Found December 25, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
It seems especially fitting to post this story on Christmas Day as it is one of persistence and hope. Ever since his selection at 18th overall in the first round of the 2007 draft, shortstop Pete Kozma quietly worked on his game. After almost six years of trying, the 24-year-old may have experienced his 15 minutes of fame with perhaps the most unlikely story of the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals. Kozma became the club’s everyday shortstop in September and kept the job through the post-season. During much of that time, he was uncharacteristically good when his team needed him the most. Following the Cardinals elimination from the post-season, manager Mike Matheny summed it up this way: “I don’t believe that we’re here right now, and I don’t know if we would have got out of September, early October, if we hadn’t had Pete Kozma step up like he did,” the manager said. “He’s been a tremendous shortstop for us.” Back on draft day, the choice was second-guessed by some who had hoped the Cardi...

TCN Blog 2012 top Cardinals story #13: Mujica’s mound magic

Two dozen pitchers took the mound for the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals – from Chuckie Fick’s two outings to Mitchell Boggs’ 78 appearances. Of that group of 24, the same hurler led the team in both ERA (1.03) and WHIP (0.873). In other words, he was best at both keeping runners off base and inhibiting them from coming around to touch home plate. His other leadership areas included...

BaseballHQ Predicts 2013 Cardinals Hitters

BaseballHQ’s projections for year-to-year performances of the St. Louis Cardinals position players for 2013 raise questions. Part two, focusing on the club’s pitchers, will follow.

Happy XMas Eve

It's almost here Christmas.  Where you'll be, no doubt, unwrapping new Cardinal Saturday Jersey's and Opening Day tickets, looking forward to the start of Spring Training. Did you know that today marks the day where we're closer to the opening of the schedule in Jupiter than to game 7 of the 2012 NLCS?  And depending on what kind of a mood you're...
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