Picking Up Jaime García’s Option Was Automatic

ARMAGEDDON — Within an eleven-hour period, approximately eight of which you slept through, the bad guys won the World Series and the Cardinals responded by handing their bumbling cultist manager a three-year extension. A half hour later, amid a storm of (justified) pessimism, Jaime García’s $12 million option for 2017 was exercised. Whatever else the […]

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Aledmys Diaz, Pure and Simple

Think about how freely the Story puns flowed with April’s other breakout shortstop and you’ll see just how hopelessly wordplay-resistant the name is. Between the inscrutable Aledmys and the short, commonplace Diaz, there’s virtually nothing to work with. A few enterprising souls have zeroed in on the Led to varying degrees of success, but that […]

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Institutional Memory

Originally published on Medium. It must have been a great disappointment to the anti-Cardinals lobby when Tony La Russa announced his retirement in the days following the 2011 World Series. In the years before the club’s record of success became truly excessive, before “Best Fans in Baseball” and “The Cardinal Way” had been sufficiently blown […]

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