Aaron Miles Returns with The Cardinals

The Cardinals also announced Tuesday they had signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. Miles was a member of the Cardinals team that won the 2006 World Series.
Rookie catcher Bryan Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to make room for LaRue, who was injured running the bases. Anderson’s pinch-hit double was the tying hit Monday night in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The 33-year-old Miles was one of the Cincinnati Reds’ final cuts this spring. The switch-hitter batted .289 in three seasons for the Cardinals, including a career-best .317 average in 2008.   AP
I wonder after a year service and then traded by the Cubs to the Athletics had Aaron yearn for the Cardinals?
I liked Miles when he was with the Cards. He was a scrappy player with a lot of heart. His 2008 season with the Cards was probably his pinnacle, because when he took off to the Cubs as free agent his numbers sunk. His batting avg. with the Cubs was .185, his OBP was .224 and SLG was .242. He went from a classy organization to a sub-par team. Welcome back Aaron

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The McBrayer-Baseball Blog Gets a Nod in the Blogosphere

Yours truly got mentioned in the Definitive Guide To The Cardinals Blogosphere today. I am quite surprise to find out that my Blog has been mentioned in this great write up about St.Louis Cardinal Blogs.These sites  are consider essential Cardinal Baseball Blogs. Here is a blurb about the McBrayer-Baseball Blog.
Joe writes The McBrayer-Baseball Blog with his thoughts about the Cardinals.  If nothing else, you have to appreciate a blog with an entry detailing taking his son to a Redbirds game, don’t you?  The posts may not be long, but there’s good stuff there.
Please check out this website, it has a lot of great informative info on all things Cardinal Baseball. 
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Our First Game of the Season

Last night my son told me that he couldn’t wait for tomorrow’s Baseball Game. He has been waiting all off season for this day to  happen. He had such a happy face as we walked into the gates at Busch Stadium. Once we found our seats I was able to see the wonderment in his eyes at this spectacular view we call Baseball Heaven.

Once the game started he wanted to know where Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols was. I told him he had to wait till they come out to the field to play. I can tell that the boredom was sitting in. So I went to get him some Cracker Jacks and a soda. My son was happy with that. The game itself was low scoring but it was fun for me to watch Brad Penny throw heat. He was clocked at 95mph during some of his pitches. The Cardinals beat the Astros 2-1. They will play again Thursday afternoon at 12:40. The Cards have Kyle Lohse going against Bud Norris. Hopefully the Cards will sweep the ailing Astros club.                                          

Home Opener 2010

Today in St.Louis,Missouri is an unofficial Holiday for us, Home Opener! Its a day where people call in sick to work or take a day off to attend the game. Its a day where we have an excuse to wear red and go crazy over a Albert Pujols Home Run. Today is also a very personal day for me. Since the 1995 season I have been to several Home Opener games and there are some I haven’t been to. For several years I have always made sure that my dad had his small pocket Cardinal Schedule by the beginning of Home Opener. Its been roughly five years now since the death of my father and I still pick up that tiny Cardinal Schedule. It was my dad that help cultivate the love of Baseball for me.  Today the Cardinals broke the three year streak of losing their Home Games by beating the Houston Astros 5-0. Adam Wainwright worked eight scoreless innings against the ailing Astros. The game was fun to watch with lots of excitement from Ryan Ludwick’s triple to deep center and Pujols Home Run which makes it #4 for this young season. I am pretty excited with this 2010 team but I do see some weaknesses. I am hoping their middle relief pitchers get straighten out. GO CARDS!

Glenn Close to Throw Out First Pitch

Close will throw out the first pitch and take part in the “Change a Mind, Change a Life” event at Busch Stadium. The partnership is meant to bring awareness to mental illness. All fans have to do is purchase a ticket in the group section of the stadium. I also found this very profound since Close starred in one of the best baseball movies The Natural.

Cards Win ! Cards Win ! Cards Win !

Opening day 2010 has been one to forget today down by the Ohio River at the Great American Ballpark – depending which river team you were rooting for.  The team that plays by the Mississippi River beat up on the team from Southern Ohio in front of their hometown fans.
The final score was 11-6 and the day was fueled by a pair of homeruns from slugger Albert Pujols, who was 4 for 5 on the day and also drove in 3 runs.  The win goes to Chris Carpenter, who went 6 innings and striking out 3.  Aaron Harang suffered his first loss of the season for the Cincinnati Reds, going 5 innings and striking out 2.
The Cardinals hit a total of 4 homeruns today, while the Reds added a pair of dingers themself.  The game was tied heading into the 9th inning when the Cardinals erupted for 5 runs off of Nick Masset.

Chuck M