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  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Why Kansas City Royals Fans Hate Rob Lowe Now

    Rob Lowe has pissed off fans of the Kansas City Royals. And since it seems everyone in the U.S. (including California) is cheering for the Royals to beat San Francisco to win the 2014 World Series, the law of transitivity would say that Lowe has, in fact, pissed off all of America. How did a man wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    I-70 Series: 5 Reasons We Can't Wait for a St. Louis Cardinals, K.C. Royals World Series

    Not since Game 6 of the 2011 World Series have we watched a baseball game that made us go crazy, folks, go crazy like the Kansas City Royals wild-card game Tuesday night. Stealing bases? Badass. The Royals swiped seven last night. Extra innings? You bet. The Royals had to come from behind in the ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    SLU Grad Performs National Anthem During Kansas City Royals Game

    If Pitch Perfect has shown us anything, it's that a cappella can open up doors for talented singers. A recent Saint Louis University graduate experienced that firsthand this weekend when he performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Kansas City Royals game.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Cardinals Cartography: New York Times Maps Baseball Fandom's Borders

    The New York Times new data journalism blog, the Upshot, is off to a hell of a start, especially if you're a fan of baseball and/or zooming in and out of interactive maps. Built on Facebook data, the map reflects areas' individual allegiances down to the ZIP code. Unsurprisingly, the Cardinals hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Cheer-Accident Performs This Saturday at Schlafly Tap Room: Interview Extras

    In this week's print edition, we talked to Thymme Jones, the founding member of Chicago prog-rock outfit Cheer-Accident. The initial interview covered more ground than we could print. While we spoke about the upcoming show this Saturday at the Schlafly Tap Room, Jones mentioned the band's latest end ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013
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    March 25, 2013

    Very NSFW: Is This the Official KC Royals Mascot Getting a Lap Dance?

    The guys over at Deadspin unearthed a little Twitter mystery over the weekend. A tipster tagged them on a photo that appears to show Sluggerrr -- the beloved mascot of the Kansas City Royals -- taking in the sights and sounds of a very adult house party. "Royals 2013 slogan: 'come to play,'" wrote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    St. Louis Rules, Kansas City Drools: Top Reader Responses to Our Kansas City Star Rebuttal

    We've gotten a lot of response over the last week to our "St. Louis Rules, Kansas City Drools" post -- RFT's rebuttal to a Kansas City Star column arguing that Kansas City is superior to St. Louis and that our city is declining while their city is rising. In case you missed it, check out our respo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    St. Louis Rules, Kansas City Drools: A Response to the Kansas City Star

    Here at RFT, we did a double take when we stumbled on a Kansas City Star headline this week that read, "KC is rising while St. Louis keeps falling." Then we actually read the column by Yael T. Abouhalkah, who argues that "Kansas City is superior to St. Louis." Really? We can't let this one go. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    [VIDEO] Flying Saucer Opening Marred by Evil Royals Fan Plot; Kicks Off Most Important Drinking Contest of All Time

    Gut Check has uncovered a dastardly scheme to ruin the new Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street, St. Louis; 314-932-1456) downtown and spit in the face of every Cardinals fan in town. Confronted with the results of our investigation, we asked the man at the center of this travesty -- o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    "Hotdog Launch" Lawsuit Against Kansas City Royals Mascot Sluggerrr May Proceed

    Good people of St. Louis, Daily RFT would like to submit for your pleasure the single greatest legal opinion ever written, in the case of John Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation. While the case does involve a very serious injury to poor Mr. Coomer, the rest of the details are a screa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    10 Ways to Console Yourself Now That The Cardinals Have Choked

    So the Cards choked. It happens -- not to the Cards, of course, not usually. But life goes on. The World Series starts tonight, and the rest of the world has already forgotten about us. 1. Gather at Busch Stadium. Bring candles. Sob, "It shoulda been us!" Experience catharsis with your fellow membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason MLB Team Predictions, In Which I Eat Lots of Crow

    Hey, you guys remember way back when, before the season really got going, and I made a whole bunch of predictions? Sure you do. I predicted MVP winners and Cy Young winners and a bunch of other stuff like that. I predicted stuff for teams, too; stuff like division standings and won/loss records. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Joe Kelly Starts Off Strong; Cards Fall to Indians Anyway

    The Cardinals have still never won a series against the Cleveland Indians. Ever. Seems weird, doesn't it? To say there's a team that another team has literally never beaten, at least in a series sense? That, in all the history of the game of baseball, the Cardinals have never gone up against th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Chris Perez Tells Off Cleveland -- Twice

