The Blues???? One terrible year doesn't make them a bad franchise. Checketts, Davidson and new coach Andy Murray have done an admirable job of rebuilding the franchise after former owner Laurie's dismantling job last year. Also, how could the Arizona Cardinals fail to make this list? Here is a franchise that has never been good- not in Chicago, not in St. Louis, not in Arizona. Bill Bidwill HAS to be the worst owner in all of pro sports.
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:58 PM on January 19
There aren't enough games/practices for Den to get it together Practices??? We're talkin' bout PRACTICES??We're sittin' here supposed to be talking about a franchise player and we're talking about practice! (sorry- couldn't pass that one up)
posted by Bury Bonds at 02:14 PM on December 20
As a Cardinals fan, I was hoping Carpenter would repeat, but Webb was probably the better choice among a less than stellar field this year.
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:46 PM on November 14
If you're happy with a 600 OPS For what its worth: .710 careeer OPS/ .868 so far this WS
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:57 PM on October 27
Hey...no fair making Jacksonville play a doubleheader! Jaguars 29, Cowboys 22 Eagles 27, Jaguars 20
posted by Bury Bonds at 02:33 PM on October 26
1968....the year of the pitcher....brings back painful memories for this Cards fan, watching Mickey Lolich outduel Gibby in Game 7. Its been fun watching the Tigers this season- hope the magic lasts another couple months.
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:27 PM on August 24
West Texas Drinking League..... now there's a league where I could have been a star!
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:06 PM on August 15
people will be lumping him in with all the other horrible picks the Cards have made over the last 80 years or so... I think Don was referring to illustrious 1st rounders such as Steve Pisarkiewicz, Steve Little, Clyde Duncan and Kelly Stouffer. I could go on...these are just a few of the worst. I suffered through Bidwell & George Boone's ineptness every year until Arizona was kind enough to take them away.
posted by Bury Bonds at 02:34 PM on August 15
Hmmm...is this lake anywhere near the Balco labs????
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:12 PM on March 21
I've always liked Leiter- a class act for sure. All of a sudden, for some reason, I'm feeling a little queasy about having Benitez on one of my fantasy teams!
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:45 AM on March 20
I had another diatribe all written, but Grum's "Willie Mays" link said it a whole lot better.
posted by Bury Bonds at 05:05 PM on March 07
Why aren't there any threads about Rafael Palmiero? Maybe because nobody cares about Rafael Palmeiro anymore?
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:33 PM on March 07
I was also wondering about the difference in Conte's statements. Was he lying in the 60 Minutes interview? Come on. Even by that interview anyone who cared knew Conte was a chameleon- changing his story depending on who he was talking to at the time. My point exactly. So this time we should believe he's really telling the truth.
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:27 PM on March 07
Until the allegations in this book are actually proven, they don't have any more credibilty than Jose Canseco's. Anybody can write a book, and many do, usually with the intent of making some money. The more spectacular the allegations, the more people buy the book. Not to say that this might not all prove to be true, but until it is, its just somebody else's storyline. Amateur- I was also wondering about the difference in Conte's statements. Was he lying in the 60 Minutes interview? Now my real dilemma- do I try to trade BB from my fantasy team while he still has some value, or stick with him, hoping this will all blow over and he gets me the 30 or so HR's I was hoping for when I got him in the 6th round?
posted by Bury Bonds at 02:41 PM on March 07
All the bashing aside, does anyone actually think Marcus will ever get drafted? Two words: Lawrence Phillips 'nuff said.
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:53 PM on March 06
I got the chance to watch Hansbrough play in high school last year as he single-handedly carried his team (Poplar Bluff) to the Missouri State H.S. Championship for the second year in a row. He was truly a man among boys at that level. He's a very talented player, but I hope he stays in college another year or two before jumping to the pros.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:36 AM on March 06
Give the man a break. He showed he's got a sense of humor and he raised a few bucks for charity- what's so sinister about that? Seems like everything he does has to have a conspiracy theory attached.
posted by Bury Bonds at 09:15 AM on March 01
I hope they present him with a "genuine Rolex replica" in honor of his achievement.
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:41 PM on February 16
Unbelievable! Once again the tail is wagging the dog. Whatever happened to common sense?
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:06 PM on February 16
Yeah- I'd need to slug a few down too, before dressing up like a tree. But at .157, that tree had "timberrrrrr" written all over it.
