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Mike Matheny and Red Schoendienst – A Tale of Two Rookie Managers


Just when you thought the 1964 story had played out it’s last comparison, the Cardinals hire Mike Matheny to replace the legendary Tony La Russa.  Once more, we will look back at the events in and around the 1964 World … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Brandon Dickson


In a season full of big wins, big disappointments, big comebacks and a big World Series Championship, sometimes it is important to take a step back and take a look at a few of the little things that made all … Continue reading

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UCB Roundtable: Rookie of the Year


Twice a year, the writers of the United Cardinal Bloggers join together and participate in a roundtable discussion.   Each member asks a question and then summarizes the responses for us all to enjoy. My question, influenced by an earlier one … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Kyle Lohse


In a season full of big wins, big disappointments, big comebacks and a big World Series Championship, sometimes it is important to take a step back and take a look at some of the little things that made all of … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Ryan Theriot


In a season full of big wins, big disappointments, big comebacks and a big World Series Championship, sometimes it is important to take a step back and take a look at some of the little things that made all of … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Jake Westbrook


In a season full of big wins, big disappointments, big comebacks and a big World Series Championship, sometimes it is important to take a step back and take a look at some of the little things that made all of … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Lance Lynn


How good was Lance Lynn in 2011 ? He had shown flashes of brilliance throughout his minor league career, so there was reason to expect him to be a contributor when called up on June 2.   His major league debut … Continue reading

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Chris Carpenter, Bob Gibson and the Game Seven Legacy


At this point in his career, Chris Carpenter has very little to prove.   Yet, Fox Sports analysts continued to declare that the Texas Rangers would have little trouble facing a pitcher they were seeing for the third time in less … Continue reading

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Jason Motte, meet Bruce Sutter


In Game Two of the 2011 World Series, Jason Motte was called on to protect a teeny tiny one run lead in the ninth.  Jaime Garcia had pitched a gem of a game through the first seven innings, and Tony … Continue reading

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From here on, every game is a must win


Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a series.   It’s not David vs Goliath as many experts have suggested.   It’s more like Dolph Lundgren and Claude van Damme in Universal Soldier.  Two capable combatants doing battle night after night, with neither … Continue reading

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