C70 At The Bat

There’s nothing quite like taking a mess and turning into something orderly.  Even if your whole house is a disaster area complete with FEMA on your front yard, getting one room back to livable state, looking sharp with things put away and furniture dusted, can feel like an accomplishment.  That holds even if that was [...]

The Nolan Arenado Show

That’s why they got him, folks. When Nolan Arenado was acquired for the Colorado Rockies (the team that is 1) still paying him this season and 2) will do so as he goes against them this weekend), as fans we thought he’d do a few things.  He’d get key hits.  He’d hit big home runs.  [...]

Unless you are measuring an entire season, any sort of sample from the baseball year really involved arbitrary endpoints.  We say someone hit .270 in June, but maybe that was .300 for a couple of weeks and .250 later.  Or maybe we could have just as easily measured from May 15 to June 15.  We [...]

Below Rock Bottom

As noted philosopher Rachel Green once said (and was echoed in Moneyball by Billy Beane/Brad Pitt), there’s rock bottom, 50 feet of crap, then us.  We thought things were bad earlier in the month.  We thought there was nowhere to go but up.  Then the Cardinals lost four in a row against the Tigers and [...]

Swept.  By the Tigers. I know it was only a two game series, so it doesn’t have the import of a “real” sweep.  On the other hand, it was Detroit.  You wouldn’t expect to lose two games to them in a three game series, much less a shorter one.  A split of the two-gamer would [...]

What have we said as we looked forward to the next two or so weeks of Cardinals baseball?  We’ve said that they have to beat these terrible teams that are standing between them and the San Francisco/Chicago end of the first half of the season.  We’ve pointed out how well the Cardinals have done against [...]

As regular readers and Twitter followers know, last week I was out on vacation.  The first part of the week was spent in an area with no wifi and spotty cell service, which would have been a great chance for me to then put the Cardinals out of mind and enjoy not worrying about them.  [...]


Thank goodness for Adam Wainwright. Our Hero went to the mound with a lot on his shoulders last night.  Not only had the Cardinals lost six games, but if he faltered, there was a less than zero chance this losing streak could reach double digits.  Earlier Mike Shildt announced that the rotation for this weekend [...]

I’ll admit that I didn’t see much of last night’s Cardinals game.  Then again, I think we have all seen that game plenty of times before. I had a church meeting last night and afterwards checked the score.  It was 2-0 in the bottom of the second with runners on.  Not the best first inning [...]

I think it’s fair that nobody saw that coming.  With the Reds in town, any sweep thoughts were of the positive variety, not the possibility that the Cardinals could be the receiving end of the broom.  I mean, the last time the Reds had done that was 1990, a year where they went on to [...]

Coming Up Small

In the eighth inning last night, I tweeted that at least this version of the St. Louis Cardinals isn’t stale.  One night we can complain about the bullpen, another night about the starting pitching, then another about the offense.  Occasionally we can do two or more at the same time, but it doesn’t feel like [...]

West Coast trips are always tough.  The fact that they went to Arizona and LA (plus that first trip to the White Sox) and went 5-5 is not the worst thing that could have happened in the least.  However, the trip highlighted that, as currently constructed, things are going to be hard for the Cardinals.  [...]

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Last updated: 07/29/2021