Notes From The Pine: It’s Officially Hockey Season in St. Louis

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Well, it happened. The St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs. The dream came to an end with a game tying homerun being robbed to seal the deal. That makes the second game tying or go-ahead homerun robbed from the Cardinals in about a month.

It was a season of some ups and longer downs for the St. Louis Cardinals. In the end, the holes on their roster were too big to overcome. Now all that’s left to do is drink.

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St. Louis Cardinals

It turns out the Cardinals woes can be traced back to this poor Redditor. 1-11 in 12 games attended. Ouch. I’m 3-0 looking to make it 41 on Saturday.

Tommy Pham plays with some fire. He was not pleased with missing the postseason. I like Tommy. I hope he stays.

St. Louis Blues

Speaking of crappy St. Louis sports news! The St. Louis Blues announced that Robby Fabbri will miss the season due to a left knee injury. No, you didn’t step in a time machine. It has happened again.

With the loss of Fabbri, the Blues will be could be resigning Scottie Upshall. It’s late, but rumors are swirling. I imagine we’ll know by morning. Or they could move on Jaromir Jagr.

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In other avian related teams with terrible luck news, Darren Sproles of the Philadelphia Eagles broke his arm and tore his ACL on the same play. Ow.

Future Cardinal2, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 59th homerun of the year on Thursday night. 

Aaron Judge tied Mark McGwire’s rookie homerun record with his 49th homerun of the season. He’s since made it to 51 with 3 games to go.

The Milwaukee Brewers became the single season team leader for strikeouts in a season3 with their 1,544th whiff. They’ll look to extend their lead on themselves from 2016 against the Cardinals over the weekend.

Jose Bautista took the field on his own in what may be his last home game as a Toronto Bluejay. Did he step on the foul line? My superstition-senses are going off.

Jon Lester seems like he’d be fun at a party. Then you’d ask him to toss you a beer from about 60ish feet away and it would wind up shattered on the wall behind you.

In NFL news no one wants to watch football in Los Angeles. The Rams attendance has a huge dropoff despite them pulling off wins against crappy teams.

Rick Ankiel wrote a new piece for The Players’ Tribune called Letter to My Younger Self.


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  1. Newborns take a toll on your Birds game attendance.
  2. Please.
  3. Batting. Not pitching.