There WILL Be A GAME 7…

That Is All.

Goodnight, My Peeps.

😉

I Think I’m (almost) In The Clear, My Peeps =)

I’m Still A Bit Sore From The Whole Ordeal…

…But That Is Slowly Passing.

Thank Jeebus, Right?!

Sure.

Ya Know…

…If Ya Wanna.

Me?

I’m Thanking The Pain-Meds AND The Anti-Inflammatory Meds.

They’ve Saved My Skin, Yet Again.

And While My Stomach Is A But Funkified From All The Medications…

…At Least My Mouth Doesn’t Hurt Toooo Badly.

I’m Still Rather Sore There, Also, But It Is Subsiding.

Th Life Lesson Learned By This Experience???

Hmm.

Watch-Out For Rogue Macadamia Nuts.

Those Bastards My Taste Like Heaven…

…But They Can Also Do Some Serious Damage.

Now I’m Just Wishing I Could Keep My Damned Tongue AWAY From The Empty Hole That Was Once A Rather Large Tooth.

The Tongue Can Be A Bastard, Also.

It Simply Can’t Stand Not Feeling Around In One’s Mouth.

And If Something Feels Weird To It…

…BAAM…

…It’s After It.

That Alone Could Drive A Man Bonkers!

At Least…

…This Man It Does.

I’ve Been Awake Since About 4:30am’ish…

…And I Don’t Like I’ve Accomplished Very Much.

But Who Gives A Shit?

It’s SUNDAY, For Pete’s Sake.

SUNDAY Is A Day Of Rest AND Worship.

Annnnnnd…

…Since I Worship NO ONE, Nor NOTHING…

…SUNDAY Becomes All About The REST Portion.

There’s Some Baseball On To Watch Tonight…

…SO…

…That’s Likely What I Shall Endeavor To Do.

And I Shall Endeavor To Do Is QUIET WELL, In-Fact.

CARDINALS Vs GIANTS

…And…

TIGERS Vs TheYanks

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Should Be Loads Of Fun For One And All, Fo SHO!!!

Anyway, My Peeps…

…I Shall End This Message As I Have In The Past.

THANK YOU AGAIN!

Your Support And Kind Words/Thoughts Have Been A Major Help.

😉

🙂

😀

“The First Principle Of Contract Negotiations Is Don’t Remind Them Of What You Did In The Past…”

“…Tell Them What You’re Going To Do In The Future.

STAN MUSIAL


(1920Present)

ALL-STAR

MVP

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

HALL Of FAME PLAYER

“I Ain’t What I Used To Be…”

“…But Who The Hell Is?

DIZZY” DEAN

JEROME HANNA “DIZZY” DEAN

-(19101974)-

PITCHER

MVP

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

HALL Of FAMER

The Teams Of MY LIFETIME: The St. Louis Cardinals Edition

I Had A Recent Conversation In Which The Other Person Told Me About Having Made-Out A Lineup Card Based Solely On The Players He Had Actually SEEN PLAY LIVE During His Young Lifetime.

I Found The Subject FASCINATING, As I’d Been Considering Doing A Blog Posting On That Very Topic.

I Can’t Emphasize Enough That This Listing Isn’t Necessarily THE BEST PLAYERS At Their Positions From Their Era…

…But It’s A List Of MY FAVORITE PLAYERS At Their Positions During The Era Of My Young Lifetime.

I Was Born In 1980…

…But Truly Began To Embrace Professional Baseball In 1985.

I’ve Split It Into TWO Lineups.

My “A-SQUAD” And My “B-SQUAD” If You So Choose To See It That Way.

And…

…Since I Know My ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Better Than Any Other Major League Team…

…I Felt They Were THE Place To Begin This Little Romp For Me.

So…

…Here We Go.

