Flaherty was at his best last night against the Cubs. Ben Frederickson said it was one of the best starts he’d seen all year. He said the clubhouse know sJack can be this guy. Also, Matt Wieters played a role in the game too. He called great pitches for Flaherty and contributed to the offense.

We talk about the lack of action at the trade deadline. What does Ben Fred say about it? In his opinion, it was a front office blunder. So how do the Cardinals stay in first with the team they have? Who will be pulled up to help? What do they do with Matt Carpenter and Tommy Edman?

MLS All-Star game and meetings have come and gone. What played out? St. Louis was on the forefront of discussions. Don Garber heaps praise on the ownership group. The group presented to the Board of Owners. They were the only expansion city to do that and that reads well. Are other teams nipping at their heals though? The city and land details are now in play. Questions linger about when will the fine-tuning on this deal be finished.

Mizzou starts football activity today. Ben Fred gives Barry Odom credit for giving media access to practice. A pretty good offensive line and so many different skills could equal many weapons.

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