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I’d say 137 days is quite awhile to go without din-din…Better load up at the Amish restaurant this evening…
What time’s first pitch for the first ’23 post-season game? I guess the guys who are situated on Madison Ave. will make that decision.
Haha!…Yeah, the possibilities are undoubtedly endless with Walker and Baker at the IF corners. Somehow I’m envisioning a scenario not at all unlike a duo consisting of Ringling Bros. paired up with Barnum and Bailey…Come to think of it, the current Cardinal manager would fit right in as the ringleader!
Rats mentioned that there’d be, “No din-dins for awhile after today”…I hope he doesn’t plan on going a full six months without supper! If so, he may lose a lot of weight…On second thought, as much food as he devours during the season at his favorite Amish restaurant, he can probably go all winter without any food at all and simply hibernate like one of those Grizzly bears…Haha!
Tuned in only for the reason that I can’t recall not watching at least part of a last Cardinal game of the baseball season. As disappointing as this one’s been, like always I’ll miss baseball over the winter months. Seems like it was April just a minute or two ago. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. At least it’s time for some play-off action. Hope to see some of the gang on the post-season game threads.October 1, 2023 at 1:55 pm in reply to: Why Jordan Walker will start the season in AAA – not MLB #234948
Judging only on both players frame and running speed I’d have to conclude that Walker is the better athlete. I’m also convinced he’s by far the better hitter of the two.September 30, 2023 at 1:40 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #161: Saturday, September 30 vs. Reds #234854
I’d say the ’23 edition was looked on as more than contenders. Everyone on the planet had them winning the NLC. The fact that they’re going to finish last in the division undoubtedly places them as not only the worst, but also the most disappointing Cardinal team I’ve ever seen in well over 50 years.
That 14-2 score looks like September could really go out with a bang.September 27, 2023 at 9:29 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #158: Wednesday, September 27 at Brewers #234707
I’ll be surprised if anyone else is awarded the NL MVP. There’s a couple of others that I’d rather see get the award, but I have to acknowledge he’s pieced together an outstanding season all across the board. The SB’s are probably what will be the kicker that vaults him above the remainder of the players in the running for the award.September 27, 2023 at 9:10 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #158: Wednesday, September 27 at Brewers #234705
That solitary run seems to have a difficult time holding up for the visiting team with the make believe fairy tale runner rule.September 27, 2023 at 9:00 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #158: Wednesday, September 27 at Brewers #234701
Never did have that baseball under control when he stepped on the 1B bag. Safe as milk…September 25, 2023 at 11:58 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234588
As long as we’re talking about SS’s, defense and pitchers, not too long ago I was watching some amazing defensive highlights devoted to one player and there’s no doubt in my mind that Greg Maddux could have been a mulitple GG winning SS. This guy was no joke with the mitt. He certainly would have gone down as the SS with the greatest arm of all time…Haha!September 25, 2023 at 10:38 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234586
Forsch31’s set of numbers demonstrate that, providing Winn is part of the 26 man to start next season, it’ll be early June before any preliminary judgment can be made on his ability to hit Big League pitching. At that time he should have accumulated around 350 to 400 PA’s while standing in a Big League batter’s box if he’s indeed the everyday Redbird SS.September 25, 2023 at 10:00 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234583
Edman’s undoubtedly proven that he’s more than a viable option in CF, but I think most would agree that his ideal defensive placement is at either of the two middle IF positions.September 25, 2023 at 1:34 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234561
DeJong will once again “work on his swing” over the winter and will return with the full confidence of the illustrious Cardinal brass, but that’s nothing in comparison to the much anticipated homecoming of the great and irreplaceable Manny Motter!…Johnny and the rest of the gang will have these two legendary players ready to lead the Redbirds to the promised land in ’24…”Go, O’s!”September 24, 2023 at 8:09 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234536
Haha!…DeJong will be the everday SS by the middle of May and the great Manny Motter will be situated at both 3B and 2B every time Nado and Gorman’s back acts up and they need some time off for a new grease fitting…Let’s face it, Johnny knows that Manny Motter sells tickets and keeps the turnstiles clicking!September 24, 2023 at 7:47 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234533
With both DeJong and Manny Motter now available, Johnny has two safeguard options if Winn doesn’t pan out next spring…Johnny has this thing under control.September 24, 2023 at 9:57 am in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234483
The mitt is undoubtedly very good and the right arm may be the best I’ve seen since Dunston or Larkin and the best in a Cardinal uniform since Furcal. But those three guys could hit. Winn hasn’t shown the ability to swing the bat and we won’t know if he’s capable of doing so until well into next season. Maybe he just needs to add another multi-colored beaded necklace prior to standing in…September 24, 2023 at 9:44 am in reply to: 2023 StL Game #156: Sunday, September 24 at Padres #234476
Yeah, that type of loss this late is almost certainly a death knell for Cincinnati. That’s a shame.September 23, 2023 at 12:39 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #155: Saturday, September 23 at Padres #234442
I was under the impressioon that the suicide or safety squeeze along with the hit and run were no longer allowed under the new rules. I haven’t seen any of them attempted all season long…And choking up on the bat handle is obviously a no-no.September 22, 2023 at 2:46 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #154: Friday, September 22 at Padres #234379
Seven in a row and a slim & sliver of a chance for a WC berth at 4 games back with 9 remaining.September 22, 2023 at 6:48 am in reply to: 2023 StL Game #154: Friday, September 22 at Padres #234351
I’d say it’s way beyond unusual to the degree of seeming bizarro. Not at all unlike this baseball season all across the board concerning all of the changes and the current overall feel of the game. I’ve heard it said that baseball sometimes mirrors life. Well, in my view the game’s changed in a big hurry along with the similar rapid changes in the world. Sometimes I think both baseball and the world have passed me by. I’ve simply been outrun and I can honestly say I don’t care too awfully much. At any rate, I’m looking forward to watching the post-season before the cold weather sets in. I detest winter and I absolutely hate shoveling snow…Haha!September 20, 2023 at 5:56 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #152: Wed., September 20 vs. Brewers #234248
The Cubbies had a chance a couple of weeks ago, but it’s now become too late in the day to catch the Brewers. At this stage all they can do is close ranks and hope to sneak in as a WC. And since they’re the Cubbies, there’s more than a decent chance that they’ll squander a WC berth and play their last game of the season on the same day as the Cardinals. Oh my goodness…Did I just compare the Cardinals with the Cubbies? Sad day for 1TD…September 18, 2023 at 11:02 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #150: Monday, September 18 vs. Brewers #234117
Not only does he get the 200th W on 7 shutout innings of work, but he’ll also retire with the distinction of not having any other pitcher wear a Cardinal uniform for more seasons. He has one more season as a Cardinal than the great Bob Gibson and is tied with Jesse Haines with 18 seasons for most as a Redbird. And get this…His career W/L pct. of .610 is substantially better than the only other two Cardinal 200 game winners Bob Gibson at .591 and Jesse Haines at .571. Not a bad career for the towering righthander with the affable smile, friendly demeanor and a curve ball that would send Big League hitters straight to protracted therapy sessions. Thanks for the work, Adam!September 18, 2023 at 5:10 pm in reply to: 2023 StL Game #150: Monday, September 18 vs. Brewers #234098
Hopefully the bats can push 5 or 6 runs across early and give Adam a soft enough cushion to survive 5 innings with a lead and then hope for the best from the BP to preserve a winning decision. He’s running short on turns, so hopefully the home crowd can inspire the extra boost to not only get him through 5, but also to help place some life in the bats early. Real early.