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The Cardinals Won Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS 10 Years Ago

Ten years ago today, the Cardinals won game 7 of the NLCS on the back of a Yadi Molina bomb in the 9th and a Waino curveball to close it out.

So let’s go back to a simpler time, when the Cubs still sucked and everything was right with the world.

I’m feeling better already. Continue reading “The Cardinals Won Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS 10 Years Ago”

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Free Agent Fan Week 3

New York Giants

The Rams are gone and I’m taking suitors for a new team. So far, we’ve contemplated staying a Rams fan and crossing to the darkside with the Patriots.

This weekend, I laid motionless on my couch, phone propped on my gut, watching my fantasy team get beaten again (0-3 baby!) and thought about which team I should watch. I landed on the NY Giants since their game with the Redskins happened to be on Redzone the most and the remote was just out of reach. So let’s do this.

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Free Agent Fan: Week 2

New England Patriots

After the Rams left town, I went into fan free agency. Last week, I was able to cement my disinterest in the new/same old LA Rams. This week, I’m gonna cross over to the dark side and see if I have enough spite for the team that trashed STL to become a Patriots fan. Are you happy now Kroenke?!

I’m not gonna feel good about myself…

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Free Agent Fan: Week 1

Los Angeles Rams

Since the Rams left town, I’ve decided to rethink my life and finally pick a new team. After over a decade of being subjected to the worst football imaginable, I’ve got a fresh start! I’m going to lock my Greatest Show on Turf memories in a little keepsake box and jettison all the other years into a black hole.

So each week, I’m going to pick a team, follow their game and analyze key points like their star players, ownership, bandwagon effect, etc. This will hopefully answer the question “Do I see myself as a drunk dude in their stadium?” Obviously, a very scientific process.

So, here we are at week 1. Who better to start off with than the Rams? They’re the team that got us here in the first place and I’ve subjected myself to their 7-9 bullshit for this long, what’s one more game? Also, this way I’ll do the analyzing for you. As Big Tom Callahan said, “I can get a hell of a good look at a T-Bone steak by sticking my head up a bull’s ass, but I’d rather take the butcher’s word for it.” So come along as we delve into a land of pure mediocrity! Continue reading “Free Agent Fan: Week 1”

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Sausage Party is the Raunchy Anthropomorphic Food Cartoon We’ve Always Wanted

Over under on how many unwitting grandparents took kids to see this over the weekend?

Sausage Party wastes no time in letting you know exactly what it is. The latest Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg creation answers the question “What would it be like if a Pixar movie made dick jokes?”, and thankfully we have the answer.

This movie quickly lets you know what it is all about via a catchy Disney-esque song that gets you ramped up for everything that’ll be satirized over the next 90ish minutes. This movie satirizes almost everything you can think of. Anthropomorphic food sex, anthropomorphic food religion, anthropomorphic food race, and so on. It does all of this without seeming mean spirited the whole way through. Something increasingly difficult in a time when everyone is constantly offended by something. That is not to say that it doesn’t make the easy joke, because it is definitely not afraid to do that.

I think there is definitely something here for most everyone. Our theater had a wide variety of folks in it, and everyone was laughing their ass off throughout. Especially the bros sitting in the back who likely had pounded some bro drinks beforehand. Shout out, broskies. Continue reading “Sausage Party is the Raunchy Anthropomorphic Food Cartoon We’ve Always Wanted”

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Mi Scusi

PINECAST PROGRAM ALERT

As you can no doubt tell, we are taking a brief sabbatical from The PineCast this week since our host has selfishly taken a vacation to Europe. We hate to disappoint our loyal fan(s), but the 3 of us will use this time to reflect on the ‘cast, maybe create some content, come up with segments and likely do none of those things and just play video games.

We’ll seeya’s.

Thanks,

Your Friends at the PineCast

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Better Know a Cardinal – Randal Grichuk

This time on Better Know a Cardinal, we discuss Birds outfielder, Randal Grichuk. Join us as we take a look at the man behind the soul patch.

Working Nickname: RRAAAAANNNNDDDYYYY
Twitter: @RGrich15

Grichuk came to the Birds last year with Bourjos as a part of the Freese/Salas trade with the Angels. Randal was the Angel’s first round pick in 2009. After spending most of 2014 the season up and down between AAA Memphis, Grichuk became a big part of the 2014 NLCS run and played in some valuable games down the stretch.

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Better Know a Cardinal – Kolten Wong

Next up on Better Know a Cardinals we’re helping you better know Kolten Wong. The 5’9” Hawaiian made a name for himself in the postseason showing off some little man power with all 7 of his postseason hits being for extra base hits. Kolten looks to be dropping Wong balls as the everyday second baseman in 2015. Continue reading “Better Know a Cardinal – Kolten Wong”

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Series Preview: STL Birds vs. Whoever Plays for Seattle Now…

This weekend the Birds face off against a bunch of dudes who apparently play for the Mariners now. They come to town riding a 4 game losing streak and even though the bats were cool last night, the Cards are 5-1 so far on the homestand. So this is a huge opportunity for the to stay hot and get some separation in the Central.

So who are these guys anyway? Kendrys Morales is probably the biggest threat in their lineup, he leads the team with a .280 avg. and has 21 homers. He comes in hot, hitting .300 with 4 bombs in the past 6 games. Also, third baseman Kyle Seager is having a decent season, hitting .274 with 22 homers and 66 RBI. But don’t forget about 41 year old vet/soul patch wearer Raul Ibanez, he’s still capable of putting one into the seats. Raul’s stats are a microcosm of the team. They are hitting .240, which is good enough for last in the AL, but are 3rd in the bigs in terms of homers.

Let’s take a look at the pitching matchups.

Game 1: Wainwright 16-9, 3.03 ERA vs. Iwakuma 12-6, 2.97 ERA
Waino will face Hisashi Iwakuma who has been a bright spot in an otherwise shit sandwich rotation. Other than King Felix of course, who the Cards will miss. Iwakuma has pitched very well this season, so Wainwright will need to continue to build off his previous solid outing.

Game 2: Wacha 3-0, 2.72 ERA vs. Paxton 1-0, 1.50 ERA
Rookie vs. Rookie. Paxton is making his second ML start and the Birds better bring their bats because not only is he a rookie, he’s *gasp* a lefty! Can we just rough up a rookie starter? I don’t care if he’s a lefty or not.

Game 3: Miller 13-9, 3.05 ERA vs. Ramierez 5-1, 4.87 ERA
I have no idea who Erasmo Ramirez is either. Let’s just get rack up some W’s.

Now let’s take a trip in the way back machine to remember the Mariners in their prime.