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The Kelly Identity

Posted: June 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

If you asked Joe Kelly to define his role with the Cardinals, he probably would have been more assertive last year than right now. When Jaime Garcia began to display arm problems last year in the middle of the season, the Cardinals brought Kelly up as some temporary relief, and he did so well they […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Vie For Top Spots in NL All-Star Voting

Posted: June 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

With the Major League All-Star Game under a month away several Cardinals are near the top of the fan voting hoping for a trip to Citi Field.  Voting at Busch Stadium ends June 23rd, but fans can continue to vote online at mlb.com until July 4th.  Here are the voting standings as of June 15th. […]

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Matt Carpenter: Wunderkind

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 9:49 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

He was meant to be a stopgap. With 2011 first-round pick Kolten Wong hitting his way through the minors, he was asked to learn to play second simply so the Cardinals could get his bat in the lineup. Along with shortstop, second base has been the biggest area of need for the Cardinals the past […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Look to Build Mound Presence in 2013 Draft

Posted: June 14, 2013 at 11:45 am   /   Local, St. Louis Cardinals

Every year in early June, one of the most important and exciting–albeit overlooked–days of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season occurs, the first-year player entry draft.  Last week this day came and went without the prime-time fanfare of the NFL and NBA drafts; in fact most casual fans did not even know it took place. […]

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Want to Meet Ham Porter and David Mickey Evans? Come to TASK Field June 13!

Posted: June 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm   /   Film, Local, Sports

If you instantly recognized the movie just by the first name I mentioned, you may want to head to TASK Field tomorrow morning. Working in conjunction with Cardinals Care and Fox Sports Midwest, 20th Century Fox is helping dedicate TASK (Team Activities for Special Kids) Field, a ballfield for disabled children. To help dedicate the […]

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When a Luxury Becomes a Necessity: Cardinals Forced to Lean on Pitching Depth

Posted: May 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

First off, let me wish you a happy Memorial Day weekend. It’s unlikely I’ll update before Monday, but I hope you take time to reflect on why most people get a holiday Monday. The sacrifices of those who gave their lives in service to this country, whether you agree with the cause or not, should […]

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Baseball Stats for Beginners – Part Deux

Posted: May 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm   /   Local, Sports

Why, hello there. In part one of this series, I talked about a few of the stat lines for hitting, so I thought in part two, I’d talk about my favorite aspect of the game: pitching. Again, please note this isn’t meant to be an all-encompassing breakdown of sabermetrics; rather, just an intro to a […]

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Baseball Stats for Beginners – Part 1

Posted: May 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm   /   Local, Sports

So, on my way to Illinois this weekend, I had some time (ok, a lot) to ponder baseball. One of my good friends who I knows reads this column was asking me a few questions about the game, and I realized that at times, I probably present stats and acronyms that not everyone will comprehend. […]

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Why It’s Good to Be a Cardinals Fan

Posted: May 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

I’m spoiled. And not just because I have a huge house, six-figure income, and a gorgeous ladyfriend who will cook me bacon any time I ask. Because I don’t have any of those things. No, I’m spoiled because I’m a Cardinals fan. And if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been spoiled as well. You […]

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Cards Boast Best Record in NL

Posted: May 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Hi there! Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Life’s been a wonderful mix of busy and hectic recently. Thankfully for you who appreciate my inane posts about baseball statistics, I should have some more free time to post on a regular basis. I’m gonna switch the format of this entry up a bit. Rather […]

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