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Brad Lidge

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    A Brief History of the Game Six Miracle

    Edmonds, the man who brought us a miracle in 2004, then gave us David Freese on his way out the door. ​On the 20th of October, 2004, Jim Edmonds hit a walkoff home run in game six of the National League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Bottom of the twelfth, Albert Pujols stand ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    An Apology to Jaime Garcia, And Then a Bunch of Criticism

    I'm sorry, Jaime. Really. Truly.​Dear Jaime, I am very, very sorry for ever doubting you. I'm sorry for thinking you a head case, for calling you a blow-up waiting to happen. I'm sorry I thought you were probably worn down after throwing close to 50 more innings this season than you ever had ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Pujols' Gutsy Defense Key To Cardinals Victory

    ​Albert Pujols has had plenty of game-changing moments on the baseball field. He's hit home runs in the biggest situations, as Brad Lidge can readily attest. He's come through time and time again when the Cardinals have needed a spark. You can debate all day long whether he'll be worth the contrac ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Is The Cards' Bullpen Fixable?

    Oh, Billy Mays. We still miss you. ​We all saw the disaster over the weekend in San Francisco. Don't pretend you didn't. The Cardinals' supposed closer, Ryan Franklin, blew two more saves, giving him three on the season in four tries. In both games, the Cards were a single out away from winning be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Albert Pujols: The Weight of Being The Mang

    Remember that pose?​Another series, another bad loss trying to go for a sweep. It would be funny if it weren't so frustrating. The deciding moment of the game yesterday was a telling one, a moment that for me summed up nearly everything that's been wrong with this season. It was the bottom of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Morgan Ensberg and The Night the Lights Went Out for Lidge

    ​From the Twitter of Rob Neyer by way of Matthew Leach, we have a real blast from the past: Morgan Ensberg, former Houston Astros' third baseman, discussing Albert Pujols' shot in the 2005 NLCS. Apparently Ensberg was positioned wrong all those years ago, and it was that poor positioning that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    The Year of the Collapsing Closer

    ​When people look back at the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship (it's going to happen, sadly; get used to the idea), there will be talk of Alex Rodriguez finally breaking through and becoming the clutch genius we all knew he had locked away inside him, or Derek Jeter leading the Yanks to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Getting Behind the Angels

    ​With the Cardinals out of the playoffs, I've had to decide what team I'm going to root for the rest of the playoffs. Sure, I could just watch the games impartially and enjoy the sport itself, but where's the fun in that? No, I'm one of those people who are always going to set up a team to root fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Ryan Franklin vs. Matt Holliday: Playing the Blame Game

    ​So the question must eventually be asked, you know. I don't want to have to ask it, and I'm sure you probably don't want to have to try and answer, but the question will not just go away. So here goes. Who was really at fault for the Cardinals ninth-inning, two-out implosion Thursday night? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    My New Favorite Tennis Player

    rankopedia.comWhat a player. ​​You know, I like to think of myself as a pretty enlightened fellow. I really do. Certainly not the sort of neanderthal who would watch a women's tennis match simply because one (or both, come to think of it), of the contestants happened to be, um, rather attractive ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009
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    March 10, 2009

    Slimmed-Down Albert Pujols on Sports Illustrated Cover

    The last time Albert Pujols was in the national spotlight was back in November, when he won the National League MVP award. Back then, just a few days before turkey day and almost two months removed from the season, it looked like El Hombre, as some are prone to call the slugger, had laid into the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: A Villain's Farewell

    Yesterday, Jeff Kent, who just happens to be one of my absolute least favorite ballplayers in the whole wide world, hung up his spikes. For that, he receives a farewell gift from the baseball world. It is known as the Card of the Week, and it may be the single highest honor a player can be given.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Prediction: Dodgers Win Pennant in Five Games

    The NLCS begins tonight. Sadly, the Cardinals were unsuccessful in petitioning the league to let them in "just because." Two of the more storied franchises in the National League will go at it for the chance to lose to the American League champ this year; the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    10 St. Louis Sports Tough Guys, Thugs and Criminals

    Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Welcome Back, Mark Mulder

    Welcome back, Mr. Mulder. It may have only been an inning. It may have come with a six-run lead. It may have only been a tease, yet another heartbreak just waiting to happen. Nonetheless, Mark Mulder took the mound on Monday night, and it was good.

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    April 10, 2008
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    April 7, 2008

    Lance Berkman Is Fat Elvis: A Houston Astros Primer

    If You Ever Get to Houston… Tonight the Cardinals begin their first road trip of the year. First stop: Houston, where they take on the new-look Astros. They play tonight, and at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Houston ballclub that will take the field tonight is not the Astros team we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Lance Berkman Is Fat Elvis: A Houston Astros Primer

    If You Ever Get to Houston… Tonight the Cardinals begin their first road trip of the year. First stop: Houston, where they take on the new-look Astros. They play tonight, and at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Houston ballclub that will take the field tonight is not the Astros team we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Which Cardinal Has the Longest Dinger?

    Chris Duncan hit a home run in the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Astros that elicited an entire dictionary's worth of hyperbolic verbs. The ball was ripped, tattooed, crushed and, dare I say, dry humped. photo: AP The prodigious blast, which you can see here, came off former Cardina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Which Cardinal Has the Longest Dinger?

    Chris Duncan hit a home run in the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Astros that elicited an entire dictionary's worth of hyperbolic verbs. The ball was ripped, tattooed, crushed and, dare I say, dry humped. photo: AP The prodigious blast, which you can see here, came off former Cardina ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 12, 2006

    Git Up, Baby!

    Mike Shannon’s redone his namesake steak house -- and it’s a real humdinger

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