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:21 PM on February 16
Can someone please tell me what would be Ty Law's motivation for signing with Detriot? So he won't have to defend that brilliant Mike Martz offense! ;-)
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:27 AM on February 16
Sam-MEEEEEE's focus has always been on 1 person. It was never about his team, never about winning, only on how "his" fans perceived him. A great showman maybe, but not as great a player as he imagines himself to be.
posted by Bury Bonds at 07:55 AM on February 16
but if you weren't living in that time frame shutup What an innovative way of dealing with history! Pretty much makes it impossible to talk about anything before WW II doesn't it?
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:45 PM on February 15
Yeah wildwood, woe to the manager that walked to the mound to try and yank Bob Gibson in the late innings. He was in for an ass-chewing!
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:33 PM on February 14
The "one-out setup man" drives me crazy. Back & forth with the righty-righty/lefty-lefty matchups ad nauseum from the 6th to 8th innings. Tony LaRussa is the king of this "strategy". Doesn't matter how well a guy is pitching, a guy can strike out the 1st 2 batters he faces and he'll be yanked for a "better matchup".
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:42 PM on February 14
Cheers to Callie for having the guts to stand up and say that it was wrong. Its one thing to try and throw the other team off their game, but a 21 year old kid shouldn't be subjected to taunts like that. Seems like most of student body feels the same way. Kudos too, on the title!
posted by Bury Bonds at 12:00 PM on February 14
Apparantly it was faulty intelligence. An NSA wiretap revealed that Al-Zarqawi had infiltrated the hunting party.
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:47 PM on February 13
I've heard dozens of stories about Harry's rude behavior, his arrogance and his temper, but they don't diminish his ability as a broadcaster. One of my first baseball memories is setting around the radio in the kitchen in 1964 and hearing Harry scream "THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT....THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT....THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT!!!"
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:36 PM on February 09
At least Detroit doesn't have to worry about him (mis)managing the clock, throwing out the flag on bizarre challenges, or placing absolutely zero importance on special teams. The man was clueless as a head coach- lets hope he fares better as an OC, but I wouldn't bet on it.
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:28 PM on February 09
Nothin' like a half dozen cheesebugers and an order of fries to ease those morning-after blues. mmmmmmmmm....
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:43 AM on February 03
Jackie Smith is doing fine these days. You would be hard-pressed to find an ex-athlete with more class & personality. He's still very involved in the St. Louis community. As much as the dropped pass must have pained him, he can take comfort in the fact that he's one of the very few ex-Cardinal players that ever set foot on a Super Bowl playing field.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:33 AM on February 03
Its a sad time to be a hockey fan in St. Louis. In a couple of weeks there won't be much left for the Laurie's to sell- just a few "has-beens" and "never-weres". Much as I hate it though, might as well get something for guys like Weight, because he's an unrestricted FA after the season and we certainly couldn't re-sign him. Pretty much the only way the Blues win a game form here on out is a shutout by Sanford(even that's no sure thing!)
posted by Bury Bonds at 02:46 PM on January 30
How about an all-asshole baseball team? SP: Clemens RP: Rocker C: McCarver 1B: Palmeiro 2B:Kent SS:A-Rod 3B; Pete Rose LF: Barry Balco CF: Ty Cobb RF: Jose Canseco
posted by Bury Bonds at 05:34 PM on January 25
If semi-recently retired athletes are included, Dennis Rodman would have to be there. Too bad there's not a list for the most hated sports writers, journalists, reporters, broadcasters,etc. We could have a field day with that one!
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:27 PM on January 25
I really like the Haslett move. The turnovers & special teams aren't his responsiblity any more. All he has to do is put together a good defense, which he has shown he can do. I'm a little more concerned about the Olson hire. I know a lot of people are high on this guy, but the Lions quarterbacks and offense haven't exactly been the envy of the league!
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:26 AM on January 25
I'm still waiting for hockey to return to St. Louis.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:48 AM on January 13
Offensive co-ordinator of the Saints and 49ers I can't believe the Rams didn't get him first! Sorry, Brett- no Mooch for you.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:54 AM on January 12
St. Louis may have had a few good years with the Rams in the Warner era but that doesn't make up for the decades of pain watching Bill Bidwill's Cardinals and also for the the early (and recent) Rams teams. There's been a lot more pain in this town over football than good times.
posted by Bury Bonds at 09:18 AM on January 11
Very sad. Jack was a first-class guy and was very well liked around the St. Louis community. We've all been pulling for him to pull through, but he had been struggling greatly the past few weeks. He will be missed.
posted by Bury Bonds at 09:33 AM on January 10
And I'm for even more dramatic expansion -- all 30 teams! It's the only way the Blues will make it this season. wfrazerjr- my thoughts exactly! What a painful season its been so far. Thank goodness we have the Rams to take our mind off......oops
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:11 PM on December 28
Mcstan- we did a good job of looking the other way when Big Mac was here (count me as one of them). And Lawton admitting to a single mistake doesn't exactly make him a roid freak. The Ponson thing surprised me too- we're gonna have to be careful with him AND Leonard Little driving around town.
posted by Bury Bonds at 05:49 PM on December 22
I would like the see the Cards give him a shot. After losing Walker & Sanders they need something more than a Larry Bigbie. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in Boston, though.
