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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic discover first opponents of 2019 season

The exhibition event will take place over three days starting December 27.
Nadal and Djokovic have been seeded in the miniature tournament and will not compete until the semi-finals. 30 more words


Taming Uncle Bot

So…I met Karen Tamerius this morning.  She is the founder of a group called Smart Politics.  I’m not sure why she calls her organization that.  Having spent a little time with it, I think I might have called it “How To Escape the Perils of Engagement.” 1,982 more words

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Carl Hubbell, giant among pitchers, knew glory, tragedy

Carl Hubbell and Mel Ott forever are linked as teammates, friends, road roommates, Hall of Famers and, tragically, by a bizarre twist of fate.

Thirty years ago, on Nov. 1,105 more words


Powering up on Cardinals never got old to Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey made the Cardinals pay for disrespecting an elder.

On June 15, 1979, with the score tied at 6-6, a Giants runner on second and two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning, the Cardinals opted to give an intentional walk to Jack Clark and take their chances with McCovey, who was 41 years old and in the twilight of a Hall of Fame career. 734 more words


Bill Freehan, Lou Brock and a World Series controversy

Tigers catcher Bill Freehan was a central character in one of the most controversial plays in Cardinals history.

In the 1968 World Series, the defending champion Cardinals won three of the first four games against the Tigers. 814 more words


How Wayne Krenchicki found a way to beat Cardinals

For Wayne Krenchicki, who usually didn’t do well against Cardinals pitching, a game-winning hit, even a crummy one, was a special achievement.

Krenchicki, who died Oct. 486 more words