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The Best Photoshops of the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals

As the 2016 MLB season winds down, we take a look back on the St. Louis Cardinals season. A season that ended without postseason baseball for the first time since 2016. While the season brought us quite a bit of frustration, especially when the Birds played at home, it also provided us with some fine Photoshoppable moments.

We take great pride in our Photoshops, these are our favorite Birds Photoshops from the 2016 season. Continue reading “The Best Photoshops of the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals”

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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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St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card Race Drinking Game

Update: Wow. The end of the Cincinnati series was crazy. I’m not saying it was all due to drinking, but it couldn’t have hurt.

With 4 games to play the St. Louis Cardinals trail the San Francisco Giants by one game in the National League Wild Card race. After the second disappointing loss to the Cincinnati Reds in 3 games the Cardinals need our help. And there’s only one sure-fire way that I know of for the common fan to effect the game. Drinking.

What follows is our proprietary methodology for increasing the Cardinals chances of winning by drinking. We’ll call it DAR (drinks above replacement). It doesn’t have to make sense. This is baseball. And drinking.

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At This Point Brandon Moss Isn’t Due Anymore

Update: This was written before the game on 9/27. So add 1 hit, 4 at bats, and 2 Ks to Moss’s numbers.

The “due” factor is a time honored baseball tradition handed down generation to generation. It’s not something that can be measured by a fancy metric. It’s just that feeling you get in the 9th when Albert Pujols is coming up to face Brad Lidge. Lidge is due to blow a save. Pujols is due a bomb1. Then magic happens. And everyone knew it would happen. Because they were both “due”. Continue reading “At This Point Brandon Moss Isn’t Due Anymore”

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5 Cardinals That Need To Step Up For The Playoff Push

The St. Louis Cardinals are alternating between limping and striding into the playoff race. Just as they seem ready to turn a corner they lose 2-1 to Milwaukee at home. Then follow it up by nearly being no hit by their division rival in Busch.

Now the Cardinals find themselves in a three team race for two wild card spots. Their opponents being the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants. They’ve at least got a bit of a chance to control their own fate with a 4 game series looming in San Francisco this weekend.

But they need to get through the Cubs series within striking distance. And that’s going to require some Cardinals to step up over the final 19 games of the regular season.

Adam Wainwright, Kolten Wong, and Randall Grichuk have already started getting hot. They need a few players to join them and light a fire under this team. Continue reading “5 Cardinals That Need To Step Up For The Playoff Push”

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Opening Day 2016: Game Thoughts

The St. Louis Cardinals kicked off the 2016 season today vs the Pittsburgh Pirates. They lost 4-1, with the lone run coming in the 9th on a Marp single. Wainwright settled in after a shaky start, but the offense provided no help piling up 14 strikeouts.

These were the thoughts that crossed my mind while watching the game. I forgot to start it right away so some may be out of order. Continue reading “Opening Day 2016: Game Thoughts”

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All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: Right Field

We’re on to the final position in the starting 8 fielders of our All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals team. And we finally have a non-unanimous number 1! Right field has seen it’s faire share of fan favorites, rivals, and top prospects, but who really stood out as the number 1 player there in the 2000s?

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All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: Center Field

Sorry for the delay getting the latest edition of our All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals team out there. We’ve been pretty busy drowning our sorrows from the Rams move to Los Angeles. We already bitched about Stan Kroenke in real-time, and I’m sure we’ll complain about him more on The PineCast tomorrow.

But let’s not let that mustachioed turd take away from the greatness that is St. Louis. How are we going to do that? Why, by taking an in depth look at our pick for center field on the All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals team. Continue reading “All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: Center Field”

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All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: Leftfielder

The St. Louis Cardinals left fielders in the 2000s have included a few fan favorites, the departure and return of a longtime Bird, a player that’s already made this list, and a dominant player at the position that for some reason takes a lot of heat from (a portion) of the fan base. We’ve moved into the outfield of our All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals and are tackling the first corner outfield spot, number 7 on your scorecards, left field. Continue reading “All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: Leftfielder”