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  • 20 Questions by Bob Ryan 20 questions…it was a popular board game at one time…..let’s adapt it to the Baseball World and have only 13 questions…good round number and lucky too ….in some cases I’ve thrown in some data after the question….just to provide you with more “food for thought” Why don’t we have just a AL and NL Standings….drop all ...
  • Cards-Mizzou in Sept by Bob Ryan The month of September brings all of us some refreshing weather temps, signals the end of summer, and turning off the AC….but it also carries some real significance to the StL Cards and the Mizzou Tigers…. let’s take a closer look to get a better feel for the situation…   First of All…..the remaining schedule…… …for the Cards….thus ...
  • Cardinal Turnarounds by Bob Ryan It’s always exciting when a team, person, or even a group have sudden positive turnarounds. Those turnarounds do also occur on the “down” side. Let’s take a look at some of the Cardinals turnarounds…pro and con…. …In 2015, the Cards circled the bases for 137 home runs—this was 24th in the ML B…the instant turnaround in ...
  • Hidden Gems in the MLB by Bob Ryan We St Louis fans follow our Cardinals…12 months a year…we follow baseball but there are some other MLB players who we miss, ignore, overlook due to our rapt Redbird attention….there are some hidden gems in the MLB….but let’s start right @ Busch III …a sizzling rookie gem plays for the Nats…Rookie Trea Turner is really shining ...
  • Cards in Dog Days by Bob Ryan The Cardinals are in the midst of the “dog days” of summer right now…ya know, the hot, sultry days when you sweat just walking around…I thought the expression was an American expression….not so… I was surprised to learn that the expression has been used since the Days of the Greeks! Some say the Greek poets Hesiod (ca. 750-650 ...
  • 41 HR Galore by Bob Ryan Home Runs in the MLB…without question…it’s here…love it or hate it…. But why? …2015 MLB saw a jump in HR by 723 (17.3%)…the last spike that huge was in 1996 (in the midst of the steroid era) when it catapulted 21.6% in a single season. Only 6 other seasons saw increases of 700 or more in ...
  • Cards Playoff Bound by Bob Ryan The Cards are on the move….this club that frustrated the fans…who btw….are very spoiled with the huge winning ways of the cards over the last 20 years…this club that was sending players up and down so quickly that they thought the Cards had a direct elevator to Memphis..this club that saw two of its starting ...
  • STL Sports Pokémon Go by Bob Ryan StL Sports Pokemon Go All of you are just dying on joining the latest rage…Pokemon Go….now I don’t want to be racing around on bikes…how many of you do?, the  metro, or other required visitations…. so…here’s a version for St Louis sports fans—StLSports Pokemon Go. We’ll still provide you with Pokemon Treasure Chests, Pokeballs, and Pokemon Points ...
  • Cards Ace-6 rotation by Bob Ryan Cards Ace-6 rotation As the Cardinals wrestle with the issue of how to deal with their top minor league prospect—starting pitcher Alec Reyes….do they bring him up now ?  Do they keep him down because the Cards have 5 entrenched starters?  He’s adjusting a bit ….fancy words for getting hit hard…in the starts since his dazzling ...
  • All Stars Past and Future by Bob Ryan All-Star game –past-present-future.. The 1st All-Star game ….the 1933 All-Star Game ….Was started as a ONE-time event to elevate morale of the country ….to raise funds that went to a charity for disabled and needy major league players ….Twenty of the game’s thirty-six All-Stars including Ruth would later be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New ...
  • Shuffle the Cards? by Bob Ryan Well…we have 3 months under our belt…July 4th has typically been the benchmark for the halfway point of the baseball season…so…..what DO the Cards have to do to improve and get into the playoffs?   The most glaring need to me is the CF. Grichuk couldn’t hit the outside slider; Wong seems angry after every out so ...
  • Dear BOB by Bob Ryan Dear BOB I’ve written over 80 blogs now…my most read blog during that time has  over 10,000 readers to  it.  It was the “Dear Bob article of 2015”..if you haven’t read it or forgotton it…here’s the link  http://www.prepcasts.com/dear-bob-by-bob-ryan  …at any rate…it’s time again for another episode of Dear BOB…..sit back on your couch…as I am…here we ...
  • How’s your “ex” doing? by Bob Ryan Cardinals fans…I suppose all baseball fans….like to feel that when their team removed, traded, dropped a player or let him fly through free agency…that it was done at just the right time…that their team was a “little smarter” than the other team…well…here’s a look at some “ex-Cards” for better or worse…richer (free agents) or poorer… ...
  • Summer Solstice by Bob Ryan Sure it’s been hot and dry already but summer is officially starting today…to me, summer always started when school ended ….no sir…it’s starting today. As June 20 arrives, changes take place in the sports world….here we go…   Changes that come along as summer starts … …a rare event in nature as the Full Moon rises on the ...
  • Wheel of Fortune by Bob Ryan  The Wheel of Fortune has been a TV staple for years..decades…they’ve tried some new wrinkes….now they are trying a new one…it’s Sports Wheel of Fortune…enjoy Pat Sayso and Vana Paisley as they have sports celebrities spinning the Wheel of Fortune…  Here’s our 1st contestant…Kolton Wong…he spins the wheel…..great Kolton! You’ve won a month of bus rides ...
  • MLB Draft by Bob Ryan Every team takes a different approach to drafting—HS vs college players, pitchers vs hitters, readiness vs potential….so let’s take a look at the MLB draft-StL Style.. In the 2016 draft the Cards have the #23, #33 (extra -due to losing Lackey), #34 (extra-due to losing Hayward) of round 1….now generally…unlike the NFL or NBA drafts…we’re completely ...
  • Wong Must Go by Bob Ryan We’re spoiled…the Cards success since the late 1990’s has made ALL of us…including me…expecting a division title or …at the minimum…a playoff team…this Cards team seems to be racing through quicksand…going no-place fast…so….and we all have our opinions as to the reason for this inertia…I’ve come to the conclusion that the Cards must deal Kolton ...
  • 2016 MSHSAA State Baseball Prepcasts.com and MSHSAA.TV are teaming up this year for the 2016 Baseball State Championships from TR Hughes Stadium. Prepcasts.com will provide the announcers for all the Semi Final games and will have Nate Lucas – the voice of the Springfield Cardinals and Tim Miller on all the Final Games.  All Finals are @ 1:30 pm each ...
  • What’s next by Bob Ryan Now that the Blues have made it to the Conference Championship Series, knocked off the defending Stanley Cup Champions, become the darling the Lou sports world (for at least a few weeks)…..what else could possibly happen in the sports world…. …. Brendan Moss learns to “stay off” the low inside breaking ball that he can’t hit ….the ...
  • Letters to Home by Bob Ryan We’ve all done them…maybe as youth campers, trips, traveling teams, or while in the military… whatever… we’ve all sent letters to home…special thanks to Jimmy Fallon for reminding me of these epic moments in our lives….we’ve just come across a few that you might enjoy..     Dear Mom, I’m doing fine. Thanks so much for teaching me to ...
  • Cold Draft thru the Lou by Bob Ryan It was cold…a real cold reaction in the Lou to the 2016 NFL draft. It’s come and gone with little fanfare in this area because without an NFL team to psyche us up about the next future HOF’er that’s just been drafted or making trades that trade real NLF players for NFL hopefuls or choosing ...