Mike Shildt Terminated As Cardinals Manager

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Mike Shildt is out as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals as the upper management decided to terminate Shildt as manager Thursday afternoon, citing “philosophical differences” as the reasoning. Shildt was the Cardinals manager from 2018-2021 and won the 2019 NL Manager of the Year award. The 53-year-old amassed a record of 252-199 in his […] READ MORE


Cardinals’ Devil Magic: A Primer

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Baseball fans are sprinkling the term Cardinals’ Devil Magic, and more commonly Cardinals Devil Magic, across social media. And with good reason. The St. Louis Cardinals just wrapped up an improbable 17-game winning streak and clinched a wild-card spot, despite languishing near .500 for most of an injury-riddled season. A month ago, fans were calling […] READ MORE


Dodgers Eke Out Victory over Brewers

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Dodgers 4, Brewers 2 NL Wild Card, Game One Right fielder Mookie Betts hit two doubles and shortstop Corey Seager hit the longest Dodger Stadium home run of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-2, Wednesday night. Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich and center fielder Avisail Garcia each had two […] READ MORE


Another Arizona Diamondbacks September Plunge

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Arizona Diamondbacks September Plunge All season long the Arizona Diamondbacks generated enough offense to keep them competitive. The team stayed around .500 or better throughout the season. This made believers out of everyone who had them finishing fourth or lower and winning no more than 70 to 75 games. Offense Was Delivering The team was […] READ MORE



2018 San Francisco Giants Mid-Season Report

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The San Francisco Giants play their 81st game of the season Wednesday night at AT&T Park, signifying the half-way point of their 2018 schedule. After an up-and-down first half, the Giants enter play Wednesday 4.5 games out of first in the NL West and 2.0 games back of the second wild-card spot. Having hovered right […] READ MORE





Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 26: Remembering Jose Fernandez

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Today, the Crowding the Plate Podcast starts with Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen remembering Jose Fernandez and the far too short, but extremely fun, career he gifted us. In his four short years in the bigs, Fernandez showed us what true love for baseball looked like. He may no longer be with us, but here’s […] READ MORE