Author Archives: Jon Doble

Obstructing a win

Have you ever? No I’ve never! The was the reaction of the baseball world after last night’s game ending obstruction call in Game 3 of the World Series. After throwing out the potential winning run in Yadier Molina at the plate for the second out of the bottom of the 9th, Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia saw Allen Craig advancing to third and fired off a throw. His throw went wide … Continue reading

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Circumstantial evidence damning for Lester

In a turn of events that evoked memories of Game 2 of the 2006 World Series against the Detroit Tigers, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was spotted last night with a foreign substance on his glove. The substance in question was first eyeballed by Cardinals’ minor league pitcher Tyler Melling who tweeted about it. He has since spoken with the organization and deleted the tweet. Since then, the only defenses … Continue reading

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The reason I’ve been away this time

On Sunday night, instead of watching baseball and writing blog posts, I was busy at the hospital as my wife and I welcomed our first baby boy. Our son Micah was born on Sunday night. As you can see, I have already begun to indoctrinate him into Cardinal Nation like any good father should. Unfortunately, he has seen more losing games than winning games since his birth. They’ve really got … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about celebrating?

There’s been a big hullabaloo lately about celebrations and whether or not baseball players celebrating what happens should be condoned or if its against the so-called unwritten rules of the game. For the Cardinals, this game to a head following Game Three when Yasiel Puig smacked a triple off the wall (that he thought was a home run when he hit it), stood and admired it, and then raised his … Continue reading

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Win or lose, Lynn was the right call

I’ve spent quite a bit of time this evening defending Mike Matheny‘s decision to let Lance Lynn start this game over Shelby Miller or Joe Kelly, and I don’t usually find myself in the business of defending Matheny either. In the end, it didn’t work out as the Lynn struggled through the game, allowing 5 earned runs over 4 1/3 innings of work. The main complaint was that Lynn can’t … Continue reading

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