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    8. USELESS THOU SHALT NOT STEAL INFO

    What, exactly, do Yadier Molina and Johnny Bench have in common? Well, nothing yet -- aside from their mutual affection for shin guards. But that might be about to change. In case you hadn't picked up on this, nobody ever steals a base against the Cardinals anymore. They allowed just 26 stolen bases in their first 138 games -- which, as loyal reader Jason Pritchett reports, would put them on a pace to permit only 31 steals all year.

    So what does that have to do with Bench? Here goes: According to Elias, only one National League team in the division-play era ever allowed fewer than 35 stolen bases in a full season. And that was Bench's 1972 Reds, also with 31.
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    Originally posted by tallahassee blues fan@Sep 6 2005, 03:03 PM
    8. USELESS THOU SHALT NOT STEAL INFO

    What, exactly, do Yadier Molina and Johnny Bench have in common? Well, nothing yet -- aside from their mutual affection for shin guards. But that might be about to change. In case you hadn't picked up on this, nobody ever steals a base against the Cardinals anymore. They allowed just 26 stolen bases in their first 138 games -- which, as loyal reader Jason Pritchett reports, would put them on a pace to permit only 31 steals all year.

    So what does that have to do with Bench? Here goes: According to Elias, only one National League team in the division-play era ever allowed fewer than 35 stolen bases in a full season. And that was Bench's 1972 Reds, also with 31.
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    • #3
      I credit Einar.

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      • #4
        Hell, they could have stolen 31 off of Einar by himself in the 20 games or so he started.

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        • #5
          Einar has thrown out 42 percent of attempted stealers, which is pretty damn good unless compared to Yadi.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by backstop@Sep 6 2005, 03:17 PM
            Einar has thrown out 42 percent of attempted stealers, which is pretty damn good unless compared to Yadi.

            I suspect that's true. However, Einar has caused more Cardinals, including himself, to be thrown out before reaching a base in more crucial situations than any Cardninal I can remember in memory.

            If we win the World Series with this guy on the roster this team should be considered the best in my lifetime because Enier is the biggest handicap a Cardinal team has had in memory.

            I'm sure he's a nice guy. He's not a nice baseball player though. And, certainly not a nice Cardinal.

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            • #7
              I love Yadi but doesn't the pitching staff deserve a little credit too?
              June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Kva...eature=related

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tallahassee blues fan@Sep 6 2005, 04:42 PM
                I love Yadi but doesn't the pitching staff deserve a little credit too?
                maybe a little....but not much.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tallahassee blues fan@Sep 6 2005, 04:42 PM
                  I love Yadi but doesn't the pitching staff deserve a little credit too?
                  indeed. I remember hearing some unreal stat about how nobody had stolen off Carp for a while.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Guppy+Sep 6 2005, 04:49 PM-->
                    QUOTE(Guppy @ Sep 6 2005, 04:49 PM)

                  • #11
                    Originally posted by backstop+Sep 6 2005, 04:04 PM-->
                    QUOTE(backstop @ Sep 6 2005, 04:04 PM)
                    Originally posted by [email protected] 6 2005, 04:49 PM

                  • #12
                    Originally posted by dvyyyyyy+Sep 6 2005, 05:26 PM-->
                    QUOTE(dvyyyyyy @ Sep 6 2005, 05:26 PM)
                    Originally posted by [email protected] 6 2005, 04:04 PM
                    Originally posted by [email protected] 6 2005, 04:49 PM

                  • #13
                    Great defensive comparison. Let's see if Yadi ends up with 389 career HR, and male pattern baldness.

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                    • #14
                      And a country western album
                      June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

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