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Eduardo Sanchez is Cardinals Closer, No Committee

Eduardo Sanchez fever is sweeping over St. Louis. The 22-year-old right-hander has exhibited a variety of filthy pitches, including a mid-to-high 90s fastball, a nasty slider, and a swooping curveball. In fact, the last time Cardinal nation got this excited about a rookie pitcher was in 2006 when Adam Wainwright was thrust into the closer’s [...]

[Audio] Listen to My KSSU Radio Clip About NL Central

I went on KSSU Radio last week to discuss and preview the NL Central. Listen to the clip as I break down each team, give my surprise performers, and rank the teams in order of finish. Click to listen to NL Central preview part 1 Click to listen to NL Central preview part 2 //

Listen to Me on KSSU Radio Tonight at 11:15pm EST!

I will be appearing on KSSU’s Mad Mad World of Sports tonight at 11:15pm EST to talk about the NL Central. You can listen live at KSSU.com. //

Albert Pujols Calls Contract Questions Disrespectful

Albert Pujols recently gave a great interview to KFNS in St. Louis about how fantastic the Cardinals fans were, how he defied projections after he got drafted, and the contract talks. Here is one of the best quotes from the interview: “I just told you guys a week and a half ago that it’s over, [...]

Adam Wainwright, Tommy John, and the Five Stages of Grief

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote a book called On Death and Dying in 1969. In it, she details the five stages of grief, which would become the Kübler-Ross model: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Really, I’m not so shallow as to equate the loss of Adam Wainwright to Tommy John surgery with actual death or tragedy. However, [...]

#SSsports Chat Highlights 2/23/11

If you missed Wednesday night’s #SSsports Twitter chat, there are some highlights below. And, thanks to @alaskansurveyor, we have a gorgeous sunrise (look at the bottom) for our #SSsports picture! On the blockbuster trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams… @CallMeRonnieD: @dmercer512 The #Knicks might’ve only given up role players but messed up their Cap [...]

#SSsports Chat Topics 2/23/11

This has been such a big week in sports. I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of the headlines, which should make for a very interesting chat. Please follow the chat from the Twitter account @SusanShanChat. There is only one requirement: please hashtag all tweets with #SSsports. To find out more about the [...]

#SSsports Chat Highlights 2/2/11

If you missed Wednesday night’s #SSsports Twitter chat, here are some highlights below: On Albert Pujols’s contract negotiations with the St. Louis Cardinals… @katetscott: I miss the days when stars took as much as their teams could offer without hurting their clubs. #SSSports @Wild_Stryker: Cardinals should have been prepared for this upcoming Pujols deal a [...]

#SSsports Chat Topics 2/2/11

Welcome to Super Bowl XLV edition of the #SSsports chat. Please follow the chat from the Twitter account @SusanShanChat. There is only one requirement: please hashtag all tweets with #SSsports. To find out more about the chat, click here. Also, be sure to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve made the highlights! For tonight’s [...]

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