1. Chris Duncan Looking Healthy Again: Cardinals News and Notes

    It's really starting to look like Chris Duncan is healthy.He had another strong game against the Tigers yesterday, going 2-for-2 with his second home run of the spring, raising his average up to ...

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  2. St. Louis Cardinals: Thoughts After An Off-Day

    No game to talk about from yesterday, so just a few random topics for discussion.First off, Rick Ankiel notched a 83.7 percent approval rating from 56 voters, sliding him right in between Mike Shannon and Tony La Russa...

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  3. St. Louis Cardinals: Weekend Ups and Downs

    A mixed bag this weekend. Good stuff Saturday, but it sounds like Sunday was a doozy.Let's hit up Saturday's game against the Astros first...

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  4. A Disappointing Day in Cardinal Nation

    For a Friday, things sure didn't lend to a happy weekend yesterday.First, let's take a look at the game against the Mets...

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  5. Cardinals Defeat the Dominican Republic Behind Strong Pitching

    Well, the biggest game of the spring has come and gone, and it actually doesn't leave a mark on the record. I'm not even sure what to call an exhibition in the middle of an exhibition season!The Cards took the game against the Dominican Republic 4-1...

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  6. The St. Louis Cardinals' Biggest Spring Training Game

    It's really hard to have a big spring training game. The stakes are as low as they get, as I'm pretty sure players don't even bet steak dinners on the outcome. (Better not—I hear that's how Pete Rose got started...

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  7. Cardinals-Mets: Chris Duncan Pounds Mets In Spring Training Game

    Chris Duncan irritates a lot of Cardinal fans. In fact, one of the recent UCB roundtables (that just went up) dealt with that very topic. Yesterday, though, Duncan reminded us what he can possibly do when healthy...

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  8. Adam Wainwright Goes Wrong

    The Cardinals got their first look at their Opening Day starter yesterday. They have to hope that it was his evil twin that showed up.Actually, Adam Wainwright's outing wasn't all that bad...

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  9. A Weekend of Cardinal Baseball

    Two games, two wins this weekend for the Cardinals. Plenty of offense to examine, but the most important stats came on the mound.Chris Carpenter: 2 innings, no hits, no runs, 19 pitches, 13 strikes...

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  10. St. Louis Cardinals: Take the Good, Take the Bad

    Cards win, Cards win! Always nice to get that zero out of the win column, even if it is just the first week of spring training games. And, really, is it ever bad to beat the Mets?That said, it definitely wasn't an unqualified success...

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  11. St. Louis Cardinals Letdown: A Shot To The Optimism

    Don't get me wrong. I'm not this guy who is trying to write off the season after two spring training games. The traditional spring disclaimers of "the games don't count" and "it's early" and everything else definitely still apply...

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  12. St. Louis Cardinals: Having Flashbacks

    Wonderful to have actual baseball to talk about. Even if yesterday's game reminds us of the dead-horse arguments and comments from last year.Terrible numbers with runners in scoring position...

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  13. Playing Pepper 2009: San Francisco Giants

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posted them five questions...

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  14. Playing Pepper 2009: San Diego Padres

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posted them five questions...

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  15. Playing Pepper 2009: Texas Rangers

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posed to them five questions...

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  16. St. Louis Cardinals Begin Spring Slate Today Against Florida Marlins

    After a long winter full of debate, rumor, and activity, baseball returns to the sun-splashed fields in Florida and Arizona today. It is a beautiful thing.Below are the St...

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  17. Playing Pepper 2009: Los Angeles Dodgers

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posted them five questions...

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  18. Playing Pepper 2009: Seattle Mariners

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posted them five questions...

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  19. The Hot Corner Cardinals: News and Notes from St. Louis' Spring Training

    As Cardinals' players begin their last day before spring games get underway, a few news items stand out from St. Louis' spring training...

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  20. Playing Pepper 2009: Colorado Rockies

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posted them five questions...

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  21. Playing Pepper 2009: Oakland Athletics

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posted them five questions...

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  22. Only Two More Days Without Cardinals Baseball

    These are the last two days without baseball games. Isn't that wonderful to dwell on? After Wednesday, basically every day from now to the beginning of October will have a Cardinals baseball game to watch and discuss...

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  23. Playing Pepper 2009: Arizona Diamondbacks

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posed to them five questions...

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  24. Playing Pepper 2009: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    As the players start getting themselves ready for another season, I thought it'd be a good idea to do the same. I contacted a blogger for each major league team and posed to them five questions...

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  25. Lack of Competition: Joel Pineiro Given No. 5 Spot In Cardinals Rotation

    So Tony LaRussa, a man who tends to thrive on competition for positions in spring training, made the rotation official yesterday. Well, as official as it can get before spring training games have even started...

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