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June 5, 2012

Gov. Scott Walker, whose decision to cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers set off a firestorm in a state usually known for its political civility, easily held on to his job on Tuesday, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election and dealing a painful blow to Democrats and labor unions.
Wisconsin Recall Results »
CANDIDATE PCT.

Walker 53.5%

Barrett 46.0

Trivedi 0.6
12:40 AM 96% reporting

Mr. Walker soundly defeated Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, the Democrats’ nominee in the recall attempt, with most precincts across the state reporting results. The victory by Mr. Walker, a Republican who was forced into an election to save his job less than two years into his first term, ensures that Republicans largely retain control of this state’s capital, and his fast-rising political profile is likely to soar still higher among conservatives.

Here in Waukesha, some Republican voters said the result ended the most volatile partisan fight in memory, one that boiled over 16 months ago in the collective bargaining battle and expanded into scuffles about spending, jobs, taxes, the role and size of government, and more. Democrats, some of whom are already pledging to mount strong challenges for state lawmakers’ seats in November, seemed less sure about the meaning of Mr. Walker’s victory.

“Tonight, we tell Wisconsin, we tell our country and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions,” Mr. Walker said, delivering a victory speech to supporters here. “But now it is time to move on and move forward in Wisconsin.”

In his concession speech in Milwaukee, Mr. Barrett said: “We are a state that has been deeply divided. It is up to all of us — our side and their side — to listen, to listen to each other.”

The result raised broader questions about the strength of labor groups, who had called hundreds of thousands of voters and knocked on thousands of doors. The outcome also seemed likely to embolden leaders in other states who have considered limits to unions as a way to solve budget problems, but had watched the backlash against Mr. Walker with worry.

Some Republicans said they considered Mr. Walker’s victory one indication that Wisconsin, which President Obama won easily in 2008 and which Democrats have carried in every presidential election since 1988, may be worth battling for this time.

“Obviously, Scott Walker winning tonight means that the Republicans are here for real,” said Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. “Conservatives are here for real.” Mr. Priebus was attending Mr. Walker’s victory party at the Waukesha County Exposition Center, where “We Stand With Walker” signs were all around.

But even with the Republican victory on Tuesday, it remained an open question whether Mitt Romney, the party’s presidential nominee, can assume the momentum of Mr. Walker’s campaign. In exit polling of voters, 18 percent of Walker supporters said they favored Mr. Obama, and the president led in a matchup against Mr. Romney. Voters in the exit surveys also said they saw Mr. Obama as better equipped to improve the economy and help the middle class.

Republicans prevailed in at least four recall elections on Tuesday for other offices, including a race for lieutenant governor, which the incumbent, Rebecca Kleefisch, won. Scott Fitzgerald, the State Senate’s majority leader, who had ushered much of Mr. Walker’s agenda through the Legislature, also survived. Late Tuesday, votes were still being counted in one State Senate race in Racine, an outcome that will determine which party narrowly controls the chamber, at least until November.

Mr. Walker, who raised millions of dollars from conservative donors outside the state, had a strong financial advantage, in part because a quirk in state law allowed him months of unlimited fund-raising, from the time the recall challenge was mounted to when the election was officially called. As of late last month, about $45.6 million had been spent on behalf of Mr. Walker, compared with about $17.9 million for Mr. Barrett, according to data from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan group that tracks spending.

“What it shows is the peril of corporate dollars in an election and the dangers of Citizens United,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, a school workers’ union, referring to the 2010 Supreme Court decision that barred the federal government from restricting political expenditures from corporations, unions and other groups.

Wisconsin Recall Results »

CANDIDATE PCT.

Walker 53.4%

Barrett 46.0

Trivedi 0.6
12:42 AM   97% reporting

Voters went to the polls in droves, and some polling places needed extra ballots brought in as long lines of people waited. One polling location was so swamped, state officials said, that it found itself using photocopied ballots, which later had to be hand-counted. The final flurry of television advertising — with Mr. Walker outspending Mr. Barrett seven to one — seemed to have little impact on the outcome. Nearly 9 in 10 people said they had made up their minds before May, according to exit poll interviews.

The recall race carried implications well beyond Wisconsin, particularly in the escalating fight between wealthy conservative donors and labor unions. Many Republican contributors from across the country who have invested millions in the presidential race also sent checks to Mr. Walker, hoping to inflict deep wounds on organized labor, a key constituency for Democrats.

