Recent Comments by cardsfan

Whatever Godell says ...

Perhaps the NFL should have its own prison system and those teams can just play one another.

posted by cardsfan at 05:22 AM on August 07

Cubs Retire Number Worn by Two Greats in Combo Deal

StL Cardinals Robinson/Sutter

posted by cardsfan at 07:06 AM on March 24

A dazzling Manny being Manny moment

Sorry, but Ankiel had a genuine "great catch" for the Cardinals last night against the Pirates.

posted by cardsfan at 02:01 AM on May 16

Rickroll the Mets!

I'm with Grum, anything that isn't the MLB mandated cookie cutter crap would be nice. (I cringe everytime that "day-O" stupidity comes over the PA.) I had never heard of rickrolling before this. I think its pretty funny.

posted by cardsfan at 09:35 AM on April 07

The Buck Stops Here

It will be good to see/ hear more of Rick Horton. He's got a great voice and excellent baseball knowledge. I would rather Hrabosky part ways with the Redbird booth-- he's a pompous buffoon.

posted by cardsfan at 01:08 PM on March 04

Floyd Irons paid so they could play.

I remember all of the community outrage when this guy was fired. I hope they are keeping up on all of the developments and are outraged that he never paid for their sons to play basketball. I love his angle-- I did it so they wouldn't be on the streets... so they could go to college. He forgot-- for a select few... for a limited time... as long as I am making money. STL public schools are in shambles and this guy makes 90K? Its no wonder STL public schools are a joke and are not capable of managing without state intervention.

posted by cardsfan at 02:04 PM on February 18

Rolen for Glaus?

Bo should know that the Cardinals win if this pans out.

posted by cardsfan at 04:40 PM on January 12

Journalist: The NFL's No Game for a Family

I refuse to go to any Cubs-Cardinals games at Busch Stadium anymore. Fist fights broke out at two of the games I attended and the ushers were so worthless they didn't even kick the guilty parties out of the stadium. The rivalry just attracts a special kind of stupid.

posted by cardsfan at 03:13 PM on December 23

How Oprah ruined the marathon

I volunteered at the finish line of a half-marathon last Sunday. One of the last finishers looked at the time clock at the finish line and said, "I made it in under 4 hours." It wasn't until he went to pull off the race number stub that I realized he had had a stroke that affected the right side of his body. Elites may be the marathon "spirit", but its guys like this who are the heart. I'll run along side, and be honored to get bogged down at a water stop with, guys like that any day.

posted by cardsfan at 10:01 PM on November 15

Yanks' Shelley Duncan Crushes Poor Child's Hopes, Dreams, Future, Then Laughs And Sacrifices A Black Goat To The Dark Lords

If the autograph was so offensive why didn't the kid's mom just throw it away? Duncan is in a no win situation... he just signs his name, the kid takes it to school and makes fun of it ala Chico... signing "Dear Little 10 year old, hope we can still be friends despite your love of the Red Sox" is too ridiculous to imagine... "Dear kid, please let your parents be your role models" is obviously a bad idea as his mother has demonstrated that it may not be her strong suit. Can't blame Duncan if he never wants to sign another autograph. I think its ridiculous some media person (no journalist here) gave this woman her 15 minutes of fame.

posted by cardsfan at 10:01 PM on September 18

From Nike, Thank You

Makes me even happier to sport my Starbury gear. Nike has lost their mind.

posted by cardsfan at 10:38 PM on April 18

Death Race 2007

This sounds like fun. Anyone aware of anything similar (besides the Camp Pendleton Mud Run) in the States? SG: It can't be exactly like the Corps. Unless they have changed some standards and let you do the stuff in your underwear... carrying an inflatable alligator.

posted by cardsfan at 07:27 PM on March 12

Cards win the NL Pennant.

Holden, I'll be in 367-- just look for the Underdog poster, which actually did get shown on Fox during NLCS game 5. Let me know if you need a seat warmer down there in the money rows. Back on subject-- Harry Carey didn't suck, but he couldn't hold a candle to Jack Buck. I wish Bob Costas would loose his mind/sell-out/ignore his morales and return to TV commentary for MLB. He won't, which is why he is my choice for the best modern day baseball commentator. Which I guess I can't call him, since he doesn't do it anymore.

posted by cardsfan at 09:28 PM on October 21

Cards win the NL Pennant.

