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TV analyst makes troubling offer to Cardinals broadcasters amid team’s slow start



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The St. Louis Cardinals have not been very good off the net this season. The team currently sits in last place in the National League Central Division with a record of 9-16.

The team is in the midst of a three-game losing streak and has lost five of its last six competitions. After a 7-3 loss at the hands of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, one of the post-game show hosts took to venting his disappointment.


A detailed view of the St. Louis Cardinal logo is seen on the side of a seat before a game during an international friendly match between the US women’s team and the New Zealand women’s team on May 16, 2019 at Bush Stadium. in Saint Louis. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

During the Bally Sports Midwest post-game show, studio analyst Al Hraboski made a disturbing offer to the team’s broadcasters.


“I have one suggestion for the Cardinal broadcasters,” Graboski said on Wednesday. “Change your room, get down to the floor… don’t climb those tall buildings because you can jump.”

The Cardinals will end the four-game streak in San Francisco on Thursday before heading to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers starting Friday.

Bush Stadium on opening day

A general view of Bush Stadium prior to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Toronto Blue Jays on opening day March 30, 2023 in St. Louis. (Joe Putz/Getty Images)

The Cardinals’ broadcast team currently consists of announcer Chip Carey and analysts Brad Thompson and Jim Edmonds.

Carey is the son of St. Louis native and legendary Atlanta Braves announcer Skip Carey. Chip spent 18 years in the Braves broadcast booth. Carey announced in January that he would take over playing duties for the Cardinals starting in 2023.

Graboski did not name any of the broadcasters “Cardinals”, but it was clear that he meant them.

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An in-depth photo of St. Louis Cardinals jerseys hanging in the locker room prior to Game 4 of the 2013 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox at Bush Stadium on Sunday, October 10. December 27, 2013 in St. Louis. (Photo by Brad Mungin/MLB via Getty Images)

Studio host Alexa Dutt quickly rejected Graboski’s offer.

To Datt’s credit, she handled Graboski’s insane offer pretty well.

“I don’t think anyone is jumping, Al,” Datt said. “At this moment, no one else. We are so early in the season. It’s April 25th.”


However, Graboski responded to Datt’s denial by saying, “However, you don’t know that by talking to some fans.”

Miles Mykolas takes the mound Thursday afternoon as the Cardinals look to get on the right track. Logan Webb will take over the starting pitching duties for the Giants.

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Former Louisville star Haley Van Lit moves to defending LSU champion



Hayley Van Lit is heading to Louisiana. (Photo by C Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

LSU just got scarier – officially.

It was a shocking development when Hayley Van Lit, Louisville’s women’s basketball star for three years, entered the transfer portal on April 8th.

On Thursday, she confirmed speculation that she would join head coach Kim Mulkey and the defending champions with just one word: “eleven.”

Dressed in a white LSU uniform in front of a giant purple and gold tiger, she didn’t need to sign anything.

It looks like she will be wearing number 11 next season, as opposed to her old number. 10 – which star Angel Reese took off.

Van Leet has two years of eligibility left due to the NCAA COVID extra year. After a few seasons on the All-ACC first team, she is poised to replace first-team All-SEC defenseman Alexis Morris, left behind when she was drafted by the WNBA Connecticut Sun.

The 5-foot-7 guard averaged 19.7 points per game on 41.1% shooting last season. She helped Louisville advance to the NCAA Tournament where they made it to the Elite 8. Van Lit scored at least 21 points in the first three rounds of the tournament.

Van Lit dropped 27 points during Louisville’s season-ending loss to Iowa.

This story will be updated.

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You’re not a real baseball fan if you don’t know all 5 of these stadiums.



Set aside your nuts and crackers to test your ballpark knowledge in these five dream areas!

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Eagles draft template that indicates who they won’t pick on Thursday



Three days to go. Let’s dive into…

• I said this morning that I doubt the Eagles would take Bijan Robinson No. 1. 10. I think so because most of their history says they won’t: in Howie Roseman’s 23 Philadelphia drafts, they took five. defensemen in the top 100 and none in the top 50. Since he became a grandmaster in 2010, the Eagles have played once in the top 100 – and Roseman just let it come back, Miles Sanders – without incident, in free agency.

My intuition tells me that in this matter they will stand their ground.

