Remember back in the day when the St. Louis Cardinals had to worry about the dreaded “Lynning“? Lance Lynn would be speeding through the opponent’s lineup. Then something wouldn’t go his way, maybe a walk or a bloop hit, and the wheels would fall off. After the inning was over things would return to normal, but with the Cardinals at a sudden disadvantage on the scoreboard. Continue reading “Attack of the Killer Innings”
The 2017 St. Louis Cardinals offense has been streaky. They started out flat, hit a decent stride after 3 consecutive 2-1 victories over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and bottomed out recently putting up 6 total runs over 3 13 innings games. Wasting 9 innings of shutout ball by Carlos Martinez and 8 innings of 1 run ball from Lance Lynn against Clayton Kershaw. Then culminated by getting shutout 10-0 at Coors Field. Continue reading “The Kozma Line: A Look at the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Offense”
I’m excited to have them producing the shirt. I’ve bought some shirts off Cotton Bureau myself before and it is one of my favorites. Comfy and fits great. Plus it holds up after being washed countless times. Continue reading “Get Your Birds On”
With Opening Day just around the corner a run to the local beer store was in order. While perusing the selection of fine craft brews I came across 4 Hands Guava King. The bright colors of the can caught my eye, so I decided to give Guava a try.
For the first View From The Pine beer review I’m sampling the New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, a crisp Golden Ale with more than a hint of lime, and no affiliation with View From The Pine. I had to buy this stuff myself.
On the latest episode of the PineCast we discuss the Little Big League balk that wasn’t called, the benefits of throwing your glove at a batted ball, and make up some new rules to make baseball fun again.
We haven’t purged all of our audio demons yet. We tried going back to remove what we could in post, and salvage coherent thoughts. Hopefully this little episode has finally helped us debug the new recording laptop. There’s some echo from about 11:30 to 26:00. Then it’s clear until the last 5 or so minutes of the episode. Sorry about that. Tried to upgrade the equipment and it works worse than the old stuff.
The year is 1994. The Seattle Mariners ended the season on a 4 game losing streak allowing the Minnesota Twins to force a 1 game playoff for the wild card1.
Twins owner, Billy Heywood fired their manager mid-season. Instituted himself as manager because he couldn’t convince Whitey Herzog to take the job. Then proceeded to bench one of the Twins best players, Lou Collins, down the stretch simply because Lou was dating Heywood’s mother.
The Twins undoubtedly did not deserve to be there. Sometimes that’s how baseball goes. The Mariners, clearly the better team had two future hall of famers to the Twins entire roster of players who don’t even show up in fangraphs. Continue reading “Little Big Cheaters: How the Minnesota Twins Almost Stole a Wildcard Berth”
The PineCast is back and we’re shaking the cobwebs off in our first episode in months. Tim went to the Winter Classic. The Cardinals signed Dexter Fowler. Jeff Fisher even got fired and we forgot to mention it! But don’t worry, there are plenty of other St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues hot takes to go around.
There was a shakeup in the standings last week. We didn’t get a post up in time. Steve went 3-1 and Tim went 4-0 to take over a split for first place knocking David into 3rd after a 1-3 week. Meanwhile Jason still lurks in the dark waiting to trike. 4 points back after a 2-2 week. Continue reading “Picks From The Pine: 2016 NFL Week Fourteen”