Cardinals Nerve Center

Winter Plans

As the Cardinals left the field late Thursday night, with their dreams of a Game 6 sailing into the right field stands at AT&T Park, there was a part of me that breathed a sigh of relief. Sure, I wanted the Cards to win and come back to St. Louis tonight and send Lance Lynn [...]

Step Up, Shelby

I love the playoffs. I really do. They bring out the best in players. When you are the only game in town and the only one playing on a National circuit, the lens can cut right through you or give you a spotlight to stand tall. A year ago, Shelby Miller was banished to the [...]

The postseason can change players. It can fry some and prop others up higher than before. Last night, Kolten Wong went from being a postseason goat in 2013 to a postseason hero this month by propelling the Cards to a walkoff victory with a solo home run in the 9th inning. It was the second [...]

Game Day Rant

Hello folks, how are we doing on this rainy, gloomy Game 2 afternoon in St. Louis? Everybody get enough rest after that snoozing loss in Game 1 last night or did you pass out before the 27th Cardinal out? It was a painful way to start a series in front of 48,000 screaming fans, but [...]

Before I tell you why Lance Lynn will be the MVP of the NLCS, let me give you a little backstory on the big fella from Brownsburg, Indianapolis.   For a guy who won 48 games in his first two seasons in the Cardinals rotation, Lance Lynn hasn’t gotten a lot of love from the [...]


October brings out the best in players or the worst. The stage is white hot. You either sink, swim or fade away. The Cardinals were able to beat The Dodgers because they were able to pull some big work from their trio of Matt’s. A Carpenter, Hulk and Natural Big Man. Other teams have a [...]

Cards Own The Night

“I woke last night to the sound of thunder/ How far off I sat and wondered/ Ain’t it funny how the night moves/ When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose/ Strange how the night moves/ With autumn closing in”-Bob Seger, Nightmoves How about those St. Louis Cardinals? The National Media is [...]

When I think of the Cardinals postseason success in recent years, I think of Liam Neeson’s character from the Taken franchise, Bryan Mills. The bad guys take something from him, and taunt him. Mills responds quite clearly with a warning. “I have a unique set of skills. I will find you, and I will kill [...]

It’s time to hand the microphone back to the fan and capture the voice of Cardinal Nation. Last week, I talked to Cody about a few things pertaining to the Birds on the Bat. This week, I talk to Nick, a passionate Cards fan who truly brings the heat every single game. He isn’t afraid [...]

The National League Division Series starts tonight and the focus is centered on Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw as the dueling aces face off tonight in Game 1. The series will come down to which team pierces the other team’s pitching staff the most. Each team has the arms to go deep into the postseason. [...]

The Division series is upon us folks. The Cards and Dodgers open up play Friday night and all the pregame chatter will stop and the pitchers will wind and fire. Are you ready? How has the baseball free week been treating you? For me, it has stayed close. No matter how hard I try to [...]

As my blogging cohort, Daniel Shoptaw, said this morning, the Cardinals never make anything easy. They’d rather back into the playoffs than cruise through the front door. They like to send us sleepless into many summer nights or walking up the street mumbling to ourselves as we put our dogs through intensive walks. The Cards [...]

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Last updated: 10/06/2022