i confess to never having heard of chien-ming wang until today. looks like a pretty damn good pitcher to me -- impressive minor league record, and just 1 hr and 9 bb in 45 innings this season. strikes me as the kind of unknown quantity who may give the cardinals fits . . . . hope i am wrong.
our own starter has become a bit of unknown quantity himself. through his first 54 innings he yielded only 41 hits and 14 walks, a whip of 1.02; since then, 27 hits and 16 walks in 20.2 innings, a whip of 2.08. on the bright side, he's 5 for his last 7 at the plate with a slugging avg of 1.286 . . . .
hoots and snoots: guest blogger bill deane looks back at gibson's 1968 season at baseball analysts today. . . . if you've never (or ever) watched a ballgame from the stadium club, read these reflections from wednesday night in rockin redbird's diary.