I have made my choice. It's a goal, and one like you said that seems silly to begin with. We can find better words. We should all have the the perspicacity to do so.
One for every time he's tested.
This is a question that I am not equipped to answer other than to say the tendency on Twitter or in my inbox is always toward the negative. It's possible that people are only moved to action by something they perceive is wrong -- or that they want to eagerly point out is wrong. There are a lot of gotcha! emails, for example. This is not new. The number of emails that a reporter gets compliment his/her work is always dwarfed by the number of emails that same reporter gets excoriating or ridiculing their work. That's how it should be, I imagine. Good work, like fundamental baseball, should be the norm. The norm doesn't move people to lift up a pen, break out the keyboard, or raise their voice in support.
Call me crazy, but it seems like he's earned the time to get right there. Last year wasn't a fluke.
Agreed. The Cardinals' lineup is shy of the Cubs'. That's why the pitching has to be their edge.
He was an above average right fielder last year, one of the leaders at his position.
May. May would be a good time. Right around May 1.
Not necessarily. The Cardinals do see a benefit in a pitcher going through the grind at the intimate Class AA Texas League, where teams play each other so often that it can be a challenge to adjust, especially during the third and fourth time against a team in a short period of time. For the Cardinals, the Class AA staff is right on the doorstep of the majors so a pitcher doesn't need to go up a level to be on the radar.
Like it is today, honestly.
I have. You offer a good description of the work. I appreciate the conversational tone of that book, almost like being ushered into the clubhouse as a confidant for the season.
Yesterday was alarming. They said there were more than 42,000 tickets sold, and still there were large acreages of seats without any fans in them. The weather has been unappealing, and of course the results haven't been all that captivating. Tonight will be another test for actual turnstile attendance. Brewers-Cardinals ... Not what it once was, not when it's 51 degrees, windy, chilly, and May.
Sure, that ratio is not ideal and speaks to the work that he has to do on either strike zone awareness or judiciousness. There's some bits of Randal Grichuk's game in there right? That power profile and the strikeouts are similar to what the Cardinals' left fielder had that made some less optimistic about how his power would translate to the majors from the minors. Same thing in play for DeJong, for sure. DeJong is not a finished product as a hitter. He has power that cannot be taught, and that's a good place to start.
No pressure kid. Goodness. These are the options? A multiple-time All-Star and No. 3 hitter for a contending team and a league MVP who is going to be contention for another MVP and another one after that and several more. What if he's Javier Baez? Or, J.J. Hardy. Is that OK? He could be J.J. Hardy. Let's go with that. It would be excellent for the Cardinals if he's J.J. Hardy.
If you only see the faults, you are. If you only seek reasons to complain, you are. Anyone can be Eeyore. Every once in awhile it never hurts to be Tigger or Roo.
Makes sense, yep. Lynn the wild card at this point.
Here's hoping I don't suddenly have more time on my hands than I know what to do with. But, yes, the challenge does appeal to me. We'll see. I've got my teeth into something else right now.
They're playing Phineas & Ferb at Busch Stadium. Excellent.
Thanks for the kind words. It's what drives this chat, honestly. The readers who come to it.