BATTERS BOX

What A Major League Batter Sees In The Box

If you’re like me, the extent of your baseball playing days ended around junior high. So when you hear broadcasters and commentators talk about players ‘not picking up the ball well’ or ‘looking to get their batter’s eye right’ – you know what they’re talking about… but not really. I’ve seen 90+ MPH in person. […]

BRYANT

No Change? No Change. How Kris Bryant Will Change Baseball…

Let’s say you were granted the ability to create an offensive baseball player to join your team in 2015. Starting totally from scratch. Anything you want – POOF – gets tossed in the mix. No questions asked. Nothing is off the table. Considering exactly 10 players hit more than 30 home runs during the 2014 […]

DEAN

The Week That Was In Cardinals Spring Training (Part VI)

You’ve got a job. Maybe kids. Maybe school. And 1,000 other things to worry about – it’s hard keeping up with all the stories coming from practice baseball camp in Florida. We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the news that made news this past week that was in Cardinals spring training. Story: […]

FINAL FOUR 2015

CD BS Detector Update: The Final Four Is Set

60 of the 63 games in the NCAA Tournament have been played. Let’s check in and see who did work and who needs to re-think their strategy for 2016: Look at that! Coach Mac! Friend of the site and a guy who wrote a couple posts for us WAYYYY back in the day about college hoops […]

JG

And So It Begins… Jaime Garcia Is Having A ‘Minor Setback’

Some guys have all the luck. Others seem to have none. Jaime Garcia, the perpetually injured Cardinals pitcher suffered a “minor setback” after throwing 80 pitches in a simulated game earlier this week. He will miss today’s scheduled spring start and will take it “a day at a time”. He has made 36 starts in […]

MCCARVER

Tim McCarver To Call More Games In ’15; Dan Caesar So Happy

Chicken noodle soup when you have a cold. An electric blanket the first night of winter. A lover’s touch after a challenging day at the office. The things that we take comfort with in life are varied, but the feelings are not – the shared humanity is what makes humans bond. The soul is bathed in […]

The Friday Links

TSwizzle’s UK Video + The Friday Links

All things being equal, I haven’t annoyed you guys much with the UK stuff this CBB season. (37-0, BTW.) But when people start making fan videos that include bae – TSwizzle – then I’m going to have to post it. Thanks to S. Buddies for sending over the link. Now, The Friday Links… We’ve all […]

DEWITTS

The Cardinals Make A Ton Of Money And Have Spectacular Fans

At least that’s what Forbes says. Who are we to argue? First, the fans part. It’s based on SCIENCE! We gathered five fan consumption criteria: hometown crowd reach (defined by Nielsen Scarborough as a percentage of the metropolitan area population that watched, attended, and/or listened to a game in the last year), three years worth […]

WHO

‘Who’s Who In Baseball’ Turns 100 Years Old

‘Who’s Who In Baseball’ – the venerated, red-covered annual – is on store shelves now. And it’s celebrating 100 years of publication. The content (and cover) haven’t changed much over time. Ed Sherman (of The Sherman Report) wrote a piece celebrating the publication. Right in the middle is an Albert Pujols anecdote that should make […]

LOLLA2

7 (Non-Headlining) Bands To See At Lolla 2015

For most of us, Lolla came about 10a yesterday and ended about 10:45. Unless you have a Chase Bank card, then move along – nothing to see here. Sorry bout it. The cheapest you can get the 3 day pass on StubHub right now is $365 and once the snow finally melts in Chicago, those […]

Cardinals-Cubs Season Opener Averaging $208 on Secondary Market

Every year it seems the St. Louis Cardinals have the odds against them. They lose Albert Pujols in free agency one year, their pitching rotation isn’t strong enough another and their offense just won’t cut it the next. Despite experts routinely raining down on the Cardinals, they’ve been to the playoffs in each of the […]

BILLS

Random Money Items For Those Who Like Money

Like any good baseball nerd, I was trying to figure out just how to contextualize just what a bargain the Cardinals are getting paying John Lackey only 500K this season. After all, he’s a bulldog who’s pitched 117 innings in the postseason alone (posting a 3.08 ERA, BTW). Plus he’s just the right type of […]

FINAL FOUR 2015

CD BS Detector Update: Down To The Sweet 16

48 of the 63 games in the NCAA Tournament have been played. Seeing that the Kentucky Wildcats are on most of your championship lines, this was the year to really go for it during the first two rounds and hold on for the overall win. Let’s check in and see who did what: These are […]

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