Countdown To Cardinals: 3

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 3 First player/coach to wear #3:  Ray Blades  (1923) Last player/coach to wear #3:  Mark Ellis (2014) Player/coach to wear #3 in the most seasons:  Dave Ricketts (11) Number of players/coaches to wear #3: 31 Last time not worn: 1954 Other interesting names tied to #3:  Frankie Frisch (1932-38), George Kissell (1969-75...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Our St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Ballot

Voting is now open for the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals HOF. You can vote HERE. The players eligible for the 2015 induction are Steve Carlton, Bob Forsch, Keith Hernandez, Mark McGwire, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Ted Simmons and Joe Torre. The two players with the most votes will be inducted. You can vote for two. We voted for: Matt Morris – winning 101 games as a Cardinals is not...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Cardinals Hall of Fame Nominees Make For Close Call

On Monday, the Cardinals released the nominee list for what will become the second induction class to franchise’s Hall of Fame. Last year’s inaugural class of Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds, Marty Marion and Mike Shannon set a strong standard to put the club’s new effort into motion, and set quite a standard for the new class to follow. Luckily enough for the Cardinals, there is...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Most unexpected MLB free agent signings of past 10 years

The offseason is almost over, and with the exception of James Shields, every big-name free agent has signed. The current free agent season did continue the tradition of at least one surprising signing, however. One player always manages to provide a surprise for unexpectedly getting a huge contract and raising the market for his peers. More often than not, that player and contract...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Retrospective

The Red Sox scored 11 runs in back to back games this week, which considering how things have gone this season is pretty impressive. It’s even more impressive when one considers that they achieved the feat with 7 rookies in the lineup on both nights. The Red Sox hadn’t had a starting lineup with seven rookies in it since 1987, per the Elias Sports Bureau. In fact, even in a vacuum...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

A brief recap and a few more thoughts on the trade deadline

I had the Pirates game on last night and was dozing off throughout the whole game, but my one main takeaway was this: Of course, hours after the Pirates fail to trade for pitching help, Jeff Locke gives up a game-breaking home run to Andy Marte. Andy Marte, you might recall, was once the successor to Chipper Jones in Atlanta, then was dealt to Boston for Edgar Renteria, then was...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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