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Setting up the Cardinals second half on Springfield television

I was honored to return as one the weekly guests, along with FOX Sports Kansas City (and former FS Midwest) reporter Joel Goldberg, on KOLR-TV in Springfield, Missouri.

We were part of the 30-minute weekly sports show called “Ozarks Saturday/Sunday,” hosted by sports reporter and anchor Nick Carboni, that runs each weekend evening.

I was first up with the focus on some of the key storylines for the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals as the first half ended and the second half began. Goldberg was next to discuss the status of the still-struggling Kansas City Royals.

Here is the clip of the two spots, courtesy of Carboni and KOLR-TV.

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7 Responses to “Setting up the Cardinals second half on Springfield television”

  1. CariocaCardinal says:

    That link you posted to the RISP data must be what is keeping Westie away – It kind of disputes his theory of selfish, non clutch hitting. Well, that and the fact we have the best record in baseball.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    Ryan Jackson may be promoted tomorrow.

    • Brian Walton says:

      Why do you think that, Jumbo? Who would go down?

      Jackson is stone cold this month with a line of .233/.288/.233/.521. Not an extra-base rap all month. One RBI. Most recently, 5 for his last 33, .152.

      That would be strange timing to say the least.

      • JumboShrimp says:

        Promotion of Luis Mateo is odd. Memphis needed somebody, but Mateo has not hit his way up from AA, so his promotion may prefigure a promotion or trade among Memphis infielders.

        Jackson has hit well enough during 2013 that he could be promoted to join the SS mix. Since catcher Johnson has not been playing much, he could return.

        • Brian Walton says:

          I have lost track of the number of times Vance Albitz has moved between Springfield and Memphis. Chris Swauger has been on the same shuttle. Same with Travis Tartamella. When that happens, no one suggests a hidden motive.

          With only 23 players, Memphis needed healthy arms and legs. The organization gave Mateo a perk and could finally advance Walsh as well. Further, they did not disrupt Springfield’s core.

          I agree that Johnson could go down, but I don’t see much of a case for Jackson to come up right now.

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