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Comparing Slick Rick to Smokey Joe

I recently wrote a blog at Whiteyball.com, compariing Rick Ankiel to the deadball era player Smokey Joe Wood. I think there are some interesting similarities in the two and I hope many of you will take the time to check it out. Thanks.

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A dull off-season isn't always a futile one.

mr clutch

stroke of good luck for st louis: they don’t have to face peavy tonight. instead they’ll face a journeyman left-handed pitcher, wil ledezma, with a 5.09 career era. the cardinals always tee...

fuzzy math

if the cards had gotten competent bullpenning, some of you are saying, they’d be 5-2 on the current road trip and playing for a series win tonight, instead of 3-4 and needing a win to break even...

making it last

let’s start with ankiel’s 17-pitch at-bat. it was nearly as long as the brewers’ entire 9th-inning rally (19 pitches); that’s what type of an at-bat it was. the pitch-per-AB data at...

Letter from Springfield II

Letters from Springfield is a biweekly report from the Cardinals’ AA affiliate in Springfield. The writer, Matt Lemmon (itsalemmon1019), is the editor of GO Magazine and the web editor for 417...

the beauty of low expectations

by far my favorite part of the weekend was watching brian barton leg out that triple on saturday. a veritable whiteyballer --- dude’s feet don’t even touch the ground when he runs. barton looks...

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