The outcome was also being closely monitored in Boston by Mr. Romney’s campaign and in Chicago at Mr. Obama’s re-election headquarters for a signal of how the electorate is viewing the big issues in the race for the White House. The president kept his distance from Wisconsin, to the dismay of many Democrats in the state, in an effort to avoid alienating independent voters he hopes to win over in the fall.

A snapshot of the Wisconsin electorate, gleaned through surveys with voters as they left the polls, found that a majority of men had supported Mr. Walker, while most women had voted for Mr. Barrett. Almost a fifth of the electorate was 65 or older, with only about one in 10 voters of college age. The recall race unfolded against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, with only 2 in 10 voters saying their family’s finances have improved in the two years since Mr. Walker was elected. About a third said their financial situation had grown worse, and more than 4 in 10 said their finances had stayed the same.

The political war in Wisconsin began in February 2011 when Governor Walker, only weeks into his first term, announced that he needed to cut benefits and collective bargaining rights for most public workers as a way to solve an expected state budget deficit of $3.6 billion.

Tens of thousands of union supporters and Democrats protested in Madison, the capital, and the State Senate’s Democrats — who were a minority in the chamber but had enough members to prevent a quorum — went into hiding in hotels and houses in Illinois to try, unsuccessfully, to prevent a vote on the measure.

By January, critics of Mr. Walker delivered more than 900,000 signatures on petitions to recall him, far more than the one-quarter of voters from the last election that state law requires.

The election, which cost local governments as much as $18 million to carry out, has raised another debate over the appropriateness of using a recall vote to remove officials.

“Recall was never meant to be used just because you don’t like the way the other side is governing,” said Jenny Beth Martin, a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, which made tens of thousands of calls to voters in recent days in support of Mr. Walker.

Around the nation, numerous efforts have been made over the years to recall governors, but only three, including the push to remove Mr. Walker, met the requirements to place the matter on the ballot. In California, Gov. Gray Davis was removed in 2003, and in North Dakota, Gov. Lynn Frazier was recalled in 1921.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/us/politics/walker-survives-wisconsin-recall-effort.html

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Scott Kevin Walker was born on November 2nd, 1967 (time of birth unknown) in Colorado Springs, Colorado according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)

November 2nd, 1967

11 + 2 +1+9+6+7 = 36 = his life lesson = Incumbent.  Recall election.  Having his work cut out for him.  Going to far.  Going over the line.  Abuse of power.

Ten of Wands Tarot card

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Tuesday June 5th, 2012

November 2nd, 1967

November 2nd

11 + 2 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = his personal year (from November 2nd, 2011 to November 1st, 2012) = Be realistic.

17 year + 6 (June) = 23 = his personal month (from June 2nd, 2012 to July 1st, 2012) = Leadership.  Taking action.  Direct action.

23 month + 5 (th of the month on Tuesday June 5th, 2012) = 28 = his personal day = Surviving the recall election.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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DONALD DRIVER

“The Green Bay Packer”

PRO PARTNERPeta Murgatroyd

We all know Donald Driver can do a touchdown dance, but how’s his Foxtrot? We’ll find out soon enough as this gridiron great is stepping into a whole new ballgame.

Donald Driver has overcome a childhood of homelessness and other obstacles to become a Super Bowl Champion and the all-time leading receiver in Green Bay Packers history. After being selected in the last round of the NFL draft, he went on to hold the Packers’ all-time receiving records for yards and receptions as well as a host of others.

Having grown up homeless and living in a U-Haul truck for a period of time, Donald was inspired to be one of the most community-minded athletes of our generation. He and his wife, Betina, created the Donald Driver Foundation in 2001 with a focus on homelessness, education and health and wellness initiatives. He has donated his time for hundreds of community appearances.

Donald is most proud of his family—wife Betina and kids Cristian, Christina and Charity. Donald’s kids and his commitment to education drove him to write three children’s books revolving around the lovable character “Quickie.” The books’ illustrations and stories are based on Donald’s family. He read his latest book, Quickie wins a Championship, at the Library of Congress at an event that featured First Lady Michelle Obama.

How does the excitement of playing in a football stadium filled with thousands of screaming fans compare to the intensity of the competition inside the ballroom? We’re pretty sure Donald Driver is about to find out!

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/cast-announcement/ThemeGallery/928803

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Donald Driver was born on February 2nd, 1975 in Houston, Texas (time of birth unknown) according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Driver

February 2nd, 1975

2 + 2 +1+9+7+5 = 26 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Popular.  Fans.  Television.  Celebrities.  In the news.  Making headlines.

