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Drawing + The Friday Links

Maybe I’ve posted this video before? Even if I have, it’s worth another look. Especially if you’re like me, and can’t draw. Or at least I couldn’t draw until I watched this TED talk. If you’re looking for a mid-day break, grab a pen and a couple pieces of scrap paper and try this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TXEZ4tP06c […]

St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols laughs to teammates in the dugout as third baseman Felipe Lopez tries his hand at pitching to the New York Mets in the 18th inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 17, 2010. New York won the game 2-1 in 20 innings.     UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Albert Pujols Saved Cardinals Fans From A Bunch Of Tough ‘What Ifs’

This is Albert Pujols’ fifth (!!!) season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I’m not sure which is more sad… the fact that Pujols is currently batting .190 and becoming a catalyst for (silly) talk about trading Mike Trout or that any mention of the greatest baseball player I’ve ever seen in person inevitably leads […]

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watch Polanco's three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 8, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

It’s Hard To Fix Everything At Once

So this is how the other half lives? The Cardinals put the finishing touches on a 4-6 home stand Sunday with a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, dropping them to 16-16 on the season and 9 games back of the Cubs for the NL Central lead. The Cardinals are now 1-5 against the Pirates on […]

The Friday Links

Flowbee + The Friday Links

So yesterday I made a (admittedly poor) joke about the Flowbee. The recipient of the joke didn’t get it. Which, since she’s about a year out of college, made sense. But when I went to commiserate about the ‘youth these days’ with another co-worker that was definitely alive and kicking in the early 90’s, he […]

WEIRD

St. Louis Professional Sports Are Getting Weird In ’16

I don’t know, either. A night after ripping off 10 runs like it was batting practice, the Cardinals come back on Tuesday night and can barely scratch out 3 hits against the Phillies… let alone a single run. As we’re griping about the starting pitching as the reason the Cardinals can’t win games consistently in […]

WALTER

First Look: John Goodman’s Cardinals Bobble Will Be Walter Sobchak!

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. About a month ago, I took the Cardinals to task for putting out info about the forthcoming John Goodman bobblehead night that included this blurb: The veteran star of the big and small screen, including Argo, Inside Llewyn Davis, and most recently 10 Cloverfield Lane, will throw the ceremonial first pitch […]

LOSS

Trying Real Hard To Stay Positive After That April

Generally you don’t go to Twitter for positivity in the face of adversity. Especially when it comes to sports. But Larry Underwood made me feel a tiny bit better after seeing the Cardinals drop to 12-13 on the season Sunday afternoon: April, just like in the seasons above, wasn’t a banner month for the Redbirds. […]

MARTINEZ

Carlos Martinez Will Start Today; Left Team Friday After Lawsuit Filed

Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez is still scheduled to start Sunday afternoon after he traveled to Miami Friday amidst a civil lawsuit that was filed against him. The allegations aren’t good. From TMZ: The woman behind the suit, filed in district court in Miami, claims she began a romantic relationship with Martinez in 2012 — […]

LEAKE

The Cardinals Seem To Be Getting Into Moral Victories

The adjustment from hunted to hunter is going to be harder than I anticipated. On Friday night, the Cardinals lost the opener of a three-game set against the Nationals 5 to 4. Mike Leake, the BIG off-season acquisition for the Birds took the L (0-3) and gave up all five runs. The Nation is growing […]

HOF

Chris Carpenter, Joe Torre Headline Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2016

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the selections for the team Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Congratulations to the following 4… Chris Carpenter: Fan Selection Chris Carpenter played nine seasons with the Cardinals, won the 2005 Cy Young award and was selected as a National League All Star three times: 2005, 2006 and 2010.  […]

OZZIE

There’s A New Song About Ozzie Smith

I imagine that Ozzie in that pic above is jamming out to some dope beats. Side note: What is that little insignia under the bill of his cap? I can’t be sure, but it looks pretty cool. If he had played in Jeter’s era, that would have been all over a bunch of Nike gear. […]

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