Hal McRae

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Is McGwire to Blame for Cardinals' Lack of Offensive? The Numbers Don't Suggest It

    So a little over a month into the season, the Cardinals' pitching, particularly the starting pitching, has been absolutely exquisite, while the offense has been, um, let's see...what's the opposite of exquisite? Maybe not the opposite, actually; how about something that's well short of exquisite but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Mac is Back! La Russa to Install Mark McGwire as Cardinals Hitting Coach

    I thought I was still slumbering this morning when I opened up the paper to read that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is expected to sign a new two-year deal with the club on the condition that the Redbirds also sign tainted slugger Mark McGwire as hitting coach. A triumphant return for Mr. McGwire? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Return of the Mac

    ​So maybe, just maybe, perhaps, it might be, maybe, that the St. Louis Cardinals are preparing to name one Mark 'Big Mac' McGwire as their next hitting instructor. Maybe.  Okay, first off, to get it out of the way: I think this is a brilliant move. Mark McGwire, despite what shortcomings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Game Notes: Astros 4, Cardinals 3 08/27/09 -- An Ugly Loss​-- I hate Brian Moehler. A lot. It never fails to irritate me when the Cardinals get shut down by some journeyman pitcher, and it happens every single time they see Moehler. Somehow, he has still never lost to the Birds, despite being an incredibly mediocre pitcher overall. Hell, take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Welcome to St. Louis, Manny

    Ramirez​I would be remiss if I didn't at least mention the reception of one Manfred Ramirez. (I wish his name really were Manfred. That would be awesome.) Manny was, of course, quite roundly booed every time up in last night's game between the Cardinals and Dodgers, and really, I don't think anyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The 5 Greatest Coach Meltdowns Ever Filmed

    After seeing Jim Calhoun, men's basketball coach at the University of Connecticut, lay into a reporter who asked him about giving back a portion of his salary to help and offset the state's budget shortfall (Calhoun is, in fact, the highest paid state employee in Connecticut), I found myself thinkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Cards Land Khalil Greene, Padres Fans Rejoice

    At this writing it remains unclear which "relief prospects" the St. Louis Cardinals surrendered to the San Diego Padres in exchange for shortstop Khalil Greene, but the Padres faithful over at the Gaslamp Ball blog are slamming the door on the Mulleted One's backside while he's still packing.

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

    Strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a minor-league hitting coach