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February 2nd, 1975

February 2nd

2 + 2 +2+0+1+2 = 9 = his personal year (from February 2nd, 2012 to February 1st, 2013) = Mastery.  Wisdom sets him apart.

9 year + 5 (May) = 14 = his personal month (from May 2nd, 2012 to June 1st, 2012) = Having appeal.

Temperance Tarot card

14 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012) = 36 = his personal day = Having his work cut out for him.

Ten of Wands Tarot card

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Peta Murgatroyd was born on July 14th, 1981 (time of birth unknown) in Auckland, New Zealand according to http://www.zimbio.com/Peta+Murgatroyd

July 14th, 1981

7 + 14 +1+9+8+1 = 40 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Princess.  Doll.  Loving kindness.  I’m here to help.

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July 14th, 1981

July 14th

7 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = her personal year (from July 14th, 2011 to July 13th, 2012) = Excited.  Excitement.

25 year + 5 (May) = 30 = her personal month (from May 14th, 2012 to June 13th, 2012) = Blessed.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Sense of style.

Four of Wands Tarot card

30 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012) = 52 = her personal day = To die for.  Critics.

Queen of Swords Tarot card

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betting odds:

Katherine Jenkins  2/1

Donald Driver  19/10

William Levy  11/4



from:  http://www.tvshowbettingodds.com/dancing-with-the-stars-season-14-betting-odds-for-april-30-2012/

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read more at:  http://dwts14.com/

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listen to the audio summary from Ed Peterson at:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edwilliam/2012/03/19/astrology-and-numerology-for-dwts-season-14

 

 

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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Katherine Jenkins

“The Sexy Soprano”

PRO PARTNER: Mark Ballas

In case you were wondering who the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist is, look no further than Katherine Jenkins!

The Welsh Mezzo Soprano has sold in excess of seven million albums since launching her career in 2004. An internationally recognized figure, Katherine, at the age of only 31, has become an ambassador and inspiration for millions of people around the world.

When she was 23, Katherine signed what was said to be the biggest ever UK classical recording deal; she has broken records becoming the fastest selling mezzo soprano ever, has released eight studio albums, has won two Classical BRIT awards and broken countless records with her albums going platinum around the world. She has performed with Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli, had lunch with and performed for the Queen and other members of The Royal Family as well as Prime Ministers and dignitaries around the world.

Having recently worked with internationally renowned producers including David Foster and John Shanks, Katherine’s unique and timeless vocals have defined the genre. Known for her interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, Katherine is also known for her long-standing work with the British Forces Foundation for which she is a trustee and has consequently made various trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops. This support for the troops has led her to being referred to as the Forces Sweetheart.

Cherished as one of Britain’s favorite singers, Katherine has become one of our greatest musical exports. Now she’s adding Dancing with the Stars to her already impressive list of accomplishments.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/cast-announcement/ThemeGallery/928808

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Katherine Jenkins was born on June 29th, 1980 (time of birth unknown) according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Jenkins

June 29th, 1980

6 + 29 +1+9+8+0 = 53 = her life lesson = Passionate.  Principles.

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June 29th, 1980

June 29th

6 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 39 = her personal year (from June 29th, 2011 to June 28th, 2012) = Charm.  Ideal.  Perfect.  Nice.  Compliments.

39 year + 4 (April) = 43 = her personal month (from April 29th, 2012 to May 28th, 2012) = Dancing With The Stars.  Congratulations.  Celebrating.

Three of Cups Tarot card

43 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012) = 65 = her personal day = Mirror ball.  Worldly success.  Making it big time.

King of Pentacles Tarot card\

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Mark Ballas

Coming from a family of international dance stars, it’s no surprise that Mark has two shiny disco ball trophies at home. He even beat out his dad, Corky, and tied with childhood friend Derek Hough, for the wins.

Mark joined the show in Season 5. Despite their stellar performances, he and partner Sabrina Bryan were eliminated in week six. It was so controversial that various websites voted it 2007’s Most Shocking TV Moment.

Despite the Season 5 upset, Mark came back to win the DWTS title in Season 6 with partner Kristi Yamaguchi, and again in Season 8 with Shawn Johnson.

Born in Houston, Texas, Mark moved to London with his family as a child and joined the Italia Conti Academy of Dramatic Arts Associate School where his training in acting and singing/dancing began.

