Author Archives: Bob Netherton

Intentional or Just Irresponsible

Not that either team needed it, but tensions were raised a notch as the final 2015 regular season series between the Cardinals and Cubs got under way in Chicago.   The first of two linked events occurred in the top of … Continue reading

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BFIB and the Myth of “The Cardinals Way”

The two phrases that will make a baseball fan’s head spin the fastest today might be “The Best Fans in Baseball” and “The Cardinals Way”.   With the Cardinals unexpected, and mostly unexplainable, success heading into the 2015 All Star Break, … Continue reading

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April 21-23, St. Louis at Washington

The Cardinals start their second road trip of the 2015 season with a three game series against the Washington Nationals.  It will be the first time this season that the Cards face an opponent outside of their division.  Both teams … Continue reading

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X-Men Unleashed: Fixing the Cardinals Offense

I am reminded of a Tony La Russa interview in April 2011 when he asked reporters, “are you telling me Yadier is not going to get a big hit” ?   Yes, that was also the first week of the season … Continue reading

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What to do About Jon Jay ?

Now that the Lance Lynn contact has been taken care of, and both Tony Cruz and Peter Bourjos have avoided arbitration, we can turn our attention to the last piece of the Cardinals 2015 puzzle, Jon Jay. The Good There … Continue reading

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What to do about Lance Lynn ?

I knew it would take a special topic to get me blogging again, and this one is as good as it gets.   For the record, I have been an unapologetic Lance Lynn fan since his days with the Springfield Cardinals, … Continue reading

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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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