Notes From The Pine: A Tale of Two Birds

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Let’s go back in time a couple weeks. Back on June 6 the St. Louis Cardinals allowed Scooter Gennett to become the 17th player in the history of Major League Baseball to join the 4 homerun club. He of 42 career homeruns. The next lowest career homerun total on the list belongs to Bobby Lowe who joined the list in 1894 with the Boston Beaneaters1. Lowe had 71 career homers. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: A Tale of Two Birds”


Notes From the Pine: Issue 002 – St. Louis Sports Newsletter

Well, the St. Louis Cardinals looked like they may get back on track after sweeping Philadelphia and winning game 1 of a double header against the Brewers. But 3 losses to the Brewers later and the Cardinals are 5 games under .500. But there was still some fun news around the sports world this week.

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Attack of the Killer Innings

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 Kozma Line: A Look at the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Offense

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”


Get Your Birds On

There’s a new St. Louis Cardinals inspired shirt up between VFTP and the fine folks at Cotton Bureau1. It’s only available until April 10th so get it while you can.

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”


Game 064: The Podcast About Nothing

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.


Game 063: Technical Difficulties

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.


The PineCast 062: Mass Hysteria

The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria! We break our PineCast silence to break down what turned out to be a pretty good World Series, and a better Game 7. And a quick preview of what this means for the St. Louis Cardinals going forward. Plus we preview our weekend NFL picks.


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”