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10 Questions to Ponder Ahead of the 2016 NCAA Football Season

By Anthony Stalter | August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The 2016 college football season is rapidly approaching, so let’s look at 10 questions to ponder before the action kicks off next week. 1. Can Bama repeat after being forced to start a new quarterback? Some have questioned whether Nick Saban and company can make another run despite starting over again at quarterback. Like that’s stopped …

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Cards May Be Forced To Use Reyes In Higher Leverage Situations

By Anthony Stalter | August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Can Alex Reyes handle a late-inning role out of the bullpen over the final two months of the season? The better question is whether the Cardinals can afford to not find out. Kevin Siegrist shifted to the primary setup role when Trevor Rosenthal lost his job as closer in mid-July. Now Siegrist is reportedly dealing with dead …

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Carpenter Keeps Ninth-Inning Rally Alive, Bryan Price Deserves a Thank You Card

By Anthony Stalter | August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Cardinals were down to their final out, trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the ninth, and Reds manager Bryan Price employed a no-doubles defense. Why? Well what Price was thinking was… Okay, so I have no idea what he was thinking. The Reds were up by four so even if Matt Carpenter smoked one …

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The Cards Came Out Just Fine Compared to Other Teams Trading for Relievers

By Anthony Stalter | August 2, 2016 | 3 Comments
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It happens every year at the MLB trade deadline. A team makes a trade and that team’s fan base gripes as soon as they see the prospect or prospects that were exchanged in said trade. Orioles fans, Cubs fans, Blue Jays fans…they’re all the same in this regard. They become familiar with a few farmhands …

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‘Legends’ Game Shows Fans no Billionaire Can Ever Take Away Their Dome Memories

By Anthony Stalter | July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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As I walked across the turf Saturday, my eyes couldn’t help but drift towards the ceiling. Past the rows of empty seats, the booth where Steve Savard would call his final game on radio, and just under the speakers that boomed Andy Banker’s voice while addressing the crowd one last time, is where I used …

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Mozeliak’s Trade Deadline Plans Shouldn’t Involve Alex Reyes

By Anthony Stalter | July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Three years ago, the rumor mill had the White Sox rejecting a deal that would have sent Carlos Martinez to Chicago in exchange for shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Could you imagine? Carlos Martinez for Alexei Ramirez? And the White Sox were the ones to put the kibosh on the deal? Please. Fortunately, none of that was true. …

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Five Big Second Half Questions Facing the Cardinals

By Anthony Stalter | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Major League Baseball has reached the All-Star Break and thus, Cardinal fans will have a short reprieve from riding the hellish roller coaster the club has subjected them to every week since the season’s start. Will the Cards make a serious run in the second half and catch the Cubs or, at the very least, …

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Cardinals’ Problems Don’t Look Bad Compared to the Pirates’ Current Outlook

By Anthony Stalter | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In a 2006 column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, New York Times best-selling author Regina Brett celebrated turning 50 by putting together a list of 50 lessons she had learned over her life. At No. 40, Brett wrote: “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.” That …

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Holliday Detractors Should Look at Ryan Howard and Philly for Perspective

By Anthony Stalter | June 7, 2016 | 1 Comment
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As Ryan Howard made the final out and walked slowly back towards the Phillies’ dugout for Saturday’s home loss, a fan tossed a beer bottle in his direction. Howard wasn’t hit by the bottle, but the moment was symbolic of the former star’s current status in the “City of Brotherly Love.” Howard, a Lafayette High …

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Whatever is Ailing Vladimir Tarasenko Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time

By Anthony Stalter | May 24, 2016 | 1 Comment
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The Vladimir Tarasenko narrative has officially reached its crescendo. Following the Blues’ 6-3 loss to the Sharks in Game 5 on Monday night, it’s all fans and pundits can talk about: Where is The Note’s best player? Blues fans have been socked with the reality that their team’s season might be coming to a close. …

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