Recent content by SycIllini

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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    I know the analytics say to bring in the left handed Carpenter against Hudson but, I think I would have let Bader bat with the bases loaded in the 8th. Just was my immediate gut reaction.
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    Michigan 42, Illinois 25 POSTGAME

    I just don’t believe the absolute of taking a long time to rebuild anymore. Too many examples where it has and is being done at other places. There is turnover in players every single year. It is the nature of college sports. You have a limited amount of time to coach and teach them no...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I have kind of wondered why we never looked the way of NIU for a coaching hire. Kill, Doeren, Carey all had good success there and some success at their next stop too. Right in our backyard. Timing maybe? As far as when we were looking vs where those guys were in their NIU stints?
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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    Have to get Fowler out of the leadoff spot. For me needs to be Edman or Wong leading off and the other 2nd. Starting to wonder if we need Martinez in the lineup but, defensively that would be tough. Carpenter off the bench and Edman to 3rd? Or Fowler off the bench and Edman plays center...
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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    There has been plenty of questioning Shildt’s moves this year but, agree to get to this point he is doing the right things. Matheny certainly had his moments but, he had a fair amount of success too. LCS’s, WS, win 100 games. His last couple of years didn’t get to the playoffs but, we weren’t...
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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    I could only follow the game on my phone but, pretty sure the organization is out to get me. Errors, loading bases with Braves while clinging to a one run deficit multiple times, stranding runners, two out hit to tie, and then bringing in Martinez again! Not good for my health. And now do...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I don’t think this will happen but, I suppose it is possible that JW can’t get a commitment for a candidate he finds attractive enough and sticks with Lovie one more year? Would that be better than Beckman 2.0? I really would hope it wouldn’t come to either of those choices.
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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    I would have preferred to leave Miller in there to start the 9th. He only faced one batter in the 8th and got the out. I know it sets up the force play and Swanson was 0 For X against Martinez but, I am not a fan of putting the potential winning run on base. With two outs no less.
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I won’t pretend to know what the answer is. I was hopeful when Lovie was hired. There hasn’t been much of a reason to be encouraged the last couple of years and there certainly isn’t now. Yesterday was really just a last gasp. I don’t know if there is anything to be gained making a move...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Well, Saban probably couldn’t find more of a challenge than here. Unless he wanted to go back and give the Dolphins another try.
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Fwiw.. living near NIU I always got the impression that no one here thought Carey lived up to Doeren or Kill as head coach. Successful but, not as up and coming as those two. What he has done at Temple so far looks pretty good though.
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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    Thank goodness for the Rockies. We sure look like a team that wants to back in.
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    Nebraska 42, Illinois 38 POSTGAME

    Really don’t understand the play calling after the third to we got. Trick play pass that didn’t appear to fool anyone, then two incomplete passes, and punt. Run the ball! We had success with it and needed to keep the offense on the field.
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    2019 St. Louis Cardinals

    Well, that 9th inning was nerve wracking but, good on Carpenter for coming up big.