Cards Post of the Week – Sept. 2 thru 8

Recognizing the very best post of the past week from our message board community of thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans the world over.

As we do each and every week here at stlcardinals.scout.com, we call out the best of the best - the "Post of the Week" from our Scout.com Cardinals message board, this time for the week ending Saturday, September 8.

Here is the link to the Message Boards, of which there are several – for fantasy players, insider information for subscribers, general topics, non-Cardinals sports and more.

One of our recent weekly winners, "redbirdinsight", initiated a thread entitled "Organization ( A look hopefully at not the future)" in which a view of several classes of Cardinals prospects were offered. Many interesting comments followed about the strength or weakness of the players in St. Louis' minor league system.

The twists and turns of the Rick Ankiel story have led to ten pages of posts on a single thread in just three days. On page one of the discussion, "Ankiel Accused of Receiving HGH in 2004", "AfWilli255" wrote a long essay capturing his personal feelings about the situation.

"easton714" started a thread, "Thoughts from my Saint Louis trip this weekend...". After attending games last weekend, easton offered up first-hand scouting reports on a handful of players.

With the start of the football season, a common cry from fans of flailing teams is for the back-up quarterback to see more playing time. This is apparently also the case in the Cardinals outfield, where a popular thread was called "Why do we not play Shumaker (sic)?? - Duncun (sic) has struck out 115 times!". On page two, "easton714" provided a brief tutorial as to why productive outs are preferred to strikeouts.

Finally, when you are surfing our board, don't forget to check out "Gagliano's Bar and Grill", where any topics are welcome. There, "easton714" joined another thread, "4 seam grip" with several examples of expert, first-hand advice about baseball bats.

As a result of both quantity and quality, "easton714" is our weekly winner of the "Post of the Week". "easton714" collects a free four-week subscription to stlcardinals.scout.com and all the other great sites in the Scout.com network.

Next week, it can be you! So, keep posting!



Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

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