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    I swear, every time I get suckered into reading over there, I can't help myself.

    http://birdsonthebat.org/showthread.php?t=49466

    Originally posted by Td Brewerly
    Wouldn't it be nice if the jackass La Russa were fired mid season?

    It'll never happen, just wishful thinking. Maybe he'll take a mid season locker room vote, finally realize that he's not wanted and leave. But, we all know how that worked last year . . .
    Originally posted by NoPenCards
    It's crap like this that really ticks me off.

    Nice motivational tool by the cards brass, ya think?

    Give the kid the feeling he has absolutely no hope to win the starting job.

    It's a joke. Tony's ability to handle employees is a joke.

    Sometimes i think Tony came back just to spite the organization and the fans.

    I can't honestly think of one situation that he has handled professionally this offseason. Not one.

    He should be embarassed.
    Originally posted by rolen-on-the-river
    I think I said it yesterday, Ryan can do no right and Cesar will do no wrong in the eyes of the Squire. We all saw this coming in November when Ezturis was signed. It's no surprise, Tony has spoken and thou shall not question thine Squire.
    http://birdsonthebat.org/showthread.php?t=49410

    Originally posted by Jimmy Chitwood
    Did you intentionally leave out the part of the article where it talks about how TCK is going to "tour" the minor league games going on and sneak in an at-bat from field to field? That was in the article I read this morning.

    TCK should feel right at home on those minor league fields. Hell, those fields should still be where he "earns" his living.
    Originally posted by FreeRogerFreed
    No he hasn't. He has 600+ ABs spread over parts of three seasons. For a few months in 2006 and three months in 2007 he has shown, in limited duty, that he can hit the ball far off of RH pitchers who throw too many mistakes, if you are careful to pick the right spots for him, and if he is healthy and/or available. He will stay in the majors because he shares the last name of the guy in the dugout, who happens to be picking those spots for him. The second half of 2007, he was abysmal in the batter's box. Just lost. He appears to continue to be lost. Yet, if you listen to the ones with the monogrammed drool rags around here, they would have us believe that Chris Duncan is an "established ML veteran." Horse hockey.

    I will concede the fact that he may very well be the least skilled OFer in the NL though. He has established that.
    Originally posted by FreeRogerFreed
    I love when people try to pretend that Duncan has gotten no favorable treatment. Can you think of any other Cardinal OFers who have been allowed to learn the position at the ML level? According to Tony, he doesn't do any teaching and developing at the ML level. Unless of course you are Dave Duncan's ill-evolved hoosier kid.

    With the history and traditions of Cardinal baseball on the defensive side of the ball, it is nothing but another big middle finger to Cardinal fans to run Chris Duncan out to the OF. The same middle finger Cardinal fans have enjoyed from LaRussa for twelve long years now. Back at ya, Skip.
    Originally posted by beckemeyer
    the nixionian mindset of dewitt LLC's front office is one giant middle finger to the fans.
    After a chart showing Duncan has the third highest OPS among major leaguers with an 05 debut...

    Originally posted by Jimmy Chitwood
    Until Dave's Kid proves he can play everyday and not just when LaRussa handpicks a stiff on the mound for him, charts like this are nothing more than manipulated fluff.
    Man, those guys sure are fucking nuts, eh?


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    If any one of those tools were running the Cardinals then we'd be the NL version of the Baltimore Orioles.

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    • #3
      You left out my favorite, the half-page thread in which it is speculated upon that somehow the arthroscopic surgery on Carp in April of last year *caused* his torn elbow ligament. According to the grassy knollists, Carpenter's elbow was just fine--other than severe inflammation and bone spurs, and the Cardinals botched his 'scope.

      No amount of the few sane people there pointing out that when a pitcher has inflammation and bone chips, it's usually a good indicator that major ligament damage is on the horizon was able to dissuade the pitchforks and torches crowd.
      I like cheese.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
        If any one of those tools were running the Cardinals then we'd be the NL version of the Baltimore Orioles.
        We wouldn't be *that* good, even.
        I like cheese.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by triggercut1 View Post
          We wouldn't be *that* good, even.
          I was making more of a reference to the way they'd sign free agents and trade for players a la Angelos does.

          BTW, I'm really interested in how they'll spin Wainwright's signing into a bad thing.

          DeWitt LLC, indeed.

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          • #6
            Brendan Ryan...he's between being a two day a week fill-in and AAAA-player, yet he's the greatest middle infield prospect this organization has seen since Tommy Herr...

            Comical...

            "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
            Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
            -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 007 View Post
              Brendan Ryan...he's between being a two day a week fill-in and AAAA-player, yet he's the greatest middle infield prospect this organization has seen since Tommy Herr...

              Comical...
              So he's either Ozzie Smith or Royce Clayton?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                So he's either Ozzie Smith or Royce Clayton?
                Unless I missed something, none of those guys came through the Cardinals' system...

                "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                • #9
                  Unless of course you are Dave Duncan's ill-evolved hoosier kid.
                  I liked this one the best.
                  “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

                  Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 007 View Post
                    Unless I missed something, none of those guys came through the Cardinals' system...
                    I need to go ask a BotB representative how one effectively moves the goalposts in order to avoid being wrong.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                      I need to go ask a BotB representative how one effectively moves the goalposts in order to avoid being wrong.
                      Look at the archives over there on Bo Hart...I'm sure that can get you started...

                      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 007 View Post
                        Look at the archives over there on Bo Hart...I'm sure that can get you started...
                        I don't have an account nor do I want one.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                          I don't have an account nor do I want one.
                          Sounds like you tried looking

                          "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                          Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                          -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 007 View Post
                            Sounds like you tried looking
                            At the end of the 2006 post-season, yes.

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                            • #15
                              There is only one thread, and indeed only one post, that one needs to read to understand what Birds On The Bat is all about.

                              The thread is this one, entitled World Championship Parade,

                              http://www.birdsonthebat.org/showthread.php?t=42194

                              started October 29, 2006. The post is the second post in the thread. The author of the immortal post is the one, the only, Jimmy Chitwood, who I think is the product of some incestuous pairing of He Who Must Not Be Named and his first cousin or something.

                              Anyway, this is Chitwood's post, the second post in that thread, the post that in 22 words distills BOTB to its very essence and makes any further reading on that board unnecessary:

                              It was somewhat painful listening to the studio crew try to out exaggerate each other regarding the importance of the world championship.
                              Last edited by kah; 10-30-2011, 03:54 PM.
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                              "This is a heavyweight bout indeed."--John Rooney, Oct. 27, 2011

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