1. Stephen Strasburg Ruined My ITouch

    Stephen Strasburg is an incredible pitcher. He's taken the baseball world by storm, living up to the hype, setting records virtually every time out. Yet this weekend, he was indirectly responsible for me frying my iPod Touch...

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  2. Sweep Incomplete

    Busy couple of nights at the ballpark, with most of the focus on the bump in the middle.First off, the Jeff Suppan return tour kicked off in a manner that didn't shock me too much, though I will admit I didn't think it'd be that strong...

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  3. Baseball Bloggers Alliance: All-Star Ballot

    As both of the regular readers out there know, I am involved with an organization called the Baseball Bloggers Alliance...

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  4. Card Shuffling Proves Effective

    The big news prior to yesterday's game was the fancy new lineup that Tony La Russa was running out there. Matt Holliday was hitting second, Ryan Ludwick was hitting fourth and, to the great joy of some, the pitcher was hitting eighth...

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  5. Desert Mirage

    The Cardinals won the first game in Arizona, but that was just the oasis in the losing streak. A quick recap:Friday (5-2 win)Hero: Brendan Ryan. He's still not found himself at the plate entirely, slipping back around ...

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  6. Heading To The Desert

    The Cards had an off day yesterday, but it obviously wasn't uneventful. Lots of talk about the signing of Jeff Suppan, and not a lot of it positive. Bernie Miklasz discussed it this morning, doing his best to make sense of it...

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  7. Soup's On? Really?

    Derrick Goold has the scoop:"Suppan back with Cardinals per agent."Speaking for a lot of Cardinal fans, I want to say, "Are you kidding me?"Let's get this out of the way. There's nobody in Cardinal Nation that doesn't like Jeff Suppan as a person...

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  8. Caution: Brooms In Use

    You know you are in a skid when neither Chris Carpenter nor Adam Wainwright can stop it.Save for Ryan Ludwick's three-run homer, the Cardinal bats were again quiet last night...

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  9. Cardinals Struggling In LA

    You know, when the offense is clicking, you think things are just going to roll on forever. However, even with an offense like the Cardinals', when you take out a couple of pieces, the Jenga tower apparently falls down...

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  10. Miserable Present, Intriguing Future

    Exactly what do you say about last night's debacle of a game? The Hero is obvious, with Ryan Ludwick hitting two home runs and being the largest part of an offense that never really got on track...

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  11. A Cardinal Weekend

    The Cardinals had a good weekend against the Brewers, though it could have been better. Their slipup last night on ESPN's game of the week dropped them back into a tie for first...

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  12. First Place Again

    Well, the offense wasn't strong last night, but since the Cardinals were able to put together enough runs to win, I'll take that as an indication that it's OK for me to stay with this blogging thing...

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  13. Examining The Pitching Options

    As I said in the main post this morning, I had spent a little discussion time on the possibility of the Cardinals acquiring a pitcher before technical difficulties intervened...

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  14. Cardinal Blogger Shuts Up, Cardinal Offense Heats Up

    I sincerely hope there's not a correlation, but since I last regularly blogged last week, the Cards have scored seven runs in all but two games, the first one I missed and the one of the UCB Progressive Game Blog, which I participated in...

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  15. UCB Progressive Game Blog: Ninth Inning

    When you look at the calendar and pick out a game to do for this type of project, you never know what kind of game you are going to get...

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  16. United Cardinal Bloggers Announce Third Annual Progressive Game Blog

    The United Cardinal Bloggers would like to announce their third annual progressive game blog, set to cover Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs.Each blogger will be responsible for one inning of this Saturday's matchup...

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  17. Their Reputation Preceeds Them

    You know that going into San Diego, it's going to be a tough place to score runs. The park is designed for pitching and the Padres usually take advantage of that with some pretty solid pitchers...

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  18. Signs Of Cardinal Life

    It wasn't a perfect weekend for St. Louis. Not that it was bad, mind you; anytime you win two of three it's a pretty good set. However, the signs from this weekend indicate that as nice as this series with the Angels was, better days are a-comin'...

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  19. Just Enough

    The cliche is that, for good pitchers, you have to get to them early or you don't get to them at all. Apparently Adam Wainwright, if you didn't know, is a good pitcher...

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  20. Cardinal Offense Still Sputtering

    Even though they've split the last couple of games and won two of three since the lineup swap, the offense still isn't a well-tuned machine. Save for that first inning against the Nationals on Monday, it's still been a struggle to score runs...

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  21. Wishes Granted

    In yesterday's entry, I said this:"I'd like to see them get a lead and then gradually increase it"As I've said before, sometimes it's like they read this blog...

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  22. Cardinals-Braves: Another Rally by the Redbirds

    You know, it's kinda nice to see these comebacks. Granted, I'd like to see them get a lead and then gradually increase it, but knowing that a team isn't out of it is helpful. You have to give the Hero tag to Yadier Molina this time...

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  23. Cardinal Comeback

    First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has expressed kind words over the Cardinal Blogosphere Guide. I hope that it results in increased traffic for the blogs listed and that you can find another source of can't-miss Cardinal writing...

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  24. Making Applesauce

    Yesterday's game must have been a nice ripe apple, because Motte made sauce out of it.While in some respects it's true, as Matthew Leach Tweeted yesterday after the game, that the reason ...

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  25. Just Two Games

    Just two games. Just two games.It's sometimes hard to stay focused on the here and now when the team has played so well in all facets these first two days. Your mind start wandering to big summer leads and a postseason appearance...

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