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In the first inning of the first Cardinals game I ever saw in person, Vince Coleman bunted for a hit, stole second and stole third. Then Jack Clark drove him in with a homer, illustrating the excitement and futility of small ball.

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Do you hear that, Fezzik?

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The sound of ultimate suffering...

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Take My Outs... Please!

Hello - my name is Mike Matheny. Could I interest you in some outs? I'm practically giving these things away.

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I'm Tony La Russa, Bitch!

Whatup, haters?  Remember me?  I'm the guy who traded that hot, young prospect for a bunch of old-ass pitchers and three-month rentals.  How'd that shit work out?  What?  I can't hear you over...

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Mustaches: A SABR Perspective

Sure, the team mustache thing is beautiful in and of itself, but I really wondered what kind of effect we could expect on the field.Unfortunately, few researchers have been bold enough to consider...

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Bring on The Walrus!

Friends, the era of The Walrus is upon us.  In his last 10, he's hitting .447, bringing his AAA numbers into the ridiculous range he's put up at every other level.  Also: He has an awesome...

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Is Mike Shannon turning into Harry Caray?

From today's game, following a Felipe Lopez hit: "You don't want to kick a sleeping dog, but the dog's not just taking the papers off the porch, he's stealing the baby." Bwah?

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How far above projections are they?

Like many of you, I've spent much time lately wondering one thing: Is there any way they can sustain this?  So even with only 10% of the season past and much of what we've seen likely aberration,...

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Let's make a waiver claim for Ruben Gotay

Mr. Gotay was placed on waivers by the Mets, and given our quagmire in the middle infield, I hope the front office at least puts in a claim on him. At 25, he's still young-ish, and last season...

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What we did in '88

It seems a near-consensus that we need to play for '08 and beyond.  Folks (including myself) are clamoring for an Ankiel call-up, and Bernie at the PD wants to call-up Ank, Perez, Hoffpauir, and...

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Baserunning Data (we're not good)

BP just posted this team and individual baserunning data, and it suggests another area where the Cardinals are struggling.St. Louis ranks third-to-last in Equivalent Runs via baserunning, having...

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Paletta on Carpenter

In this interview with Matthew Leach, the Doctor explains how it took so long to determine that Carp needed Tommy John surgery.  An excerpt:"This is unfortunately a classic example of slow,...

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Trading youth for youth

Much of the trade discussion here (and elsewhere) has focused on which big leaguers the team should trade for younger, cheaper talent.  And clearly that's the direction the team must go.  But I...

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Batting order matters

I was a bit disgusted last night to see a lineup card with Kennedy and Schumaker at the top.  Despite a two game stretch some are calling a "hot streak," Kennedy's OBP is below .300, while...

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Fire Joe Morgan on Albert Pujols

For those who haven't checked out Fire Joe Morgan, it's generally an amusing rebuke of numskull baseball writers - particularly those who fly in the face of data and logic.  I thought others might...

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Carp's impact on the 2nd half

There's reason to be pessimistic right now - we're 8.5 games out in the division, but there's also reason for some optimism - namely, Carpenter's expected return after the break.  So I thought I'd...

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Edmonds opens the door for Ankiel

We all know the problem with bringing Rick Ankiel up.  With no options left, to be sent down he'd have to clear waivers, which he wouldn't do.  It made sense for him to remain in Memphis on April...

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La Russa comments on Reyes ... sort of

Given the prevalence of La Russa/Reyes debate, I feel it is my duty as an avid reader to post these comments by Tony as reported in this story from MLB.com:"We tell all of our pitchers that when...

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Adam Kennedy and the Decline of Second Base

For a diary post on team VORP last week, I was a bit surprised to see just how bad Adam Kennedy's season has been.  After a bit more research, it's clear that 1) Adam Kennedy is historically...

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Cardinals VORP

According to Jim Baker at Baseball Prospectus, the Cards have given 26% of their at-bats this season to players below Replacement Level (not including pitcher ABs).  As bad as that sounds, they...

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Cards back on DirecTV in Des Moines

I just wanted to update last week's thread with the news that the Cardinals (via FSN MW) were back on DirecTV channel 647 here in Des Moines today.It was mentioned in the earlier thread that FSN MW...

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Cards blacked out from FSN and Extra Innings

After spending damn near an hour on the phone with DirecTV, it seems that Cardinals fans in certain areas will not be able to watch games through DirecTV.  Period.

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