Author Archives: Bob Netherton

NLDS Game One – It is the Little Things


It always has been and it will always continue to be the little things that win baseball games.  In a matchup of two of the best pitchers in the National League, you expect the little thing to be a hanging … Continue reading

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UCB September Project: Top 7 Cardinals Prospects


Though no longer a regular blogger and now just a “Friend of the UCB”, occasionally one of their monthly projects comes along that grabs my attention and makes me want to pick up the keyboard again.   The annual “Top 7 … Continue reading

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Sep 19-21, Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis


At this point in the season, there are only two things you need to know. (1) there are only 9 games remaining in the regular season and (2) the Cardinals are currently sitting on top of the NL Central standings … Continue reading

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UCB Progressive Game Blog: Los Angeles at St. Louis, July 19, 2014


Each year, members of the United Cardinal Bloggers get together and publish a progressive game blog.   For this season, it is a Saturday afternoon meeting between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals in what could be a preview … Continue reading

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The Oscar Taveras Non-decision


In last night’s Memphis Redbirds thrilling win over the Tacoma Rainiers, Matt Adams went 1-4, with a double and two RBIs.  While that is not exactly raking, it does have to be taken in the context of the duration of … Continue reading

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June 4-5 – St. Louis at Kansas City


The Cardinals struggles through the month of May have continued into June as the I-70 series heads west to complete an abbreviated home and away series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Royals (28-30, 5 games out) can improve … Continue reading

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May 2-4, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs


Coming off a difficult first month of the season where they played 21 of 29 games against division rivals, the Cardinals hope that May will bring a less demanding schedule. Over the next  four and a half weeks, they will … Continue reading

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2013 Cardinals Bloggers Awards Ballot


The November United Cardinal Bloggers project is one of my favorites as we get to look back at the highs and lows of the previous season, and more importantly, recognize some of the great contributors in the group.   With … Continue reading

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The 1967 Cardinals Were Largely Homegrown Too


Much has been made of the homegrown talent that the Cardinals are sending into the World Series in 2013, for good reason.  In the era of free agency, teams like the 2013 Cardinals are somewhat of the exception, although that … Continue reading

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September 6-8 – Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals


With 22 games (15 home, 7 away) remaining in the Cardinals regular season schedule, this table tells all that you need to know about the importance of this upcoming series. Team Wins Losses Pct Games Back Pittsburgh 81 58 .583 … Continue reading

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