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, […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Circumstantial evidence damning for Lester

In a turn of events that has me remembering back to 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 was spotted and tweeted about by Cardinals minor leaguer Tyler Melling who has since spoken […] Read More

UCB Radio: October 23, 2013

Daniel Shoptaw fills in for me with Kevin Reynolds in this week's edition of UCB Radio. Check out the podcast below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ivieleagueproductions/2013/10/24/ucb-radio-hour […] Read More

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, […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Win or lose, Lynn was the best 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 position of defending Matheny, either. In the end, it didn't work out for the Cardinals as Lynn struggled through the game, […] Read More

Cardinals claim OF Joey Butler off waivers

In a small move in comparison to what will happen in just a few hours, the Cardinals claimed outfielder Joey Butler off waivers from the Texas Rangers. Butler, 27, appeared in 8 games for the Rangers this season and went 4-for-12 with a pair of doubles, 3 walks, and an RBI. He notched playing time […] Read More