And the truck series has been fine too. Drag racing has also been a hit at the facility.
The Goldschmidt move might pump up the preseason sales. I would expect attendance to be very similar. Absent a move like that, more fans would have taken a wait-and-see approach.
He is running out of time. The good news is he has accumulated a lot of assets, including a lot of prime-age guys and a nice mix of young guys. There is plenty to work with here. He has to nail the coaching hire and find the right goaltender.
The information age has made baseball more programmed. Players are trying to program their swings, managers are programming their lineups and pitcher usage, general managers are programming their rosters . . . you're right the negative changes. This sport needs some more unconventional managers to stir things up. As for the DH, that just make the game even less interesting in my opinion.
Mozeliak didn't put his foot in his mouth when discussing Fowler. He was dead on with his assessment. Mozeliak walked it back for political reasons -- a pouting player owed $50 million is a bad thing -- but there was no need to.
There is some grainy footage out there of Bobby throwing hip checks doing many other things that are frowned upon in today's game. When he looks up and sees today's game on those TVs, he may no recognize the sport.
I was a Pink Floyd guy for sure, but I have never done the tribute band thing.
The Cardinals are a giant ATM machine to the DeWitts so there is no motivation to sell. And if there was, contract commitments wouldn't be a big deterrent to buyer. This is a $1 billion-plus property, so where the payroll sits at a given time is not a big thing. Whoever buys this franchise some day is going to have billions to play with.
I didn't see it, but I'm not surprised. Tony is fiercely loyal to his guys and, again, he can get a tad defensive.
Flaherty has that potential. So does Carlos Martinez. Mikolas is a nice pitcher, a guy who should rack up Ws. But expecting him to be a true ace is unrealistic.
One condition for bringing the Raiders in for one year: Fans can bring in whatever sign they like.
That's a big severe. Come on, don't rain on his induction.
If the '17 Ozuna shows up in '19 that could be a nice lineup indeed, assuming key guys avoid weeks-long injuries. Ozuna is a nice fit with through group, so overspending a bit for him in free agency wouldn't be the worst thing.
Boras is a fabulous agent. There is mutual respect between him and the team. But Scott knows that the Cardinals don't move far off of their own player valuations. He has used the media to apply some pressure on the franchise in the past, but DeWitt shrugs that stuff off. Boras is at his best working an inexperienced or overly eager owner.
Price has rallied to justify his big deal with postseason success. Had he come here instead and played in a less stressful environment, perhaps he could have avoided some of his turbulence.
The NCAA can't force schools to play in a conference. The basketball tournament format forces teams to line up in leagues, but the football format certainly does not. And that can give Notre Dame an advantage if certain teams lose in their league title game in certain years. It can also be a negative for the Irish when they miss the chance to add one more big victory.
The Cardinals have other right field options beyond Martinez. I agree that trading away such a good hitter has risks, but for the right return it could make sense. There is a strong possibility that if Martinez stays here, he wouldn't get a lot of '19 at bats.
Well, we'll see. I've been down there a few times. I love the area.
Why can’t a professional baseball player adjust his stance and burn the shift every time. I don’t get it. Help
The 1960 Orange Bowl team.