Holden, what section? I should be at at least one of the three (I predict Cards in six). Regardless of who wins, I just hope the games are rivoting enough to keep me from going insane listening to useless Fox announcer drivel. I should just mute it and play the radio broadcast, but its always a pitch behind. Being from the STL, its hard to admit that Joe Buck is a sell out.

posted by cardsfan at 11:12 PM on October 20

UT tells woman she cheers too much

In my experience, people who "cheer" like this chick are less knowledgeable about the sport they are spectating and therefore have to alleviate their boredom/lack of understanding by being a disrespectful idiot. I'm all for doing whatever it takes to encourage fans to be fun and respectful, but then I can barely tolerate booing, so I may not be the best barometer.

posted by cardsfan at 02:44 PM on October 12

The girl's got game

This chick rocks. By the looks of her picture, I think the 300 lbs is an exaggeration for intimidation. Kind of like the extra inches college ball players grow around the time the team program book comes out.

posted by cardsfan at 10:11 PM on August 14

Is Mac deserving?

CB: He was there for the final regular season weekend, even pulled down #3 on the countdown clock in right field. There were a few boos from the typical beer drinking bench warmers, but all he (and his kids) would have heard was cheering. (Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal. We'll still cheer for you even if you leave us to go play for the AL team that whooped us in the Series.) He did fess up to taking andro when the media questioned him, I'm not sure if he really could have done much good for the game by full disclosure in a congressional witch hunt. The players have got to police themselves and keep "trainers" (groupies) who lack the raw talent to be a big leager but still want to be part of baseball greatness out of the locker rooms. As for HOF voting, its gotta be based on player production relative to the era they played. Otherwise you would have to include the years that Mantle led the league in "the clap" as part of his profile.

posted by cardsfan at 06:41 AM on July 24

Is Mac deserving?

Chico, do you live in STL? I do, but I am not aware of "reprisal" issues with McGwire and STL. Where did you get your info?

posted by cardsfan at 09:49 PM on July 23

All-Star Shakeups

Wolfdad, I'm just a couple weeks shy of 30 and remember back when the All-Star game seemed to be more in harmony with history than hype and marketing. In the days before major media coverage of every big market team it was neat to have the All-Star game to finally see what was so great about the guys (mostly AL) in my brother's card collection. I suspect the reason we won't see the "birds on the bat" next to Doger blue is because MLB likes to generate revenue off of "fan gear" in the form of nauseating construction zone colored uniforms. I think the voting has gotten better in the last few years, but I'm still not down with the game deciding home field advantage for the WS. Let the interleague play decide. Going retro would be a real All-Star shake up.

posted by cardsfan at 10:29 PM on July 08

So much for Pujol's run at the HR and RBI records

Irishmic, I think just about every pro sports guy should be bigger in comparison to their rookie year. Show me a college/junior college/amatuer league with the money, workout facilities and support staff (physical therapists, trainers, et al) to match the big leagues for any sport and maybe you will have a point. You say Albert is great to watch, but are you really watching him? If you were, you would see that as soon as possible after just about every at bat he is down in the clubhouse reviewing tape of what just went down and other related incidents. He's good because he is a serious student of the game. I know that's hard to swallow since good old fashion hard work has lost its luster in this day and age.

posted by cardsfan at 05:30 PM on June 04

Damon Hits Fan, Hits Dinger

Really vito? Are you sure? You are obviously just spouting second "knowledge" or media impressions because we don't curtain call every homerun. But we do have a "mediocre" NL MVP who seems to hit a bunch of them and we do show our appreciation.

posted by cardsfan at 08:40 PM on April 14

AT&T: Yet another name for Giants ballpark: Delivered.

