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August 30th, 2014

Can’t say we didn’t warn you.

Jorge Solar lit up the Cardinals Friday night, tying the game in the 7th and coming back to embarrass them in the 8th. He’s been with the Cubs since Wednesday and already he has more home runs than all but 8 Cardinals players in 2014.

There is a real chance that within the next month, he will have more HR’s than all but 3 Cardinals. (Peralta 18, Holliday 13, Adams 13).

Go ahead and let that sink in.

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Again, he’s been in the Major Leagues since Wednesday. August 27th.

The Cardinals are the second worse team in baseball when it comes to the most important offensive stat – runs scored.  And after a promising first inning, the Cardinals shut it down for the night against the immortal Kyle Hendricks.

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August 29th, 2014

The Cubs aren’t very good.

At 59-74, they reside at the bottom of the NL Central, 14 games out of first place. With a month left to go in 2014, the North Siders don’t have anything left to play for other than pride.

And we know where that’s gotten them the past 106 years.

But if you haven’t been paying attention, the Cubs have been sticking to their rebuilding plan fastidiously under GM Theo Epstein. And the fruits of this latest round of pain are starting to bear out.

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro are having very good years. Both 2014 All-Stars, they’ve continued to grow into their roles as the ‘veteran’ guys on this team. Considering they’re respectively 25 and 24 years old, this might just be a different rebuilding process than before.

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August 29th, 2014

Labor Day.

Out of all the holidays, Labor Day is the only one where the government sat around and said ‘hey, we’re working hard – we need a day off’. Right? Well, either that or trying avoid more bloody massacre in Chicago…

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

The more you know. Thanks Wikipedia.

Now, The Friday Links…

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August 29th, 2014

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August 28th, 2014

132 down.

30 to go.

The Cardinals curled up into the fetal position and wept through the past two Pittsburgh nights. But since they take up residence in the NL Central, all is well. They lost no ground and still remain 1.5 games in arrears of the Brewers.

I have no proof, but I believe the Cardinals have been exactly 1-3 games behind the Brewers 98% of the season.

When the Birds are hot, the Brewers are hot. When the Cardinals put their bats away and pout, the Brewers decide they don’t want to play baseball either.

We can parse out the Adam Wainwright start all we want (not his best effort, not a bad effort in comparison to recent starts, we expect more from the ace, et al.), but at the end of the day I’m just not sure this race isn’t going to go down to the last week of the season no matter what.

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August 28th, 2014

Check this out…

Make sure to pay close attention to what the dude is wearing when the SWAT team busts through the door.

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Moral of the story? It’s never easy being a Cardinals fan.

Photo: KMGH

h/t: Mountain Fresh

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August 27th, 2014

This is St. Louis.

We take a bunch of crap for calling ourselves the best fans in baseball but it’s all in good fun. Through all the ribbing from places like Deadspin for #BFIBing, one thing doesn’t ever come up – the question of do Cardinals fans actually KNOW baseball.

We do.

It’s not fair to say that Mike Matheny cost the Cardinals a win last night in Pittsburgh. Even if Seth Maness got out of the 8th inning, the Cardinals could have lost that game a thousand other ways. But when Matheny left Maness in to face Ike Davis instead of bringing in Randy Choate… it was a mistake.

You don’t carry a LOOGY to not face the one LH hitter you need to get out.

Matheny owned his mistake, right?

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August 27th, 2014

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August 26th, 2014

Just like we said at the beginning of the season… as long as Jon Jay and John Lackey are playing up to expectations, this Cardinals team is going to be just fine.

What? You don’t believe it?

Imagine seeing that Tweet in April or May and wondering just how in the hell that became the truth and not Twitter trolling. But after hitting safely in 15 of 16 games and posting a second half OPS right near 1.000, Jay is quickly putting himself in contention for team MVP.

Baseball is a data driven sport, but there’s always a guy on winning teams that seem to make things happen when he’s in the game.

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August 25th, 2014

There are 2 types of people in this world…

1) The people that realize Taylor Swift is the most talented human being that has ever inhabited the universe, rendering any and all future procreation completely unnecessary.

2) Mouth breathers.

At Cards Diaspora, we’ve long be on Team T-Swizzle.

So while you might have tuned into the VMA’s to see 5SOS or 5th Harmony get their :15 seconds of fame, we waited patiently for Ms. Swift to perform her new single “Shake It Off”. Then it hit us – DOYYYYEEE – we totally hadn’t checked out the video she released last week on Vevo!

Loved it. Every second of it.

Let’s rank the Taylor personas, because.

1) Boom Boom Taylor

TS BOOM BOX

2) Taylor Dance Practice

TS OPEN

3) Gang-Bangin’ Taylor

TS HANDS

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