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Manny Ramirez

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    In Which the Author is Forced to Defend Tony La Russa Against His Will

    commons.wikimedia.org​Well, it was inevitable, I suppose. Finally, after years of little passive-aggressive asides and snarky jabs being tossed surreptitiously toward Tony La Russa, someone came out and said it straight up: La Russa doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Thom Loverro, of ESPN 98 ... 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 7, 2009

    Back In the Saddle (Hopefully, Anyway)

    For the past couple of weeks, I've been feeling really kind of rough. Not sick, necessarily, but just not all that well. Every few days, I would feel a little better, but then the next day it would be right back down. I had a hell of a time mustering the wherewithall to complete much of anything. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Cardinals' Dan McLaughlin is Baseball's Second-Biggest Blabbermouth

    Last August, the ever-brooding Jeff Kent, finishing out his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, threw one of his patented hissy fits when a Los Angeles Times columnist had the temerity to suggest that Manny Ramirez's arrival had helped Kent raise his batting average by twenty points. Wikiped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Trolley Dodgers 2 17/08/09 - The Best Day Ever

    A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Cardinals: We'll Take that 2004 World Series Trophy Now, Thanks

    We'll take that now, kthnx.​Now that the venerable New York Times has published a report -- out today -- that Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz tested positive for 'roids in 2003, the entire roster of the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals, its management and fans are politely asking for the 2004 World Series t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Manny Ramirez: Not Only a Cheater, But a Liar As Well

    I try not to get too very sanctimonious over much of anything in life. I don't consider myself a moral relativist, by any means, but I just don't believe things are very often defined sharply in black and white. We all do what we have to to get by in life, and all too often, that means compromising ... 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

    July 20, 2009

    "The Most Perfect Player Who Ever Did Live"

    Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already read Joe Posnaski and Bill James' Sports Illustrated cover story from last week on Albert Pujols, well, what else are you doing on a Monday morning. Working?In what was probably the best piece of writing/analysis to come out of All-Star week, James makes the c ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
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    May 7, 2009

    Manny Being Manny, Being Suspended

    The fallout from the suspension of Manny Ramirez is coming hard and fast now. 

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Loudmouth Jonathan Papelbon

    Amazingly, just this past week, a story actually came along that got everyone to stop talking about Alex Rodriguez, even if only for a moment or two. The source of such distraction was the Boston Red Sox. More specifically, it was the closer for the Boston nine, Mr. Jonathan Papelbon, giving hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: The Manny of Our Dreams

    I'm sure that you've probably all heard by now that Albert Pujols thinks the Cardinals should sign Manny Ramirez. Well, you know what? If it's good enough for Albert, it's good enough for me. Manny Ramirez is our Card of the Week. Specifically, we have a 2007 Manny Ramirez card by Bowman Heritage. I ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    Not Manny Problems, the Dodgers Couldn't Back Up Ramirez

    And then there were three. The Dodgers were eliminated last night; the Phillies beat them 5-1 to send Los Angeles home. Looking back at my prediction for the series, I was totally right. Five games. You heard it right here, baby. Of course, there is the small issue of the fact that I thought it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Unreal Live-Blogs the Final Presidential Debate

    7:56 p.m.: Allrighty then. Unreal is going to attempt to live-blog the final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign. Why? Good question. Because it's there? Because it's a defining moment in American history? Nah. Because we want to see whether John McCain spontaneously combusts on national tele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Watching Cardinals' Bullpen is Second-Worst Pain Ever

    You know, I had planned on writing about Chris Carpenter's return to the mound this morning. I had planned on writing about Manny Ramirez making his ridiculous way to St. Louis. Instead of all that, though, I would like to tell you a little story. One of my earliest -- and, unfortunately, most viv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Cardinals Should Stay Away from Rockies' Slugger Matt Holliday

    The Holiday, err, Holliday Road? The Internet has been positively atwitter ever since yesterday morning, when it was reported that the Cardinals are apparently interested in trading for Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies. There's been a ton of discussion all over the place, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Why I Continue to Hate the Boston Red Sox

    Let Me Tell You Why I Hate the Red Sox Gentle Readers, (in my best Stephen King): I despise the Boston Red Sox. It's a little odd, too, because there are a ton of reasons that I should like them. I love teams that draft and develop their own players, and the Red Sox have done a better job of bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • Music

    August 3, 2005

    Good Advices

    We have an intervention for An Angle, talk baseball and Moz with Joe Pernice, and learn some rock rules by which to live

  • Music

    February 16, 2000

    Shining Path

    Ben Harper's journey to musical stardom

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