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    I have always looked at Vegas as a winter place for the most visitors so I don’t think a baseball team playing 81 games there in the heart of the summer would be a winner. They have NFL and NASCAR and another race car group but those are not everyday events and the prime reason for folks to visit Vegas is the gambling. Just my opinion.

    I have heard Portland mentioned and that might add to the West Coast teams and ease up for some of the teams further into the east that do a lot of travel out that way. But Portland seems to be having a lot of political problems right now and I am not sure MLB would want to dive into that market.

    Wonder if my old home town New Orleans would not be a favorable place. They do support their sports teams rather well and have the ability to draw a lot of visitors (but not me).

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 138 thread: Tue 9/3 vs. Giants #104909
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    <CIF wrote: While we’re awaiting today’s game perhaps somebody out there could explain somehing to a guy who has lived abroad for a long time and has not kept up with all the American trends and fads: Just what is it with this bobblehead thing?>

    Boy I can understand where you are coming from CIF. Actually while they may be handed out as a free item at the ballpark (after you pay for your ticket, parking and hotdog/beer) you will find a treasure trove of them on ebay the next day. Even the minor league teams hand them out. I went to a Springfield game a couple of years ago where they handed out Yadi Platinum Glove bobbleheads (not sure if the head bobbled or not) and there were kids running around and collecting them from disinterested fans. My wife and I kept ours and later sold them on ebay for $30 each. No doubt those kids did the same but a lot sooner than we did. I recently succumbed to buying a handout freebie on ebay and boy did I get stuck. It was a hoodie that I just decided I had to have because it looked so cool on TV but when I got it after paying a ridiculous sum (one Yadi bobblehead price), it was nothing more than some Chinese arse wipe material that my wife enjoyed laughing at when I put it on. Bad is not a word to describe it.

    Surprised that Austin Gomber did not get called up. He was rehabbing at Springfield at the end of the season and not looking too bad. Shildt may be pushing it running Wacha out on short rest but I am the one who always says he knows better than any of us so let it be.

    Maybe, just maybe that big bad hurricane will not destroy the Cards facility at Jupiter. I hope it turns out to see but nobody is sure yet. Guess we wait until next season to see Dylan Carlson.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 137 thread: Mon 9/2 vs. Giants #104881
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    <GameCard wrote:

    I can’t stand listening to Tim McCarver.>

    Welcome to the club. I only wish him and Danny Mac would get a room when he comes to town.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 137 thread: Mon 9/2 vs. Giants #104824
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    mudville wrote:

    <Carpenter and Goldschmidt fooled MO and the FO, and the fans have to pay for it.>

    You may be right on Carpenter but Goldschmidt has given us more on 1B defense than we have had in years and he had his hot moments too. Player of the month in July should count for something. I don’t like his strikeouts but, check his record and you will see that has always been part of his game. Maybe it’s the 29 homers that I like a lot too but, for me, his overall defense is worth the bucks he gets – My opinion only.

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    Good News vs Bad News: Good = No Carpenter. Bad = McCarver in booth.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 136/134 thread: Sun 9/1 vs. Reds (DH2) #104699
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    STL25 – is that the official lineup? Ravelo and Carpenter – YIKES – please no. Goldy is overdue – what did they do against Castillo last week? Oh well, I guess 3 of 4 ain’t bad. but it could have put us up 4 on the Cubs.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 136/134 thread: Sun 9/1 vs. Reds (DH2) #104697
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    Yelich, 3 run HR top of 9th. 4-1 Brewers

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    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 136/134 thread: Sun 9/1 vs. Reds (DH2) #104694
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    ONeil and Jose Martinez were together on rehab in Springfield. Jose hit at a 500 clip. In the last rehab game for ONeil, he got a single and struck out 3 times. He needs to go to the Harrison Bader school of pitch recognition for a few weeks. Unfortunately it is will soon close until next season but a lot of people on TCN seem to thing he is our next LF. I hope not until he gets his SO rate down to an acceptable level. Munoz has also gone to the dark side on pitch recognition lately. But today he did no harm. I suspect we might see Tyler ONeil start tonight.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 136/134 thread: Sun 9/1 vs. Reds (DH2) #104693
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    EW wrote:</The costly play was Martinez not catching the fly that most any MLB OFer would’ve caught. If he makes that catch, then no runs would’ve scored. Two double headers in a row hurt with having to mix and match the lineups. But this is September, JMart should never play another inning of defense.>

    Geesh you are starting to sound like McLaughlin who absolutely hates Jose until he does something good. I almost died laughing with Jose stole 2b and Danny Mac near had a conniption fit of disbelief. He has stated the usual woulda, shoulda, coulda BS just afer Jose took one off the wall. Of course that steal later got him in a position to score. He got the second hit of the game, got hit by a pitch and took a walk which (with ONeil pinch runnng) turned into a walkoff. So in my book Jose didn’t do too bad and as for Fowler catching that ball you have your opinion and I have mine and since Jose’s positioning is determined by Willie Magee I will take it that he made a nice play off the wall and held the runner to a double – twice.

    Not trying to be a smart alec but there is a reason I don’t comment during a game. Actually two reasons – 1: I can’t multitask as I am watching the game on a delayed recording(to get rid of commercial) and 2: The only time I tried doing it I made some ridiculous comments that came back to bite me. Some seem to like to do that. I am now a single tasker – watch complete game – comment later.

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    Just got in but haven’t checked score yet. GO CARDS.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 60/135 thread: Sat 8/31 vs. Reds (DH) #104633
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    <Bw52 wrote:

    why leave Hudson in to start the 8th/ Foolish move…Hudson pitched a good game and was at 100 pitches,Schildt damn near screwed the pooch.>

    When you have to play 5 games in 50 hours it pays to use your bullpen wisely. Capiche?

