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  • PGA-Putting Golf Ahead by Bob Ryan This time of year has tons of sports taking place….of course baseball continues its daily march through August, football of all levels—high school, college & pro begin official practices with high hopes but the real news around the Lou has been PGA Golf, …all types fairways and greens to draw our attention….here we go on ...
  • Memphis North brings excitement by Bob Ryan The Cardinals had their troops in training….mastering the basics, acquiring the “DO’s” and “DON’Ts” for the next level of battle, fine tuning the elevated skills required to succeed at skirmishes and battles in the upper level…then it happened….Cardinals called up many of the Memphis team to the actual MLB battlefield..so many….in fact..that some may have ...
  • We’re Better but are we GOOD by Bob Ryan OK….MO cleans out the bullpen by throwing out Holland &  Lyons, trading Tuivalala, surprising the medical world by finding yet another ailment , previously unknown for DL use for Brett Cecil. He brings up 3 young guns to replace them.  Yippee!  It’s long overdue…we will be better….but ….will we really be GOOD? First of all, the ...
  • MO doesn’t want to Arbitrage by Bob Ryan Last week after the Cards dropped their opening game of the 2nd half of the season, John Mozeliak was asked about the Cards getting a quick reboot. His response was..in part…”and to start trying to arbitrage that would have to be a very special type deal”. The Definition of arbitrage has two points…both business related…1)The ...
  • 11U Midwest Plains Regional Players of the Game 7.22.18 Championship Game Minnesota Offensive – Gary Morehart Minnesota Defensive – Peyton Neadeau North Dakota Offensive – Liam Wichlow North Dakota Defensive – Kade Ohlhauser Third Place Game Colorado Offensive – Zach Thorson Colorado Defensive – Kacen Sederstrom Kansas Offensive – Alex Schwindt Kansas Defensive – Jhett Huffman Semi Kansas Offensive – Gus Eylar Kansas Defensive – Lexi Miller North Dakota Offensive – Owen Thielges North Dakota Defensive – Mason ...
  • Cards-Cubs Championship Fight by Bob Ryan With a title like this….one HAS to think of the glorious days of Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier entertaining us with their historic battles. But…..this “championship series” is between the St. Louis Cards & the Chicago Cubs….it has two settings……here we go… Ring Announcer:  “Welcome everyone to the 8 rounds of battle over an 11 day ...
  • It HAD to be done by Bob Ryan With the Cards floundering, fan interest….even the Cards devout fans…..beginning to fray, the team playing some horrendous baseball games in the past 3 weeks, the Cards ownership pulled the trigger on Saturday night….no it wasn’t a Saturday night massacre…but the Cards dumped Mike Matheny. ….after the bad loss to Cincinnati on Saturday….for one of the rare ...
  • Playoff race is OVER! by Bob Ryan …It’s only a week after July  4th…..traditional half way mark of the season….but….the playoff teams are set….at least for the American League…now we don’t know the EXACT standings…but we do know the 5 teams that will be in the post-season games…we don’t know the exact 3 division winners and 2 wild card teams… but ….we ...
  • Players of the Game for 12U STATE TOURNAMENT 7.8.18 Kennett – Jadee Morton Kennett – Ashton Williams MABA – Sammy Callaway MABA – Connor Gibson Boonville – Dakota Williams Scott County – Blake Mosby Boonville – Caidyn Hazel Sikeston – Jack Evans 7.7.18 Kennett – Ashton Williams Boonville – Shane Chamberlain MABA – Casen Murphy Scott County – Nick Christian Kennett – Derione Davis Carthage – Braden Abbott 7.6.18 Sikeston – Eric Retz Kennett – Peyton Branum MABA ...
  • MLB should Score a Goal by Bob Ryan NO….we’re not confused….the MLB is a baseball league and goals come in hockey…..but….here’s a suggestion…again…that the MLB should “borrow”from the NHL.. ….why doesn’t the MLB adopt the NHL policy of not “dressing out” their roster….the MLB could carry 27 players and “dress out” 25 per game….it would really save us from all the shuttling back & ...
