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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Gary Kodner

One, two, three times the noise at the old ballgame

By Gary Kodner May 9, 2016

I can remember my first visit to a game at Wrigley Field.In contrast to the larger, louder, electronic stadiums, it was pleasantly quiet. It had thick green grass and just green ivy covering the outfield walls. No AstroTurf, electronic scoreboards, video...

Evan Glantz

Regression Discussion

Evan Glantz May 5, 2016

We all knew it was coming; there was no way to avoid it. It was bound to catch up and impose its will. I’m talking, of course, about the concept of “regression to the mean” and its impact on the 2016 Cardinals.Last season, a historically strong...

Larry Levin is the Jewish Light’s Publisher/CEO.

80 is a serious number

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO April 29, 2016

Nu?  Miami Marlins’ star infielder Dee Gordon busted for steroids.Hmmm…is that really worth a “nu”? Seems like more of an eyeroll is in order. Gordon’s the second player of import nailed in the last few weeks, Toronto’s Chris Colabello being...

Evan Glantz

Cubs Best Cards in Round One

Evan Glantz April 21, 2016

Rumor has it the Chicago Cubs have gone over a century without winning a World Series. But that didn’t stop Vegas from making them 4-1 favorites to win it all in 2016. This week, your St. Louis Cardinals hosted the new-and-improved North Siders, and...

Larry Levin

Bizarro Baseball

By Larry Levin, Publisher & CEO April 20, 2016

Well, just as Superman had his Bizarro dimension clone and Jerry Seinfeld and his gang paid homage to same in the classic TV series, now we have the Bizarro Baseball World.A Bizarro world where everything’s upside down or backwards. And in the case...

Evan Glantz

Trevor Story’s First Chapter

Evan Glantz April 14, 2016

Every year, the start of the baseball season provides out-of-the-blue MVPs, shocking collapses from All-Stars, and crazy statistical anomalies. Eight years ago, Detroit Tigers first baseman, Chris Shelton blasted 10 home runs in the month of April. He’d...

Gary Kodner

Albert metrics – It’s not about the money?

By Gary Kodner April 11, 2016

Thursday April 7, 2016 (Rangers vs. Angels): With 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Texas Rangers chose to intentionally walk Mike Trout with the game on the line, in favor of pitching to Albert Pujols. Albert bounced one over the left-field fence...

Gary Kodner

Card will be strong, Cubs will be stronger

By Gary Kodner, Special to the Light March 23, 2016

Last spring, many in the baseball media, along with “Back to the Future” enthusiasts, were predicting the Cubs’ first World Series appearance since 1908. In my opinion, the Cubbies lacked depth, another solid starter, postseason experience, mature...

Author Howard Megdal

‘Cardinals Way’ author is bullish on baseball

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO March 23, 2016

Howard Megdal is an accomplished author and sportswriter. He’s a contributing writer to a number of national publications, including USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports, and writer at large for Capital New York. Megdal has published four...

Larry Levin

2016 baseball predictions – knuckleball edition

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO March 23, 2016

It’s that time of year when baseball predictions are about as common as NCAA brackets. So the last thing you need from me is another guess on how the Cards and other teams are likely to do this season.But there’s lots to predict about baseball that...

Evan Glantz

NL Central predictions sure to be wrong

By Evan Glantz, Special to the Light March 23, 2016

1. Your St. Louis Cardinals will make the playoffs for the sixth season in a row, but as a wild card team. They’ll be bested in the play-in game by Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates.Last season, the Cardinals rolled to 100 wins on the strength...

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