Marchand. He will do anything. I mean, who else licks people to get under their skin (so to speak)?
Keenan sealed Wayne's departure here. Wayne wanted none of that lunacy. Had the franchise fired Keenan and thrown giant money at The Wayner, I believe he would have given them every consideration. After all, he has strong family ties here.
Well, again, the players appreciate that stubborn support. So when will they reward Shildt for it?
Yes. When you say "ever" that means from now to the end of Earth. And forever is a long, long time as the track announcer reminded us in the classic move "Kansas City Bomber." And as we've discussed in prior chats, many major cities could fall into the ocean someday. That could pump up this city's sports profile, assuming the Mississippi doesn't wash the STL away. Also, the NHL All-Star Game is coming and the SEC Tournament went off well here, so the renovated Enterprise Center has boosted its stock. But unless the XFL somehow leads to the wholesale renovation of the Dome, the Final Four will remain out of our reach.
Berube's goal is to pin Boston in its own zone as much as possible. The key to that getting in on their defensemen to create turnovers and opportunities for sustained pressure. The Blues are a physical team, not a speed team, and guys like Maroon. Blais and Steen will be trying to do the same stuff Backes does. The teams play similar game, so it will done which team can impose more of its will on the others.
Come on, it's not Wainwright was spotting cranking down brewskis like, say, Keith Tkachuk at Fenway Park for Boston Red Sox game. Or like he was kung fu fighting out in a Sauget parking lot outside a club in the wee hours. If the Cardinals want to relax at the hockey game, that's fine.
Break the Bruins down like they broke down the Sharks and Jets. Apply pressure until they break. The Blues can't leave it to chance, as they did against the Stars, because the Bruins have great goaltending AND scoring up and down the lineup.
I'm a Detroit guy and, sadly, a fan of the pre-"Bad Boys: Pistons. I go way back to Dave Bing and, after him, Bob Lanier. And how could you not like Tigers mainstay Al Kaline?
Somebody might play for laughs. And Berube would at least crack a smile at that.
It was tough to judge the PP in the last few games because much of that man advantage time came with games out of hand. The team still struggled with entries against the aggressive Sharks, but a couple of their set-ups looked better. And, yeah, Martin Jones is nothing special in goal.
No, all of these guys have performed at high levels at various recent points. Maybe you could argue that the Cardinals over-committed to Mikolas off one great year and underplayed the impact of aging on Carpenter and Goldschmidt, but the bulk of these guys are known commodities. They just aren't doing their job consistently well enough.
The Rams left because the city dared Kroenke to move to Los Angeles and, once he stopped laughing at the posturing of civic leaders, he bolted through the exit clause. The city had the power to keep him here for a while longer and it chose not to seriously renovate the Dome. And had it not let the Dome deteriorate in the first place, it would have been even easier to keep them. But I digress. The Rams' exit helped the Blues the most. While the Cardinals are about maxed out on ticket sales and corporate support, the Blues needed more of both. I expect the XFL to have zero impact on either team. The MLS? I could see soccer making it even tougher for the Cardinals to entire young adults to their games.
Webb seems to be a placeholder. It's nice to have a second lefty, but this team needs more quality period. All along I've insisted this franchise has the resources to construct a bullpen featuring only high-leverage arms.
As I noted last week, I will still bet on Goldschmidt outperforming Voit this season.
Molina is hitting .375 with runners in scoring position and .318 with RISP and two outs. He is a terrific situational hitter and I like him right where he is in the batting order.
No, because almost all of its games are played inside. If the Earth becomes so hot so quickly that it becomes impossible to keep buildings cool, the human race is more likely to perish than evolve
Matheny's message got stale and his answer to every crisis seemed to be to dig in a little more. That said, Shildt's message may already be losing its impact. And then there's this: There is not much a manager can do when few of his players perform to their ability with any consistency, It's the same with the sort of injuries that teams like Washington have suffered. What's a manager to do if the fill-ins fail?
I know he at least visits the STL. As for the Celtics chemistry, yeah, it went bad. Boston had a better team with guys missing.
Have people really quit coming to the games?
The real Mike Keenan or the fake Mike Keenan that visits the chat?