The Friday Links

The Friday Links

I don’t know. Wrong or smart? Now, The Friday Links… On this day, nobody won. LINK HERE Unnecessary details. LINK HERE Point taken. LINK HERE Grandma ain’t letting you get that PIN. LINK HERE Turn down for what. LINK HERE STL Craft Beer Guide. LINK HERE That’s it. That’s the week. It’s a big weekend […]


OUT: Joe Kelly & Allen Craig; IN: John Lackey

The Cardinals made a trade today before the deadline, acquiring starting pitcher John Lackey for outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. From the Post-Dispatch: Cardinals players appeared stunned and shaken by the news upon arriving at Petco Park for today’s 2:40 p.m. game against the Padres. I guess the good news is that they […]


And We Have A New ‘Worst Loss’ Of The Season

Much like a courteous prostitute , the Cardinals at least have the decency to do the real dirty work under the cover of late night. The Padres lambasted the feckless Cardinals 12-1 Wednesday night, repeatedly body slamming a pitching staff that has gone off the rails. They also featured an offense that at the very […]


The Cardinals Masterson Of Their Own Domain

My boss isn’t a Cardinals fan. So when he popped into my office head hung low telling me the Cardinals made a trade… my heart skipped a beat. Lester? He shook his head no. PRICE? DAVID PRICE? A pause. Another beat skipped. Then the most disappointing head shake of the day. Who? Who has you, […]


Game 105: The Kind Of Game That Engenders Little Hope

The most depressing thing about last night’s 3-1 loss to the Padres? 1) Losing to a (now) 47-59 team coming off a rest and regroup day when the Brewers had already lost? 2) 0-6 with runners in scoring position against Tyson Ross, Blaine Boyer, Kevin Quackenbush and Joaquin Benoit? 3) Allen Craig wearing the collar […]


Notes On A Bachelorette Finale

You may have noticed that we stopped the Bachelorette Live Blog after only a couple weeks into this season. Actually, you probably didn’t. But still. We weren’t the first to do a Bach Live Blog. Won’t be the last. It was a stunt that had run its course for the site, though. So we bid […]


Tony LaRussa’s Peculiar Hall Of Fame Speech

Sunday Tony LaRussa was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here is the full speech, in case you missed it: Some takeaways: + LaRussa went full LaRussa. On a day when every other speech was scripted and meticulously planned, TLR decided to go off-the-cuff (with some notes). Compared to Frank Thomas’ speech, TLR’s sounds […]


Cardinals Have To Get Better At Replay Challenges

Friends, I know it doesn’t feel significant, but it is. Mike Matheny and the Cardinals have to get better at replay challenges. Sunday’s 1-0 win was a brisk, tense game. With no margin for error, Wainwright pitched a gem and the game winning RBI came off Matt Holliday’s home run in the top of the […]


Ranking The ‘Why Did The Cardinals Sign AJ Pierzynski’ Theories

The Cardinals have signed AJ Pierzynski and he will join the team today in Chicago. Whoo. Boy. The dude is controversial. And he likes it that way. His nickname? Captain Chaos. His former manager Ozzie Guillén’s feelings about AJ? I paraphrase here: When you play against him, you hate him. When you play with him, you […]


Not Everyone Is Cool With TLR Going Into The Hall of Fame

Y’all getting turnt up for the baseball Hall of Fame ceremony this weekend? After all Cardinals non-affiliated baseball great Tony LaRussa is taking his place in Cooperstown and the national media is welcoming his induction with open arms. Right Bryant Gumble? “Finally tonight, a few words about fame and shame — and how they’re both […]


The Cubs Will Decide the NL Central Winner

The NL Central giveth; the NL Central taketh. Riding a surge of momentum into the All-Star break (and immediately after), the Cardinals closed the gap between themselves and the Brewers for the NL Central lead. 3 consecutive losses in 5 days has shoved the Birds back down into 3rd place, 3 games in arrears. Enter […]


Cardinals Are Running Into Ticket Sales Trouble?

Maybe this is overly cynical, but shouldn’t the BFIB have already bought all the tickets up for a World Series re-match? Granted, it hasn’t been much fun watching Boston play in St. Louis the past 10 years or so. And yes, the memories of Fever pitch are still a pall that hangs over the site […]


Adam Wainwright Is The Conductor

You know those rumble strips they build into every new stretch of highway? Great idea. If you’re veering off the road a little too far, they make a sound like humongous wasp is attacking while simultaneously turning your steering wheel into jackhammer handles. The adrenaline starts pumping and you get that sporty little bad boy […]