1. The Fox/DISH Conflict

    Now, I don't have DISH Network. I don't even have DirecTV, so the battle that the Fox Sports regional networks are having with DISH isn't a big deal for me personally. As long as it shows up on my cable system, I'm a happy camper...

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  2. Familiarity Breeds Contempt

    As we discussed yesterday, Tony La Russa made it official and rejoined the Cardinals for a 16th year. Let's be honest, though--there is a 2012 option on the contract and I'd say it's 95% certain that option will get exercised...

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  3. Feliz, Posey Win Two-Man Races For Willie Mays Award

    The battle for the Willie Mays Award, given by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance Feliz posted a 2.73 ERA and a 0...

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  4. The Return

    While it's not official yet, it sounds like Tony La Russa will take the helm for the St. Louis Cardinals again next season...

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  5. Washington, Black Win Connie Mack Award

    Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers and Bud Black of the San Diego Padres were named winners of the Connie Mack Award by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance ...

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  6. A Little Catchup

    Spending a little time out of the office has left me little time to catch up on the blogging, and there are numerous things I need to do. I still need to finish up the Colorado series...

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  7. An Excellent Cardinal Adventure: Part V

    For the rest of this series, click on the following: Part I , Part II , Part III , Part IV . After slipping away from the pressbox, Geoff had to leave us for a softball game, so we thanked him profusely for the whole experience...

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  8. LiveBaseballChat.com

    With us discussing yesterday's game, well, yesterday and not much else going on in the world of the Cardinals right now, I wanted to catch up on a promise I'd made earlier in the year...

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  9. Meaningless Baseball

    Congratulations to the Cincinnati Reds on clinching the National League Central Division last night. Since I hold no animosity toward most of that club (unlike, say, a team from the ...

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  10. Baseball Bloggers Alliance Announces New Award Names

    Baseball Bloggers Alliance Announces New Award Names Changes reflect appreciation for history of the game The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) recently announced the renaming of their ...

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  11. UCB September Project: Top 7 Prospects

    For the third straight year, the United Cardinal Bloggers are spending their September project making their selections for the top 7 prospects (thus the name) in the Cardinal farm system...

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  12. An Excellent Cardinal Adventure: Part IV

    For previous sections of this story, click here for Part I, here for Part II, and here for Part III.After parting from Dan in the Fox booth, we realized that it was closing in on 6:30, ...

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  13. What's Left To Say?

    To some degree, it's almost humorous to hear Skip Schumaker and Tony La Russa spend time trying to figure out the "right word" to describe this team in the game story today. We bloggers have been doing that for quite some time...

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  14. Expectations Met

    Well, it was a road game against a cellar-dweller. Was there really any doubt how last night's game was going to turn out?Just for kicks, here's something interesting...

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  15. Cardinals Confound Constantly

    I know that I still owe you Part IV of the Cardinal Adventure from last week and that will come, but we have to get back to some of our regular programming for now. Take your Dramamine, because it's again a roller coaster of a ride...

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  16. An Excellent Cardinal Adventure: Part III

    For the previous sections of this story, click here for Part I and here for Part II.After we had said our goodbyes to Jim and Pat, we followed Geoff (and, actually, the two of them as well) out the door of the media dining room...

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  17. An Excellent Cardinal Adventure: Part II

    Something that I left out of Part I that I remembered last night as I settled in to read some of Tom Mee's book before bed was that, after we left the truck and were talking to Geoff ...

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  18. An Excellent Cardinal Adventure: Part I

    "Guys, I think I have enough stuff for two weeks of posts."Those were the words of the founder of Pitchers Hit Eighth somewhere in the midst of a whirlwind afternoon yesterday at Busch Stadium...

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  19. Broken Promises

    "I won't lose again." Adam Wainwright said those words two starts ago, upset with how he had been performing and looking at a four-game losing streak. He was able to win last time out, continuing the vow, but last night, that promise was broken...

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  20. More Of The Same

    It's a little checklist that Cardinal fans go through before games, to prepare themselves for what is to come: Is the opposing pitcher someone the Cardinals haven't seen much of? Check...

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  21. Creeping Toward The End

    The Cardinals wound up splitting the series with the Braves, which basically just accomplished the feat of marking days and games off the calendar. The last three games, in synopsis: Friday (8-6 loss) Hero: Matt Holliday...

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  22. Quad City Playoffs, A Watcher's View

    We'll talk about last night's crushing defeat, where again the Cards had an opportunity and let it slip away, more on Monday, but right now, I wanted to bring you some special programming...

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  23. Cardinals Get Off Script

    We've seen it before. Way too many times, in fact. A miscue, a bad pitch, and suddenly the Cardinals are in a 3-0 hole early in the game, a hole that they don't climb out of as they slog to another loss...

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  24. Throwing Up One's Hands

    It's amazing how this team can tantalize just enough to keep you interested, then dash you to the ground. Everytime you think you are out, they pull you back in...

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  25. Want To Go To Social Media Night?

    You've heard a lot of talk about the Social Media Night the Cardinals are having. I've mentioned it here a time or two and the article that Matt Sebek wrote about it got a lot of attention in the internet version of Cardinal Nation...

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