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

Butler claimed

Cardinals claim OF Joey Butler off waivers from the Texas Rangers. RHP Victor Marte released to make room on the 40 man roster […] Read More