Busch Stadium. It has stood the test of time and a demolition!

posted by cardsfan at 07:01 PM on February 03

NCAA deems Chief Illiniwek Hostile

LBB, I wouldn't have posted the thing if I didn't think there was some merit to the discussion/ posts that would ensue. (You seem to accuse a good number of people of fanning flames, but you do a good deal of it yourself sometimes.) The thing about the article that interested me most was the NCAA took a punitive approach to how schools were selected to host postseason events and I believe the detail I gave did elude to this. I was hoping the post would lead to a discussion of how what the NCAA bases its decisions on because I really don't know: just assumed it was the typical money and media market. (And I never said I have been posting on here for years. You seem to be real involved in the board so how about talking to the powers that be to make it so that one has to search the archives prior to posting a link?)

posted by cardsfan at 09:26 AM on November 12

NCAA deems Chief Illiniwek Hostile

LBB, sorry I haven't been posting on here for years and I have better things to do than search the archives. I'm sure your comment wasn't personal at all, right? If a post bothers you, just ignore and let those who want to discuss do so. (Don't worry there will be some boring ass discussion about curling for you tomorrow!) Scrappy observation there grum, but I'm not sure what you are getting at. The are lots of different "cards" out there in the sports world, do you have some stats to prove that anyone with cards in their user name is part of a secret society that gets on the internet to defend one anothers opinion? And while you are crunching numbers go back and actaully READ the post. STL gave an opinion on the post. H/she didn't "defend" anything. You old timers sure do know how to welcome new people.

posted by cardsfan at 04:25 AM on November 12

Podsednik's shot sinks Astros in Game 2

Apologies for being slightly off the subject... I don't think LaRussa was grandstanding. I think he just couldn't take the mockery Cuzzi was making of the strike zone anymore, and was the only manager that was willing to finally go out there and preserve the integrity of the strike zone as a rectangle and not a shape shifting trapezoid. Sure it took a while, but he had some trouble getting to Cuzzi and he had a bench that really needed to get fired up themselves. What we need is for the umps to prove they are worth six figures-- complete some continuing education in the offseason and learn to defer to others on your umpiring "team".

posted by cardsfan at 05:41 PM on October 24

Albert Pujols.

Okay grum, you gotta be tired of hearing "Lights Out" Lidge too. (Which had a double meaning tonight thanks to Pujols' monster homerun.) The FOX NLCS announcers (and the guy with the goofy noise meter reader) pretty much repeated everything they said about each player from the two previous games, so hopefully the Cards will make it to the WS and you can hear the A Team (Joe Buck, etc) come up with some new adjectives to describe the Eck factor. I'm lovin' that they helped turn the tide my announcing the player of the game just a tad early, to coincide with the Astros eight inning victory celebration, also.

posted by cardsfan at 11:20 PM on October 17

Done.

JG, your team is out and your remaining post season support is fickle. Go practice the shotput and get over last year already.

posted by cardsfan at 07:43 PM on October 09

CuOGM

Sorry LBB, guess I was getting ahead of myself on the Angels over the Yankees. Nice insult though from both of you "ladies." Very gracious.

posted by cardsfan at 10:04 PM on October 07

CuOGM

LBB and JG, was wondering how long it would take you lash out on the post since your team's offseason began tonight. You made it about 30 minutes longer than I predicted. Kudos.

posted by cardsfan at 09:58 PM on October 07

Is this in the best interests of all of baseball?

People are "in to" the YankSox because it is forced upon the nation by the plethera of media coverage secondary to the hunger for advertising dollars. Once Hollywood puts in their two cents (Fever Pitch) you know its gotten too ridiculous to respect. I never cared about either until they became teams that would face the Cardinals (interleague/post season) and I really hope to see both of them exit from the division match ups.

posted by cardsfan at 10:43 PM on October 04

Rookie apologizes, claims postive steroid test is a mistake

www.steroidtips.com Has decent info on how long this crap is detectable. (Which may explain why BB has been taking so long to get back on the field.)

posted by cardsfan at 10:18 AM on September 08

Lance Armstrong Denies Report that he took EPO

daddisam, I was annoyed by the turn Lance took in his personal life as well, until I thought about it from a different perspective. He was very young when he married Kristen (post CA) and fast-forwarded to fatherhood. I think his fame afforded him a lot of experiences and he matured in a way that didn't jive with his personal life (just think of how much people you know "change" from 25 to 30 and then add world fame to the mix).

posted by cardsfan at 05:12 PM on August 23