St Louis Cardinals 2023

#76      
Is Scott taking his cardinals cap to Cooperstown? I hope he doesn’t take the reds…
Might be Phillie. 7 seasons there and 6 in StL. WAR 29.2 vs 25.9. Plus 4 in Cincy and 2 in Toronto (Part seasons rounded off to whole year.) More than likely he won't have a logo.
 
#77      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
Might be Phillie. 7 seasons there and 6 in StL. WAR 29.2 vs 25.9. Plus 4 in Cincy and 2 in Toronto (Part seasons rounded off to whole year.) More than likely he won't have a logo.
I read somewhere that the HOF has a say into what cap is shown ........Too much going on with dad to remember where I read it ....

referenced aboot TLR and no logo on his cap............
 
#78      
I read somewhere that the HOF has a say into what cap is shown ........Too much going on with dad to remember where I read it ....

referenced aboot TLR and no logo on his cap............
Sutter. They and Bruce talked it over. Bruce was leaning towards St Lou. They concured.
 
#79      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
#80      

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Not that it means anything, but MLB keeps reaping the StLCards pics of Scott
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#81      
I'm not sure where the dislike for Edmonds is coming from. A lot of the times with his commentary he's in full on IDGAF mode and I love it. With Thompson cutting back on the radio show he was part of at 101 ESPN in St. Louis, I'd assume he calls more games and/or does more studio work going forward.

Not even sure why Hrabosky and McCarver were brought up in this conversation. Hrabosky has been a full time pre/postgame analyst for years now. McCarver hasn't called any games since the pandemic began and in fact retired from broadcasting completely prior to last season. Even when he was on the broadcasts, it was mainly either games in Florida (where he was living) or against one of the large market teams like New York, San Fran, or L.A., and maybe the Cubs.
 
#82      
I'm not sure where the dislike for Edmonds is coming from. A lot of the times with his commentary he's in full on IDGAF mode and I love it. With Thompson cutting back on the radio show he was part of at 101 ESPN in St. Louis, I'd assume he calls more games and/or does more studio work going forward.
It is what it is...some people like Edmonds and some don't doing commentary and in studio. I love Edmonds the player and met him a few times and was super nice.

Thompson has cut back and done more Cardinals stuff for awhile. It will likely keep being Thompson/Edmonds rotating with Skip.

One of my favorites on 101 ESPN back in the day was Chris Duncan and Brad Thompson together. RIP Duncan

Same thing goes on with ex-NHLer(also Blues) Jamie Rivers for the Blues and on 101 ESPN in St Louis. Darren Pang does a ton of Blues games(I LOVE HIM) but he also does the big market game at times with his contract now and when that happens Jamie Rivers gets bumped over more to the Enterprise Center for the games.
 
#83      
Thompson has cut back and done more Cardinals stuff for awhile. It will likely keep being Thompson/Edmonds rotating with Skip.

Same thing goes on with ex-NHLer(also Blues) Jamie Rivers for the Blues and on 101 ESPN in St Louis. Darren Pang does a ton of Blues games(I LOVE HIM) but he also does the big market game at times with his contract now and when that happens Jamie Rivers gets bumped over more to the Enterprise Center for the games.

Thompson isn't doing his drive time radio show at all anymore as he wanted to be able to spend more time with family. Doing the radio show in addition to the Cardinals responsibilities meant he didn't have much time to spend with family.

And yeah I know all about Jamie Rivers getting moved to calling games like he did tonight. For me though, best Blues listening is hearing Kerbs and Joey on the radio. Kerber is an unabashed homer at times and isn't afraid to admit it.
 
#84      
Thompson isn't doing his drive time radio show at all anymore as he wanted to be able to spend more time with family. Doing the radio show in addition to the Cardinals responsibilities meant he didn't have much time to spend with family.

And yeah I know all about Jamie Rivers getting moved to calling games like he did tonight. For me though, best Blues listening is hearing Kerbs and Joey on the radio. Kerber is an unabashed homer at times and isn't afraid to admit it.
Yep I live in the area ;)

I have season tickets for the Blues so listen to the post game when I get to the vehicle and enjoy Kerbs and Joey. I see them pre-game and they tend to talk for a few minutes to the crowd where music is played. I love listening to Kelly and Pang(er) but all of them are enjoyable and entertaining. One of my buddies wife bought him a cameo recording from Kelly and Pang for his 40th bday in the last year and it was entertaining.

Sold my tickets tonight in advance...slow start but made it interesting at the end

Unless he moved recently, Thompson lives in O'Fallon IL
 
#85      
I read somewhere that the HOF has a say into what cap is shown ........Too much going on with dad to remember where I read it ....

referenced aboot TLR and no logo on his cap............
Hall of fame reserves the right after Wade Boggs "sold" his hall of fame uniform to Toronto late in his career.
He was a piece of work. Probably still is.
 
#86      
I have not listened to Chip Cary much since he was with the Cubs. He is not a Harry Cary clone. He has a tough act to follow, because Danny Mac was so popular. I think there needs to be an upgrade in the sidekick department on the TV side. I do not like Brad Thompson at all. This is probably generational. Too much fanboy for my tastes. Jim Edmunds is only slightly better. I think the radio guys do a bang up job. Remember they followed Buck and Shannon - 2 St. Louis icons.
 