He grew up with fellow DWTS pros Derek and Julianne Hough, who lived and trained with his parents. He says they are more like family than friends. “We get along like brothers…we fight like brothers.” Mark and Julianne partnered to win Junior Latin American and Junior Olympics dance championships.

As an actor, Mark has played the lead in the musical Copacabana. He also took on roles in the UK tour of Maria de Buenos Aires, and was an understudy in the London Palladium production of The Buddy Holly Musical. Plus, maybe you caught his guest star appearance on the 2008 season premiere of Samantha Who?

When he’s not dancing, Mark focuses on his other passion, which is music. He rocks out with his band on tour and in the studio, and has released two CD’s as a solo artist and one as the Ballas Hough band.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/pro-dancers/ThemeGallery/845187

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Mark Ballas was born on May 24th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ballas

May 24th, 1986

5 + 24 +1+9+8+6 = 53 = his life lesson = Passionate.  Principles.

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May 24th, 1986

May 24th

5 + 24 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from May 24th, 2011 to May 24th, 2012) = Bravado.  Putting on a good show.

33 year + 4 (April) = 37 = his personal month (from April 24th, 2012 to May 23rd, 2012) = Heartfelt.  Music.  Songs.  Yanking at your heart strings.

King of Cups Tarot card

37 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012) = 59 = his personal day = Catharsis.

Five of Swords Tarot card

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betting odds:

Katherine Jenkins  2/1

Donald Driver  19/10

William Levy  11/4



from:  http://www.tvshowbettingodds.com/dancing-with-the-stars-season-14-betting-odds-for-april-30-2012/

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read more at:  http://dwts14.com/

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listen to the audio summary from Ed Peterson at:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edwilliam/2012/03/19/astrology-and-numerology-for-dwts-season-14

 

 

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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https://www.createspace.com/3802937

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The Rangers are back in the World Series for the second straight season after losing in five games to the San Francisco Giants last year in their first- ever appearance.

After their second straight AL West title and a franchise-record 96 wins this past season, the Rangers disposed of the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS before “Cruz-ing” to a six-game win over the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS, as outfielder Nelson Cruz set the all-time mark for most home runs (six) and RBI (13) in a postseason series on his way to MVP honors.

“Behold, here we are with another opportunity,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “They deserve a ton of credit. They got so much character in that clubhouse, so much drive. And as I said, we are a team, and that’s the way they handle their business — as a team.”

St. Louis, meanwhile, is the National League’s version of the New York Yankees, as they are back in this round for the 18th time in team history following impressive wins over the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS and the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS.

Of course, the Cardinals needed all 162 games to even reach the postseason, as they rallied from a 10 1/2 game deficit in late August and secured the wild card spot on the final day with a win over Houston coupled with the Phillies completing a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves.

“We thought we had good character, not just good talent,” St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said. “That means you can’t quit and can’t give up. We did get to the end, and a lot of it was our character. This one here has its own mark, because coming from that far back is historic.”

Armed with the best hitter in the game in Albert Pujols, it has been the Cards’ bullpen that has carried them here in October, as St. Louis became the first team to advance in a postseason series without having a starter go more than five innings in any game of its series with the Brewers.

St. Louis last won a World Series back in 2006 and its 10 titles are the most by any NL team.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the matchups at each position:

CATCHER

Tampa manager Joe Maddon dubbed this season the “Year of the Napoli”. Mike Napoli has been a terrific addition to this Rangers club and has hit safely in eight of 10 postseason games and is hitting .316, while providing some quality defense behind the plate.

Widely regarded as the top defensive catcher in the game, Yadier Molina had his best offensive season this past year, hitting .305 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI. He’s hit .279 here in the postseason, but has continued to be a stud behind the plate and will keep the Rangers’ speedsters honest in this series.

FIRST BASE

Michael Young‘s season started with a trade demand, but ended with him being in the discussion for American League MVP, as he was the Rangers’ best player all season long, hitting .338 with 106 RBI. He’s now playing his third position with the team and remains one of the classiest and most underrated players in the game. Mitch Moreland will likely play first base when these games are played in Arlington.

Perhaps playing his final set of games with the Cardinals, Albert Pujols remains the best player in the game. The three-time NL MVP had a down year by his standards, but has been tremendous this postseason and hit .478 against the Brewers with a pair of home runs and eight RBI.

