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  • Strikeout or Home Run by Bob Ryan Currently…..it seems in most baseball games…. that batters hit a home run or a strikeout…..well…..we’ll look @ some stats to verify that notion and expand the HR v K in other areas….. In MLB stats…..take a look at HR/plate app    and K/plate appearance over  a span of time HR/Plate app                      K/plate appearance         HR+K/plate appearance     ...
  • One Would Think by Bob Ryan One would think…..                         …For all the hype about Jordan Hicks fastball…..one would think…that his strikeout/inning ratio would be very good….not so much…the “good” ones average more than 1 strikeout per inning… Hicks has 60 strikeouts in 68 innings..under 1.00/inning ..meanwhile Wade Davis (Colorado closer) K/inn ratio is  over 1.000…66 strikeouts in 57 innings..there are many ...
  • Contenders or Pretenders by Bob Ryan Contenders  or Pretenders Hottest team in the MLB BY FAR right now..and now a contender… is the St. Louis Cardinals…winner of 10 straight series….the Cards have blended a plethora of youth into their pitching corp, rebuilt the confidence of some key young field players, began using the run game offensively,  established a  very sound “up the ...
  • Foul Ball with 2 Strikes by Bob Ryan So on July 15, the Cards fired Mike Matheny and appointed Mike Shildt “interim manager”….it was a clear indication that the Cards realized a managerial move had to be made but weren’t exactly sure that Shildt was the “man”…at that time it seemed that he had about as much chance of becoming the permanent manager ...
  • Sports Dynasties & Cards Starters by Bob Ryan Another Super Bowl is behind us now….what a game…..it was entertaining throughout the game….the 41-33 win by the Eagles broke most team offensive records…..most of you watched it so no need to recap…just a couple odds & ends… …..Eagles Coach Doug Pederson stayed aggressive throughout the entire game…he didn’t change in the 2nd half… ….Nick Foles lived ...
  • Behind Closed Doors by Bob Ryan Behind closed doors…insiders share info with their REAL feelings and speculations on why actions/moves have taken place in the sports world.. .. is usually done without any PC talk… talking behind closed doors it was heard that….. …behind closed doors the talk was about the Cards pushing their win total upwards ….there are a couple ways ...
  • Turning the Tide by Bob Ryan Sure…it’s a week ago…but it’s still the talk….just how did Alabama rally to beat the #1seed-Georgia in the 2nd half. There isn’t any one play, strategy, or factor that changed the outcome by itself but there were a few combinations of factors that had some impact on the final Tide surge….. ….in the 1st half…the Bulldogs ...
  • Alexa … find me … by Bob Ryan OK…I received a new toy…or program, for Christmas…ask Alexa….so I thought that I’d put it to work…here we go.. Bob…thx  Alexa……ya know I hear a lot about that WAR stat…find me what that means and who were in the top 10 of the MLB for 2017. Alexa…OK…let me check….well I’ve found the definition of WAR…it says “Wins ...
  • Holidays = Bowl Games Galore by Bob Ryan The week between Christmas & New Years is filled with a heavy dose of college bowl games…some very, very good and some being used only as a noise background at holiday parties. Also this week are huge, traditional Holiday Basketball Tournaments on the High School level in the Lou. I didn’t watch all of the ...
  • $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 ...
  • NCAA Football is Like Cinderella by Bob Ryan Over Thanksgiving I read the story of Cinderella to my grand-daughter….it got me thinking…The NCAA football season and post-season resemble the story of Cinderella…take a look….in late-summer the bids go out…129 invitations are sent out to all the contestants… who will be hoping  that the glass slipper of the NCAA Championship fits them this year.  ...
  • 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 ...