2011: Stick a fork in it (yet again)

Cooked Cardinal
This was supposed to be the year?

The To Do List hasn’t changed:

Cardinal to do list for the offseason:

  1. Sign Albert Pujols
  2. Learn that playing a team with a losing record is not considered an off-day.
  3. Double check the signature on item 1 above.
And add to that, straighten out the bullpen!

2009: Stick a fork in it (again)

Well guys, thanks for August!

Looks like the Cardinals top three priorities for the offseason will be:

  1. Staying in the National League Central division,
  2. Trying to convince Pujols and Holliday that winning the Central division makes you competitive.
  3. Managing to show up for 2010.

Ballpark Village

The more things change? Ballpark Village? Nothing but a parking lot and softball field for now

From 2006

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that the “Cards want public money for Ballpark Village.” This in spite of the fact that they haven’t begun to build the part of the village they promised in exchange for massive tax breaks when they built the new Busch Stadium. For the time being Ballpark Village remains a combination eyesore and parking lot.

Thus the Cards joined the Kiel Partners who reneged on renovating the Kiel Opera in exchange for help building the Kiel/Savvis/Scottrade for the hockey Blues and the Rams who at least had the integrity not to promise anything in exchange for a sweetheart deal at the Dome at America’s Center/Transworld/Edward Jones Dome.