After I left active duty in 2005, my job as an Army contractor took me all over the world. One unexpected benefit of that was having to attend a class at Fort Gordon in Georgia that coincided with Spring Training for the Cardinals. During one of my breaks, I learned another classmate was also a [...]

Growing up around the game of baseball, it was always a treat to make the trip to Davenport right along the Mississippi River to watch potential future stars. This was back in 1994 when the Astros had their affiliate in the Q-C, and little lefty starter Billy Wagner was the next big thing. You didn’t [...]

20-Minute Private Photo Session Packages For Families or Groups Up to Six On Sale Now ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 4, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals Special Events team has announced a limited number of Spring mini photo sessions at Busch Stadium on Monday, May 31.  The private photo sessions are ideal for families or groups of [...]

A long time ago in what seems like a galaxy far, far away 1, the St. Louis Cardinals were struggling.  The batters couldn’t hit snow on Hoth. 2 The pitchers were getting blasted like C-3P0 on Bespin. 3  It was a dark time for the good guys.  As of late, though, things have been much better.  The bullpen [...]

With all of the changes in general that happened to baseball over the past year, it does feel nice to add some normalcy to the equation. Enter the Texas League which might very well have been how the sport decided on the unique scheduling for 2021. The newly-named Double-A Central kept the North and South [...]

Much like the newly dubbed Darth Vader following the orders of his new master, the St. Louis Cardinals marched into Pittsburgh over the weekend and took no prisoners.  While sweeping the Pirates may not rank high on the lists of accomplishments when 2021 is over, this still was an important series because how teams treat [...]

First let’s get the good news out of the way early. Minor League baseball has returned with a complete makeover that starts right at the top. Memphis will need to learn some new directions, however, as they now play in the Southeast Division with only the Nashville squad a familiar opponent. Gone are the traditional [...]

Memphis, Springfield, Peoria & Palm Beach to Begin Play on Tuesday, May 4 ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 30, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the 2021 Opening Day rosters for their minor league affiliate teams that begin play on Tuesday, May 4. MEMPHIS REDBIRDS (AAA) PITCHERS (16): Jesus Cruz, Alex FaGalde, Junior Fernandez, Bernardo Flores, [...]

Revenge Can Be Costly

Yesterday’s post was entitled “A Walk on the Wild Side Has Consequences“.  Yesterday’s game, however, shows that you can have a little fun on the wild side as well, while also serving as a cautionary tale about an eye for an eye. The victorious tenth inning was in part influenced by the revenge of the [...]

Five pitches.  Five pitches were the focal point of the game. Genesis Cabrera came into a 3-3 game in the sixth.  His first pitch was in Bryce Harper‘s face.  His second pitch was in Didi Gregorius‘s ribs.  His third was spiked in the dirt in front of Andrew McCutchen, who hit his fifth for an [...]

Remember way back, long time ago, like three weeks, when the Cardinals couldn’t get their starters past five innings?  Even five was asking a lot at the time.  Jack Flaherty had the only outs in the sixth all season and he’d only done it once.  That vaunted Cardinal advantage, starting pitching, looked questionable. Since the [...]

CATCHER ALI SÁNCHEZ RECALLED FROM ALTERNATE TRAINING SITE ST. LOUIS, MO., April 27, 2021 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this evening’s game that they have placed catcherYadier Molina (right foot tendon strain) on the 10-day Injured List and recalled catcher Ali Sánchez (pronounced AH-lee) from the team’s Alternate Training Site. Sánchez, 24, was acquired by the [...]

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Last updated: 05/12/2021