The Sophomore Slump Is Real; Siegrist Proves It To Us All

Some people think it’s not real. It’s got a whole page of definitions on Urban Dictionary and it is to music critics what ‘clutch hitting’ is to baseball – but ‘The Sophomore Slump‘ idea is gaining validity. As Cardinal fans, I think we were pretty much in denial. But with only 40 games to go […]


Tonight – And Everynight – Jack Corbett Is Involved In MLB’s Biggest Plays

Email marketing has always been fascinating to me. It’s the same offers, deals and information that any other marketing vehicle delivers, but it’s co-mingled with the most important details of your life. This AM, I saw a note about an upcoming trip, a question about some out of town visitors I’ll be entertaining for work, […]


The New Commissioner, Google & The Future Of Baseball

Baseball elected a new commissioner on Thursday by the name of Rob Manfred. Seems to be going well, so far. It’s hard to believe, but I have to admit that the World Cup really threw this season off for me. The World Cup? Of soccer? Yes – that World Cup. Perhaps it’s the OCD or […]

The Friday Links

The Friday Links

I want to call special attention to THIS LINK because I think it’s fascinating and scary and asks so many questions that I’m not sure we’re all that comfortable knowing the answers to. What happens if you ‘liked’ everything you saw on Facebook? Now, The Friday Links… Postcards are liars. LINK HERE Airplane leg room […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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: Physics defines momentum thusly: “the quantity of motion of a […]