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OV Pic of the Day: Suck It, Holliday

In News And Rumors by aisle42478 Comments

OK, so maybe the Cubs didn’t drill Matt Holliday in the ear for blatantly spiking Castro in yesterday’s game.  Maybe they do look like giant wusses on national TV after the talking heads on ESPN were pretty unanimous that Dempster should drill him in his first at-bat, and after Bobby Valentine pretty much laughed at Marlon Byrd for writing a …

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Batman-abbreviated Series Preview: Iowa Cubs of Chicago (42-63) at St. Louis Cardinals (55-50)

In Series Previews by berselius52 Comments

I was going to write a longer preview, but I got sucked into this whole “Batman Equation” thing that was running around the internets today     I tried reproducing the result, but the plotting software did not like the equation very much (laughing). In my mathematiciany opinion, the Batman logo probably does solve the equation….but it’s not the only …

Series Preview: Iowa Cubs (23-31) at St. Louis Cardinals (33-24)

In Series Previews by berselius247 Comments

Team overview Team stats and NL ranks Cubs Cardinals wOBA .323 (5th) .344 (1st) UBR -7.3 (16th) -1.7 (12th) UZR -12.1 (14th) 6.9 (4th) SP FIP 4.07 (11th) 3.74 (4th) RP FIP 4.08 (16th) 3.78 (11th) I’m too lazy to breakdown the individual player stats. Blame the Cubs shittiness (laughing). I’ll hit the highlights. “RF” Lance Berkman is still hitting …

NL Central Questions & Answers: St. Louis Cardinals

In Major League Baseball by dmick89125 Comments

This is Obstructed View’s 4th interview with an NL Central blogger that we’re posting this week. Steve Sommer of Gashouse Graphs has taken some time to answer these questions and I’m most appreciative. We’ll have our final interview (Pirates) tomorrow evening after the Cubs/Pirates game. Obstructed View: Cubs fans are all too familiar with Ryan Theriot. Aside from the 2008 …

NL Central Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

In Other Topics by berselius68 Comments

Last Year: Most thought that the Cardinals had all the pieces to run away with the NL Central, but somehow it never came together. Their offense dipped by 4 points from their 2009 rate to a .321 wOBA, good for 7th in the NL. Their pitchers posted an excellent 3.57 ERA (4th) and a 3.85 FIP (7th), and their defensive …