SECOND BASE

Ian Kinsler had a terrific bounce back season after a disappointing 2010. The gritty second baseman hit 32 home runs and scored 121 runs. He’s hit .275 this postseason with nine RBI, while crossing the plate 11 times too.

Skip Schumaker had been the Cards’ everyday second baseman, but suffered a strained oblique muscle in their Game 5 win over the Phillies and was left off the NLCS roster.

Schumaker might be added to the World Series roster, but if he can’t go then Nick Punto will handle the duties, as he did against the Brewers. However, he only had two hits in 15 NLCS at-bats. If Schumaker can’t go and Punto continues to struggle at the plate, don’t be surprised if La Russa goes to Ryan Theriot. Then again if Schumaker can go, Theriot will likely be left off the WS roster.

THIRD BASE

Aside from a three home run effort in the ALDS clincher Adrian Beltre has been quiet at the plate this postseason, going just 10-for-42 (.238) with six RBI. He’s still one of the best defenders at his position in the game, though.

How many Cardinals would you have named before you got to David Freese in picking an NLCS MVP before the series started. Freese was tremendous, though, as he totaled 12 hits with three home runs and nine RBI versus the Brewers. He is hitting .425 this postseason with four homers after batting .297 in the regular season with only 10 home runs.

SHORTSTOP

Last postseason was Elvis Andrus‘ coming out party to the baseball public. This year, though, he’s had a tough go of it at the plate, batting just .205 while being caught stealing twice. He did swipe 37 bases on the season and could be a valuable weapon should he get on base in this series. He’s also an A+ defender.

Rafael Furcal may not possess the same speed or range that he had in his heyday with the Atlanta Braves, but his October experience has proven to be a terrific asset to this Cardinals team. Even though he is only hitting .204 this postseason, he is still one of the better defensive shortstops in the game.

LEFT FIELD

David Murphy has been an invaluable asset to the Rangers, filling in when needed for both Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz this season. He’s hit .391 here in the playoffs with three RBI. Washington also likes to use the defensively- minded Endy Chavez here too.

Matt Holliday appears to be fully healed from a finger injury that cost him the end of the regular season and most of the NLDS. Holliday swatted 22 home runs during the regular season and has hit .375 here in the playoffs with five runs batted in.

CENTER FIELD

Hamilton didn’t quite have the MVP season he had last year, but is still one of the more feared left-handed bats in the game. He’s yet to hit a home run this postseason, but has driven in seven runs.

Jon Jay is another of La Russa’s unheralded stars, as he was a consistent contributor during the season, batting .297 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI.

RIGHT FIELD

Cruz was bothered for a lot of the regular season by hamstring injuries, but has caught fire here in the playoffs. He put on a record-setting performance in the ALCS, belting six home runs and 13 RBI to help oust the Tigers.

Lance Berkman turned out to be one of the best free agent signings of last offseason, as he earned NL Comeback Player of the Year honors after batting.301 with 31 homers and 94 runs batted in this season. He’s only hitting .237 here in October, though, and had just two RBI in the series win over the Brewers.

DESIGNATED HITTER

Young will slide back to his DH role at the start of this series. However, Washington could go with Murphy and leave Young at first for the beginning of this set since Moreland has just two hits in 19 postseason at-bats.

Allen Craig hit .315 for the Cardinals this past season with 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 75 games. He hasn’t hit much this postseason (.222) but La Russa will not hesitate to insert him into the DH role when the series shifts to Rangers Ballpark.

STARTING PITCHING

The Rangers lost a big piece of their starting rotation last offseason when Cliff Lee bolted as a free agent. Left-hander C.J. Wilson did an admirable job in assuming the role as staff ace and won a career-best 16 games, while earning his first-ever trip to the All-Star Game.

He’s been atrocious in the playoffs, though, losing two of his three starts and failing to get out of the fifth in the other. Wilson has allowed 14 runs in 15 2/3 innings (8.04 ERA) and has walked eight batters in that span.

But he hasn’t been alone.

Lefties Derek Holland and Matt Harrison and righty Colby Lewis were downright awful against the Tigers, as the group as a whole combined for an ERA of 6.59 in the ALCS. They also own just one quality start in the 10 games they have played in the playoffs.

St. Louis’ starting staff hasn’t been much better, as the Cardinals became the first team to win a postseason series when their starters failed to go more than five innings in any of the six games.

