Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Mike Shildt Tossed after Pitcher Is Asked to Change His Hat

Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Mike Shildt Dumped after Pitcher Is Asked to Change His Hat Welcome to Week Eight of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Five: Three Kansas City Royals Ejected after Epic Meltdown

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Three Kansas City Royals Ejected after Epic Meltdown Welcome to Week Five of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment […] READ MORE


Cardinals Series Preview: July 24th-26th (vs. PIT)

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After a four-month wait, the St. Louis Cardinals will finally open their 2020 season this weekend. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a familiar opponent, but this Cardinals series will be like none before it. An empty Busch Stadium and numerous health protocols will give this shortened season a very different feel, but loyal Redbird fans are […] READ MORE


St. Louis Cardinals Season Preview 2020

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St. Louis Cardinals Season Preview 2020 With a 60-game season now agreed upon by both the MLB player’s union and the owners, the St. Louis Cardinals finally have a real opening day to look forward to. Despite the shortened length and edited rulebook, Mike Shildt’s club looks ready to make another deep playoff run. However, […] READ MORE


2020 Player Preview: Paul Goldschmidt

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When Paul Goldschmidt arrived in St. Louis in December of 2018, expectations were high from the start. Coming over from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Luke Weaver and Carson Kelly, the perennial All-Star filled a big hole at first base for the St. Louis Cardinals. Keeping the slugger in Cardinal red was also crucial […] READ MORE


2020 Player Preview: Carlos Martinez

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When young flamethrower Jordan Hicks went down with an elbow injury near the end of June 2019, Mike Shildt made it clear that the closer role was up for grabs. Many expected the red-hot John Gant or John Brebbia to fill the spot. However, the return of former no. 1 starter Carlos Martinez from injury […] READ MORE


2020 Player Preview: Dexter Fowler

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2020 Player Preview: Dexter Fowler As the St. Louis Cardinals began the 2019 season on a tear, racking up 20 wins before the calendar turned to May, the versatile, switch-hitting Dexter Fowler was a catalyst for their success. After a disappointing, injury-shortened 2018 campaign that saw Harrison Bader excel in his usual centerfield spot, Fowler […] READ MORE


Manager of the Year Winners: Mike Shildt and Rocco Baldelli

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Manager of the Year Winners: Mike Shildt and Rocco Baldelli Mike Shildt Wins National League Manager of the Year In a shocking turn of events, Mike Shildt has been named the National League Manager of the Year. The St. Louis Cardinals manager won the award with 95 points. The Cardinals finished the first half of […] READ MORE



Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Lack of Replay Angers Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers

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Welcome to Week Eight of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five Weavers in honor […] READ MORE