1. Another Step Back

    It's really true. Momentum is just as good as the next day's pitcher.Not saying that you can really blame this one too much on Kyle Lohse...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  2. A Sunnier Weekend

    It's been a while since we could look back on a four-game stretch and feel positive feelings about the Cardinal club. Which means it is not surprising that off-field issues tended to cloud things up...

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  3. Are The Cardinals Addicted To Crowds?

    After seeing this Cardinals team again play to their level of competition, rebounding from the 2-8 road trip against cellar dwellers and beating the first-place Reds in Busch Stadium, ...

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  4. "It Didn't Look Like They Wanted To Come Out And Beat Us"

    I think the title of this post says it all. When a player on the opposing team questions the desire, there's little else to say about the 2010 Cardinals.That was Geoff Blum's quote to MLB...

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  5. Cardinals Keep Destroying Hope

    I wonder if any of his old friends in Cincinnati have called Adam Dunn and said thanks for the help. Since his home run on Saturday, the Cards have scored a total of two runs in 31 innings...

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  6. Cardinals Hit Rock Bottom, Break Out Jackhammers

    You know, just once, it'd be nice to have an upbeat, positive day. I guess last Monday, with the big win over the Pirates, would count as one of those. However, since sweeping the Reds 20 days ago, those kind of days have been few and far between...

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  7. Another Lost Cardinal Weekend

    What is left to say about this team? We are using up all the possible words to describe what we are seeing out of this team that, on paper, is one of the most talented ever to play in St...

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  8. Exasperating=Cardinals

    Exasperated Definition: to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely Synonyms: aggravate, agitate, anger, annoy, embitter, enrage, gall See: St. Louis Cardinals, 2010It's like it's become a baseball version of Phineas and Ferb...

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  9. Dear, St. Louis Cardinals: You Win

    Dear Cardinals, This is to inform you that, due to your maddeningly inconsistent play, your inability to beat bad teams regularly, and your amazing ability to tease with late inning ...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 305 reads 7 comments

  10. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

    On the face of it, it wasn't a terrible loss. Most discussion of the next 10 games had the Cardinals going 8-2 if they wanted to make a run, so they haven't ruined that...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  11. Watch Out Pittsburgh, Here Comes Albert Pujols

    I think that, if I were the owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, I would petition Major League Baseball to make sure that the Cardinals never came to Pittsburgh in August...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 343 reads 3 comments

  12. Have The Cardinals Bounced?

    The weekend started with an internet furor over a Cardinal trade. It ended with a lot more optimism after a stellar pitching performance. In between, well, it's possible that the Cardinals hit rock bottom and bounced...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 86 reads 1 comments

  13. Sigh-Inducing

    Just when you start to believe in this team, to think that they've finally found that gas pedal on the team car, they stomp on the brakes. A four game winning streak to get into first place? Let's follow that up with three losses against sub-...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  14. Looking To The Future

    There may not have been any games on the field last night, but there were some late-night anxious moments anyway.Last night was the deadline for signing picks from the most recent draft...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  15. The Frustration Continues

    Remember when I said that Cardinal fans should caution against getting too high off of that Cincinnati series? Unfortunately, this 2010 team is becoming predictably frustrating. Let's look at the series...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 153 reads 1 comments

  16. A Cautionary Note

    I've been thinking about this topic for a bit, but before I could write about it Brian Burwell, for once, beat me to it. There's been a lot of optimism out of the sweep of Cincinnati, as well there should be...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  17. Cardinals-Reds: Sweeping Our Cares Away—St. Louis Takes Three Straight

    Earlier this year, the Cardinals took the first two games from the Toronto Blue Jays on the road and sent out Adam Wainwright to complete the sweep. Wainwright, though, had one of his rare off games, and the Cards weren't able to use the brooms...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 75 reads 0 comments

  18. Cardinals Battle To The Top

    I think I'm glad I'm not vacationing up in Reds Country this week. I was only approached a couple of times about my Cardinal attire while I was there on my vacation, but I have a feeling ...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 940 reads 0 comments

  19. Starting Off Right

    "Great, kid! Don't get cocky."--Han Solo The Cards had a nice inning yesterday. Skip Schumaker hit a fly ball in the right place at the right time and when you have Chris Carpenter ...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  20. Did I Miss Anything?

    While some of you may be disappointed, I am back from my vacation. I want to thank all of those that filled in while I was gone--I caught up with those entries on my return and was impressed with how good they were...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 39 reads 0 comments

  21. Series Preview: St. Louis @ Florida

    Hello C70 readers, my name is Michael Jong from fellow BBA blog Marlin Manaic and I will be (late) guest blogging here for Daniel while he is out on vacation...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  22. Decisions, Decisions

    Hello, again. My name is Bill Ivie and I am the one that got this whole hijacking off the ground. Daniel left the keys to the house in our care and we are coming to the end of the ...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  23. The Promising Life and Tragic Death of Austin McHenry

    Considered one of the best left fielders in the game after his brilliant 1921 season, Cardinals outfielder Austin McHenry saw his career reach a premature end on July 31, 1922 at the age of 26...

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  24. The Pennant Race

    The 2010 season was supposed to be an easy one for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs were fading, the Brewers had no pitching, the Reds weren't ready, the Astros had gotten old, and the Pirates, well, they hadn't been good in about 20 years...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  25. Cardinals-Astros: Setting Up This Three-Game Series with the 2011 Astros

    Okay, Cardinals fans. This is your friendly Astros blog, Astros County, checking in for a preview of this three-game series between us. This is obviously a new-look Astros team that you're seeing...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about 4 years ago 94 reads 2 comments