Author Archives: Jon Doble

About Jon Doble

Jon Doble has been writing about the St. Louis Cardinals since 2010. You can follow him on Twitter at @JonDobleRBD. He also runs a Cardinals forum called RedbirdTalk and you can listen to him host UCB Radio every fourth Wednesday night of the month. Redbird Dugout is a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers.

The Post-Mortem

104 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. For fans of 28 other teams, that coundown had already begun. For Cardinals’ fans, it begins now. Last night the Red Sox did what they did all series long. Pulled a rabbit out of their hat. The entire series they didn’t hit well. In fact, only David Ortiz had more hits than games that were played in the World Series. … Continue reading

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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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