LINEUP #1

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1B

JACK “The Ripper” CLARK

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2B

TOMMY HERR

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3B

TODD ZEILE

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SS

OZZIE “The Wizard” SMITH

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C

DARRELL PORTER

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LF

RAY LANKFORD

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CF

JIM “Jimmy Baseball” EDMONDS

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RF

LARRY WALKER

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LINEUP #2

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1B

JOHN MABRY

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2B

FERNANDO VINA

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3B

TERRY PENDLETON

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SS

DAVID ECKSTEIN

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C

MIKE MATHENY

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LF

VINCE COLEMAN

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CF

WILLIE McGEE

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RF

“Hard Hittin'” MARK WHITTEN

(Aka "The Tragedy That Was Mark Whitten"

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Since Any True Baseball Person Knows…

…The Team Doesn’t Function Without…

THE BULLPEN CATCHER

.Period.

So, In This Role, I’m Gonna Go Ahead And Slot In:

C

TOM PAGNOZZI

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As For PITCHERS, I’ve Made It A Short-List.

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SP

JOHN TUDOR

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SP

CHRIS CARPENTER

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SP

ADAM WAINWRIGHT

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SP

MATT MORRIS

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SP

BOB TEWKSBURY

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RP

TODD WORRELL

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CLOSER

LEE SMITH

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How’s THAT For A Little List Of Personal Favorites?

I Can’t Tell You How Much Fun I Had Putting This Little Number Together.

I Simply Didn’t Know Any Other Way Of Doing It Up Than To Just DO IT UP, Ya Know!?!

I’m Sure There Will Be Comments…

…Concerns…

…Arguments…

…Pats-On-The-Back…

…Finger-Wags Of ALL Sorts…

etc etc etc

JUST REMEMBER, Kiddies…

…These Are The Heroes Of My Youth.

When Going To The Ballpark Was The Biggest Deal EVER!

The 1980s AND 1990s Were HUGE For Baseball AND Bradley.

And It’s Carried On.

It’s Been A Long-Term Love-Affair…

…That’s Continued On And On And On…

…Right To This Very Day.

And I’m VERY SURE It’s Going To Continue For A Long-Time To Come!!!

Hope Ya Liked This One, My Peeps!!!

I SURE DID!!!

(hehehehehehehe)

😀

“We NEED Three Kinds Of Pitching…”

…Left-Handed, Right-Handed, And Relief.

WHITEY HERZOG

HALL Of FAME MANAGER

WINNER Of 3-PENNANTS With The ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (1982/1985/1987) And Of The 1982 WORLD SERIES

Baseball Name-Drop: LANCE LYNN !!!

This Kid

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LANCE LYNN

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…Is AMAZINGLY FUN TO WATCH!!!

He’s A Talented 24-Year-Old…

…PITCHER…

…For My Beloved…

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

!!!

Let Me Tell You Something About This Kid.

He’s Got OUTSTANDING Potential.

And He’s Already Starting To REALLY UNDERSTAND That Little Factoid.

During The 2011 Season…

…He Got To Really Go-To-Work For A While Nearing The Last 1/3RD Of The Season.

He Struck-Out…

40-BATTERS…

…In Just 34.2-Innings-Pitched.

So We All Got To See This Last Season.

THIS SEASON (2012)…

…Our Veteran-Great CY YOUNG Award Winner

CHRIS CARPENTER

…Is Hurt.

And Now…

LANCE LYNN

…Has Taken CARP‘s Spot In The Starting-Rotation.

YESTERDAY…

LANCE LYNN

…Pitched Against…

THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS

…In MILWAUKEE.

He STRUCK-OUT 8-BATTERS…

…In 6.2-IP…

…And Walked Away With The WIN.

I’ve Had My Eye On Him A Little While Now…

…And THIS KID…

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LANCE LYNN

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…Could SERIOUSLY Be SOMETHING SPECIAL.

It’s A Long Season…

…So, WE SHALL…

…As “They” Say…

…SEE!!!

I. AM. STOKED. OUR. BASEBALL. IS. BACK.

.PERIOD.

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