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Name: John Messmer
Member since: April 24, 2006
Last visit: September 22, 2006

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Rust belt blues

The only thing that happened last night was that a great team, who have been underestimated by everyone THROUGHOUT these playoffs, showed that they are a great team and what post season experience gets you. Reyes pitched a gem, the lineup came through against Verlander (who pitched a pretty good game striking out 8) and the Cards came away with a 1-0 series lead. Fatigue or no fatigue, the Cards have the ability to win this series as do the Tigers. The best part of last night is all those idiots writing for the sports sites now have to re-write their "Cards Swept in Series" stories because the Cards didn't fold. They did what great teams do, they played hard. Here's hoping for a few more great games and what everyone in St. Louis wants, a Cardinals World Series Championship.

posted by StLCardsFan at 11:59 AM on October 22, 2006

Is Mac deserving?

I probably shouldn't weigh in here, but giving my opinion has never been one of my shortcomings! :) McGwire's (and Sosa's) performance in 1998 (and the class with which they did it) brought a lot of fans back to baseball after the suicidal strike season of 1994 and for that alone the HOF should probably be a lock. The performance in front of Congress always makes me laugh. In this country we take the most sadistic, miserable, low-life serial killer and provide him with the right to remain silent and not incriminate himself - then we expect a decent guy - WHO ISN'T EVEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME - to get halled in front of Congress on the national stage and spill his guts and ruin his own reputation. If I had been McGwire I would have respectfully stated, "I am not charged with a crime and I respectfully refuse to answer any question posed to me on the grounds that I am protected by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United states from being forced to incriminate myself." Had McGwire tried the "Palmeiro defense" he would have been blasted for being a liar. He had three choices and each of them would have resulted in him being vilified by the press, fans and anyone with a computer. Anything bad McGwire did is certainly outweighed by the immeasurable good he did for baseball (and my beloved Cardinals) and he should be elected to the HOF. Personally, I think we need to get rid of the sportswriters making this decision and put it where it rightfully belongs - in the hands of all retired major league players. They are the best judge of what a HOF player is and they understand how to give weight to the good and the bad in a player's career. Okay, I'm done!

posted by StLCardsFan at 02:14 PM on July 23, 2006

Her Pride Was Really Hurt

Michelle Wie...hmmm, no one has invited me or anyone else posting here (read BlueCarp) to participate in a PGA event because of our amazing golf skills - yet, Michelle Wie has been invited to several. I believe that speaks for itself. BlueCarp is trying to beat that same drum that guys beat all the time - "women cannot compete against men." The truth here isn't important - whether Michelle Wie was really sick (probably was, she doesn't seem like a sissy to me) or not is not what matters. What matters to the PGA and LPGA and the fans is that people are watching golf on TV and at the events and that's why Michelle Wie (and Annika for that matter) are invited to come out. It sets up an exciting chance to see a woman compete with men which doesn't happen everyday and fans get to see both top males competitors and top female competitors. The only story here is that Michelle Wie had to leave the tournament and I'm sure some fans were disappointed they didn't get to see her finish the round - whether she made the cut or not. I attended the Senior Open in St. Louis back in July 2004. Arnold Palmer didn't make the cut, but you bet the fans were lined up for every shot he made in the first two rounds. The exciting part was that Friday got rained out so they played two rounds on a hot Saturday and more folks got to come out and see Arnie finish the second round on the weekend. It's exciting for fans and they want to see the great players. Just enjoy golf and stop bickering about who should or shouldn't play what tour. If the fans don't come out to see them, they won't get a chance to play. It's as simple as that.

posted by StLCardsFan at 05:38 PM on July 15, 2006

"I'm Keith Hernandez."

You would think that after all these years, these guys in the booth would learn to keep their comments confined to the game and the players. It never ceases to amaze me, that someone will still manage to say something this stupid during a televised game. It must have something to do with their egos being so great that they think no one will question them. Hernandez was obviously never a "brain trust" - which is witnessed by the crossword puzzle incident. Whitey called this one a long time ago!

posted by StLCardsFan at 09:17 PM on April 24, 2006