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I like watching the Cardinals, and baseball in general. How much? Well, in 1985, I started recording as many TV games as I could -- on Betamax, no less. The reason was to have something to watch in the winter in times of no baseball. I've been doing that since -- only, I never got rid of the tapes. Over the past couple of years, I've burned my collection to DVD -- nearly 3,000 games. Fortunately, not only do I have an understanding wife, but I've got a little touch of OCD. You try finding a game between the Reds and Cardinals from 1987 if the collection wasn't meticulously labeled.

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Throwback Thursday: Jack Clark Played Baseball Angry


Courtesy of Aaron Miles Fastball, here's a video clip from September 1985 of Jack Clark doing what he does best -- breaking the hearts of opposing pitchers with a clutch home run. This would be his final regular season home run that year. The next home run Jack Clark would hit would put the Cardinals in the World Series.

Some off-day viewing of Michael Wacha before he became a Cardinal.


This is a regional final game between Texas A&M and Florida State from June 2011 that makes for some perfect off-day viewing. Michael Wacha has himself a day against the Seminoles (and James Ramsey). A delightful surprise is a familiar voice calling this game for ESPN.

Brilliant critique of FS Midwest broadcasts


This is a link to a post on Aaron Miles Fastball comparing and contrasting the effort other broadcasts put forth, and the dreck we have to endure on FS Midwest. And as the blog posts concludes--from a Cubs fan, no less--as Cardinals fans we deserve better.

Remember when Memphis made the 2009 AAA Championship game?


This is an awesome game, and a chance to look back on when half the dang Cardinals roster played for the Memphis Redbirds. The only problem is that they lost to Durham in a walk-off.

Still feeling nostalgic for 1982? How about a look at the NLCS clincher.


The Cardinals sweep Atlanta and head off to the World Series.

On the day Rick Ankiel gets DFA'd (on his birthday, no less)


Memories of his debut game as a major league outfielder. No tears.

Chris Carpenter's first appearance with the Cardinals


To commemorate the countless memories of Chris Carpenter in a Cardinals' uniform, here is a look back at the first pitches he threw for the Birds on the Bat. It didn't go very well in this game from April 9, 2004, but he did end up keeping the team in it -- and getting the win.

The last batter Darryl Kile faced.


And as Kile walked off the mound that humid June 18, 2002 night, nobody really knew how poignant this moment actually would be.

Joe Kelly pitching for the River Bandits in 2010


This is a clip of Joe Kelly pitching for the Quad City River Bandits against Burlington from a Midwest League Game in May 2010.

Joe Buck doing the pre-game reporting from the 1989 Triple-A All-Star Game


Joe Buck was 20 years old and a student at Indiana University when he made this appearance. Bonus: He interviewed Todd Zeile.

That's Just Not Good Enough For Joe Strauss


There's no news about Albert Pujols' contract negotiations, but that's not good enough for Joe Strauss, who trots out every conjecture and innuendo in Friday's Post-Dispatch. So consider this a broadside against VEB's favorite columnist in response.

Is there a Home Run Derby after-effect?


The evidence is assuredly mixed when evaluating players who have participated in the Home Run Derby. This article, posted on the Baseball Digest web site, takes the numbers from the first and second half of the season to come to a conclusion. Is it because players with outsized home run totals get invited, and then regress to the mean in the second half? Is it the strain of swinging for the fences? Is it time in the post-steroid age to do away with this display of brute power -- the article doesn't address that, though.

Twenty years in the Navy, and all I wanted was to watch baseball


In conjunction with Fox Sports Midwest's "This One's For You" game tonight, I was asked by Cardinals Diamond Diaries to provide a story about my Navy career, and my adventures while in uniform trying to watch baseball and follow the Cardinals.

A winning first trip to Kauffman Stadium -- with photos


Aaron Miles as DH, Nick Stavinoha in right, Blake Hawksworth on the mound, and a sea of red in Kansas City. The story of a 95-degree day and a Cardinals win.


If you live in the QC and have Mediacom

I'd like to know if you can record the River Bandits on Mediacom Channel 22 for me.  They're supposed to broadcast six River Bandits games this season, and since I don't live in the Quad Cities nor...


Can the Cardinals clinch against the Cubs? Yes, maybe.

Let's just stipulate I'm tempting the fate of the GOB by posting this.  So stipulated, we go forth. For the Cardinals to clinch against the Cubs, they will have to have at least a 16-game lead...


They're also angry Cardinals fans

I thought I'd add my own take on this commercial. This, of course, also would be me during an average Cardinals game.  Usually, I try to keep the destruction to a minimum, but sometimes ... it...

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