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I'm an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. I represent no one but myself, and barely do that. I'm here mostly by accident.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Redbirds



If the Cardinals had listened to me, they would have gotten rid of Edmonds a couple of years ago, and probably decided that if LaRussa was going to stay, Rolen would have to go. This, of course, would probably have meant that a) they would have freed up money to get some players, including a number 3 or 4 starter, b) Rolen would have been worth more on the market, and c) Walt Jocketty might still be in St. Louis.

Of course, since the Cardinals—especially Walt Jocketty—never listens to me (I don't blame him), he has to live in Cincinatti, we have a number 4 hitter who may hit 15 home runs this year with a .250 OPS, and are using starters like Lohse.

It's OK. The Cards win a World Series most decades (20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 80s, 00s; no one but the Yankees seemed to win one in the 50s, so that doesn't count, plus the 1926 and 1964 ones came against the Yankees), and they've got theirs already. I can wait patiently, but I would like to see them going in the right direction. If Mulder can pitch when he gets back, and Carpenter gets back, then things might look a little brighter.

But seeing Edmonds in a Cubs uniform is a little weird, I have to admit. Maybe he can start hanging out with Jason Marquis, and they can discuss how they seemed to start to go downhill as Cardinals, but—just to make sure—they became Cubs.

I wish them both well, except, of course, when playing their superior, i.e. the St. Louis National Baseball Club, inc..

4 Comments:

Anonymous bmackintosh said...

I don't know Edmonds, but this is his opportunity to be on the team that finally breaks the Billy Goat Curse. That would be one special World Series ring, once a century.

9:04 AM  
Blogger kmosser said...

A fine centerfielder in his day, and solid hitter.

I'm thinking "his day" has come and gone.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/5151/career;_ylt=Ag7zy_Tgycc9SK7Zw8FAPNqFCLcF

1:19 PM  
Blogger Cubsfan said...

Edmonds sure looks good in that Cubs uniform. Did you see that catch last night in Houston? Wow!

4:52 PM  
Blogger kmosser said...

It's important to "look good" when hitting . . . .178.

9:17 AM  

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