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2016 Cardinals and a Look into the Crystal Ball

The Cardinals have the following amount of games remaining against each team on their schedule – so far this year, the Cardinals have played a few of them already, also shown in parenthesis is the record, runs for, and runs against each opponent they’ve already played: Arizona – 3 (2-2, 26, 21) Atlanta – 3 (3-0, 31, 13) Chicago (NL) – 16 (1-2, 6, 10) Cincinnati – 16 ...
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6 days ago

Cardinals: Dissecting Where Diaz & Piscotty Belong in the Lineup

On Thursday night, the Cardinals scored thirteen runs. On Thursday night, Aledmys Diaz, owner of a .376/.403/.648 slashline through 37 games, batted second in the starting lineup. And on Thursday night, Stephen Piscotty, the man who is hitting over .340 in his last 61 at-bats, batted in the cleanup spot. A lot of grief has been raised during Mike Matheny’s tenure as Cardinals...
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6 days ago

My plan for the Blues in Game 4 of the WCF

Well **** guys. The Blues haven’t scored in over 150 minutes and are down in the series 2 games to 1 in their first trip to the Western Conference Finals since I was an undergrad. The team has looked absolutely abysmal the last 7.5 periods or so. Several twitter quotes come to mind tonight, but one about looking like an AHL team vs. an NHL team sticks out to me. That’s exactly...
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7 days ago

Exploring Mike Leake’s Role with the Cardinals

Source: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America After his first six starts as a member of the Cardinals were less than flattering, Mike Leake turned in a gem of an outing on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels in an 8-1 win for the Cardinals. Allowing just one run on six hits and a walk through eight solid innings of work, Leake collected his first win as a member of...
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15 days ago

Ready or Not Blues Fans Here Comes Another Game Seven

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Much to the dismay of many on Monday night the Blues failed to clinch their series against the Dallas Stars and in the process setup another do or die game seven. I have a confession. I love me some game sevens. Better yet is an NHL game seven. And the granddaddy of them all is a St. Louis Blues game seven. In fact, and I know it’s really...
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15 days ago

Cardinals: Take a tweet and respond to it

Let’s try something new, Cardinals fans. Take a tweet and respond to it. Blunt force with no holding back. St. Louis Cardinals fans like to twitter the **** out of a game so why not have some fun with it. Once the lineups drop, the rage is on. What is this? How in the world? NO WAY! Once you tweet, it’s out there. Screen shots deny deletions. Once you tweet, anybody can use...
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19 days ago

Mike Matheny and Lineups: A Cardinals Conundrum

How many lineups can a manager churn out during a season? Mike Matheny tests that theory often. I’m a Mike Matheny apologist, but even I find his many lineup constructions a doozy at times. Still, should we rip him or praise his experimentation? Before you rip Mike Matheny and his many St. Louis Cardinals lineups, understand that Tony La Russa did it too. Don’t act like Jason...
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21 days ago

Why I am a St. Louis Blues Fan

 With two very important home games coming up I think it is important that we all take a second to remind ourselves why exactly we cheer for the Blues. I often get asked why I decided to start writing about our beloved Blues. I am by no means a professional writer nor do I have any aspirations to be one. With a full-time job and two young kids the only time I really get to sit...
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23 days ago

Who is to Blame For Blues Blown Leads

Sunday afternoon the St. Louis Blues were able to pull off an overtime win against the Dallas Stars but only after coughing up another two goal lead. The question that’s on everyone’s mind is who’s to blame? It has often been said that closing out a game with a lead, whether it’s hockey or any other sport, is one of the hardest things to do in professional sports. It is...
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24 days ago

Cardinals lose to Nationals: 5 takeaways

Greeting from the corner of Clark and 7th street, I’m here to describe a Cardinals loss and what you can take away from it. Okay, I’m not really outside Busch Stadium. Not yet at least. As I prepare to catch some sleep before a trip into The Lou this evening, let’s take a better look at the 5-4 loss Friday night at the hands of the Washington Nationals. The Cards lost the...
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26 days ago

Cardinals Announce 2016’s Hall of Fame Class

Source: Getty Images On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced the latest class of people they plan to induct into their Hall of Fame. The class includes Chris Carpenter, Joe Torre, Terry Moore, and Sam Breadon. Chris Carpenter pitched for the Cardinals from 2004 to 2012 and took home the National League Cy Young Award in 2005. Carpenter led the NL with a 2.24 earned run average...
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26 days ago

St. Louis Cardinals and The Home Run: A love story blooms

St. Louis Cardinals met power this spring and the two hit it off. A love story has bloomed. Quite honestly, I have no idea who these Cardinals are. They’ve cranked 30 home runs in the month of April and there’s still four days left to play. They hit 14 all of March 31 through April in 2015. Let’s take a look at what is happening here as coffee cup #1 goes down the tubes. USA...
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29 days ago