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    Carter wrote:</I feel your pain. I get the Reds’ feed and boy do they tell it like it is when the Reds mess up. D. Mac and the rest of our TV crew bend over backwards toeing the company line making endless excuses for our failings.>

    Take out your earplugs and listen to Danny Mac run down the Cards for every failing he imagines they have. When his bestest pal, McCarver is on, this goes on for 9 innings while the other team receives praises. That’s how it normally works. In the second game last night he got so wound around the axle about Edman and Weiters that he even confused himself. Him and Chatty Thompson sounded like two schoolgirls at times last night trying to insult each other.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 60/135 thread: Sat 8/31 vs. Reds (DH) #104464
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    Kinda crowded at SS huh? Edman will drift over to RF when DeJong pushes him…..LOL

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    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 60/135 thread: Sat 8/31 vs. Reds (DH) #104460
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    Game Card is that a change to the previous updated lineup that Brian posted?

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 60/135 thread: Sat 8/31 vs. Reds (DH) #104454
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    BHC wrote:

    <Its apparent some posters on this site don’t know what they’re talking about with opiate addiction and rampant it is in this country. Its literally a national crisis, but lets mock and speak ill of the dead.>

    Junior, I take opioids every day. I know them well but I don’t take them for pleasure and I am not addicted but I do have less pain in the back. There was no mocking and speaking ill of the dead but I was speaking ill of those who rush to award honors those who have died before the true cause is known. MLB has been silent since the autopsy results were published. I think MLB may have known the autopsy results before they were announced publicly. This player was taking drugs for pleasure not pain. He probably was addicted and, if so, he new wife probably knew it too. Other teammates may have also had an inkling but it seemed that nobody intervened.

    My point was that yes we should grieve deaths of any person but don’t make a hero out of them until the cause of death is known. In the case of this player, it was a self inflicted accidental death but it should be a wakeup call for others in his position.

    So if you want to educate us on opiate addiction go right ahead. I voiced my opinion of the event and honor your right to do the same.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 60/135 thread: Sat 8/31 vs. Reds (DH) #104448
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    Hopefully, the departed Angels pitcher memorials will fade away. How quick we were to honor guy who killed himself by bad choices. Maybe we should wait for autopsy results before scratching his name on the mound and wearing his number on all players sleeves MLB wide. It does make you wonder if the MLB drug testing program is alive and well at all. The young pitcher in Montgomery is much more deserving of our sympathies. He only lost his whole family to a nerdy brother-in-law.

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    Jose Martinez had a nice rehab in Springfield as per their site:
    ” Rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals OF Jose Martinez finished his fifth and expected final rehab appearance with Springfield 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Martinez batted 8-for-16 with one double, one steal and four RBIs during his rehab stint.”

    in reply to: StL 2019 Games 60/135 thread: Sat 8/31 vs. Reds (DH) #104421
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    Rat wrote:
    <Finally it dawned on me that it wasn’t mutiger.>

    Rat you are a real joker (Joker Rat – what a handle). Got it.

    Tomorrow is Sept 1st. Callup day and my wife’s birthday. Send all donations to ME not mutiger.

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    3-6 weeks recovery. Can you say “End of season”? See ya in Jupiter in Feb Lane – if the hurricane spares Jupiter.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 134 thread: Fri 8/30 vs. Reds #104419
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    Is this the ‘off season’?

    One saving grace is that Sunday is Sept 1 and we can bring up a trainload of bodies, most of them desirable. But poor Memphis will just have to suffer for a day or two.

    I sure hope they eat their Wheaties as the TIVO at our house will be going bonkers.

    Anybody thought of this –What if it rains some more today and tomorrow.

    Atlanta last week had to fly to Colorado for a one game makeup. That could happen here.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 134 thread: Fri 8/30 vs. Reds #104388
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    Hope it is only a delay. MLB site is showing it as Postponed which would be a real problem. Can’t play two double headers in two days can we?

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #104336
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    CFICT wrote:
    <Are there any realistic trade targets out there for an ace for a team in need of 2 or 3 MLB ready OF’s?>

    Well me put on my thinking cap. I kind of like the letter L and L stands for a lot of stuff but when doubled it stands for Lance Lynn who has made himself proud this season. But – can he patch it up with Mo for letting him go? Wait – he did have a QO did he not? Oh well, I answered your question I hope.

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    Deleted – duplicate reply.

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    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 134 thread: Fri 8/30 vs. Reds #104335
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    Cincy vs Marlins – two powerhouses meet in Miami and a huge crowd of 6466 paid attendance revels in watching their beloved Marlins take down the mighty Reds despite Aristotle hitting #14. He is the one guy that Hudson better not make a mistake to or POW. LOL

    Just remembered – the approaching Hurricane Dorian is what kept the crowd in Miami from being a sellout – uh huh.

    Go Cards

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 133 thread: Wed 8/28 at Brewers #104312
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    I guess I am fortunate in that my wife and I always watch the Cards games together and comment on what is going on including being driven nuts by the announcers. She knows batting averages, IL list, and who is coming up from the minors. Being in a suburb of Springfield helps as a lot of the future big league Cards go through here. When I was in the military we spent a lot of time apart but for several years even when we lived on a stateside base I would be gone for 24 hr duty which wound being 30 or more hours with travel. I admit it – she raised the kids with very little input from me. I was an old timer who never learned what a diaper change consisted of so she did it for 4 kids and they all turned out well and are in their late 40s or 50s now. None have been to jail (that we know of) and all have stayed employed. But I most enjoy my gal when we are together and watching a Cards game or traveling in the motorhome. For nearly 58 years we have managed to tolerate each other so what’s a few more.

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