Coronavirus Stoppage

I did a radio interview soon after the coronavirus stoppage.  The host asked, “Will we have baseball this year?” and I immediately said, “Oh, sure, we’ll have baseball.  It might be June or so, but we’ll have it.”  The more and more that I hear, the more and more that goes on, the less and [...]

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Early on in this series (but what seems like eons ago), we talked about what the work stoppage would be like for Yadier Molina.  Today, let’s look at the other elder statesman of this organization, the man who is almost synonymous with Molina, Adam Wainwright. First of all, let’s get this out of the way: [...]

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Late Monday night, Jeff Passan came out with an article that said that the MLB was at least considering an idea of playing games in Arizona in empty stadiums to at least start the season.  The idea, the basic premise of which has also come up for the NFL and the NBA from what I [...]

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With all that is going on, it’s fair to ask–is the Cardinal Hall of Fame voting still a thing? You can still vote, so I’m guessing so.  The deadline is April 17, which is a week from Friday.  And even in the best of times, the end of that voting might be drowned out by [...]

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With no baseball (or any major sport, with few minor ones even going on), you’ve got to find ways to pass the time.  The best ways are ways that involve other folks.  Not physically, of course, but virtually there’s been any sort of interactive things going on. Brackets were and have been big.  It’s the [...]

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If you were to tell me that there hadn’t been baseball for 30 months, I might well believe you.  30 weeks?  For sure.  But 30 days?  Just 30 days?  Surely it’s been longer than that since Adam Wainwright took the mound for the Cardinals against their spring roommates, the Marlins.  So many things have changed [...]

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I hope that you are all will have a great Easter Sunday.  For those of you in the faith, this one is going to be different than any other Easter you’ve had, I imagine.  The traditions of the church, the gathering with other believers, they won’t be happening today.  That doesn’t mean that the day [...]

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CODNP Day 32: Mike Shannon

One day closer to baseball!  The problem is, that rings a bit hollow when we don’t know when that baseball will be.  With some of the projections this weekend indicating a second wave might come if the current guidelines are relaxed after April 30, there seems to be a long time still before we hear [...]

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One of the few silver linings in this whole mess?  The regular state roundtables provided by Ben Brainard on Twitter.  (Thanks to my good friend Tara Wellman for pointing this out.)  I continue to watch them over and over, because they stay funny even on repeated viewings.  Here’s yesterday’s, but I suggest you go find [...]

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April 15 is a mile marker for baseball and for me.  Usually for me, it’s the last day of tax season.  There’s a palpable relief when 5:00 rolls around and things get wrapped up.  The long hours are past and we can breathe a little more.  This year, of course, tax season is going to [...]

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If you are A) a Star Wars fan or B) been around me for any length of time, you know that, in The Empire Strikes Back, C-3PO tells Han Solo that the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 3,720 to one. Right now, if it’s between getting through an asteroid field or getting [...]

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Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich wrote an article for The Athletic saying that MLB owners may be looking to cut players salaries for the 2020 season.  From my reading, it’s not a question of paying players for games that don’t happen–they’ve agreed that’s not going to happen–but more cutting salaries for games that do, [...]

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TeamWLPct.GB
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Cardinals9072.5565.0
Reds8379.51212.0
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Pirates61101.37734.0

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