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Notes From The Pine: Playoff Push

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The St. Louis Cardinals 2017 season is getting down to the wire and they’re hitting their stride. A 9th inning comeback win against the Pittsburgh Pirates dominate closer on Friday put the Birds at a season high 9 games over .500.

The Cardinals win and the Brewers loss to the Cubs moved the Birds into second in the NL Central. They currently sit a half game up on Milwaukee with 3 to play against the Brewers to close out the season.
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Notes From the Pine: Oh No! We Suck Again

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Last time we talked the Cardinals were hot on the tails of the Cubs for the NL Central division lead. Since then the Cardinals have lost closer Trevor Rosenthal to Tommy John surgery and the bullpen has given up something like 24 runs in 26 innings.

It has been bad. Yet somehow the Cardinals are still only 4.5 games out of first. So if they time their next run of good baseball just right, who knows. Continue reading “Notes From the Pine: Oh No! We Suck Again”

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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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Game 027 – Build Me Up

The Rams pulled a total Rams move in week 2 and really let us down, but Heyward saved Sunday with a hell of a throw to hold onto the lead against the Cubs and avoid a sweep in Wrigley. Then the emotional rollercoaster continued as the Cardinals announced Yadi would be out with a thumb injury, while at the same time Waino may pitch in the coming weeks. All that and more on the latest podcast. Continue reading “Game 027 – Build Me Up”

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Game 026 – The Longest Yard

We’re back with an all new podcast, and we’re celebrating the St. Louis Rams opening day victory against the Seattle Seahawks. Plus the St. Louis Cardinals are back to their winning ways and are getting healthier, with Jumbo Pepsi returning to the lineup and hitting a Matt Adams Bomb over the weekend. That and more NFL picks on the newest episode of The PineCast.