Pitchers Hit Eighth

Waino for the Booth

Whether it was listening to Daniel and Tara on Gateway to Baseball Heaven or the Broadcaster roundtable at the Winter Warm-Up, two thoughts stuck out in my head. As much as I enjoy listening to the St. Louis broadcasts, that would not be the case with all Horton all the time, but I also think [...]

One of the limitations to the Winter Warm-Up has been the time constraints. For good or bad, keeping the presentations to an hour really leaves it up to the host on how the the show flows. This was on prime display for both of the afternoon sessions on Sunday but also perfectly explained how the [...]

While it was always obvious that this edition of the Winter Warm-Up would be different, the virtual event couldn’t explain why something just felt off. First it was the Infielder session yesterday followed by the Bullpen group this morning. Separate hosts handled the festivities so it wasn’t intentional but what finally hit me was how [...]

Warming Up

It figures that my phone woke me up with snow this morning. Nothing says welcome to winter quite like a fresh dusting but at least the last year taught us that some things will not be stopped! And with that I welcome you to the Winter Warm-Up for 2021. No one outside of maybe Lance [...]

Running on Empty

Today normally would be one of the high points in a baseball season. Besides the Draft and sometimes the Winter Meetings, I look forward to trade deadline day for any number of reasons. No one needs to hear me say this is anything close to a normal campaign and honestly, the Cardinals want something not [...]

  Attending Winter Warm-Up as a fan?  Good stuff.  Attending Winter Warm-Up as a member of the media?  Not so much.  Consider this both a primer for people getting credentialed for the first time and a cautionary tale about the drawbacks of actually being a somewhat responsible media adult. The Cardinals are kind enough to [...]

Stepping off the Ride

Just over a year ago, I became a displaced fan of the Birds on the Bat. It also happens to coincide with arguably the most insane 12 months in St. Louis sports history. Whether or not you believe in fate, the bottom line has become this – the Cardinals are one of the last four [...]

Once upon a time I had a baseball bucket list. Go to a home opener at Busch?  Check.  Attend a World Series game at Busch?  Check.  Overspend on baseball memorabilia?  Been there, got the jersey(s).  Selfie with Tyler Greene….could still happen.  To be perfectly frank, I’ve checked off most things on my baseball bucket list, [...]

If I’ve judged the temperature of the virtual Cardinal Nation room correctly here, I’d say the fans lean heavily in the “yes” direction.  A vocal majority of the fan base looks at this team, sees Bryce Harper still available, and wants Harper in St. Louis yesterday. Of course, it’s not my money the team would [...]

This is not the guide that includes instructions on how to find the best deal on those baseball tubes you strap to your back.  I’m not here to explain that you need to have baseballs signed with blue ink to maximize autograph longevity by minimizing fading.  You won’t find a detailed workflow for punching your [...]

Unsurprisingly, a Keith Olbermann tweet decidedly not intended to heap praise upon Harrison Bader nearly triggered a full-fledged virtual riot of the thin-skinned BFiB with poor critical reading skills.  Olbermann came across as an opportunistic bully selectively picking on someone he almost certainly knows is a defensive standout.  After all, we can be reasonably sure [...]

The inevitable rise of the price for an ice cold domestic beer delivered in a 16 ounce aluminum bottle by a beer vendor clad in yellow concerns me.  The looming threat that yelling “Keep the change!” will no longer be met with the same sincere nod of appreciation it has for years hurts my soul.  [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Cubs3426.567 -
Cardinals3028.5173.0
Reds3129.5173.0
Brewers2931.4835.0
Pirates1941.31715.0

Last updated: 09/28/2020

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