BSB

Lou Brock & The Backstreet Boys

I’m not quite sure what he means, either. But it’s being reported in the Des Moines Register: It’s not his first visit to Des Moines. Brock recalled another visit to Des Moines when he ran into the boy-band group the Backstreet Boys. “I said, ‘We have backstreet boys in St. Louis too,’” Brock said with […]

WAINWRIGHT

Pipeshots & Problems: Wainwright’s Second Half So Far

Adam Wainwright has started 5 games since ‘pipeshot-gate‘. When he was tabbed the NL starting pitcher in the ’14 All-Star Game, Cardinals fans and some media were staunch in their belief that Wainwright was deserving the nod over LA Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw. They weren’t wrong. It was a close call, but the right one. […]

WET BED

Cardinals Wet The Bed, Again

Let’s start with the positive – 2:34 is a great length for a baseball game. The guillotine is less painful for everyone involved, I suppose. Beyond that? I don’t know what even the most generous Cardinals fans can say about this stinker. Carpenter, Holliday, Peralta, Taveras and Cruz all wore the collar. Adam Wainwright gave […]

STANTON

Giancarlo Stanton Breaks Cardinals

Giancarlo Stanton remembered columns like these and decided to make them look very, very foolish Monday night. Your browser does not support iframes. So, um. And not to pick on Mr. Buffa, but seasons like 2014 have the unintended effect of making quotes like these downright foolish: The cost of Stanton would include bats like […]

BEER

The Best Beer In Baseball: Cardinals Rank 20th

Who said good reporting was dead? The Washington Post’s Kevin Schaul, Kelyn Soong and Dan Steinberg have created a wonderful online resource that tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the beer selection in every MLB stadium. You’re a Cardinals fan, though. And you want to know where Busch Stadium ranks. Spoiler […]

Jambulance

Salvaging Some Dignity In Baltimore

Somebody call The Jambulance! Because bizarrely bad weekend took a turn for the bizarrely good Sunday and it’s time to party… A pinch hit home run? By Peter Bourjos? Another multiple hit game? By Daniel Descalso? The more we see, the less we know with the 2014 Cardinals team. I think we’ll all take a […]

PUNCH 2

Cardinals Vanquished – Again – In Ignominious Manner

You know it’s bad when rightsholders are making fun of the beat-downs: You know it’s bad when stats about the traded for make you gasp: For the first time in 5 years, the Cardinals have given up 10 runs in back-to-back games. And this about sums up the Cardinals trip to Baltimore.  Photo: MThai

PUNCH-1

Ori-Oh-Noes: Cardinals Cudgeled In Baltimore

There were no signs of Omar, Marlo or Stringer Bell Friday night in Baltimore. The brutality, though, rivaled anything seen in HBO’s classic TV show ‘The Wire’. In fact, I think this clip featuring Senator Clay Davis sums up the 12-2 loss quite well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1dnqKGuezo Physics defines momentum thusly: “the quantity of motion of a […]

The Friday Links

The Friday Links

The Rammies open up the 2014 season with their first game tonight against the Saints. The game itself will tell us absolutely nothing about the team or the forthcoming season… but HEY – NFL! Unfortunately some of our friends in the national media are staring to get on the bandwagon. And if there’s one thing […]

CHERINGTON

Cardinals Used To Castigate Red Sox GM

It wasn’t that long ago when any Red Sox fan would willingly surrender a finger or toe to win a World Series. Less than ten years after their first championship since 1918, Sox GM Ben Cherington sat in the visiting dugout of Busch Stadium answering questions about why his team was so bad, what his […]

MATHENY

Trying To Be Rational About Mike Matheny

Deep breaths. Deep breaths. The 2014 Cardinals were supposed to be a powerhouse. Coming off a World Series run in 2013 on the backs of a bunch of 21-23 year olds is pretty much a dream scenario for any franchise. Weaknesses at CF and SS were appeased by acquiring Peter Bourjos and Jhonny Peralta respectively. […]

MOLINA MUSIC

Thoughts On Yadier Molina’s Music Video

Technically it’s Tony Lenta singing ‘Pa’Lante’. But if this is the Puerto Rican Roc-A-Fella records, Lenta is Memphis Bleek and Molina is Jay-Z… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so3_QbXCoJA So you’re not going to actually see Molina until the 1:54 mark of this video, but it’s worth the wait. Because in rat-tat-tat order you see his smoldering ‘catcher face’, Jon […]

RASUMS

Is Colby Rasmus Actually Our Steve Jobs?

Looking back, Colby Rasmus was one of the players that ushered in a new era of Cardinals fandom. Yes, there were highly touted prospects before him. But in between the time he signed (June 2005) until his MLB debut (April 2009), technology was revolutionized. And revolutionized is probably too small of a descriptor. It was […]

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