On enjoying things

Over a 30 day stretch within my last five weeks writing for Viva El Birdos, I wrote 46 posts. I don't know what possessed me to count the exact number. I knew it was a lot. During those thirty days, there were exactly two in which I didn't publish anything. By this point, I was…

9/29 Recap: Still Alive

Pre-game: After a four game losing streak, the Cardinals find themselves in a must-win situation. When your back is against the wall, you focus on what you can control first, which is win one game. Then pray that the Giants help you by beating the Dodgers today and tomorrow to force a game 163. It's…

ALL I WANTED WAS FOR THE CARDINALS TO GO 6-0 TO END THE SEASON: An edited recap from 9/24.

Author's Note: As I thought about last night's recap, I regretted some of my more strident, and at times frankly Trump-like, characterizations of personalities and events from the game. I know that you fine consumers of baseball information have a number of options from which to choose when seeking Cardinals information and analysis, and I'm…

Take time out of your day to hail the Lizard King–a Cardinals/Giants recap

After besting Madison Bumgarner and Dereck Rodriguez with, on paper, inferior starting pitchers on Friday and Saturday, Sunday afternoon's battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants seems like an easy win. But this is baseball, a very stupid sport, so nothing could be assured. Here were the starting lineups. https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/1043898666795204609 https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1043892834141720576 I've been…

The Cardinals are facing the Giants and honestly what could possibly go wrong? A series preview

In the 1987, the St. Louis Cardinals faced the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series, and in seven games, they emerged victorious. This is surely a treasured memory for Cardinals fans who remember it, particularly given how the other three postseason series featuring the Cardinals and Giants have gone. In 2002, 2012,…

*Smiley face with sunglasses emoji* -a 9/18 recap

The Cardinals are riding a two game win streak coming into tonight's matchup with the Braves. Austin Gomber is on the mound as he looks for redemption after an early exit in his last start. Lineups https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1042165168678096903 https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1042131750439346176 Game Notes Only one hit for both sides through the first three innings. Gomber and Anibal Sanchez…

Adam Wainwright impresses as Cardinals salvage final game of Dodgers series

All right, Adam Wainwright is pitching, Matt Vasgersian is announcing, and I'm admittedly not super excited about this game at all. Not gonna get drunk like during yesterday's game, but gonna be grumpy probably. Buckle up! Here are the lineups. https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/1041435555265896449 https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1041446672830787584 Wainwright retired Joc Pederson (I guess in light of what happened with Vontae…

Mikolas’ pitching, late offense carry Cardinals in blowout of Buccos- a 9/11 recap

  Big City brought the Cardinals back from the dead last night on a eighth inning bomb and Paul DeJong sealed the deal in the ninth to give the Cardinals a win. Miles Mikolas is on the mound against the Pirates as the Cardinals go for the series victory. Follow along! Lineups https://twitter.com/Pirates/status/1039642269295501313 https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1039619642829037568 Game…

WAINO BACK

Adam Wainwright is a central part of our shared experience as St. Louis Cardinals fans. He and Yadier Molina are the two most tenured members of the team by nearly six years. There is something comforting about Adam Wainwright on the mound, even when he's bad. But I like it better when he's good. Tonight,…

9/8 Recap: Tough Pill to Swallow

Pregame: The Brewers keep winning and the Cardinals are trying to keep up in the wild card race. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are right on their heels. I'm eager to see a victory after a tough loss last night. The Tigers are celebrating their 1968 World Series title over the Cardinals by wearing throwback uniforms,…

Why number 62 mattered

In spite of the last six weeks, there still stands a decent chance that the Cardinals won’t make the postseason this year. That would mean three straight seasons without the playoffs, the first time that’s happened in these parts since 1997 to 1999. Those were some mediocre years. Those teams averaged 79 wins per season,…

Cardinals create one-series winning streak with 7-6 victory over Nationals

The St. Louis Cardinals entered tonight's game against the Washington Nationals with a one-series losing streak that they hoped to reverse by defeating a Nationals team running out the clock on the Bryce Harper era. Here were the lineups. https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1037437751208144897 https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/1037419763302064130 While one could easily have made the case that the Cardinals lineup did not…

Cardinals lose stupid baseball game against Reds

I want a holiday in the sun, and this fine Sunday is a De Facto Saturday. I want to see some history, in the form of a franchise-record 11th consecutive series victory. These are Sex Pistols references. The St. Louis Cardinals are playing the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium and I am going to let…