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PostPosted: May 20 09, 6:46 pm 
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For those of you who may not know, Brian Gunn was the primary author of the blog "Redbird Nation" from 2003 to 2005. I know many of us here at GRB were fans of the blog and Brian's occasional baseball writing at various websites since then.

Brian has kindly agreed to answer questions, so post 'em if you got 'em and keep the Q & A Guidelines in mind.

The blog is still up at this address:

http://redbirdnation.blogspot.com/


more info on Brian you may have questions about:
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Brian's primary gig is screenwriting and he was one of the creators of 2gether, a boy band parody series that ran on MTV in the early part of the decade. He's been involved in several other projects since then and most recently collaborated with his brother James on "PG Porn" a sendup of the not so porny parts (aka "plots") of adult movies.

Brian's IMDB page:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0348160/

and check out PG Porn here:

http://www.spike.com/hub/pgporn


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PostPosted: May 20 09, 8:17 pm 
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Brian,


What are your favorite Cardinal moments (or favorite players) since you quit writing Redbird Nation in 2005? Any disappointments?


On the blog, you had an entry for casting "Redbirds: The Movie." My favorite being Julia Stiles as Scott Rolen. Any new suggestions for the current crop?


I've always thought Curt Flood's bio would make for an interesting film or TV movie. As a screenwriter, are there any stories or published Cardinal-related books you think would make good movie material?


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PostPosted: May 20 09, 8:21 pm 
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Thanks for taking our questions.

One of my favorite pieces of Cardinals writing is something you wrote with Rich Lederer discussing Jim Edmonds. Now that the dust has settled, what are your thoughts on his HOF case? What do you think should happen, and what do you think will happen?


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PostPosted: May 20 09, 10:23 pm 
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What Cardinal related websites to you regularly visit and what are your favorites?


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PostPosted: May 20 09, 10:43 pm 
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Have there been moments, specifically 2006, where you felt as if you were missing out as far as not blogging goes? And if so, were you ever tempted to begin blogging again during that season or others?


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The team has clearly been trying to use more younger players in recent years. Do you think they'll be able to return to being a perennial postseason team with this strategy? Or do think it will only result in more disappointing seasons?


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PostPosted: May 21 09, 10:26 am 
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Brian, can you give us your thoughts on what role the internet (specifically blogs) can play in the career of an author, or screenwriter, or sportswriter. Have you run into fellow writers who have parlayed a successful blog into having their script picked up, or manuscript published?

Simply put, does Brian Gunn put Redbird Nation on his resume? :)


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PostPosted: May 22 09, 10:08 am 
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Brian,

What is PG Porn? (i.e. when did it air, where did it air, etc...). Is it as hilarious as it sounds?

Looking in the crystal ball, what do you see moving forward for the Cardinals organization in terms of success, development, etc...?


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PostPosted: May 22 09, 10:36 am 
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Brian, have you been able to spend time with any present or former Cardinals? Any impressions or funny anecdotes you could share?


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A lot has happened since you left RN. What do you think of the overall direction of the team? Would be interested in your thoughts on both micro (Lohse extension, Schumacher at second base, etc) and macro (draft strategy, overall roster composition, current depth of minor league system, correct approach to how to surround Pujols dueing his prime, etc) issues.


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