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  • Better Sooner than Later by Bob Ryan The old adage of….it’s better late than never…is sometimes true….sometimes its sooner rather than later and sometimes it’s better not at all than late…but anyway….consider… …I read an article that the NY Yankees who had accumulated a plethora of prospects in the Aroldis Chapman  & Andrew Miller trades were considering packaging many of them in a ...
  • Thanksgiving Thoughts by Bob Ryan It’s Thanksgiving Week… a great time to reflect back on the wonderful life that most of us enjoy…some sports figures may….should be….giving huge forms of gratitude …here are a few…some may be “tongue in cheek”…as opposed to “turkey in mouth”   ….the Blues are grateful for the tremendous playoff run that they had in 2016 season ….Barry Odum ...
  • Perception vs Reality by Bob Ryan I learned from a teacher long ago that perception often becomes reality.   I have seen it come true many times….often ..or at least sometimes …those perceptions come to us through the press, our friends,  our lunch table mate, the guy at the gas station, whoever…yet if we hear them frequently or convincingly…maybe just more than ...
  • Cards Reconstruction Cake by Bob Ryan It’s already in process….the Cards reconstruction project….no …not the new apartment, commercial buildings being planned around the Stadium by the Cards ownership but the plans to rebuild the Cards into a divisional champion….not a wild carder   ….the Cards have declined to resign vets Matt Holliday and Brandon Moss, declined option on Jordan Walden, lost Jeremy Hazelmaker ...
  • What Cards Learned from Series by Bob Ryan What a series it was….the 7th game will be an all-time classic…. Even if you were disappointed in the outcome(as many StL fans were)….what terrific entertainment….isn’t that what it’s supposed to be? Here’s a Mini Report Card for some every-day Cubbies in the World Series…   Joe Maddon managing during Series—C # should not have brought in Chapman ...
  • Debate: Maddon v Matheny by Bob Ryan Welcome everyone to the 1st ever national Managerial Debate between Joe Maddon (Maddening) and Mike Matheny (Manifesto)…topics have been chosen by YOU the fan…so sit back as our crowd of experts throw out their questions   How do you feel is the best way to learn how to manage? Manifesto….I feel the best way is by playing several ...
  • # trending UP or # trending DOWN by Bob Ryan It’s that time of year to check current trends….up or down….  ….future trend….down…..I feel like the Cubs starting rotation is likely to fall next year…and maybe substantially …1st of all…check out their ages…Jake Arrieta is 30, Jon Lester is 32, John Lackey is 38, Jasen Hammel is 34 years of age and the youngster Kyle Hendricks ...
  • Wild Final Weekend by Bob Ryan What a weekend it was….it was really crazy …it had some emotional moments, very rare moments, some moments that are very hard to understand….some silly moments….take a look..   …I’m starting my weekend on Thursday night….like many do….can you figure out ANY reason why Brian Price of the Reds didn’t go rushing out onto the field to ...
  • 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… ...