The exception to the rule is righty Chris Carpenter, who is the best starter in the series. A former NL Cy Young Award winner, Carpenter, of course, outdueled Roy Halladay in a decisive fifth game to get the Cards to the NLCS, and beat the Brewers in his only NLCS start, albeit a five-inning, three run performance.

BULLPEN

The Rangers strengthened their bullpen at the trade deadline, acquiring right- handers Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. However, it has been a starter from this season who has dominated in the bullpen here in October for the Rangers.

Right-hander Alexi Ogando, who won 13 games and earned a trip to the All-Star Game in his first year as a full-time starter this season, has been exceptional out of the bullpen in the postseason, allowing just a run and four hits, while striking out 12 in 10 1/3 innings of work.

Ogando picked up two wins in the series against the Tigers, as Rangers starters C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison combined for a 6.59 ERA in the ALCS. The rotation also has just one quality start in 10 postseason games.

With Uehara (33.75 ERA) struggling, Ogando was called upon time and time again to help set the bridge to Adams and closer Neftali Feliz, who has surrendered just one run in the postseason.

St. Louis’ bullpen, which ranked 21st in the majors in the regular season with a 3.95 ERA, pitched in just over 54 percent of the team’s innings — the fifth-highest percentage ever for an LCS — and contributed a 1.58 ERA. La Russa also broke his own NLCS record by making 28 pitching changes.

The bullpen was spearheaded by a pair of mid-season acquisitions in lefty Mark Rzepczynski and Octavio Dotel, who along with righty Edwin Jackson came over from Toronto as part of the Colby Rasmus deal.

Closer Jason Motte, the fifth such pitcher to be used in that role, has also found his rhythm, as he converted eight of nine saves in September and has saved four games in the playoffs without allowing a run in eight innings.

BENCH

Outfielder Craig Gentry will be used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement in late game situations. Moreland will also offer some pop off the bench when the games are in St. Louis.

It’s kind of veiled as to who is a starter and who isn’t with some of the Cardinals, as La Russa can’t help himself with the mixing and the matching. When not being used as a DH, though, Craig will be his top bat off the bench with the versatile Theriot finding himself some at bats as well, especially if Punto continues to struggle and Schumaker can’t go.

MANAGERS

Tony La Russa is one of two managers to win World Series championships in both leagues. He is third all-time in managerial victories and with another postseason win he will tie Atlanta’s Bobby Cox for the second most all-time. This is also the third St. Louis team he has taken to the World Series in the last eight seasons. He may drive you crazy with all his little moves, but at the end of the day La Russa is one of the best managers to ever manage a Major League Baseball game.

Washington has his team back in the World Series for the second straight season and with a better team than the one that lost in five games last year to the San Francisco Giants. Players love playing for him and he has made all the right moves here in October. Being in last year’s Fall Classic will certainly help, as Washington won’t get overwhelmed in the moment.

from:  http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/story/?id=378368

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Nolan Ryan was born on January 31st, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_Ryan

January 31st, 1947

1 + 31 +1+9+4+7 = 53 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Straight to the point.

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January 31st, 1947

January 31st

1 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = his personal year (from January 31st, 2011 to January 30th, 2012) = Managing.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.

36 year + 9 (September) = 45 = his personal month ((technically from September 31st, 2011 to October 30th, 2011; however since there is no September 31st, it is instead (from October 1st, 2011 to October 30th, 2011)) = Intense.  Focused.

45 month + 28 (28th of the month on Friday October 28th, 2011) = his personal day = Hard luck.

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Ron Washington Manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers looks on against the Oakland Athletics during an MLB game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 8, 2010 in Oakland, California.

Ron Washington was born on April 29th, 1952 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Washington

April 29th, 1952

4 + 29 +1+9+5+2 = 50 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = World Series.

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April 29th, 1952

April 29th

4 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 37 = his personal year (from April 29th, 2011 to April 28th, 2012) = Heartfelt.  Fatherly advice.

37 year + 9 (September) = 46 = his personal month (from September 29th, 2011 to October 28th, 2011) = Historic.  Making history.  And the rest is history.

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Nelson Cruz was born on July 1st, 1980

July 1st, 1980

7 + 1 +1+9+8+0 = 26 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Popular with the fans.  On television.  In the news.  Making headlines.

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July 1st, 1980

July 1st

7 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = his personal year (from July1st, 2011 to July 1st, 2012) = Reversals.  Have faith.

