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Wednesday, June 29, 2005


One foot, in front of the other

If there are any frequent readers left that still venture by the Diaspora, in spite of the splotchy posting lately, you might notice that we can be a little negative sometimes and even a little hard on players. Mark Mulder has taken a lot of flak lately in Cards nation, but last night he pulled out a win, heck, at this point we might have settled for a quality start. I'm not going to rush and declare problem solved, but I will say it's a step in the right direction. These kind of outings aren't what you expected from your new marquee pitcher; however, in rebuilding the frail pitcher psyche and reconstituting his abilities this was a good outing. He did manage 5Ks. I wouldn't have expected that, even if he did have the win in him. It's progress though, progress. In fact, if this were taking place in a cheesy 80s movie, last night's game and subsequent ones heading into the fall would be montaged together with lots of positive snyth music dubbed in over the visuals. With last night's win under his belt, Mulder's SNVA is up to -0.2. One more, and the liability status is lifted. Besides, our internet was down last night. You want to talk about a real crisis! That puts Mulder's problems in perspective for me. Someone told me that it may have been because of the Prez-nit's speech last night and the DC internet lines getting flooded. Sounds a little far fetched to me, but it does confirm one thing, this town has LOTS of nerds.
Ryan: I like guys who are a little negative. And Mulder needs a kick in the ass. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but having Dan Haren in the rotation and Daric Barton in the farm system looks mighty good right now. What bothers me about Mulder is that he is so high mainenance. The slightest mechanical flaw will throw him off. It's a long season, and I hope for the best, but I see Carpenter and Morris going 1 and 2 in the playoffs. Doug
yeah, we'll definitely win with Carp and Morris. Glad to see someone else out there can handle a little negativity!
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