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    I agree jj that’s probably what they are doing. But I’ve always felt you can never have enough good pitching especially with how it seems there are more injuries nowadays. In the long-term I think it could be a good trade for them, short term I just don’t see that much benefit especially with the risk bader may not play again this year.

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    I hadn’t heard that about Tatis jr. What are these players thinking? Just hurting your team.

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    I totally agree. Though I think this move was far more stupid. The Yankees had good hitters in 82 so not a big thing losing Willie but this year their pitching has been inconsistent outside of Nestor, just seemed like a bone head move. Even if bader was fully healthy and hitting well, it doesn’t look anyway like a good move. Though with carpenter going down, it makes it a little better.

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    Well had grandson today so wasn’t able to watch. Good win, more than likely won’t see helsley tomorrow so hopefully we have a nice cushion.

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    Well Woodford has looked really good so far. He will probably be optioned down at the end of this game.

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    Yes they still play it. The day I went, they had a group of kids I believe singing America the beautiful then had a local high school band play the national anthem.

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    Things went sour pretty fast here. But we got some boppers, maybe we can make it close

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    Haven’t got to watch much but Hudson seemed like he was ok. Got Hicks in there now who has turned it around a little bit. Not as many walks

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    Well pujols with a great day bat gets a homer. He might catch Musial for total bases. Really pretty incredible. He may be not the player he was but when you are watching him, you are seeing one of the greatest to ever play.

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    Great first inning tonight. Let’s keep it up

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    The only worry I have is they are gonna use him in Colorado where almost every visiting pitcher struggles a bit and if he struggles which he might, they are going to use that as an excuse to bury him again. I hope not but just seems like timing is weird.

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    They finally move McFarlane. I can’t believe it. They finally saw the light and they actually give Woodford a shot, maybe.

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    Bader is awesome. He’s the epitome of the true cardinal player in my mind, the guys I was the biggest fans of. The guys like Willie, ozzy, yadi, waino, even Edmonds a bit. Guys that just loved and lived being a cardinal, appreciating the fans and doing for them. I feel players like that play cause they love the game not specifically cause they are good at the game. It requires both but there is a difference. I wish bader well in new york particularly health wise, I think he will be fine if he can ever get past health hurdles long term. His leaving has created a little less joy in watching the Cardinals much like when they traded Willie or ozzy retired. The other players are fine and I’ll always be a cardinal fan but just a little less magic for me. It’s part of the game and sooner or later we will get another player that provides that same magic. I want to thank you Harrison bader for providing that magic for a while for me. Also thank you Brian for posting, I don’t do Twitter or stuff so I wouldn’t have seen this otherwise.

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    This guy they have pitching reminds me of Woodford a little bit though I haven’t seen Woodford in so long, I could be mistaken.

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    Dejong puts us on the board.

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    Pretty rough tonight. Fifth inning maybe we can get a couple of runs and just build on it even if we lose. Get some stuff going into tomorrow.

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    Not the best first inning.

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    I think pitchers are the biggest time wasters. Too much time is spent figuring out a pitch, holding the ball cause of runners, why should the batter have to stand there waiting through all that.

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    That game along with the 7th game changed a lot of things for John Tudor though. If the call had been made right or if Tudor throws a gem in the 7th game like a shutout even if it’s tied n they lose it in extras, I think Tudor would have gotten far more outside recognition for that season than he did. He was just almost perfect from June through playoffs. For me, it’s by far the best pitching I’ve seen a cardinal do. I was only 3 when Gibson pitched in 68 so I can’t include that.

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    Well the batting averages of both teams weren’t good. Probably better for Kansas City but mainly due to last game. Far as the implosion, yea they did a bit. But all that wouldn’t have happened if obvious right call was made. Also and this is the point I look at most. Worrel our closer was just a rookie that season. And he pretty much mowed down batters left n right. So to me it was unjustly adding pressure to a guy who wasn’t used to that plus he was just a rookie which everyone knows is different than say a veteran being out there. The next day I say was partly if not heavily influenced by the bad call. Not an excuse, just my thought on it. You can say good teams overcome bad calls and such but that’s not always the case. And also the Cardinals particularly minus Coleman whose stupid antics got him injured really before the series began were really pretty much even far as how good they were with kc. So one really bad call can determine an outcome in that situation. It wasn’t a bang bang play where you have one team jumping up n down one way and the other doing the same the other way, their team was just as shocked as our team was, that’s how bad a call it was.

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    Everything is driven by money. If it’s cheaper to have machines calling pitches, it will happen regardless of people’s feelings. I don’t like machines either I don’t like terrible umpires either.

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    I don’t think flaherty will ever be the same but I hope to be proven wrong. Personally I think it would be smarter to go slow and bring him slowly along this year, not with the big club, and set up a good program for off-season to get him strong for spring training. But that’s just me.

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    I’m not sold om on ump scorecards one way or the other. While at Fridays game, I was laughing at how some posters were taking about obvious strikes and also fans reactions at ball games, but in watching the TV above me, I could see the balls were out of the zone far as the box thing. How accurate that thing is I’m not sure, it’s probably just a guess. Usually the ones on the margins, I’m not gonna really argue with. It’s the obvious ones I generally have an issue with but in reality there aren’t a lot of those with most umpires. The one gripe I’ve always had is the inconsistency. If you are calling all pitches that are at the low end of the zone balls, that’s fine but if you suddenly call the same pitch a strike that you called a ball earlier, I have an issue.

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    I dont really know if Hudson will ever be able to be consistent. His main issue is throwing too many pitches to get outs. A lot of guys usually have an inning or two like that but then have a few quick innings. Doesn’t ever seem like Hudson has those quick innings or not enough of them. Pallante has from the moment I saw him been a effective pitcher regardless of role. Going against normal ways of doing things and bringing him up this year right out of spring training is one of the best moves the Cardinals have made in a while.

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    Seeing this series has made me even more perplexed than before on why the Yankees chose to trade for bader. May very well work out big time for us and not so much for them though you never know.

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