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Ben Humphrey

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I think Shoeless Joe Jackson should be in the Hall of Fame.
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 4:54p - 1 reply
Because we wanted folks to be able to find it on iTunes by searching "Viva El Birdos."
Commented on Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 1 on Aug 22 2014, 12:17p - 1 reply
Get a Eurail pass and take as many night trains as possible.
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:31a - 3 replies
I'd go to Florence over Venice.
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:09a - 3 replies
Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 1
Posted on Aug 22 2014, 7:57a
The question is when does a player's BABIP normalize?
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 10:50p
No, just look at Allen Craig.
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 6:37p - 2 replies
Except for the 2013 season.
Commented on Jon Jay should bat second for the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 21 2014, 2:43p - 1 reply
Because Holliday hits for little power nowadays and Wong has a low OBP.
Commented on Jon Jay should bat second for the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 21 2014, 2:05p
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Commented on Jon Jay should bat second for the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 21 2014, 2:04p - 2 replies
The question is whether Jay projects as likely to have a higher OBP over the remainder of the year.
Commented on Jon Jay should bat second for the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 21 2014, 1:08p - 1 reply
Jon Jay should bat second for the St. Louis Cardinals
Posted on Aug 21 2014, 11:00a
It's meant as an attack on blogs not covering the team daily,
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 1:30p - 3 replies
I don't really see the point.
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 1:19p - 1 reply
Mujica was injured.
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 1:14p - 1 reply
Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer?
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 11:00a
I don't understand your tendency to give complete credence to Matheny's stories about what happened during a play as 100% accurate.
Commented on Mathenaging: Mike Matheny doubles down on double standards on Aug 18 2014, 6:14p - 1 reply
This presupposes a few things.
Commented on Mathenaging: Mike Matheny doubles down on double standards on Aug 18 2014, 6:13p - 2 replies
Mathenaging: Mike Matheny doubles down on double standards
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 9:10a
Pierzynski is good at blocking balls in the dirt.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 7:41a - 1 reply
I agree.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 7:41a
It's the same thing with Sports Center.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 7:39a
I completely agree.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 7:38a - 2 replies
I think a lot of Cards fans fail to appreciate the parity in the league this year.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 7:28a - 1 reply
Matheny started riding the relievers he trusts hard in April and hasn't really let up.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 7:27a
There are three component parts to FIP: strikeouts, walks, and homers.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 17 2014, 6:53p - 3 replies
With Pham, it's always been health.
Commented on Taking a look at potential September call-ups for the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 17 2014, 10:55a - 4 replies
Why would anyone who writes about baseball feel the need to include that parenthetical about pitching "wins" in that sentence?
Commented on Cardinals vs Padres Recap: Lynn pitches Cards to 4-2 win on Aug 16 2014, 8:52a - 2 replies
I don't know.
Commented on What are the St. Louis Cardinals' odds of making the postseason? on Aug 14 2014, 12:46p
I don't know why that is.
Commented on What are the St. Louis Cardinals' odds of making the postseason? on Aug 14 2014, 12:38p
It's not that bad of a statement.
Commented on What are the St. Louis Cardinals' odds of making the postseason? on Aug 14 2014, 12:37p - 3 replies
What are the St. Louis Cardinals' odds of making the postseason?
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 11:00a
No.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 6:50p
Does this mean that I have to stop using "bullshit" in main posts when analyzing Matheny quotes?
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 6:40p
In 2007, I escaped to Italy, France, and England.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 6:33p - 1 reply
In Kansas City, I got yelled at by a Cardinals fan for booing Aaron Miles in 2010.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 6:26p - 1 reply
Maybe we should do something special for the anniversary.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 6:25p
I'll always wonder how Ellis's one-game rehab stint before being activated and after he missed time in spring training impacted his hitting.
Commented on Mathenaging: Fair & loathing on the St. Louis Cardinals bench on Aug 13 2014, 6:13p
Do you think Descalso should play short or Ellis should play first?
Commented on Mathenaging: Fair & loathing on the St. Louis Cardinals bench on Aug 13 2014, 5:08p
I've been throwing tomatoes at Matheny for years.
Commented on Mathenaging: Fair & loathing on the St. Louis Cardinals bench on Aug 13 2014, 5:05p
I've been critical of the Cards offering Descalso a contract
Commented on Mathenaging: Fair & loathing on the St. Louis Cardinals bench on Aug 13 2014, 5:01p
Mathenaging: Fair & loathing on the St. Louis Cardinals bench
Posted on Aug 13 2014, 2:00p
Respect
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 12:44p - 2 replies
OK, so from the summary section at the link:
Commented on Shelby Miller trying to regain his form on Aug 11 2014, 6:45p - 1 reply
Where would the St. Louis Cardinals be without Lance Lynn?
Posted on Aug 11 2014, 9:00a
Which came first, the consistency or the maturity?
Commented on Cardinals @ Orioles recap 8.10 - Cardinals avoid sweep; pick up a game on Crew and Bucs on Aug 10 2014, 8:44p - 2 replies
That's the dynamic.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 2:43p
I put so much time writing a "Tony La Russa likes Tony La Russas" post in my head,
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 2:35p
Holliday led the league in GIDP last year, with 31.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 2:34p - 3 replies
If this season has taught me anything,
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 2:22p - 5 replies
A lot of his "outs" have been of the hit hard variety.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 2:20p - 1 reply
But AJ is developed.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 2:19p
That post is from before Motte signed his extension,
Commented on Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension? on Aug 7 2014, 7:17p
Here's a post I wrote a little while back:
Commented on Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension? on Aug 7 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
This pretty well sums up my feelings.
Commented on Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension? on Aug 7 2014, 3:11p - 1 reply
Why?
Commented on Rogers Hornsby and the Greatest Season in Cardinals History on Aug 7 2014, 2:26p
for No, let him leave via free agency.
Voted on Aug 7 2014, 2:23p
Isn't this about the same as the contract Mujica & Boston signed?
Commented on Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension? on Aug 7 2014, 2:23p - 3 replies
Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension?
Posted on Aug 7 2014, 2:00p
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