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  • in reply to: 2019 draft #94678
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    Thanks for using Eric Lex’s pic for the article’s header, Brian!

    And I very much look forward to reading your thoughts, Bob

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    Eric Lex (27th Rd) is signed

    My source is his dad

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 62 thread: Fri 6/7 at Cubs #93759
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    There are no “villans” here.

    What we DO have are individuals who love the St Louis Cardinals dearly and want them to win. How each expresses their fandom is their own and should NOT be considered a reflection of another’s fandom. No one has the market cornered on judging who is or isn’t a fan.

    Keep posts directed to baseball and off of personalities.

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    I too get frustrated with both the team and management.

    An example of how long something can annoy me – I was so unhappy with the Mark Mulder trade that I consistently called him Bucket of Poop. Way after the Mark Mulder Era had passed, I used his actual name during a baseball discussion with my die-hard Cardinals fan daughter who looked at me confused and asked “Who?”. When I responded “Bucket of Poop” she knew exactly who I meant. She never heard me use his real name.

    I agree that criticism should not be equated with the level of random. Not at all.

    But I also remind myself that I’m not privy to all of what goes into management’s decisions. I remember back to the fairly brief time Dave Duncan was posting at Bernie’s Pressbox. He took the time to explain what went into in-game pitching decisions that didn’t make much sense to the we fans during the contest. 9 times out of 10 there was really solid logic behind the move but it didn’t work out.

    So I try to give them the benefit of the doubt. And to acknowledge differing views even if I don’t agree.

    Now here’s to sweeping the Baby Bears at Wrigley!

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    Let’s not get into possible mind-reading about a post’s intent (and, yes, I noticed the OP was the one who raised the ‘intent’ originally).

    A general suggestion: Making statements/posts that begin with an ‘I don’t mean to…’ just paints a big ole red bulls-eye on said statement/post.

    For example:. Beginning a statement with ‘Don’t take this the wrong way but…’ just screams that you’re about to offend the person with whom you are talking and you know it. ‘Don’t take this the wrong way but those pants are really tight on you.’

    Instead, either: a)Think of a more tactful way to communicate, b) Reconsider saying anything at all or c)Just go ahead as is and let the chips fall where they may

    in reply to: 2019 draft #93048
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    I flipped off my TV when he appeared

    in reply to: TCN Pitchers/Players of the Month – 2019 #92646
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    Another factor in who mans the PB rotation may be clinching a playoff berth. I know player development has a higher priority than team wins but PB is the only club in the hunt for a first-half playoff berth and we’re not that far off from the end of the FSL’s first half.

    They may keep Fagalde at PB until then.

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    I don’t consider Game Scores either.

    What if one starter is facing that league’s top offense while another is facing their league’s worst?

    What about weather or playing field conditions? That can certainly impact a GS.

    Best performance at highest level and it’s subjective. Re last night’s games, if DellaValle produced those results at Double-A vs High-A, I’d give him the nod over Cabrera.

    But given the relative talent gap between Triple-A and High-A plus the FSL’s reputation as a pitcher’s league, I agree with Brian’s choice. A choice he graciously allowed me to foist on him.

    in reply to: StL 2019 Game 27 thread: Sun 4/28 vs. Reds #89153
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    Re Leone – while the results weren’t good I’ll point out that he also wasn’t lucky.

    If Goldy snares that liner, game over. He didn’t (would have been a ‘Wow’ play so not saying he should have gotten it).

    OTOH, Goldy did snare the hard hit liner off Gant. Game over.

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    Mets = Metropolitans (still not much of a name)
    Buffalo Bills = Buffalo Bill Cody (who was born in Iowa territory but did live in the Toronto territory for a bit)

    in reply to: Today #88267
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    Happy Easter, Happy Passover to all

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Sat 4/20 #88189
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    Good news on Reyes

    in reply to: Ozuna shoulder irritation #87473
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    I like it, Brian!

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    Since the alternative to a missed defensive opportunity remains subjective, it’s difficult to project what might have happened.

    That said Ozuna’s defense this season has been brutal. Just brutal – catchable balls not caught and forget about either diving for a ball or robbing someone at the wall.

    He defends as if he’s afraid of getting hurt.

    I get the same sensation watching him in the field that I used to get watching Lonnie Smith. Whenever a ball went to left, I just held my breath and hoped for the best. At least Smith had the excuse of being pigeon-toed.

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    THAT’S A WINNER!!!!!

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    Yay – Pugs returns so I can stop!

    Pugs is far more entertaining

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    B/7th –

    Dietrich HR to right

    Waino now the losing pitcher (zero faith in our offense the way they’ve performed tonight)

    Brebbia coming in

    Tucker B flies out to Fowler in shallow right

    Kemp flies out to Ozuna in left

    Pereza copies Tucker B

    Brebbia: 4 pitches = 3 outs

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    T/7th –

    Marp grounds out, 4-3

    Pitching change
    Hughes in

    Goldy K’s on a check swing

    DeJong sends one out to Puig who snares it mustang of the wall

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    B/6th –

    Waino at 64 pitches

    Peraza K’s looking

    Winker HR to left. Dang!

    Votto doubles just inside the first base line

    Puig hits a high popper to right that Wong corrals

    Suarez HBP

    Schebler grounds out, 4-3

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    Agree 64

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    Lefty Amir Garrett in

    Fowler (Ozuna tries to take third and is called out but the first base ump calls a ball so Ozuna at third) strikes out looking after the ump calls ball 4 as strike 2 instead

    Wong (Can Dan spout any more cliches?) Gets brushed on one up and in

    Bader is looking downtown instead of just thinking contact – Wong takes 2nd – but is really making Garrett work and finally gets the IBB to load the bases for Waino

    Waino K’s swinging

    Took Garrett 24 or so pitches to finish the inning

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    I’m a firm believer in them!

    I will say that Waino’s only 2 base runners have been via a free pass

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    T/6th –

    Ozuna swings on a 3-0 pitch and fouls it back, then fouls another one and another one and another one then lines a ground-rule double to left (ball bounces into the bullpen)

    Molina lines out to the miserable so-and-so at first!

    Pitching change with Roark near 100 pitches to switch Fowler around

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    B/5th
    1-2-3 frame for Waino

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    Lucky catch by the Reds’ pitcher

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