Friday Links

The Friday Links

We’ve done it. We’ve checked off another 7 days together. We’ve lived. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried (mostly about the Cardinals bats). And we’ve made it to another weekend. Let’s take a moment to reflect on that. We good? Now, The Friday Links… Touche, racer man. LINK HERE Well played, horse. LINK HERE Bandwagon haters. LINK […]

Borders

Up Close On Baseball’s Borders

This. Is. Cool. If you haven’t seen it already, the NY Times has created an awesome interactive map. LINK HERE “Fans may not list which team they favor on the census, but millions of them do make their preferences public on Facebook. Using aggregated data provided by the company, we were able to create an […]

SwingMiss

Swing And More Misses

Kolten Wong – .219 Allen Craig – .188 Peter Bourjos – .178 Jhonny Peralta – .151 I don’t care if you’ve got the best pitching staff ever assembled in the history of baseball… if almost half of your starting lineup is batting a combined .184 – at best – mediocrity is in the future. At […]

Empty Seats

Is It September Already?

We’ve come a long way since October 19th 2006. You might remember that day – I know it was a pretty good one if you’re hanging around these parts of the Internet. Doesn’t seem like that long ago, after all. Wainwright was on the mound tonight same as he was then. But Citi Field didn’t […]

Albert Pujols Hits 500th Home Run

El Hombre always had a knack for the dramatic.

He becomes the first player in MLB history to hit his 499th and 500th home run in the same game. Congratulations, sir. You’ve reached a milestone.

Off The Bat

MLB Crush Monday: Stan Musial?

MTV2 and MLB have partnered up for a show called ‘Off The Bat From The MLB Fan Cave‘. It’s hosted by Fat Joe and Melanie Iglesias. While it’s good to see Mr. Joe get work again and not have an American Institution ‘lean back‘ into obscurity, let’s be honest… people are tuning in to look […]

Lyft

St. Louis Sucks When It Comes To Cabs

Lyft has launched in St. Louis. (UPDATE: And already has a court order to shut down.) And we’re going to talk about rideharing services. But if you need a primer on what ridesharing services are, how they work and what some advantages and disadvantages when using them are, I’ve made a little 101 section at […]

Molina

NY Times Profiles Yadier Molina

The name of the piece is “From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchestrates The Cardinals”. At this point, you can pretty much rest assured that this isn’t your typical Cardinals media fare. You’d be right, because yesterday the NY Times’ Tyler Kepner profiles Yadier Molina and got some interesting information: Brian McCann, a 7-time […]

Nationals

Defense Hopefully Doesn’t Win Championships

Shane Robinson seems like a nice guy. How can anyone so tiny and scrappy not be super humble and ready to help your grandmother across the street at all times? If you asked him for his autograph, he’d probably return the favor by asking if he could help file your taxes. But if we’re trying […]

Jon Jay

In Appreciation Of Jon Jay

Jon Jay was a good player in 2013. He appeared in 157 game for the Cardinals, collecting 151 hits, 52 walks and generating 75 runs. No, you won’t be bouncing a grand-kid on your lap telling them about the ’13 Jay season, but considering he made $524,000 and the Cardinals won 97 games plus the […]

Wainwright

To Pitch A Gem No One Saw

Adam Wainwright just pitched the game of the year by a Cardinals pitcher. Complete game shutout. 8 strikeouts. Harper and Werth were made to look feckless, combining for an 0-8 night. Just a master class against an elite NL contender to run his record to 3-1 and his ERA to 1.80. Just curious… did anyone […]

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