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:50 PM on December 22
How sad. Absolutely a parent's worst nightmare.
posted by Bury Bonds at 09:12 AM on December 22
Seems like everyone is of the same opinion- the idea of a WORLD classic loses its appeal and validity when you start excluding nations based on political issues.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:25 AM on December 15
What about New York, Philly & NJ- aren't they a lot closer to each other than 124 miles (or does this just apply to new franchises?). Kansas City & St. Louis are 240 miles apart, by the way. The way the Blues are playing right now, there isn't much of a fan base to dilute. I'm sure the Lauries would love to sell the Blues to a group of KC investors, but their long-term lease with the Savvis Center won't permit that to happen. Also KC has had an NHL franchise in the past- The KC Scouts (1974-1976) who later became the Colorado Rockies.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:48 AM on December 12
"Scrappy" can be used only to describe David Eckstein!
posted by Bury Bonds at 09:24 AM on December 08
Like the pics Yukon....very impressive you managed to get Boras in there too! The Tony Danza Show thing threw me for a loop too- we only see him Who's the Boss reruns here in the midwest.
posted by Bury Bonds at 12:03 PM on December 01
If it actually happens it will be quite an amazing development! I can foresee a lot of bickering though, over coaches, training sites, athlete selection,etc
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:26 PM on November 01
It seems Callahan's West Coast Offense has turned into something more like the "Gulf Coast Offense" -completely blown away & devastated!
posted by Bury Bonds at 03:09 PM on November 01
Its bad enough interviewing the manager & coaches during the game, but miking up the players is downright stupid. Does anybody really believe that these guys would talk like that if there wasn't a mike on them? And yes....how the heck does McCarver hang on year after year?
posted by Bury Bonds at 01:31 PM on October 28
I am so happy that White Sox fans get to experience what we Red Sox fans did last year! Congratulations! I missed it- did the Chicago cops shoot somebody? No- seriously, congrats to the White Sox. They were the better team throughout all the playoffs.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:35 AM on October 27
I'm just sorry I forgot all the Latin I learned in hgh school. It would be really nice to talk to some of those fellas :/
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:17 AM on October 27
I would venture a guess that the percentage of whites in the NBA is far less than the percentage of whites in the general population. Is this indicative of discrimination by the NBA against whites? Does it mean that white kids have lost interest in basketball? Or is maybe just more of a cultural thing? Kids choose to play what they are exposed to growing up. I can't buy the "no room in the inner city" argument as most Latin American kids seem to play baseball (or soccer) and many come from the same inner city conditions.
posted by Bury Bonds at 10:24 AM on October 26
John Shaw certainly hinted on the local news last night that there was no guarantee Martz would be back next year even if he's healthy.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:58 AM on October 25
Funny to hear bravesfan talking about somebody ELSE'S fans being annoying!!! Umm...and that "tomahawk" thing isn't?
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:12 AM on October 25
One thing you can count on with Joe....he knows everything there is to know about baseball and can turn any situation into a "That reminds me of the time when I was playing for the..."
posted by Bury Bonds at 10:18 AM on October 21
I appreciate a guy who doesn't take himself too seriously, unlike some of their other columnists.
posted by Bury Bonds at 09:57 AM on October 21
As LaRussa said after the game, everyone says the Cards looked flat, but its hard to look anything BUT flat when the opposing pitchers come out and dominate the way Houston did this series. Despite the incompetant umpiring, bonehead plays by Mulder and all the other excuses, the fact is that excellent pitching is what wins postseason games. Hats off to the Astros from this Cardinals fan.
posted by Bury Bonds at 08:17 AM on October 20
Sorry Bill- only 18 posts so far! Is it just my Cardinals bias, or did anyone else think the Cards got "Denkingered" by the safe call on Burke's triple or by the "fair ball" call that Grudz bounced off his big toe?
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:05 PM on October 14
My thought is that Checketts is also viewing the NBA angle. With his many NBA connections thru the Knicks & the Jazz, he may be able to do what the Lauries could not in St. Louis. Also, the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting today that the sale of the Blues is by no means complete. Checketts has been given exclusive bargaining rights for the next 30 days, during which time they will try to finalize the purchase price and other details.
posted by Bury Bonds at 04:00 PM on September 30
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