Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Many Cardinals fans were on the verge of tears a year ago today when their ace Adam Wainwright suffered an injury that would sideline him for the 2011 season. I think their feelings changed by October.
By Josh Kramer
And the beat goes on with “Throwback Saturdays.” You got to love learning about the past in order to better understand the present or more easily predict the future. What was happening on February 25, 2011? How about on February 25, 2010? Let’s find out.
One year ago..
Cardinals Could Still Fly
Here is a snippet..
So due to the loss of one player the Cardinals are toast? They mine as well start worrying about the 2012 season. Why even bother going to Spring Training? Baseball doesn’t work that way people.
Sure Wainwright is arguably the best pitcher in the game. Sure the guy has finished in the top 3 in the NL Cy Young voting the past two years. I realize the guy has pitched over 230 innings in each of the past 2 seasons. I am well aware the guy has a combined 39 wins over the course of the past two years. The guy’s combined ERA over the past 2 seasons is under 2.5. I will be the first to admit it. The loss of this ace will hurt. But baseball is a team game. And it is a long, long, season. It is a 6 month grind. There are 162 games to be exact. Want to know how many games Wainwright played in last year? Try 33. That is about 20% of the games. It is a decent chunk. But it is not an astounding number (To finish reading this post, click this link). Continue reading →
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By Josh Kramer I thought June 19th was the beginning of the end for the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Wainwright, the ace and anchor of the usually very strong Cardinals staff had been lost for the year back in Spring … Continue reading →
Photo courtesy of USAToday.com. Albert Pujols (pictured above) will be out at least a month. St. Louis will really miss their star and will struggle to remain in contention without his big bat.
By Josh Kramer
A 22-year-old just made a mockery of one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. The best tournament in tennis just began. And the NBA Draft is set for Thursday. There is so much going on in the sporting world.
Here is what has caught my attention.
Lack of the “Machine” spells trouble for St. Louis Continue reading →
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