Ridiculous playoff game scheduling

The National Football League doesn't do it. The National Basketball Association doesn't do it. The National Hockey League doesn't do it. So why does Major League Baseball continue to do it? Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washingon Nationals began at 4:30 pm Eastern time on […] Read More

Offense shows up in Game 2

The St. Louis Cardinals entered Monday evening’s game down 0-1 to the Washington Nationals in a unique National League Division Series. Depending on the outcome of the game, they may have had to head to Washington needing to sweep the next three games at Nationals Park. Out of the gate Cardinals’ starter Jaime Garcia struggled […] Read More

Cardinals lose a tight Game 1

It’s been a theme for the Cardinals all season. Missed opportunities. The most glaring from this afternoon being a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the seventh with no outs. Ground balls from Allen Craig and Yadier Molina ended the inning without the Cardinals scoring to extend their 2-1 lead. At that point, the […] Read More

Rotations, rosters set for NLDS

The rosters and rotations were set today for the National League Divisonal Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals today. For the Cardinals, they will add Adam Wainwright, Jaime Garcia, and Chris Carpenter to the roster. The three were left off of the Wild Card Game roster as they would not be […] Read More

A wild Cards game

As my Dad told me last night, “I was expecting a Wild Card Game, not a wild Cards’ game.” Major League Baseball’s first Wild Card Game, certainly lived up to the wild factor. The 94 win Atlanta Braves were facing off against the 88 game St. Louis Cardinals at Turner Field on Friday evening with […] Read More

Miller dominant in starting debut

Early Wednesday morning the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers. In doing so, the knocked the Dodgers out of the playoffs and clinched the second Wild Card for the St. Louis Cardinals. What that meant is that tonight’s game because the first meaningless game that the Cardinals have played since the 2010 season […] Read More

2012 Redbird Dugout 10

September's UCB Project, after all the requisite UCB Weekend related postings, was the annual top-7 prospects. We don't have to do it like that, and in the end Daniel leaves it to us to figure out what makes a prospect and what doesn't. Last year, I did an All-Prospect Team, pointing out my favorite players […] Read More

UCB Weekend: Sunday

And then it was Sunday. The official blogger's day at the ballpark. Around 11:15 we began our walk towards Busch Stadium. After deciding to take the shortcut around the other side of the stadium, we learned that you can't walk all the way around the outside. So we got to go the other way. We […] Read More