St. Louis Blues Fans Oh What a Night

photo courtesy of blues.nhl.com Although it took seven hard fought games Monday night the series would end with one of the biggest victories in the history of the St. Louis Blues franchise. First off I would like to get something off my chest “I told you so”. For those of you that did not read my last post go back and look at my prediction for Monday night’s game against...
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April 26, 2016

Aledmys Diaz’s breakout puts Kolten Wong on watch

Aledmys Diaz is the hottest hitting Cardinal right now. What effect could that have on Kolten Wong in a month? In case you have been under a rock since April 4th, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz has grabbed the attention of Cardinal Nation. He’s a hitting machine and causing people to wonder what the future at the position looks like for the Birds. The one thing his...
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April 25, 2016

St. Louis Blues Will Win Game Seven

photo courtesy of commitedindian.com After blowing a 3-1 series lead with an awful game six the fate of a season, and possible a franchise, comes down to one final game. First of all, I want to start by saying there is no excuse for game six. After a great start that saw the Blues go up by two goals this team had the second period to end all second periods. And it hurt bad. Now...
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April 24, 2016

Cardinals: Heyward hate, Hazelbaker down and Wong ways

Greetings kool aid sipping Cardinal Nation and the more cynical rogues in red supporting legion, You may not like what I have to say here but I live by a saying. If someone shouts at you to shut up, just scream louder. Eventually they will be worn down and just listen. Natural doom has settled in at Busch Stadium this week. The Chicago Cubs have come into town and ruffled feathers...
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April 20, 2016

Cardinals: The return of Jason Heyward and the emotional response

Remember back on December 10, 2015 when you went to sleep thinking sooner or later Jason Heyward would be signed long term to play baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals? It was a good feeling, right? After all, John Mozeliak traded away a fine starting pitcher in Shelby Miller to fill the black hole that the unfortunate passing of Oscar Taveras had left in its wake. Heyward was young...
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April 18, 2016

Cardinals: Randal Grichuk Back on Track

Source: Jeff Curry/Getty Images North America After a horrendous start to the regular season, Cardinals center fielder Randal Grichuk appears to have turned the corner from his little funk, batting .286 over the last six games. One notable difference we have seen in Grichuk over the last week is his patience at the plate. Instead of battling early and falling behind in the count...
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April 18, 2016

The Sustainability of Jeremy Hazelbaker

Jeremy Hazelbaker continued his torrid start to the 2016 campaign Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium, going 2 for 5 with a homer and two RBI’s. The former Boston Red Sox fourth round pick has gotten off to such a scorching start in the season’s opening weeks that his 2/5 effort dropped his league leading average to .481. The hype around the 29-year-old rookie reached fever pitch...
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April 17, 2016

Is It Time For The NHL To Do Away With The Coach’s Challenge

photo courtesy of thestar.com Is the NHL’s coach’s challenge doing more harm to the game than good? The events that took place Friday night when the St. Louis Blues played the Chicago Blackhawks brought to a boil what has been quietly simmering for the entire season. Is the NHL’s coach’s challenge doing more to hurt the game of hockey than it is to help it. To begin with...
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April 17, 2016

Blues Fans Its Time to Believe

photo by: blues.nhl.com After overcoming a mountain of adversity this team has earned the support of it’s fans. This is a different team and a different season. It is hard to believe its the end of the regular season already. It seems like just yesterday we were learning about Patrik Berglund‘s shoulder surgery or Jaden Schwartz‘s season-stoping slide into the net. But like...
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April 11, 2016

Diaz and Hazelbaker Give Cardinals Some Pop

Both photos are credited to Getty Images. This week, shortstop Aledmys Diaz and outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker made their major-league debuts with the Cardinals. They have each recorded a number of firsts, including their first hit, home run, and start. And if they continue producing in the at-bats they are given, the Cardinals will have to find them a place in the daily lineup. Diaz...
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April 09, 2016

St. Louis Blues Ken Hitchcock Deserves to Be Named Coach of the Year

All though the success our failure of this season may depend on a deep playoff run. What Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has been able to accomplish this year, with all the challenges his team has faced, should put him at the top of the list for coach of the year. 279. That number would represent the amount of  man-games lost to injuries this season for the St. Louis Blues. While that...
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April 09, 2016

Cardinals, Blues and the Year of Injuries

As Marco Gonzales goes down and David Backes heals, the St. Louis sports scene has been struck hard by injuries in the past year. This morning, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott was hit with a shoot on the wrist and left practice. The media and fanbase did a collective facepalm. Later, Elliott claimed he was okay and said there must be some sensitivity in the masses about...
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April 06, 2016

Cardinals: 10 takeaways from Opening Day

The St. Louis Cardinals opened their 2016 season with a dud Sunday. What happened? Stay away from the ledge and read this. If you value your health, Cardinals fans should stay away from Twitter after a loss. It gets ugly. The day may read April 3rd or September 3rd and it will get hairy. Verbal gasoline poured on a keyboard and the thumbs hitting the ice right after. Baseball is...
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April 05, 2016
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