A hell of a sports city

For years, "St. Louis is a baseball town" was used in a largely complimentary way. It was a thing that those involved in baseball said to speak highly of the passion for and knowledge of the sport in the St. Louis area. It didn't really have any tangible benefits--mostly, it meant ESPN announcers would compliment…

It’s time we talk about Jim Lindeman

On April 11, 2019, attempting to complete a four-game sweep, the Cardinals took the field for an afternoon game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scheduled to head to Monterrey, Mexico, that evening, the Cardinals trotted out their getaway lineup, with José Martínez, Tyler O'Neill, Jedd Gyorko, and Matt Wieters filling in for their regular counterparts.…

Banning the shift seems like a bad idea

I want to share a screenshot from the beginning of a Youtube clip of Willie McGee making a great catch in Game 3 of the 1982 World Series. You probably know the play. As you can see, there are three infielders on our left side of second base, presumably from left to right, Ken Oberkfell,…