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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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August 24th, 2014

Did the Cardinals eat some bad cheesesteaks and just want to get out of town?

Kind of had the look of it Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia as Justin Masterson got run after 3 innings and the offense was feckless against Jerome Williams and his 5+ ERA.

In all ended – mercifully – after only 2:33. I’ll say this for the Cardinals, when they fold – they FOLD. Twitter was it’s usual rational self.

Lulz.

The Birds dropped 2 of 3 against the struggling Phillies who push their home record to a measly 30-38. Midway through the game, even Matt Carpenter was hacking at first pitches, at which point Mike Matheny would have been justified in throwing a white towel out of the dugout and getting the boys an extra hour of sleep.

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August 24th, 2014

I’m not here to spend your money. More appropriately, prevent you from spending your money.

But I’m just not sure what the Cardinals are thinking with this particular promotion:

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Tony LaRussa works for another MLB team that plays in the same league as the Cardinals. He is being paid, at least how it relates to us, to figure out ways to make the Cardinals less successful.

Once he retires or comes to work with the Cardinals, this would seem like a nice evening, maybe something worth checking out.

But in 2014?

It’s just weird.

The Cardinals have done quite enough for LaRussa. They’ve retired his number. They’ve inducted him into their Hall of Fame. They’ve had a night at Busch Stadium in his honor. They’ve put his image on the outfield wall.

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August 23rd, 2014

Pipeshots on pipeshots on pipeshots.

Mr. Wainwright, the Cardinals ace, was tagged with his 8th loss of the 2014 season in Philadelphia Friday night. It wasn’t gruesome, but it wasn’t close to what the former Cy Young candidate is capable of, especially against a bad team, ESPECIALLY when he’s spotted a 4 run lead before taking the mound, E-S-P-E-C-I-A-L-L-Y when he’s getting questioned about his performance as of late.

Wain-O hasn’t been the stopper the Cardinals need the 2nd half of 2014. And he just pissed away a win against a bad team on a night when the Brewers were aching to get pulled closer to 2nd place.

But…

I think we just saw the last of the Bad Adam.

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August 22nd, 2014

The Phillies stink.

56-71 heading into a weekend series with the Cardinals, Philadelphia has long been out of the hunt for a playoff spot. But unlike the Cubs or Astros that are selling their fans on crap seasons with the promise that their young talent will be awesome in a few years… the Phillies are going old school.

Stinking, just to stink.

Today ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is on the proverbial hot seat.

That’s the word from ESPN baseball writer Jayson Stark, who chatted with Mike Missanelli Wednesday afternoon on the Fanatic (97.5 FM).

“I really would not expect [Montgomery (owner)] to say anything else publicly right now,” Stark said. “David’s all about showing faith in his employees … and he’s going to back Ruben, but I don’t think this tells us anything either way about what they’re likely to decide, about what he’s likely to decide.”

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