#87      
Hall of fame reserves the right after Wade Boggs "sold" his hall of fame uniform to Toronto late in his career.
He was a piece of work. Probably still is.
One person ruins it for everyone

Had a friend who wrote him a letter and sent a SASE asking to sign his card. Gets the letter and card unsigned. All he did was mail it again with $10 and boom it comes back signed. It is up to them on that but know he charges a fee to sign cards through the mail. People are paying him more than what the card is probably worth with the autograph on it.
 
#90      

BillyBob1

Champaign
Might be Phillie. 7 seasons there and 6 in StL. WAR 29.2 vs 25.9. Plus 4 in Cincy and 2 in Toronto (Part seasons rounded off to whole year.) More than likely he won't have a logo.
Remember how bad the Philadelphia fans treated him whenever he came back to play there? He probably would rather go in as a Cardinal.
 
#91      
It was a pleasure watching Scott Rolen play for the Cardinals. Always enjoyed him before and after the Cardinal days as well. Hard nosed team player that showed up to play rain or shine.


I will enjoy it if he goes in without a team affiliation, Phillies or Cardinals.

The one thing hurting him for the Cardinals is less time. Probably had around 800 less at bats with the Cardinals but pretty sure he had a higher defensive WAR during his time with the Cardinals. Rolen played around 1/3 of a season in 2005 and had that season ending shoulder surgery or would have added more offensive stats in his prime seasons with the Cardinals.

Now the possible good and JMO....I think the Hall of Fame's senior staff let Scott Rolen decide. When it comes down to a close call they will not influence him at all but they tend to lean towards somewhere where he had a bigger impact. Considering he had no playoff runs with the Phillies I don't see it being that close. Made it to 2 World Series with the Cardinals and won the 2006 World Series while hitting .421 in it.

It will all be up to Rolen and congrats on a great career 👏
 
#92      
Remember how bad the Philadelphia fans treated him whenever he came back to play there? He probably would rather go in as a Cardinal.
Oh I get it. Then again you have to use the Phillie Phans are %&*%*$^& (jerks) filter. Mike Schmidt even felt their wrath. Personally I think StL has the inside track if his cap has a logo. My guess is it won't. parts of 6 seasons out of a 17 year career leads me to think it will be blank. At least that is what would have happened 50 years ago. Times change.
 
#93      
It was a pleasure watching Scott Rolen play for the Cardinals. Always enjoyed him before and after the Cardinal days as well. Hard nosed team player that showed up to play rain or shine.


I will enjoy it if he goes in without a team affiliation, Phillies or Cardinals.

The one thing hurting him for the Cardinals is less time. Probably had around 800 less at bats with the Cardinals but pretty sure he had a higher defensive WAR during his time with the Cardinals. Rolen played around 1/3 of a season in 2005 and had that season ending shoulder surgery or would have added more offensive stats in his prime seasons with the Cardinals.

Now the possible good and JMO....I think the Hall of Fame's senior staff let Scott Rolen decide. When it comes down to a close call they will not influence him at all but they tend to lean towards somewhere where he had a bigger impact. Considering he had no playoff runs with the Phillies I don't see it being that close. Made it to 2 World Series with the Cardinals and won the 2006 World Series while hitting .421 in it.

It will all be up to Rolen and congrats on a great career 👏
Yes his dWAR with Phil was 6.3 and 8.9 in St Lou. via baseball reference.
That was the deciding factor for Sutter. It won't surprise me if Scottie does it too.
 
#95      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky

t was in October 1969 when Harry Caray was fired as the Cardinals’ lead broadcaster, one of the most controversial — if not the most controversial — moves in St. Louis sportscasting history. The dismissal of the immensely popular broadcaster who didn’t hesitate to speak his mind, after 25 years on the air, never was fully explained. But it was well documented that he had a falling out with Gussie Busch, head of the Anheuser-Busch brewery that owned the team.

Now, more than half a century later, another Harry Caray is set to carry the load in one of the team’s broadcast booths. It was announced Monday afternoon that the team’s telecaster, Bally Sports Midwest, has finalized an agreement to hire Harry “Chip” Caray III — grandson of the broadcasting icon and son of well-known baseball announcer Harry “Skip” Caray Jr. — as its Cardinals play-by-play announcer. The deal has been in the works for more than a week.
 
#96      

t was in October 1969 when Harry Caray was fired as the Cardinals’ lead broadcaster, one of the most controversial — if not the most controversial — moves in St. Louis sportscasting history. The dismissal of the immensely popular broadcaster who didn’t hesitate to speak his mind, after 25 years on the air, never was fully explained. But it was well documented that he had a falling out with Gussie Busch, head of the Anheuser-Busch brewery that owned the team.

Now, more than half a century later, another Harry Caray is set to carry the load in one of the team’s broadcast booths. It was announced Monday afternoon that the team’s telecaster, Bally Sports Midwest, has finalized an agreement to hire Harry “Chip” Caray III — grandson of the broadcasting icon and son of well-known baseball announcer Harry “Skip” Caray Jr. — as its Cardinals play-by-play announcer. The deal has been in the works for more than a week.
Isn’t it pretty well confirmed that Harry was fired because he was rumored to be having an affair with Auggie Busch’s daughter-in-law?