12 year + 10 (October) = 22 = his personal month (for October 2011) = Lucky.

22 month + 28 (28th of the month on Friday October 28th, 2011) = 50 = his personal day = World Series.

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Alexi Ogando was born on October 5th, 1983

October 5th, 1983

10 + 5 +1+9+8+3 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Managing.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.

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October 5th, 1983

October 5th

10 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from October 5th, 2011 to October 4th, 2011) = Proud of his hard earned success.  Front and center.

19 year + 10 (October) = 29 = his personal month (from October 5th, 2011 to November 4th, 2011) = Self-confidence.  Teamwork.

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Michael Young was born on October 19th, 1976

October 19th, 1976

10 + 19 +1+9+7+6 = 52 = his life lesson = Keen.  Astute.

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October 19th, 1976

October 19th

10 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from October 19th, 2011 to October 18th, 2012) = Loyalty.

33 year + 10 (October) = 43 = his personal month (from October 19th, 2011 to November 18th, 2011) = This is no fun.

43 month + 28 (28th of the month on Friday October 28th, 2011) = 71 = his personal day = Professional.  Job well done.

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Mike Napoli was born on October 31st, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Napoli

October 31st, 1981

October 31st

10 + 31 +2+0+1+0 = 44 = his personal year (from October 31st, 2010 to October 30th, 2011) = It is what it is.

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William DeWitt Owner William DeWitt, Jr. of the St. Louis Cardinals speaks at a press conference at Roger Dean Stadium on February 16, 2011 in Jupiter, Florida.

William DeWitt Jr. was born on August 31st, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_DeWitt,_Jr.

August 31st, 1941

8 + 31 +1+9+4+1 = 54 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Technology.  Interviews.  Ask questions.

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August 31st, 1941

August 31st

8 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 43 = his personal year (from August 31st, 2011 to August 30th, 2012) = Celebrating.  Congratulations.

43 year + 9 (September) = 52 = his personal month ((technically from September 31st, 2011 to October 30th, 2011; however since there is no September 31st, it is instead (from October 1st, 2011 to October 30th, 2011)) = Gossip.  Rumors.  Criticism.

52 month + 28 (28th of the month on Friday October 28th, 2011) = 80 = his personal day = Dealing with the aftermath.

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Tony LaRussa Manager Tony LaRussa of the St. Louis Cardinals watches batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium on August 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Tony La Russa was born on October 4th, 1944

October 4th, 1944

10 + 4 +1+9+4+4 = 32 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Winning.  Victory.  Championship.

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October 4th, 1944

October 4th

10 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 18 = his personal year (from October 4th, 2011 to October 3rd, 2012) = Surreal.  Cardinal madness.  People going crazy over the St. Louis Cardinals.

18 year + 10 (October) = 28 = his personal month (from October 4th, 2011 to November 3rd, 2011) = Vulnerability.

28 month + 28 (28th of the month on Friday October 28th, 2011) = 56 = his personal day = Tie breaker.

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David Freese was born on April 28th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Freese

April 28th, 1983

4 + 28 = 32 = his core number = MVP.

 

 

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Albert Pujols was born on January 16th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pujols

January 16th, 1980

1 + 16 +1+9+8+0 = 35 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Stamina.  Hanging in there.  Never giving up.

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January 16th, 1980

January 16th

1 + 16 +2+0+1+1 = 21 = his personal year (from January 16th, 2011 to January 15th, 2012) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.  Universally appreciated.  Putting things in perspective.

21 year + 10 (October) = 31 = his personal month (from October 16th, 2011 to November 15th, 2011) = Competition.  Rising to the challenge.

31 month + 28 (28th of the month on Friday October 29th, 2011) = 59 = his personal day = Savior.  Redemption.

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Chris Carpenter was born on April 27th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Carpenter

April 27th, 1975

4 + 27 +1+9+7+5 = 53 = = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Straight to the point.

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April 27th, 1975

April 27th

4 + 27 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = his personal year (from April 27th, 2011 to April 26th, 2012) = Managing.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.

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Allen Craig was born on July 18th, 1984

July 18th, 1984

7 + 18 +1+9+8+4 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Internationally known.  Legacy.

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July 18th, 1984

July 18th

7 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 29 = his personal year (from July 18th, 2011 to July 17th, 2012) = Self-confidence. Teamwork.

29 year + 10 (October) = 39 = his personal month (from October 18th, 2011 to November 17th, 2011) = Compliments.

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