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  • in reply to: 2020 Championship Series #144855
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    Voit and Ricearoni are somewhat flash in the pans. Neither one will be great long term. They might be good, but certainly not great. As we have all seen, anybody can get hot for awhile. And thats what happened here with both of them.

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    in reply to: 2020 Championship Series #144825
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    Randy Arozarena another homerun.

    Rays up 3-0 in the 5th in Game 7.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #144607
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    Thanks Bike Mike, I was in a hurry and wasnt going to look it up.

    And Randy Arozarena just homered again for Tampa Bay.

    But I think his success this post-season is a flash in the pan. I am not expecting great things from him. Same goes for Luke Voit as well. Decent players, but they are not going to continue to be world-beaters.

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    in reply to: Bob Gibson dies at 84 #144604
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    April 6, 1971: Billy Williams’s homer in 10th breaks up pitchers’ duel on Opening Day

    I ran across this article about Gibson and Jenkins and Opening Day 1971 at Wrigley. Thought I would share.

    r/Esteemed Rat<~~~~~who figures Gibson was steamed after that Billy Williams homerun in the 10th

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #144545
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    Randy Arenadorena, or however you spell it, just homered again.

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    in reply to: 2020 Championship Series #144518
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    The Dodgers out-did us against the Braves. We hit them for ten (10) runs in the first inning of the 5th game last year. And now the Dodgers put up eleven (11) against them in the top of the first this year.

    I am going to go out on a limb here and say the Dodgers win this game.

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    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #144508
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    Would LaRussa actually consider another managerial job???

    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #144327
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    What is everyone expecting from Carlson if he plays pretty much everyday in 2021? Assuming there is a regular 2021 season of 162 games. Would this be close to what everyone thinks he is capable of:

    .275 average
    17 homeruns
    75 rbi’s

    I’d take that from Carlson in 2021. But thats not going to solve our offensive woes. I think its pretty much a given there is currently nobody on the roster that will solve our offensive woes in 2021.

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    in reply to: Bob Gibson dies at 84 #144267
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    First Seaver then Brock then Gibson and now Morgan. This has been one sad stretch for big league baseball.

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    in reply to: Bob Gibson dies at 84 #144190
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    Hey Bike Mike?

    The cool weather is about here in Indiana. And I usually get the urge to play Strat-O-Matic when that happens. I might have to consider some kind of replay in honor of both Brock and Gibson. 1971 might be high on the list.

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    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #144103
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    I dont believe we will see much change in the 2021 Cardinals. I dont really expect us to be a contender in 2021 either.

    Its 2022 that I feel we need to be concerned about. I really believe the transition from 2021 to 2022 will see alot of movement with regards to the current 40 man.

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    in reply to: How to best organize off-season discussion #144048
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    I’m going to be content in the off-season Pugs. With at least one if not two St. Louis Strat-O-Matic Replays – 1971 first in honor of Brock and Gibson – along with Jasper Wildcats girls basketball, scouting boys basketball games on Friday and saturday nights, working on my pool game, and taking care of Whitey Herdog, all this will keep me occupied.

    And I concur. Instead of a catch-all thread I’d like to see topic specific threads.

    Din-Din today was a ribeye steak, Italian green beans, sliced potatoes in beef gravy, an Almond Joy bar along with a couple of Klondike bars. Tonight’s late supper as I watch the Padres/Dodgers game will be a tuna salad sandwich, chili, a piece of yellow layer cake with chocolate icing, another Klondike bar, and a cigar or two.

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    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #143938
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    2021 is Fowler’s walk year. I expect him to have a good year. I dont expect that to mean he will be in a Redbird uniform in 2022, however.

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    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #143919
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    BikeMike,
    I’d have to disagree on O’Neill. He’s had over 400 big league atbats and he’s struck out almost 40% of the time. I’d say its time to cut bait with him.

    And 2021 will determine whether its time to cut bait with both Carlos Martinez and Anthony Reyes.

    In my mind 2021 is going to be a very telling season for the Cardinal organization.

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    in reply to: 1968 World Series Game 1 showing today (10/03) #143915
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    I am just wondering. How hard was Gibson throwing in this Game #1 back in 1968? 90? 95?

    And typically how hard did Gibson throw on average? Did his fastball average 90+ over his career?

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    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #143671
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    I agree they need another big bat in the middle of the lineup. Carlson will NOT be that big bat. I am afraid people are going to expect too much from him.

    How they can obtain that big bat is the question mark. Dealing some of their young pitchers is one possibility. As far as I am concerned Jack Fletcher is the only one thats untouchable.

    Its Fowler’s walk year so I expect him to do well next year. And I cant see Carpenter doing much in 2021.

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    in reply to: 2020 NL Wild Card Game 3 – Fri, Oct. 2 at Padres #143383
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    For lunch today it was a ribeye steak in the Air Fryer, some Italian green beans, some sliced potatoes in beef gravy, a Pepsi, and a Almond Joy and Klondike bar.

    For my late night snack tonight after the game it will be a tuna salad sandwich, some chili, a piece of banana cream pie, and a cigar while I watch Barnaby Jones.

    r/Esteemed Rat <~~~~who has to run because Whitey Herdog is barking at something……

    in reply to: Cubs thread #143373
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    What happened to that so-called Dynasty everybody seemed to think we would see out of Wrigley after the 2016 World Series? Its never materialized.

    And their roster is about to hit free agency, right?

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    in reply to: 2020 Wild Card Series – non-Cardinals #143372
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    How can this be???

    This makes me happy!!!

    Like the old saying goes. I hear Pugs say it all the time – HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!!!

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    in reply to: 2020 Wild Card Series – non-Cardinals #143363
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    C’mon Donnie boy, c’mon, beat them Cubs. Only three outs to go! What a hoot this would be!

    It couldnt happen, could it?????

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    in reply to: 2020 NL Wild Card Game 2 – Thu, Oct. 1 at Padres #143033
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    Now correct me if I am wrong here. I couldnt find this anywhere so thats why I am asking.

    The next rounds will be played as follows:

    Yankees/Tampa Bay in San Diego

    Houston/WhiteSox or A’s in Dodger Stadium

    Braves/Marlins or Cubs in Houston

    Brewers/Dodgers and Cards/Padres in Arlington.

    So…..where will the ALCS and NLCS be played? I know the World Series is going to be held in Arlington.

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    in reply to: 2020 NL Wild Card Game 2 – Thu, Oct. 1 at Padres #143030
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    Which way do you bet on a O/U of 1.5 on Bader striking out at least twice in this game?

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    in reply to: 2020 Wild Card Series – non-Cardinals #143028
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    The Reds managed to go 22 – not 21 – straight scoreless innings in the playoffs. They will have to live with that the entire off-season. But I bet those paychecks will help them get through it.

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    in reply to: 2020 Wild Card Series – non-Cardinals #143020
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    Braves lead the Reds 1-0 again in the bottom of the 8th. Are the Reds going to go 21 straight innings in the playoffs without scoring even one run?????

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    in reply to: 2020 Wild Card Series – non-Cardinals #143018
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    Thats the Marcell Ozuna that we all came to know and love during his tenure in St. Louis.

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