It's hard to totally gauge. Yes, Stanton has an amazing beautiful home on the water in Miami. Yes, Stanton seems to bask in the spotlight and is a human Q score. But, and I know this is always the comparison, but Jim Edmonds was Mister California when he came here. So who knows, right? Also, we don't truly know much about Stanton. Does he truly want to win? Does he truly want to be revered in a baseball town, or just be another superstar in a town of stars? And Matt Holliday did make a good point -- even if a ballplayer is the biggest party animal since Spuds Mackenzie, how many evenings during the baseball season would he get to go out IN St. Louis? Eighty-one home games, right? On the road the other half. Is St. Louis thaaaaat bad that you aren't cool with, like 15-20 realistic nights out? Also, St. Louis is awesome. There's NUMEROUS places for karaoke and a lot of the Tri Delts moved back to STL after Mizzou.
Well said by David Banner, a heckuva rapper and heckuva baseball mind.
stepped away, got a call from Tom Brunansky. OK... the previous Q I'll post again
As for the Odom one, clearly he's missed out on some big local names. But he could very well have an 8-win team in his second year and has already proven he can make lesser-star players better.
Here was the Cards Q: Poll question -- which phrase do Cardinals fans find more embarrassing: "Best Fans in Baseball" or "The Cardinals Way"? It's close, but I'd go with the former.
You're absolutely right, it is so close. Both are embarassing and infuriating in their own way. The Cardinal Way takes on a new meaning because some sportswriters (and all tweeters) seem to make The Cardinal Way fit anything they want it to fit. In actuality, it's a handbook that an old Cards coach wrote about proper ways to play baseball. The title has morphed into, well, anything anyone wants it to be. And that's unfair and inaccurate and annoying. As for BFIBs, you're right, it's probably more embarrassing because it's a commentary on the people themselves, a way for others to say -- you think you're soooooo superior because you clap for the other team or know random historical stuff from the 1940s. Something happened during the 2000s and the Cardinals fans were deemed no longer knowledgeable but obnoxious. So that one hurts -- for the fans that aren't actually like that
Why not, right? Most of the 2017 postseason teams had not one but TWO feared, stud, star bats. So with Stanton available, the Cards did everything they could. Don't see why they wouldn't for Machado ... if they can get him for long-term.. but shoot, I'd take him for a year even, since this is a pivotol year.
good points Heather, though, wait -- is there something better to do in our lives than follow baseball??
An interesting take. Clearly, 10 out of 10 times, you'd take Michael Porter Jr. over not having him. This team is a solid tourney team with him, and for a program that's NEVER BEEN TO THE FINAL FOUR, this was an enticing turn-of-events. But I hear ya about the progress of the other guys. Clearly, more guys will get more shots. Notably Barnett. And yes, it's easy to say that Jontay and Tilmon will get more opportunities to grow as players this season. But still, I don't wanna call it a blessing in disguise. How about a -- maximizing of the situation at hand
Third biggest regret of my life -- when Joel scored that game winner in the playoffs last year, I should've thought of this headline: EDMUNDSON SPOILER
Brunansky and Felix Jose and Bernard Gilkey and Todd Zeile... man ... a rough time period. Back to the BFIBs thing, I always point this out. People would say to me in Denver -- "Benjamin, you're so lucky to have grown up in St. Louis, this great winning baseball town," and I'm like, "Look man, I was born in 1980 and my first year of following the team was 1987, so from age 8 until 15, they NEVER ONCE MADE THE PLAYOFFS. MY WHOLE CHILDHOOD BASICALLY." Also, trivia -- remember who the Cards traded from Brunansky?
If that is the mindset of some fans, you gotta change the mindset after this Stanton stuff. Whether Stanton agrees to come here or not, the Cards reportedly offered the better prospects and more money to be paid for Stanton. They did all they could. Hats off to them for that.
I'd rather watch Rafi the singer play than that guy.
I'm with ya Old Joe... I'm also hoping it gets us a chance to talk to GREG Maddux
See I wanna make this list but I don't know if some of my favorite comedies count as "dumb." Like, is Caddyshack dumb? Is Anchorman dumb? If they're not, then.... 1. Billy Madison 2. Airplane 3. Dumb and Dumber 4. Something about Mary 5. Dirty Work with Norm MacDonald
OK, I've gotta get going. Gotta meet up with Ben Fred. Wish me luck. See you all soon!!!