Jeff Suppan

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    September 20, 2012

    The Return of Lynnsanity

    I'll freely admit that I had little confidence in Lance Lynn's ability to get things turned around as a starter this season. I said as much when he was placed back into the rotation after his stint in the bullpen; I wanted to see more progress, more positive outings, before believing Lynn was going ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    The Westbrook Report

    Hey, you know who's been really good lately -- actually, he's been pretty damned good for most of the season -- and I haven't given nearly enough credit to? Jake Westbrook, that's who. The reason I haven't given him much credit is simple: I still kind of don't believe in him. I know, I know; it ... 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 19, 2011

    The Single Biggest Key to the Cardinals Defeating the Rangers

    Now that's a really big key. ​World Series starts tonight, kids. Exciting stuff, any time you can watch your team playing for the title. Plenty of ink has been spilled analyzing the two sides nearly to death, and plenty more will be spilled between now and the day the series ends. Let me boil ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    An Update on the Boys of Summer​Some time ago, I did a writeup on a film made in 2004 called The Boys of Summer. It's a documentary about a man named Robert Cochrane and his father, who was suffering from Parkinson's Disease, taking a cross-country trip to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums. It was a re ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    K-Mac Keeps Rolling for Cardinals

    Corvus brachyrhynchos, also known as the American Crow. I hear they're delicious broiled. ​Kyle McClellan is clearly gunning for me. He wants to make me look like a fool. He wants to destroy the last tattered vestiges of my once-glorious credibility. And as painful as it is for me to watch him do ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Lance Lynn Gets His First Shot At the Limelight

    Lynn during his time pitching for the University of Mississippi. ​Lance Lynn, suddenly one of the most intriguing names in Cardinals' spring camp, made his 2011 debut yesterday in the Cards' 3-2 victory over the New York Metropolitans of Port St. Lucie, Florida. (I envision one day all major leagu ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Five Keys to the Cardinals' Second Half

    Hey, it's a key, it works. (Also a forgotten classic of power pop you should totally pick up if you ever see it like at a yard sale or something.) ​The second "half" of the baseball season kicks off for the Cardinals tonight (and I put "half" in quotes because technically we passed the halfw ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Some Jeff Suppan-Induced Thoughts on Trading for Cliff Lee​So I'm watching the Cardinals play, suffering through watching Jeff Suppan pitch, and it got me thinking about who the Cards might be able to get to replace him. Now, it's not that Suppan has actually been all that bad since returning to us; he's certainly been better th ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Five Reasons The Cardinals Should Trade for Cliff Lee*

    Image sourceWouldn't Cliff Lee look nice in Cardinal red?​In case you haven't been paying attention these past three games, the Mariners stink.It's a special kind of stink too. They run into outs on the bases, commit costly errors, blow saves and generally suck at hitting. Just think of an ugly wa ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Jeff Suppan Returning to the Cardinals

    Here's a picture of Suppan giving the thumbs up.​Pitcher Jeff Suppan is returning to the Cardinals, tweets Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. As you may have heard early this week, Sup' was let go by the Brewers, prompting one Milwaukee fan to have keyboard cat play him out of Milwauk ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    A Fond Farewell for Jeff Suppan. From a Keyboard-Playing Cat.

    Jeff Suppan, the Cardinals' 2006 NLCS MVP, was released yesterday by the Milwaukee Brewers, the club that signed him to a four-year $42 million contract after the Cards' World Series run. Here's an indication of how much "Soup" will be missed by the Brew Crew faithful:With Aaron Miles already back i ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Previewing the Padres

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdmit it. That's a creepy effing mascot. ​​The Cardinals travel to San Diego tonight to begin a series against the surprising Padres, who sit atop the NL West. Looking over at the other dugout, the Cards just may see a mirror image of themselves, a team succeeding mostly on ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    The Controversy of Tim Tebow's Super Bowl Ad is Old News in St. Louis

    Amen. Here in St. Louis we like to think we clap for the other team when they make a good play. We're gracious and forgiving of our pro athletes (fans here give needle-in-the-butt guys like Mark McGwire minutes-long standing ovations.) We love them, even when they're not talking about sports a ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    A Quick Plug for Something Great

    You know, I really like to try and bring positive things to your attention whenever I can. I fail most of the time, being the sort of person for whom optimism will always be just slightly out of reach, but I try nonetheless. So, in the spirit of positive things, I would like to tell you about s ... More >>

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    July 4, 2007

    Thy Neighbor's Worth

    A new St. Louis online paper will let you know whether that family moving next door is rich and famous.

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    December 20, 2006

    Unreal News Challenge 2006

    Week of December 21, 2006

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    April 21, 2004

    Too Large for Worry, Too Strong for Fear

    Unreal meets a guy who's Optimistic about Iraq, laments the banning of ephedra and listens in on an argument between sports columnists; plus we help you (yes, you!) enter the P-D essay contest