Good for Mike! But he's late to the dance. It's been crappy ball for a long time. I can't even watch this team, it's just too frustrating. Listening on the radio allows me to divide my attention and care just a little less.
I'd say that about covers it, yeah...Paul DeJong also made his debut today and he can officially call himself a Cardinal now that he has been thrown out on the bases by an almost comically large amount
Dumbest ballclub I've ever seen. And next year's will be dumber still. They've gotten progressively less sound every single season under Matheny.
I'm sure it's just coincidence.
This team missed Oquendo in so many ways.
"You can do it if you want to be a second division club. And, if you continue to do it, you WILL BE a second division club."
The only good that comes from that is that Nutsack makes me $100.00 richer.
From day 1 it has missed Oquendo. Hugely!This team missed Oquendo in so many ways.
Also "announced" yesterday by the broadcasters was that the Cardinals just went over the 3,000,000 ticket sales mark and are expecting to end the season around 3.400,000.DeWitt better wake up. The rubes may start catching on.
Here's the key. Young players make mistakes, even though Martinez isn't even all that young. But did anyone in the dugout say anything to him? Anyone at all?
We can't know for sure, but I have a pretty good idea...
Sitting back with your arms folded on autopilot isn't a way to manage. Expecting the "Cardinal way" to just magically happen is comical, it takes work from the players AND the coaching staff.
There's no accountability and it shows on the field. Bad management looks exactly the same, no matter the industry. The players don't care. Why would they?
LaRussa worked them to the point of torment. it was interesting to watch because I always kinda felt that LaRussa believed that coaching that shit was for the minor leagues. But maybe that was just an impression he put out to put pressure on the front office (dude was playing chess all the time).
Because in the spring, that shit was no nonsense and task-oriented. They had work to do and LaRussa ensured they did it. He sure didn't act like someone that felt above teaching and by and large, his teams played very smart, focused baseball. The 'Cardinal Way' re-emerged under his command and I don't think it was by accident.
Matheny's camp was more relaxed and seemingly more ad-hoc. Guys seemed to enjoy themselves more but it also appears to be leading to a sloppiness that hasn't really gone away and in fact appears to be getting much worse.
Who needs base running instruction when there's ping pong to play, man!?!?!?!
The cards are playing just like shannon does play by play. Takes off entire at bats. Sloppy execution and over reliance on what was. I stopped listening because of mike but stayed way for the shite product on the field.
The straw that broke Mikes back... came about 2 years after my backaches began...
So what did Mike actually say?
I've heard him pretty upset with the team this year. And it's not like he hasn't covered some flat ugly Cards teams in the past.