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Viva El Birdos

Viva El Birdos scribe lboros knows so much about Cardinals baseball that he spends most of his columns debating himself. Topics that have taken on great controversy in his own mind (and thus spilled upon the digital page) include: Who's had a better first 600 at-bats, So Taguchi or Willie McGee? (Remember, you've got to consider "the changes to busch stadium between the 1980s and 2000s" and "the difference in run-scoring context between the two eras.") Also, wonders lboros, has shortstop David Eckstein been a net asset to the team or a liability since coming over from the Angels? Sure, his NRAA -- that's Net Runs Above Average -- sucks, but his "Situational Intelligence" is solid. The blog features commentary from other armchair managers and links to other baseball blogs, but in Cardinal Nation, lboros is tops: thought-provoking, thorough and well-written. Viva "Viva"!

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