The Cards and Cubs at a packed Wrigley brings out the best in the baseball rivalry

Wrigley Field, one of the last standing original baseball parks in America, is a special place to play-that is if you like grape vines covering the outfield wall, winds taking flyouts into the stands and streets, and an endless blend of blue and red colors spread out around a summer-glazed baseball diamond. In short, it … More The Cards and Cubs at a packed Wrigley brings out the best in the baseball rivalry

Calling out Paul Goldschmidt and getting an immediate answer

When you’re hanging with the old man, the need to impose your way grows–or so I think. Tuesday night, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers dragged a 1-1 duel into extra innings at the ballpark formerly known as Miller and I drove around the city with my dad, I tweeted out a demand … More Calling out Paul Goldschmidt and getting an immediate answer

Blame Rob Manfred and timid umpires, not Genesis Cabrera, for Wednesday’s debacle

Sports and reacting emotionally go hand in hand like heat making water in a pot boil. Something happens and the reactions come in. Baseball claims a lot of these minor disturbances. After hitting two batters with two pitches on Wednesday night in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals, Genesis Cabrera will … More Blame Rob Manfred and timid umpires, not Genesis Cabrera, for Wednesday’s debacle

Why the Cardinals should wear navy blue caps for every road game

There’s one reason why the Cardinals should wear navy blue caps for every road game, and it’s simple. They are so much better than the red ones, and we are talking about St. Louis sports baseball addicts who pitch a tent of deep anger when the little things go wrong. Mixing up the road cap colors … More Why the Cardinals should wear navy blue caps for every road game

Nicholas Castellanos deserved a suspension and here’s why

There’s a difference between a child’s game and childish, so allow me to prove it. First, I want you to imagine a scenario for me. Take a big pull of that coffee and think about this. It’s mid-summer and the Cardinals lead the Reds 4-3 in the ninth at Busch Stadium. Nicholas Castellanos walks to … More Nicholas Castellanos deserved a suspension and here’s why

Buffa’s 5 Things: Why Matt Carpenter should embrace the “whatever it takes” Alexander Steen role in 2021

Live from Fancy Farm, Kentucky. Let’s get started. 5. Matt Carpenter goes the way of Alexander Steen? Chances are waning for Matt Carpenter to win the starting job at second base. While it’s only been a couple weeks, a guy who entered camp without a starting spot was already on borrowed time. He came into … More Buffa’s 5 Things: Why Matt Carpenter should embrace the “whatever it takes” Alexander Steen role in 2021