July 6, 2020 at 8:40 am #132318
In TCN's Monday #stlcards Notebook, players have reported to Summer Camp, but the roster is less than full strength due to positive virus tests. Our history feature highlights nine former National League ERA champions to wear the Birds on the Bat. (free) https://t.co/VqzleStMAq pic.twitter.com/mjLV3o9zKu
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) July 6, 2020July 13, 2020 at 7:18 am #132738July 20, 2020 at 8:34 am #133153
The #stlcards are nearing the end of Summer Camp, with three pitchers arriving, but perhaps too late for Opening Day. Roster and role decisions are just ahead. Our history feature highlights the five MLB All-Star Games played in St. Louis. (free) https://t.co/hJKuIxcQLI pic.twitter.com/3FSQcouQay
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) July 20, 2020July 20, 2020 at 9:42 am #133165
Marilyn…. enjoy the updates. The history of All-Star games in St. Louis provided little excitement for the home town partisans. I’m not a fan of AS games… they stop the season which is a downer for me.
I remember as a kid being very excited about those games…. matching my baseball cards with the rosters. the years of two AS games a season were special times. I didn’t know how or why the players were selected… and didn’t care. Now with the fan voting it seems less authentic.
Anyway… I wish that you would do an article on the ’63 AS game. The Cards had the entire starting infield. What a sight. White-Javier-Groat-Boyer, +Musial as a reserve. The reserves for the National League
were a better bunch than the starters. Perennial All-Stars…. Torre-Cepeda-Mazeroski-Santo-Wills-Musial-Clemente-McCovey-Snider-Drysdale-Koufax-Marichal, plus Aaron and Mays as starters… all in the same dugout. Can you imagine that. ps N.L. won.July 27, 2020 at 8:55 am #133799
The #stlcards won their first series behind strong starts by Jack Flaherty and Adam Wainwright and head out on a three-city road trip. Our history feature highlights a date, July 22, on which Stan Musial went deep in five consecutive years. (free) https://t.co/jqtU6bOVUK pic.twitter.com/8N1X7RvQ5h
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) July 27, 2020August 3, 2020 at 8:55 am #134341August 5, 2020 at 7:33 am #134520ZTRParticipantFree
I think this is going to be more than a lost week for the Cardinals – more like a lost year.
With the short season everything is magnified.
Somehow the team blew COVID protocol and that is going to result in too many double headers on the back side of the schedule.
Schildt somehow pulled a rabbit out his hat last season but I think the rabbit is already in the stew pot for 2020.
Of course, this time last year at the beginning of August things looked pretty grim as well….. but I don’t think lightning strikes twice.August 5, 2020 at 7:54 am #134521bccranParticipantPaid - Annual
If our pitching holds up, we have a shot. Anxious to see how Ponce, Gomber, Helsley,
Reyes, Cabrera, Woodford, etc. do. Some of the younger guns.August 10, 2020 at 9:15 am #134853
Though the #stlcards did not play this past week, there is plenty of news to report. Individuals infected = 17. Games postponed = 13. Our history feature highlights some of the many one-game-and-done performers in team history. (free) https://t.co/xpuxnWi5xV pic.twitter.com/Jynoh59sgq
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) August 10, 2020August 17, 2020 at 8:13 am #135532August 17, 2020 at 8:43 am #135535
Thanks for the memory Marilyn. Just a thought…. how about look at the Musial 5HR doubleheader.
Just for the hell of it I wanted to look at the box scores from that day. In the second game Curt Simmons threw a 6-hit shut out for his 13th win of the season. It was Ron Perranoski who finally got Flood out with a K in the ninth.August 24, 2020 at 9:54 am #136678August 31, 2020 at 8:49 am #137787
In The Cardinal Nation's Monday morning weekly #stlcards recap: Adam Wainwright enabled the team to break a four-game losing skid and salvage a 6-6 homestand. Our history feature outlines prior complete-game gems in Wainwright’s 15-year career. (free) https://t.co/GdCpZkJYe5
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) August 31, 2020September 7, 2020 at 8:32 am #139066September 14, 2020 at 7:56 am #140054
The #stlcards finished a disappointing homestand with a 3-5 week. While the offense is coming to life, led by Matt Carpenter, the bullpen is showing significant wear – just as the schedule becomes more challenging. Our weekly review + Blast from the Past. https://t.co/yOhycSQY2Q pic.twitter.com/v4rhenbg1j
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 14, 2020September 14, 2020 at 9:28 am #140056
For some damn reason I don’t remember this game… and it was right under my nose at Shea. I guess I forgot many memorable moments during my life as a Card fan. Bake’s mad dash should be remembered by others… right? Did anyone stay up for it? Anyone.
Thanks Marilyn for relaying this blast from the past. Hey Marilyn, do you remember seeing it or reading about it the next day?
Oh yeah…. I was at Graduate School in Albany. Totally busy in those years.September 14, 2020 at 12:37 pm #140064Marilyn GreenParticipantPaid - Annual
I was a freshman in high school when that game was played. I don’t have specific memories of the game. I imagine I had other things on my mind at that time in my life.September 21, 2020 at 9:19 am #141127
The #stlcards played 10 games on the road in the last 7 days, going 6-4. Daniel Ponce de Leon returned to make two big starts, the last on short rest. Our history feature recalls the last World Series to be played at one site, in StL in 1944. (free) https://t.co/FUIzCzjkCd pic.twitter.com/puewQpzwMN
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 21, 2020September 28, 2020 at 9:01 am #142365
Dig into details of the 4-4 final week of #stlcards regular season. Austin Gomber pitched well in 2 big starts and Harrison Bader paced the sputtering offense. Our history feature looks back at the 1934 World Series, won by the famous Gashouse Gang. (free) https://t.co/afcevsMj3M pic.twitter.com/qiL6B4NOQ6
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 28, 2020October 5, 2020 at 8:17 am #143795
The #stlcards failed in both chances to clinch their NL Wild Card Series. The pitching sputtered and the offense was missing in the deciding Game 3. In our history feature, we look back at the early stages of Bob Gibson’s 17 years with the team. (free) https://t.co/9VcM4tKBip pic.twitter.com/absx5b8PQK
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) October 5, 2020October 12, 2020 at 8:41 am #144237October 19, 2020 at 7:16 am #144952October 26, 2020 at 8:53 am #145679
Our fourth of five installments reviewing Bob Gibson’s career covers his final five seasons with the #stlcards. There were personal high points, including his only no-hitter, but decline was clear and he retired before the 1975 season concluded. (free) https://t.co/63kZHyIWAU pic.twitter.com/C3YAIGFb2J
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) October 26, 2020November 2, 2020 at 7:35 am #146581
You should know the drill by now. For a concise review of #stlcards news from the prior week, head over to The Cardinal Nation each Monday morning. Today's edition is our 243rd (by @Marilyncolor) and includes the finale of our Bob Gibson biography. (free) https://t.co/MNEGeq1dEj pic.twitter.com/vC6QjTKhYE
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) November 2, 2020November 9, 2020 at 9:51 am #147017
In TCN's weekly #stlcards news recap, we highlight two major awards won and a number of others lost. On the heels of our history feature focused on Bob Gibson, we move to another Hall of Famer with whom he shared a birthday today, Whitey Herzog. (free) https://t.co/HE2rLY7hru pic.twitter.com/uCQ25ixbcF
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) November 9, 2020
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