Things Are On Track to Get Even Worse

As the 2016 season got underway, the Cardinals were feeling disrespected. Yes, they’d suffered a portentous NLDS loss to the Cubs the previous October, and then stumbled through a disappointing offseason, but from the top of the organization on down, they were adamant that they wouldn’t be relinquishing their NL Central crown without a fight. […]

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Picking Up the Pieces

Here’s a needlessly elaborate version of a hypothetical first proposed to me by sometimes Double Birds contributor Adam Felder: On Sunday evening, just before the Cardinals open the regular season against the Cubs at Busch Stadium, an Omnipotent Time-Traveling Baseball Genie appears before you in a blinding seraphic vision. He offers you a deal: he […]

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Up in the Air

Losing the World Series doesn’t ever not suck, but if ever there were a team and fanbase set up to feel minimal disappointment over falling just short of a championship, it was Cardinal Nation circa November 2013. We’d just watched the Cards’ fourth World Series appearance in a decade and were a scant two years […]

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