sophomore.  We [...]

Turning Straw Into Gold

One of the great things about baseball–about most sports, really–is that redemption doesn’t necessarily take that long.  You can have a terrible night but come through in a big moment in the end and you are a hero. Or Hero, in this case.  Paul Goldschmidt started off last night 0-4, which is remarkable given just [...]

PNC Nutrition

Are you feeling scrawny?  Not quite up to your physical capabilities?  Are you looking for a little more muscle, a little more oomph in your day?  Head over to your local PNC Nutrition store.  There you can bulk up against middling pitchers and feel much better about yourself when you leave than when you came [...]

So I haven’t written in this space in over a week (and the Substack longer) for various reasons, the largest of which was that I kept resetting my alarm to get more sleep and therefore didn’t have time to write before work.  However, another reason that it’s been harder to write is that, well, the [...]

I’m not breaking any news here, so I’ll just jump right in. The Cardinals are making the long awaited move to promote their top hitting prospect, slugging 2B Nolan Gorman — with Derrick Goold reporting that he will be in the lineup Friday in Pittsburgh. And as a bonus, Goold also reported that the team [...]

Memories to be Made

Initially this week’s plan was to get my first Draft post up and then wonder how long the two Springfield sluggers would still be down the highway for a road trip. One bad series in New York later was all it took and quickly forgotten by one notification in my inbox. The Cardinals announced just [...]

The Kids Are All Right

When Whitney Houston sang that she “believe[d] that children are our future”, I’m sure she had a game like last night in mind. The scoring started with Juan Yepez blasting his second career home run, giving him five extra base hits in his first seven career games.  The next two scored on a double by [...]

KODI WHITLEY OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, MO., May 11, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have recalled rookie right-handed pitcher Jake Walsh from Memphis (AAA), and that right-handed pitcher Kodi Whitley was optioned to Memphis following last night’s game. Walsh, 26, will be making his Major League debut with his first game [...]

An Aversion To Orange

The Cardinals won Friday night on a ninth-inning single by Dylan Carlson.  It was a good game against a tough foe, their second in a row against the Giants, and it gave the Cardinals something they hadn’t had all season long–a three game winning streak.  Surely things were looking up and the team that we [...]

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Last updated: 06/27/2022