Friday, November 12, 2004

Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener....

Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener....:

Below the fold, you'll find a listing of the 207 players who have filed for MLB free agency (some conditionally pending decisions by their clubs to pick up contract options). I'm posting this because the only sites I can seem to find this info are "registration required" sites....

The 207 players free agents are (*provisional free agency filing; club can still pick up contract option for 2005):

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

GQ best dressed franchises

St. Louis Cardinals (1962 - 1970 and 1992 - present): Yankees pinstripes get all the attention from old-schoolers, but the Cards’ birds-on-the-bat insignia, which debuted in 1922, is every bit as classic-and more playful.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Prospectus Today: Finis

Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Prospectus Today: Finis: "'We've secretly replaced the National League Champions with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let's see who notices.'"

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Fuck Your Couch: Is That A Tear In My Beer?

Fuck Your Couch: Is That A Tear In My Beer?: "The word 'Suppan' is now relative to doing something so stupid that it leaves spectators mouths open. As in 'Dude, you pulled a major Suppan by not taking that chick home last night! What were you thinking?'"

Redbird Nation

Redbird Nation: "I said before this series began that no matter what happens, we'll never forget this week as long as we live. And sure enough, I'll remember tonight's baserunning snafu by Jeff Suppan 'til the day I die. It's the touchstone for the entire series -- equal parts fluky and inept."

Monday, October 25, 2004

STL Outsider: Matt Morris

STL Outsider: Matt Morris: "In the fifth Morris hit Millar and then proceeded to give up two more runs on two doubles. It's not fair to blame this kind of blow-up on Matheny, but isn't blow-up prevention precisely why Matheny's been give almost 2000 at-bats the last five seasons?"

Friday, October 22, 2004

Redbird Nation

Redbird Nation: "The best word I can think of to describe Rolen's homer is 'sudden.' From where I was sitting behind third base I couldn't see the ball clear the wall so I quickly shifted my gaze to Pujols to watch his body language. He was pumping his fist and trotting home but I still wasn't sure so I looked over to Rolen, recognized the head-down sprint, and just lost all control. The time between his swing and my recognition of what happened was about three seconds but, as I just described, I remember all of it like a three hour movie. I then felt, honestly, a surge of electricity that seemed to be passing through all the fans. It was absolute unbridled, sudden joy. Phenomenal."

STLtoday - Sports - Cardinals

STLtoday - Sports - Cardinals: "Rolen's explanation for what happened next was equally simple. 'I put a good swing on the ball. It came off the bat pretty well. That's probably the most excited I've ever been after a home run.' "

Random Redbird Reasoning: Report from the Game

Random Redbird Reasoning: Report from the Game: "And to be completely honest, that moment was the first time it had dawned on me that the Cardinals could actually go to the World Series. It just didn't seem real until that point. But with Busch stadium rocking, the Cardinals leading, and fans screaming '9 more outs', it just seemed as if nothing was going to keep it from happening at that point.
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craktpot's Xanga Site - 10/22/2004 8:48:32 AM

craktpot's Xanga Site - 10/22/2004 8:48:32 AM: "'We got ourselves a real series, this year don't we? Just like when I was a kid. Did you remember that the Cards and the Sox played in 1967, when I was nine? I remember you teaching me how to keep the box scores... and us pulling for Lou Brock and the Cardinals,' I reminisced. "

Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener....

Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener....: "I have never been so happy to be wrong in my life....

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals:

2004 National League Champions!!!!!"

Big Bad Reviews

Big Bad Reviews: "Go Crazy Folks!
Cards are in the World Series. That was an awesome game. A well played game by both teams and the Astros really pushed the Cardinals but we survived. Now the Red Sox stand in the way. Don't sing it, just bring it."

Get Up, Baby, Get Up!

Get Up, Baby, Get Up!

10/21/2004: "THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT, THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT!"

I'LL RIP OFF WHATEVER FAMOUS RADIO CALL I WANT, BECAUSE THE CARDINALS WON THE PENNANT!

throws like a girl: I think continually of those who were truly great, part two

throws like a girl: I think continually of those who were truly great, part two: "Great game, St. Louis Cardinals. Good luck at Fenway.

Great season, Astros. I am disappointed that it ends here, but feel incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to watch this comeback up close."

Astro In Exile: No what ifs

Astro In Exile: No what ifs: "The Cardinals were a worthy opponent and are a worthy representative of the National League in the World Series. The Astros played them as close as you possibly can, far better than most people who didn't have Astros fever had predicted."

Redbird Nation

Redbird Nation: "When one samurai warrior defeats another, he doesn't gloat over him; he thanks him for giving him a worthy competition, for bringing out his best. These Astros brought out the best in us. And even though I don't feel great about denying them the first World Series in their entire existence, I thank them all the same."

Fuck Your Couch: Why I Do What I Do

Fuck Your Couch: Why I Do What I Do: "Julian Tavarez...you are a mother-fucking weirdo...God Bless You."

Thursday, October 21, 2004

I'm a big fat ho?

I'm a big fat ho: "I wonder if Garner and Kent trade moustache grooming tips?"