However, over the weekend I was told and later confirmed a story about them from 2017. The Eagles were ready to take Christian McCaffrey with the 14th pick (Sam Bradford’s pick), the ex-Stanford star went to them. . McCaffrey didn’t, and Philadelphia got Tennessee pass rusher Derek Barnett instead. Nine months later, the Eagles won the Super Bowl, Barnett was just fine, and McCaffrey became and remains a big star among the professionals.

So why were the Eagles willing to break their habit of passing running backs to McCaffrey? My understanding is that this was due to the value he brought to the passing game: McCaffrey was considered a good enough receiver after high school to be drafted solely as a slot.

Robinson is considered the best player in the draft.

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The question for me is whether you see Robinson like this or not. And I think, in the end, he’s not quite the same as a pass catcher. “He does a great job in all tasks and is also very good in defense,” said one of the coaches. “But you won’t call him to play passes that aren’t screen or flat routes.” That is, he is good in this area, like, say, Ezekiel Elliott. It’s just that Robinson isn’t as special as McCaffrey.

In any case, the McCaffrey story made me think a little more about Philadelphia and Robinson.

• Bengals OT Lael Collins briefed reporters on Monday about his Cincinnati media status, saying he won’t give a timetable for his recovery, but feels well enough to likely put a brace on his surgically repaired knee and go tomorrow. if Bengals played the game.

It is, of course, a bit aggressive. Collins was less than five months away from tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that occurred at 16 weeks. However, positive signs of his progress could potentially make the Bengals a little more willing to trade John Williams, whom they were hoping to trade. switch to right tackle after signing Orlando Brown Jr. (and who requested a trade because he didn’t want to make the switch).

Another thing that helps Cincinnati is the zeal for picking in the top 20 in the draft. We are going to get to the point in adolescence where there will be a tackle-hungry team left without him, which obviously could create a trading partner for the Bengals.

• Another name to watch out for as a potential trader this weekend is Dalwyn Cook. The Vikings have been in touch with their star tail and have been receptive to the idea of ​​bringing it back, but that just won’t happen if he pays $11 million this fall.

The Minnesota didn’t buy Cook, but if he returns in the first three rounds, I’m betting the Vikings will consider moving him on Saturday.

Cook may be on his way if Minnesota doesn’t

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Of course, I assume that the sales team for him will also want to amend his contract.

• We mentioned the Steelers (for the offensive lineman) and the Chiefs (for the skill player) as potential trade teams in the Monday column. I would put the Saints in this category as well, as their history is such that they bring out the guys and are not afraid to step up for them (last year they moved up for Chris Olav), even if it costs them future capital.

• There could definitely be teams like these destinations looking for capital for 2024, especially those that could make it past the quarterback class this year — with USC’s Caleb Williams and UNC’s Drake May looming as arguably the top two prospects this year. positions since Trevor Lawrence came along. in the NFL in 21st.

• Just because Derrick Henry’s name pops up in trading conversations doesn’t mean anyone is willing to part with what it takes to get him off the Titans. And there are a couple of reasons for that. First, few teams value Henry as much as Tennessee, so from their point of view, they will charge 5 cents on the dollar for him. Then there is his run. He was in the same draft class as Elliott, had 1,750 career carries to his credit, got promoted in the last couple of years, and turned 30 eight months later.

Add to that his contract, and it’s hard to imagine new Titans CEO Ran Carton being offered a trade package that would be better for his team than just hanging on to Henry.

• I love how 49ers general manager John Lynch responded to the idea of ​​calling Nick Boza: “This hotline is closed. which never opened.” Of course, Lynch knows why this question is being asked, and he also knows that he will have to make Boz an even richer man before he takes another shot for the Nine. (Lynch also said he expects Trey Lance to be a No. 9 in 2023. We’ll see if they take QB this weekend.)

• There are two guys I mentioned the NFL above on your dummy design website think: I might see Ohio State’s Paris Johnson go third to the Cardinals, seventh to the Raiders or ninth to the Bears; and I could see Devon Witherspoon from Illinois go to the cards, raiders or lions at number 1. 6. Both made a very strong impression during the preparation for the draft.

• Even though the S2 test is now being abandoned, I would tell you that there are a lot of people in the NFL who are putting real money into it. And that could affect some things in the first round on Thursday night.

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