St. Lou, MO The 2005 St. Louis Cardinals-Now With Minty Pennant Power!

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  1. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    So, it's that time of year again, when a young man's thoughts turn to his favorite thing in thw world, baseball. The season is upon us, and this one promises to be a doozy. The defending National League Champions are entering their final season at the old Busch Stadium, and expecations are soaring. Some stories that are around:

    -Is Mulder the answer?
    -Are the Cards better or worse with the moves that they had made?
    -Can Isringhausen rebound from a disappointing spring?
    -Will the Cards stay injury free?

    Of course, there are many more questions, but they can wait. It would rock if they can repeat, and here is the place to chronicle the road towards another Pennant (and hopefully more!). BTW, they won tonight 7-3 over the Astros. :p
  2. Dinogallus Jedi Knight

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    Did we get rid of Rolen? I haven't been keeping up.
  3. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    Go Cubbies!

    I do have Edmonds and Carpenter on my fantasy league team, so you might catch me cheering them on occasionally. :D

    Christian, we'll have to go to a game together.
  4. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    We lost:

    Woody Williams (P)
    Mike Matheny (C) :_|
    Steve Kline (P)
    Edgar Renteria (SS)
    Tony Womack (2B)
    Kiko Calero (P)
    Danny Haren (P)

    We got:

    Mark Mulder (P)
    Mark Grudezelank (Sp?) (2B)
    David Eckstein (SS)

    We brought up Yadier Molina to be the starting catcher for fulltime, and brought guys like Al Reyes to fill out our bullpen. So our starting lineup is:

    1.) David Eckstein
    2.) Larry Walker
    3.) Albert Pujols
    4.) Scott Rolen
    5.) Jim Edmonds
    6.) Mark Grudezelank
    7.) Reggie Sanders
    8.) Yadier Molina

    With a starting pitching staff of:

    1.) Mark Mulder
    2.) Chris Carpenter
    3.) Matt Morris
    4.) Jason Marquis
    5.) Jeff Suppan, IIRC

    I think it's a good team overall, myself. I'd say we have a good a shot as anyone in the League right now, although I would watch out for San Francisco, Florida, and the NY Mets...

    EDIT: Christian, we'll have to go to a game together.

    Amy, that would seriously rock!
  5. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    Christian, we'll have to go to a game together.

    Amy, that would seriously rock!


    I might be able to help with that...let me check.
  6. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    Wha wha wha?!

    I've got tickets for a Cubs/Cards game in September. That's a long way off, so I would love to hit a game or two before then.
  7. SteelLepp Jedi Knight

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    I'll be coming down for a game or 2 :D Got a lil Cardinals fan, she loves going to ball games.
  8. Ben_Obi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Tonight it is Marquis againest Pettitte.

    Marquis is one of two Cards that is on my fantasy team. (Mulder being the other).

    I think the score will be something like 5-2 or 8-5 with the Cards pulling off the sweep.
  9. DLove23 Jedi Padawan

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    The bullpen is a little bit of a concern for me this year. No Kline, no Calero. What LaRussa was doing last night not having King warmed up and ready when Garner brought in Lamb to hit is beyond me. It was the 8th inning and 2 lefties were still in the pen. 1 run off Andy freaking Pettite didn't please me too much either. Oh well, opening day tommorrow - I'll be there! Anyone else going?
  10. Ben_Obi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Cards won today 6-5 with a 3 run 8th inning.

    Mulder had a rough outing but calmed down the last inning or two.

    Issy did an alright job closing tonight, he's making progress.
  11. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    It's too bad Edmonds didn't do anything for me today. :D I've managed to stay in 1st place for a few days in Fantasy...but I might slip back if Edmonds doesn't pick it up a bit.
  12. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    I don't know what happened in the game for sure, since I was working, but didn't Izzy load the bases before closing it out? I figured it would be a classic Izzy outing. :p
  13. Ben_Obi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    They lost again. Suppan didn't do to well but Diaz messed up like 3 times. One of which gave the Phillies 3 runs.

    Final: 10-4 in favor of the Phils. Cards scored 3 runs in the 9th.

  14. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    10-4 and 13-4, we've been schelaked in the last two games. :(
  15. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    I got tickets to the game tonight! It was awesome, I was even under the overhang so I didn't get rained on. It was a great game, got to see Jimmy's 1500th hit, a home run appropriately enough. And we won 5-1, which was uber sweet. Unexpected ball games rock. :cool:
  16. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    Holy friggin crap, we scored 7 runs in the ninth tonight to win 10-9. [face_dancing]
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  18. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    Come on Dajuan, you weren't actually supposed to post here. We were leaving it alone so it would look like Christian was just talking to himself.
  19. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    I talk to myself in private, thanks. [face_plain]
  20. Ben_Obi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Record: 17-8

    Marquis gets the win.

    Going for the sweep tomorrow.

    Mulder will be on the mound.

    Pujols 14 game hit streak.
  21. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    I'm glad I wasn't watching tonight's game, 5 pitchers in the ninth...[face_worried]
  22. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    Meanwhile the Springfield Caridinals won 5-4.
  23. MiracleMets22 Jedi Knight

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    Tis been too long since I posted.....


    GO METS!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Beltran's Amazing
  24. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    Beltran had one good season last year, I want to see him have a dominant streak like Albert is having for a few years before I say he's one of the greatest players ever. He was a real pain last playoffs though...
  25. Well_I_Care Jedi Youngling

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    Who care if where better?? The Cubs, Astros and Reds are all playing like crap!!! Go Cards!!!!! BTW When we ever going to fire Martz from the Rams??
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