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Joe Mather

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    The Cardinals Have an Infield Question; The Import Market May Have an Answer

    ​Okay, before everyone gets all pissed off at me, I don't have anything personal against Skip Schumaker. I don't. Scout's honor. I mean, I don't really get the whole handsome thing with Skip, but that's mostly a matter of taste. I'll swoon at the mere mention of Joe Mather, and every so often in j ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    The Redbird Relief Race Heading Into the Home Stretch

    Coming into spring training, the Cardinals only had a few real holes to fill. Well, perhaps not holes to fill, really, but at least decisions to make on how best to utilize their resources. Ryan Franklin and his awful beard will once again be closing games for the Cardinals this season. The res ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Rumor Roundup: The Return of Jimmy Baseball

    Literary legend Thomas Wolfe evinces his displeasure upon being told he will one day be referenced in a baseball blog post. ​You can't go home again. It's just the way things are. We all fight it, we all do what we can to hold out on our younger worlds, but facts, as they say, is facts. You can ne ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Roster Problems

    Yesterday afternoon, we saw what was, in my ever so humble opinion, the best start so far this year from a Cardinal go to waste. Chris Carpenter deserves some apologies, and a better outcome next time out. The question, of course, is how do you get him a better outcome next time? 

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    May 5, 2009

    Get Well Soon, Swingin' Dick

    I'll admit it: I actually yelled out when Dick Ankiel went into that wall last night. Usually, even in the case of an injury, I'm much more taciturn, but not this time. Honestly, I thought he was dead. I jumped up, screamed out "Oh my God," and just stood there in my living room, hands pressed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Cardinals Nickname Poll: Joe Mather Official Results

    Well, this one was over before it began, really. It was no contestJoe Mather is hereby christened "Joey Bombs"! That moniker led the way with 64% of the vote;  Unreal's secretly hoped-for choice, "Spud," finished an almost-respectable second, garnering 21%.We liked Spud because it sounds old-sc ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Cardinals Nickname Poll: Rick Ankiel Official Results

    It's official -- and by a landslide. Rick Ankiel is hereby christened "Swingin' Dick"!A whopping 63% of respondents favored the "Swingin' Dick" handle for the Cardinals' slugging outfielder. Coming in a distant second: "Ammerin Ank," with 20% percent of the vote.And remember: It's not too late to ca ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    Tony La Russa: "The Mozart of Overmanagers"

    Kansas City Star columnist Joe Posnanski penned a piece for Sports Illustrated today that attempts to break down what happens inside the manic mind of Cardinals manager Tony La Russa during spring training. In short, Posnanski suggests that TLR spends much of his time reveling in how much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Top 10 Stories about the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals

    Spring training is officially underway, with real, no-foolin' games being played and everything. The beginning of a long, twisty road that leads through summer and into autumn, hopefully ending late in October with a nice, new piece of hardware to add to the trophy case at Busch Stadium.At the very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Bargain Shopping, the Cardinal Way

    Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Awards Time: The Best of the Cardinals and the Cardinal Blogs

    I've spoken in the past of the United Cardinal Bloggers project, I know. Well, see, it's the time of year when those of us who take part in such things all gather 'round the flickering monitor screen and take a vote. We vote on things large and small, exquisite and banal. And then, when all the vote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Cards vs. Brewers Wrap-Up: Pujols Gets Fired Up, El Perezidente Shuts Down Sluggers

    Biggest Series of the Year, now over. The result? Exactly the same as it was going in. Of course, there are two less games now to try and make up the ground that needs to be made up, but the deficit remains the same. So, what did we learn from this series, kids? First off, we learned that I am a t ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 12, 2008

    McClellan, Perez, Show Against Marlins They are Future of Cardinals Bullpen

    I do believe we may have seen the future last night. Or, at least, I hope we saw the future. Seems like a trip to south Florida always does wonders for the spirits (and the record) for the Cardinals, doesn't it? The Cards have consistently pounded the Marlins the past few years, both here in St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Joe Mather a Bright Spot in a Frustrating Season

    Ah. I see your game now, Tony. You give Ryan Franklin the vote of confidence, causing me to go into a raging tirade about making Kyle McClellan the closer, then you come out a couple of hours later and make Izzy the closer again. I see what you did there. Tony La Russa is trying to destroy my br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Four Positive Notes for the Cardinals at the All-Star Break

    Ah, the All-Star break. That special time of the year when we all huddle up together around the television with a big bowl of popcorn and listen to Chris Berman make an ass of himself calling the Home Run Derby and then watch one of the biggest farces in all of sports. That's right, everybody! We th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    Heartbreaking Loss in D.C. Could Have Been Avoided

    OK. I've got a question for everyone out there. Be honest, now. When you saw both Chris Perez and Ryan Franklin used in the first game of a split doubleheader, a game in which Todd Wellemeyer, who was cruising along just as easy as you please, what did you think? If you're anything like me, you pr ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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