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D-backs will do it their way

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart can tick off the names of organizations that prosper using an approach he values. The Dodgers. St. Louis. Minnesota, even though it is not winning this season. "A lot of organizations do things right," Stewart said. "I think what the Diamondbacks want to do at this point is do things the Diamondback way." The...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Needs Dave Duncan-Like Intervention

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson followed a mediocre debut with the team August 2 with a horrid performance six days later that showed the Cardinals coaching staff might need to take a page or two out of the book of a previous coach who worked wonders with pitchers in such positions. Pitching coach Dave Duncan followed manager Tony La Russa from the Oakland...
Via i70baseball
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fan meme questioned

The New York Yankees just finished a three game series in St. Louis against the Cardinals. The Yankees took two of the three game and thus had a successful series. The two fan bases are fun to compare. You cannot deny that the Cardinals have something special in St. Louis. The sea of red is everywhere and not city supports their team better. But they also, with a few rational exceptions...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Grantland Goes Deep On Cardinals Pitching

Jonah Keri of Grantland had an extensive look at the Cardinals and why pitchers continue to thrive 3 years after pitching guru Dave Duncan left the team. Read the whole article HERE. Three observations that were interesting? Why not. 1) Players are greedy… so take advantage: “Major league hitters, like all human beings, are motivated by incentives, so when they come to the plate...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 20, 1970

1970: Bob Oliver hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth to tie the game, then added a solo home run in the 11th to ice a 4-2 comeback win over the Athletics at the Coliseum in Oakland. Oakland scored single runs in the second and eighth innings against Royals starter Bill Butler, who pitched very well, going 7 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 24, 1973

The Cleveland Indians trade former All-Star catcher Ray Fosse to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder George Hendrick and catcher Dave Duncan. Fosse was once considered an untouchable before going into decline following the 1970 All-Star Game, in which he had a serious collision with Pete Rose.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching guru Duncan works his magic with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In new pitching adviser Dave Duncan, the Diamondbacks may have the most valuable pitching resource in baseball. An innovator in a career defined by success, Duncan has a resume as large as one of the inch-thick files he keeps on an opposing hitter. When the Hall of Fame progresses toward adding coaches, he will be a top candidate. "He's a brilliant baseball...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks sign Shelley Duncan to minor-league deal

After failing to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks started their post-Tanaka phase of the offseason, signing utility man Shelley Duncan to a minor-league deal on Friday. Duncan is a Tucson native and the son of new special assistant to the general manager and former St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan. He played three season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs announce hiring of Duncan as pitching consultant

PHOENIX -- It's finally official. Dave Duncan has joined the Diamondbacks as pitching consultant and special assistant to general manager Kevin Towers. Duncan, 68, will assist the coaching staff's instruction of pitchers and catchers during spring training, evaluate the farm system and provide input on D-backs prospective draft prospects. Following his 11-year major league...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Notes: Dave Duncan returns as Special Assistant to GM/Pitching Consultant

If one were to carve a baseball version of Mount Rushmore consisting entirely of pitching coaches, it would be virtually impossible to omit the vestige of Dave Duncan in such a creation. With over 30 years of experience crafting, tweaking, educating, and resurrecting arms alongside manager Tony La Russa, Duncan compiled a legendary resume as one of the great instructors in baseball...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinal pitching coach Duncan hired by D-Backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have named longtime major league pitching coach Dave Duncan to a consulting position. The Diamondbacks say the 68-year-old Duncan will hold the title of special assistant to the general manager/pitching consultant and will report to general manager Kevin Towers. Duncan will assist the Arizona staff in the instruction of pitchers and catchers during spring...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Former St. Louis coach Dave Duncan: Snake bit

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Via stlcardinals.scout.com
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitching guru Duncan in line for D-backs front-office post

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are expected to announce the hiring of decorated pitching coach Dave Duncan as a special adviser and consultant to the organization soon, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, saying Wednesday that only a few details stand in the way. The MLB Network reported that the deal was done. Duncan, a highly regarded developer of pitchers while...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitching guru Duncan in line for D-backs front-office post

