Here’s to hoping Cardinal Nation doesn’t forget how good Matt Carpenter was

There’s a particular disconnect between a sports fan base and a declining player. It develops around the time that particular player starts to struggle consistently, no longer able to do what he once was able and expected to do. Once that divide forms, it’s not easily vanquished. Instead of remembering all the good seasons that … More Here’s to hoping Cardinal Nation doesn’t forget how good Matt Carpenter was

5 things on my mind: Busch Stadium attendance, red light runners, and my favorite Batman

Sometimes, things aren’t exactly how they seem. For example, just because your beagle looks like he is going through hell, remind yourself that those dogs are always hungry. You may see someone twisting his forehead into a knot at the grocery store, but he probably just can’t get a hold of his wife for that … More 5 things on my mind: Busch Stadium attendance, red light runners, and my favorite Batman

Happy birthday, Vincent Daniel Buffa: Tough little fella of mine

My son was born during a playoff race. Think of a notification hitting an infant right as he or she is about to exit the belly and head out into the real world, “your dad is a baseball maniac and you are arriving with less than three weeks left in the regular season, so good … More Happy birthday, Vincent Daniel Buffa: Tough little fella of mine

Waino, Yadi, and The Machine: Stop worrying about a disappointing season, and just witness good baseball

Do me a favor and stop worrying about the St. Louis Cardinals’ current state of affairs for one evening. Inconsistent, expensive, and sitting comfortably third in the National League Central. Sounds like a cold plate of classic breakfast food. Embarrassing isn’t the right word but overall, this team just isn’t worth your tears. Forget about … More Waino, Yadi, and The Machine: Stop worrying about a disappointing season, and just witness good baseball

Buff Off the Cuff: Remembering Charlie Watts and reminding you about ‘Road to Perdition’

Let’s try this again. Live from Longboat Key, Florida: Here are a few things on my mind as vacation hits the halfway point. Pfizer is now fully FDA approved. For all the people who think a vaccine that saves hundreds of lives every day is somehow a crazy witch, just remember this is the difference between … More Buff Off the Cuff: Remembering Charlie Watts and reminding you about ‘Road to Perdition’

The Cardinals made a mistake in passing on Lance Lynn

“He won’t age well as a pitcher.” That was the main takeaway from every Lance Lynn critic. As he gets older, his effectiveness on the mound would die away like a Thanos finger-snap in slow motion. Narrator: They were wrong. Lynn aged like a secluded but still beloved can of 4 Hands Pilsner, pumping out … More The Cardinals made a mistake in passing on Lance Lynn

Albert Pujols hitting #700 at Busch: An imaginary play-by-play

Imagine something for me, it’ll just take a few minutes. 2022. Busch Stadium, St. Louis. Clark and Spruce are jam-packed. It’s a few minutes before five and first pitch is just about two hours away. Jose Alberto Pujols won’t take the field, but he will have a shot at home run #700. Could he do … More Albert Pujols hitting #700 at Busch: An imaginary play-by-play