Cards Message Board Post of the Month: July

The second of three winners in our summer contest recognizing the top post from last month on our free Message Board is CariocaCardinal. He receives an autographed copy of Rob Rains' new book, "Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission".

In its second month, in July, our Cardinals Summer Message Board Post of the Month contest saw a number of strong contenders, as nominated by you, our readers.

To be considered, all one needed to do was make a post on a new or existing thread and have it flagged as significant by any reader of the site on a special thread set up for tracking award candidates and pinned to the top of the board for easy access.

Among the contenders for the July award included posts by SoonerinNC (comparing player ages in Triple-A and top surprises and disappointments), StlCards93 (first-hand scouting report of Memphis), Cardsfan914 (why Adam Dunn is clutch), and our June winner, ambill (upcoming Rule 5 tradeoffs). You can locate each of these posts by reading the nomination thread here.

I am pleased to announce that the winner for July is CariocaCardinal for a post on July 8 that laid out his mid-season top 40 Cardinals prospects with an even longer list highlighted. That generated some great follow-on discussion, as well.

There is just one more autographed copy of "Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission" by Rob Rains from Triumph Books up for grabs this summer, so head on over to the Message Board and get to posting and nominating for August recognition!

Brian Walton can be reached via email at Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog.

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