Predicting The 2015 NLDS 25 Man Roster

UPDATE (9/28 @ 10:34p): So Carlos Martinez is out for the rest of the season, Yadier Molina is now questionable/doubtful for the NLDS and Stephen Piscotty’s prognosis is still forthcoming. I guess what I’m saying is take all this with a grain of salt if you’re just now reading this. +++++ As noted earlier in the […]

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Reply All + The Friday Links

You remember The Ripoff Report? It’s still around. Even after being usurped in ubiquity by the likes of Yelp and TripAdvisor and several other review sites. I hadn’t thought about this website for a while, but ‘Reply All’ did a podcast on the site (and founder) that I thought everybody might be interested in. Good […]


Cardinals Embracing iPad In Dugout – Are Eye Coaches Next?

So the Cardinals are using an iPad in the dugout. If you’ve noticed any of the coaches looking at a tablet the past few games, yes – it’s allowed by MLB. The Cardinals are one of a few teams that have taken baseball’s allowance of iPads in the dugout during game action and ran with […]


The NL Central Is Making A Run At Best Division Ever Title

The NL Central is cray. The Cardinals magic number only dropped to 8 last night after posting their 3rd straight win and 95th on the season with 11 games remaining. Why? Because the Pirates won their 4th straight and the Cubs won their 2nd straight. At this point, the NL Central isn’t good. It’s historically […]


Yogi Berra Has Died (1925-2015)

Part of my real job – not an insignificant part – is to go out and meet with people. About what, specifically, is unimportant. But what is important is that I have a quiver of off-the-shelf small talk arrows strapped to my back that I can pull out and fire on target pending a brief reading […]


That Win Pretty Much Wrapped Up The Division

The Cardinals posted their 94th win of 2015 on Monday night, driving their magic number down to 9 with 12 games left to play. Math is not on the side of the Bucs. A 6-6 mark over the next 12 games means the Pirates would have to go 10-2 just to tie the Cardinals for […]


Yadier Molina Will Miss At Least 1 Week With A Thumb

Looks like you better move when Cubs slide. Yadier Molina has a slight tear in his thumb ligament on his left hand. He will be out at least one week, at which point he will be re-evaluated by the Cardinals to determine his availability for the postseason. The hope from the Cardinals (and all of […]


Just How Did This Road Trip Go For The Cardinals?

You can be of two schools after the Cardinals return home tonight from a 10 game road trip: 1. The Darkside Cardinals lost 2/3 series. Cardinals most important player is now injured with 9 days until October. Cubs straight up punk’d the Cards on Saturday after calling them out Friday. 2. The Brightside: Cardinals managed […]


For The First Time In 4,397 Days – Cards/Cubs Means Something

Since 1945, the Cubs have made the postseason 6 times (’84/’89/’98/’03/’07/’08). Barring an implosion never before seen in professional baseball, they’ll make that 7 times in 2015. I went back and looked at the final standings for all 6 seasons mentioned above to see just how close the Cardinals ended up to the Cubs as […]

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BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge + The Friday Links

You like cover songs? BBC Radio 1 has been killing, well, pretty much forever with their ‘Live Lounge‘ series. But lately a few of the songs have blown up state side. Here’s Disclosure w/ Sam Smith covering Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling': I’d scroll through that playlist if you’re looking for some interesting music for your […]


Jon Jay & Mike Matheny Had A Rough Night On Twitter

The Cardinals look to have righted the ship (for the moment). They notched their 3rd win in succession last night. And with the Pirates loss, extended their NL Central lead to 4 games with 17 left to play. You might have noticed that Tommy Pham got a rare(ish) start. And that he did OK. Ever […]


Go Ahead And Pay That Man His Money, Mo

Let’s put aside the fact that the Cardinals wasted a spectacular start from Carlos Martinez and needed extra innings to stymie a Brewers team that is now 20 games below .500 and losers of 4 straight. Just forget that. Put in a box. Put the box in the basement. Close the basement door. And watch […]