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Jul
7
Sun
2019
Boonville v Carthage – 11U State Tournament – 7.7.19
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 18 @ 8:15 pm

619px-Baseball_(crop)2019 Missouri Cal Ripken 11U State Baseball Tournament – MABA National vs Carthage. Charlie Brown with the call.   Click here to view the game …

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Sikeston v Scott County Semi – 11U State Tournament – 7.8.19
Jul 8 @ 2:30 pm – Jul 19 @ 6:15 pm

619px-Baseball_(crop)2019 Missouri Cal Ripken 11U State Baseball Tournament – Semi-Final Game – Sikeston vs Scott County. Charlie Brown with the call.   Click here to view the game …

 

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  • 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… ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
  • Between the Lines by Bob Ryan Sometimes we think we have an answer…sometimes we know we don’t …and sometimes we have to look between the lines to get the answers…for example… Current thought by most StL baseball fans….Cards bullpen stinks… that it is probably the worst in the league….looking between the lines at the Cards pen statistically… Batting average vs all MLB ...
  • 4th of July by Bob Ryan 4th of July…may mean a lot of different things to each of us…maybe it’s remembering the Independence of our country…maybe its remembering the family BBQ’s …maybe it’s the fireworks celebrating the holiday…maybe swimming parties…we all have our own memories….well here’s a few thoughts on the 4th celebration of firework from the sports point of view ...
  • Good to Great by Bob Ryan Good To Great… a book written by Jim Collins was required reading one year while I was teaching. It was an interesting book…no…I’m not giving a book review here…but…some of his ideas  apply to our Cardinals.  Quickly…Collins says that you have to have a vision, decisiveness, the correct personnel on the bus to success and ...
  • Father’s Day Gifts by Bob Ryan Many of you celebrated Fathers Day on Sunday….as did many others…we had the rare opportunity to learn some of the gifts that these Fathers’ …or someday to be… fathers….received… …Chris Maloney received instructions on how to raise both arms simultaneously since he’s never demonstrated that skill previously as 3B coach ….Jon Lester received a certificate from his ...
  • The Week that Wasn’t by Bob Ryan This past week…or slightly more…has really been a stunner to many of us…there were stunning events….let’s take a closer look at the Week that Wasn’t… ….this week wasn’t a good one for the merry-go-round of the Cardinal roster….pushed off was John Gant. The press and Card mgmt. really seemed to be thrilled as they had promoted ...
  • Toy Story by Bob Ryan We’ve all had toys..toys of all kinds…for several years…sure we all had toys as children ..there were all kinds of toys…here’s a possible list…I’m sure that you could add more… ….the shiny, “hottest” toy that we enjoyed for a long, long  time but finally it wore out ….the shiny, “hottest’ toy that amused us for only a ...
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