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are expected to announce the hiring of decorated pitching coach Dave Duncan as a special adviser and consultant to the organization soon, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, saying Wednesday that only a few details stand in the way. The MLB Network reported that the deal was done. Duncan, a highly regarded developer of pitchers while...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona eyes Dave Duncan

The Arizona Diamondbacks are searching for a pitching coach, and USA Today suggested Dave Duncan, the Cardinals’ former coach and the longest-tenured pitching coach in big-league history, would be “the perfect fit.” A source confirmed that the Diamondbacks have approached Duncan. He took a leave of absence from the Cardinals in 2011 to help his wife battle cancer, and he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with this weekend. Every Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we will help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key storylines to follow this weekend are... Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports MAN ON FIRE Atlanta's Steven Jackson keeps it cordial when discussing his former team -- but talk is cheap...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Duncan mulls return to baseball

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is not sure that he wants to get back into baseball. But Duncan said Thursday that teams are showing interest in hiring him. "I've had several clubs call me and talk to me not so much about coaching, but joining them in some other capacity," Duncan told FOX Sports. "I really don't think I would coach again...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Cards slugger fights brain cancer while emerging as radioTV star

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Duncan would rather you didn't know that he has brain cancer. "I don't want a bunch of people to feel sorry for me, thinking I'm going to die. I'm not scared," he says. "That's not how I want to live my life." You surely wouldn't know what Duncan is dealing with when listening to him banter about on his daily radio...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Cards slugger fights brain cancer while emerging as radioTV star

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Duncan would rather you didn't know that he has brain cancer. "I don't want a bunch of people to feel sorry for me, thinking I'm going to die. I'm not scared," he says. "That's not how I want to live my life." You surely wouldn't know what Duncan is dealing with when listening to him banter about on his daily radio...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Reflecting on the Duncan family's strength

ST. LOUIS -- Shelley Duncan was smiling when I walked up to his locker at the Tampa Bay Rays' spring-training base a few months ago. Of course, Shelley Duncan usually is smiling.We talked about his mom, Jeanine, his brother, Chris, and how unfair life could be that both of them would be diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor just 14 months apart.Well, I talked about the unfair...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Reflecting on the Duncan family's strength

ST. LOUIS -- Shelley Duncan was smiling when I walked up to his locker at the Tampa Bay Rays' spring-training base a few months ago. Of course, Shelley Duncan usually is smiling.We talked about his mom, Jeanine, his brother, Chris, and how unfair life could be that both of them would be diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor just 14 months apart.Well, I talked about the unfair...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Duncan family matriarch passes away

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced today that Jeanine Duncan, the wife of former pitching coach Dave Duncan, has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. Jeanine Duncan also is the mother of Chris Duncan, a former Cardinals outfielder, and Shelley Duncan, an outfielder in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. "The entire Cardinals organization was saddened upon hearing...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Lohse and Dave Duncan’s impact

In several recent tweets, ESPN’s Buster Olney was sharing the thoughts of a talent evaluator offering his opinions as to why Kyle Lohse is still unsigned. The following quote comes from the evaluator with the conclusion apparently Olney’s. “When’s the last time you saw a pitcher leave St. Louis and do well elsewhere?” The Dave Duncan effect. With the recent announcement...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Former Cardinals Outfielder Chris Duncan Trying to Stay Tough While Battling Cancer

Chris Duncan battled for five years in major league baseball. But his toughest fight is ongoing. The St. Louis Dispatch is reporting that the former Cardinals outfielder — who was traded to the Red Sox in 2009 and later released — is suffering from glioblastoma, a malignant tumor in his brain. Duncan first noticed a problem when he started experiencing sporadic seizures, including...
Via NESN.com
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Mac Leaves St. Louis

One year ago, Cardinal Nation tasted the very definition of bittersweet as the team reveled in its 11th—and inarguably most dramatic and improbable—World Series Championship while also saying goodbye to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, the outgoing brain trust of so much on-the-field success over a decade and a half in St. Louis. Their departure set in motion a transfer of eras...
Via i70baseball
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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