  • What might have been for Cards by Bob Ryan What might have been… So Cleveland Indians come calling this week…..makes me think about what might have been….when TLR left the managerial StL  position….the two top candidates were Mike Matheny and Terry Francona… …Matheny was coming off 2 High school championships…Matheny led the Cards to 4 consecutive post-seasons in his first 4 seasons….has missed the last ...
  • Exploring the MLB by Bob Ryan There is no question that the fans of the Lou are Cardinal fans….generally most games are “on” as we watch intently or while doing something else….we scrutinize the pitching changes, the lineup, the attitudes of the players….etc, etc…..but finding the stories of the MLB is like our explorers of the past finding a new continent….we ...
  • Breath of Air by Bob Ryan So…it’s been awhile….I’ve been heavily concerned about a family issue for the past few weeks…but here’s a quickie …. To give me a breath of air…..and to hopefully keep you in touch….some looks @ NL standings and the Cards…..1st to the NL ….the NL Central…Cards are 35-28 as we’re just past the 3/8 mark of the ...
  • Shipwrecked by Pirates by Bob Ryan It’s early in the 2018 MLB season…no one is jumping off of the top of Arch…yet….but…there has be 27 games..  17% of the season…1 of the 6 months of the season are gone….so some observations have been noticed about our Cardinals….and MLB in general ..the Cards have played 7 games against one of the worst teams ...
  • It’s Cold … in many ways! by Bob Ryan April has brought us several days of chilly, to cold, to very cold days….that’s not all that’s cold around the sports world…. …as of April 16, there had been 24 cancellations…forcing Doubleheaders….in some cities..they will be back-back, one admission…in the cities that really love baseball…e.g. StL….it’s day-night so that 2 admissions may be charged…isn’t that backwards?….charging ...
  • Lose Appeal … pay the price by Bob Ryan You know one of my favorite topics is the MLB appeal…..I don’t agree with the assumption that each “call” must be perfect….I mean…what else in life is perfect?….all the MLB pitchers make bad pitches… all the MLB batters swing & miss…why do we expect the umpires to be perfect?  It’s called the human element. I ...
  • The Eyes of the Cards by Bob Ryan Well….I’m not claiming to be like Jeb Stuart…the eyes of Robert E. Lee  in the Civil War…..but there is plenty of things to see across the Cardinals, MLB, Blues and the sports world….here goes….   From Cardinal Country…..yea….we’ve only played about a week but some early observations… ….Opening Day ceremonies are really special to the ol’ time ...
  • Life Cycle of Sports by Bob Ryan Every sports team…every sport….has a cycle……the start…maybe called the “birth” of a cycle…. and…. the end …or “death” of the cycle….let’s take a close look at both ends.. ….Cards obtain Greg Holland to be “born again” in the 18 Card bullpen…..I wondered why his signing came so late…. Sure….the  $14m seems high to us “everyday” Joe’s ...
  • Questions about ’18 Cards by Bob Ryan The 2018 season is right upon us now…..as always there has been chatter all around the Lou since the 2017 World Series ended about what the Cards “needed to do”, “have to do”, “staying the same” etc, etc……since the first pitch takes place later this week……here are a few questions about the Cards… if the ...
  • Sweet Sixteen by Bob Ryan NCAA Basketball has taken us to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament…of course, lots of comments…16 to be exact…. on those games & teams but what about other 16’s……..we’ll widen our scope to see the wider horizon of the 16’s across the sports world according to other sources with some mild personal modifications   …..so ...
  • On-Off-Back from sports injuries by Bob Ryan There have always been sports injuries…..they’ve clearly changed over the years….Tommy John procedure has saved many MLB pitchers from early retirement….advanced medical ideas & procedures assist quick and complete recovery in many types of injuries that formerly lasted longer and developed into more severe consequences. But…the “DL” behind a players name occurs seemingly more frequently ...