Why I Like The St. Louis Cardinals

I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1962. The years come and go and the eras change, yet somehow the Cardinals always seem to be at or near the top of their division. It’s always nice to follow a winner, but that’s not

Recalling Game 6 ~ Lots Of Them!

As I sit down to write this post tonight’s World Series Game 6 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox is just getting underway. Boston pitcher John Lackey has retired the side in the top of the first without incident. Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha has taken the

The 2013 Fall Classic Is Here!

I’m excited about the upcoming World Series for a variety of reasons. It features the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League versus the American League’s Boston Red Sox, and I like both teams. There are great pitchers, outstanding relievers, long-ball hitters, well-schooled managers and rabid fan bases, so all

Remembering Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch, a tall right-handed pitcher who spent sixteen years in the major leagues, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals, died suddenly this year on November 3rd at the age of 61. St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. summed up the feelings for the entire Cardinals community at the time when

What’s Wrong With This Card Solved – Lou Brock

The solution to “What’s Wrong With This Card # 3” eluded many readers. After initial, partially-correct answers, my friends Barry & Gary, of the outstanding Mets Musings Podcast, came up with the solution. This card wasn’t issued by Topps. It was put together by a fan of baseball cards. In short, the

Top Players Of The Year

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance give its Stan Musial Award to the top player in each league. This is the last of the five post-season awards that I will be voting on. As was the case with the other awards, for a variety of reasons I like to discuss the career

What’s Wrong With This Card – Lou Brock

First, the card. This Lou Brock issue is among the sharpest 1971 Topps cards I’ve ever seen. Every collector I know has it in for baseball cards with black borders. Any nick, scrape, ding or crease is there for all to see, sabotaging the card’s appearance and value. Among the

What’s Wrong With This Card – Chris Short

I am posting this on September 15, 2011, in honor of my first visit to Philadelphia. I’ll be off to see the Phillies in a few minutes. I’m excited about seeing Citizens Bank Park. I remember Chris Short very well. He was a tall, hard-throwing left hander who had a