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  • $tanton $weepstakes $aga by Bob Ryan The past couple weeks all the buzz about the Cardinals has centered around their effort to procure GianCarlo Stanton from the Marlins…as you all know..it went south….some thoughts… …I actually think the Marlins actually tried “pushing” $tanton a bit to accept the trade by trading their outstanding 2B Dee Gordon to Seattle ….indicating to $tanton the ...
  • It’s all Blue(s) by Bob Ryan The Blues have now played just a bit more than a ¼ of their season….there’s a lot of good going on with the “Note” but there are some sports fans “blue” because of recent or long-time ailments…take  a look first at the Blues… …In the revamped rules of the NHL , scoring has increased…as it was ...
  • Seriously? by Bob Ryan You know how it is…you say something that another person believes is “way out” or totally unbelievable and they respond “seriously”…. Cardinal Baseball…. ….Soooo…MO flys out to talk personally with Fowler to make sure that he’s OK with not being the CF….seriously??  Who’s in charge here…who’s running the asylum? These are professional athletes…paid handsomely to perform whenever ...
  • Not Off-Season but GM Season by Bob Ryan Baseball General managers DO work year round…they have to adjust rosters due to in-season injuries, in-season lack of production, international drafts & contacts, keep an eye on the minor league players development, amateur drafts, sign or resign players…so there is plenty to do for them…but….this next 10 weeks is really the GM season.  This is ...
  • Wrapping up World Series by Bob Ryan The thrilling World Series between the two best teams in baseball in 2017….just won by Houston…a 1st for the franchise….was lots of fun to watch….now..some personal “awards”, comments & observations… …game 5 was….if not the best game in series history….oopps…in St Louis….that designation will always be the David Freese night in 2011…so let’s call this “one ...
  • Halloween for MLB Managers by Bob Ryan Tomorrow night is Halloween……you remember the question that always came to you on Oct 30 through your “early” days….what would you “be” on Halloween?..some years it worked out well…sometimes not so much….but…every year there seems to be a “new & more favorite” costume…..well…this year…it’s a Major League manager dressing up in disguise…They dress in the ...
  • Excitement of Post-Season by Bob Ryan Excitement of Post-Season …. Even though, it’s not the same without our Birds in the post-season….sure…there have been some great games but the buzz around the area about baseball is a whisper w/o our Birds flying into deep October….however …there is ALWAYS a buzz about post-season…on all levels. Post-Season Baseball…. …from my view, it’s actually much tougher to ...
  • Too Big To Fail by Bob Ryan  Ok….losing is one thing….but losing to a country 1/100 our size is ridiculous… some thoughts…  First of all….I’m not a soccer guy…never played soccer a second in my life…but as an Athletic Director & announcer, I’ve seen many soccer matches….I’m not claiming that type of experience makes me an expert but….we all have our thoughts..soooo…..   The USA ...
  • Shuffling Deck from the Bottom by Bob Ryan Cards begin shuffling the deck by dealing from the bottom….at least …. It seems like the pitching coach was the LEAST of their concerns but…MO felt diferently Cards shuffle deck… Earlier this week, the Cards brass & Manifesto announced that Derek Lilliquest (pitching coach) and the bullpen coach….did anyone really know HIS name?….were being let go…PC for ...
  • Fat Lady Sings by Bob Ryan The phrase, “it ain’t over until the Fat Lady sings” meant originally “Nothing is irreversible until the final act is played out”.  Now…it’s come to mean that the event, game, whatever is completely finished.The derivation of this expression ..as best as I can determine…. Originates from Richard Wagner’s  opera–Gotterdammerung, the last of the very long ...
  • Alamo of the MLB by Bob Ryan We all know the story of the Alamo….I’m not here to relive the valor of the Americans in that battle where the Mexican Army overwhelmed the Americans with many, many more soldiers to win the battle nor am I trying to boost up the legend of Davey Crockett…but …there is a similarity …in a way… ...
  • Moving On by Bob Ryan After horrific hurricane weather and destruction in Texas & Florida …or in our own lives…following disappointing, or joyous moments, we must move on…as we cross mid-September sports…many teams and players have moved on…or tried to move on.  Let’s check out some of the sports world… …Cubbies sweep the Cards….some thoughts…the Cards were red hot in early ...
  • Turbulent Times by Bob Ryan The weather has certainly brought us turbulent times…Hurricane Irma (Florida coast) & Hurricane Harvey (Texas); the tremendous winds blowing in the West…..all of us have compassion for the folks in Houston and now along the Florida coast…Mother Nature wins…again! …These days there are turbulent days in the sports world for some folks….of course nowhere near ...
  • Turning the Page by Bob Ryan The calendar turned the page this weekend…we bounce into September…it usually means that the real, real hot days are behind us. …that the school routine is established….football arrives on the scene on all levels now…..but…there are other people and things …turning the page also.. ….the Cards turned the page on their starting rotation as they shipped ...
  • In The Shadows by Bob Ryan The eclipse last Monday was a spectacular view of the sun being in the shadow of the moon…I’m not a big science guy…but it really was something special. The shadows following the complete eclipse were the most fascinating to me.  There are other shadows…some shadows in the sports world…some players have fallen out of the ...
  • Birds Flying in a V by Bob Ryan I’ve never been known as an “outdoorsman”….about all I do outside consistently is mow the lawn..but…it is well known that birds fly better collectively in  a “V” pattern…that’s also true with our own Birds…the Cardinals.  To carry our metaphor even further…the V for the Cards is victories. While I was on “assignment” the Birds flew ...
  • Pleimann’s Pieces by Jim Pleimann Pleimann’s Pieces… Greetings to all as I pinch hit for Bob Ryan who is on assignment this week. He somehow thought I could spew words of wisdom, knowledge, opinions and sarcasm as well as he can.  But I will do my best and have some fun along the way.  I am going to be all over ...
  • Game of Thrones by Bob Ryan The Sports Game of Thrones is different than the televised version….no killings, no battles, no sex… oops… probably lost the interest of most of you already  … it’s a matter of merely sitting on designated thrones that are being awarded to winners of specific sports areas …A special throne for Yadi Molina will be sitting right ...
  • What the Trading Deadline Told Us by Bob Ryan The trading deadline…coming at the end of July….tells us a great deal about the true feelings of a MLB team..its management reveals some of its deeper thoughts by their “moves” or lack of moves…lets take a look as I complete this on Sunday night….one day prior to the deadline…what these teams have told us thus ...
  • Tour de’ Farce by Bob Ryan Sure the grueling Tour de’France has concluded but how about the Tour de’ Farce around the sports world….here goes with some things that make you wonder… ….at Texas Football, new Head Coach Tom Herman is apparently trying to elevate the competitiveness  and change the culture of his team…the Longhorns success meter had dropped the last 2 ...
  • Summer in the City by Bob Ryan The Great 1996 hit “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful really depicts the sultry, humid, hot days of summer …like we’ve had recently…with their opening lyrics, “Hot town, summer in the city….     Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty Been down, isn’t it a pity     ….             Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the ...