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Here comes a long winded, rambling rant:

 

I've been waiting for the moment the Cards would finally move away from Matheney for four years. Honestly I never thought they would actually fire him, let alone in the middle of the season. Hate to see somebody fired but it wasn't working out. He was not a good in-game manager,  couldn't figure out a double switch and always seemed to make a pitching change one batter too late. He had seemed to have lost the clubhouse, which was supposed to be his strong suit. I think the whole Bud Norris/Jordan Hicks debacle was blown out of proportion a bit, but still not a good look for Matheny to endorse Norris's behavior. 

The fundamentals in St Louis have been terrible the last 3-4 years. Way too many errors and baserunning mistakes. I think the 2013 World Series run with an unstoppable Michael Wacha "earned" Matheny some extra time. This year has been particularly rough,with all of the injuries and a couple solid players having the worst seasons of their careers. Apparently it's gotten really bad if the perpetually supportive front office didn't think it was a good enough reason to give Matheny another season. It's particularly frustrating this year when the team is seriously underachieving, way less than the sum of its parts. 

 

I wonder which direction the Cardinals will go now. I'm interested to see if they will have a fire sale and try to move veterans like Matt Carpenter or Carlos Martinez or do a soft reboot and try to make it big again next season with some free agent signings or moving some prospects/young players

 

To to be fair, I'm of the opinion the front office is just as much to blame for he Cardinals recent mediocrity, so I don't trust them to do the right thing and I fully expect another yes-man manager that can be the scapegoat for Mozalick? 

 

I know, I know I'm spoiled as a Cardinals fan and I shouldn't be so bitter about the team missing the playoffs three years in a row because it's not that bad in the grand scheme of things, but it still sucks when they should be better than they are.

 

I'll stop rambling now. God bless you if you read the whole damn thing.

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15 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

No, you're actually not, "today we are all _____" is classic CCSLC Mandela Effect.

Just to put a bow on this, the actual line of "I am a Cardinal" is loads funnier than "Today, we are all Cardinals." Ah, we were kids.

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The Home Run Derby and All Star Game have become a trash event ruined by Cubs fans. Javi Baez shouldn’t be an All Star. Kyle Scwarber is a waste of a roster spot he should be in the HRD in the AAA event. Oh, and he sucks at defense. The Cubs catcher who claims to be a better player than Yadi is a joke and embarrassment. Contreras isn’t even a top 2 defensive catcher in the damn division. The players and media should pick who goes to the All Star game, not Cubs fans. 

 

If people want to see Cubs players so bad, they should go to Chicago. If they wanna see Javi Baez blow his arm swinging for the fences, go to Chicago. Don’t force your team upon others. 

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I wasn’t aware that the Best Fans in Baseball are prohibited from voting for the all star game.  

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Cardinals in the All-Star Game: 2

Cubs in the All-Star Game: 3

Idiots in the thread: 1, you

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Keep hearing here that Machado to Phillies will be announced Wednesday , that it’s done, but Orioles want him to be on ASG in their uni. No link tho, but there’s a Baltimore beat writer on radio right now saying it too. 

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On 7/14/2018 at 4:08 PM, SabresRule7361 said:

Red Sox = Paper Tigers

 

i don’t care how many wins they have or how gaudy their stats are.

 

This is a team built for the regular season  and not the postseason. 

 

Don’t trust them.

 

You actually do care how many wins they have, hence your poem. Their success has prompted you to post this.

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Keep hearing here that Machado to Phillies will be announced Wednesday , that it’s done, but Orioles want him to be on ASG in their uni. No link tho, but there’s a Baltimore beat writer on radio right now saying it too. 

The talking heads are all confused right now.  Within the last hour I've seen Morosi say he's heading to Philly while Heyman has him going to LA.

 

Which of course means that he's probably going to be a Brewer.

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3 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Keep hearing here that Machado to Phillies will be announced Wednesday , that it’s done, but Orioles want him to be on ASG in their uni. No link tho, but there’s a Baltimore beat writer on radio right now saying it too. 

 

1 hour ago, LMU said:

The talking heads are all confused right now.  Within the last hour I've seen Morosi say he's heading to Philly while Heyman has him going to LA.

 

Which of course means that he's probably going to be a Brewer.

Apparently the O’s have a deal in place with someone but are waiting for medical/paperwork stuff. I don’t really care where he goes but I guess I’d prefer the Dodgers bc I think they have better prospects (not sure on that) and I think he’d have a bigger chance to resign there (aka not the Yankees). 

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If you follow social media, you now know Josh Hader's career/livelihood is now on life support.

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Oh no, did he use the N-word?

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17 minutes ago, Cujo said:

If you follow social media, you know know Josh Hader's career/livelihood is now on life support.

Yikes... I just took a look at Twitter and its bad

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19 minutes ago, Cujo said:

If you follow social media, you know know Josh Hader's career/livelihood is now on life support.

 

Sees what tweets are about:

 

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Can the Brewers have just one period of contention without an asshat on the team?

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"Guy with thick Maryland accent apologizes for history of N-word tweets" is a Nick Mullen bit in real life

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27 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Oh no, did he use the N-word?

 

The n-word and then some.

 

Opposing all-stars react:

 

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Apparently some of the family he had in attendance took off their Hader jerseys and were given blank ones. Yikes. You'd think at this point agents or the clubs would go through these guys' social media history and delete stuff like this.

 

What an unfortunate thing to happen on what should be the biggest night of his life. Good!  :censored: him. 

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5 minutes ago, See Red said:

What an unfortunate thing to happen on what should be the biggest night of his life. Good!  :censored: him. 

 

What a PR and clubhouse nightmare. This clown is gonna have "John Rocker stink" on him for the rest of his career.

 

So it's gotta be asked... Brewers gotta cut him loose tomorrow, right?

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No, they shouldn't unperson an All-Star because he was retarded on the internet as a teenager.

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5 minutes ago, the admiral said:

No, they shouldn't unperson an All-Star because he was retarded on the internet as a teenager.

 

I think teenagers were self aware enough in 2012 to not post n-bombs. We had experience of social media meltdowns even then.

 

And I think it's part of the game for all pro ball players to go back and clean up their social media. There's an industry for that service and everything. His agent probably should have given him a hand a while ago.

 

I know you (and Bill Maher) aren't big fans of the outrage machine, and I share your concern that all of us can be othered out of existence. But at the same time, free speech isn't free, you know? The consequences for posting anti-gay and anti-everything tweets are pretty clear and have been for some time.

 

On the topic of baseball, has the ASG become the baseball version of the NBA all star game? Do pitchers just not give a :censored:? Or are hitters that good?

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So suspend him or make him wear some sort of hairshirt. Or fire him for cause, the cause of having been dumb online before the age of majority, and let the strongest players' union in sports think about what kind of precedent they're going to stand for. Unions are still more beholden to their members than they are to media creatures who live on Twitter, right?

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