    You might remember Chris Perez from his time here in St. Louis as a young fireballing reliever with shaky-at-best control. Or, you might remember him as the guy who was traded away for Mark DeRosa. (An ill-fated deal if ever there has been one; DeRosa got hurt and contributed virtually nothing for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Team-by-Team Preseason Predictions: The Cardinals Are Good, But Not Good Enough

    Yesterday I gave my predictions for individual award in the upcoming season. Today we turn our attention to larger matters. Team matters. This season actually promises an entirely new level of intrigue, due to the presence of an extra wild card team from each league. Whether you like the new de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Cy Young, MVP Predictions for 2012 MLB

    You know, as a semi-professional sportswriter there are a few things toward which I am genetically predisposed. (Why semi-professional? Because I do get paid, but my talent and behavior are both, well, somewhat short of what is usually termed professionalism.) I love to hear myself talk, for one thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Win Tickets For Cardinals vs. KC Saturday!

    UPDATED WITH WINNER AT 4 p.m.​Dying to watch the Cardinals take on their cross-state rivals, the Kansas City Royals, at Busch Stadium Saturday? We've got two field boxes -- total value: $160 -- for the 6:15 p.m. game.But we'll admit it: We're still smarting after a certain daily paper in Kansas Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Nixon Wants Florida's Sloppy Seconds

    Kansas City Here I Come?​The Cardinals are scheduled to square off against the Royals in an interleague series beginning May 2 in Kansas City. Warning to all fans traveling by train: The tracks ain't exactly in perfect shape, and the schedule isn't always reliable. At least that's what Gov. J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Cardinals Weekend Review: A Royal Letdown

    This Royal did NOT start against the Cardinals over the weekend; however, I'm convinced he could have thrown six shutout without much of a problem. ​So the 2010 edition of the I-70 series went about as poorly as one could possibly imagine. The Cardinals managed to lose two of three, Aaron Miles pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    2010 MLB Draft: A Mock Draft You Can Set Your Watch To

    It's Christmas in June! ​Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    St. Louis Cardinals Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

    ​Keep up on the latest 140-character bursts of news, humor and statistics related to the St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter with this list of accounts you should follow, curated by the RFT staff. The tweeters below are all real people with opinions and we've excluded those Twitter accounts that simply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Illinois Lawmakers Take A Siesta to Condemn Arizona's Immigration Law

    Image sourceThe Illinois House of Representatives asks, "¿Como se dice 'snooze' en español?"​On the eve of their summer recess, the Illinois House of Representatives boldly passed a resolution that officially condemns Arizona's harsh new immigration law. Trouble was, they ended up taking the leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    RIP Ernie Harwell, 1918-2010

    Image sourceHarwell (left) and Paul Carey call a Tigers game.​A moment of silence, please, for Ernie Harwell, the longtime Detroit Tigers announcer and one of the greatest ever to call the game, who died last night from cancer. He was 92. He was with the Tigers for 42 seasons, most of them on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 5.6

    Major food firms see an improved economic outlook. (Dow Jones)Kansas City Royals broadcasters are fooled by an -- unintentional? -- Guy Fieri impersonator. (Kansas City Star)Deadspin has the video of the interview.And, in honor of tomorrow's opening of the much anticpated -- by, uh, me, at least -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Gary Sheffield Has the Best Job in the World

    Gary Sheffield is getting paid $14 million to just go away. Do you have any idea what sorts of things I would be willing to do for $14 million? It would certainly make turning tricks at the bus stop again a whole lot easier to stomach, I'll tell you that much.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Gateway Grizzlies, the Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down

    The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor-league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, will offer a 4,800-calorie burger at its stadium this season. (MSNBC)The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all on an 8-in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    St. Louis Could Be Only Missouri City with Pro Football, Baseball Teams

    So frets Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders in Kansas City. This week Sanders told radio station KMBZ (980 AM) that the city's $85-million budget shortfall could make the Royals and Chiefs "free agents" so to speak. That's especially true, says Sanders, after Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser put ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Obama Shouts out Metro East, Reluctantly Mentions Cardinals at Ball

    Perhaps the new president is still a little peeved about losing Missouri in the general election (though unlikely), but it's probably his allegiance to the Chicago White Sox that caused him to reluctantly mention the Cardinals and give a shout-out to Scott Air Force Base during Tuesday night's Comma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Bargain Shopping, the Cardinal Way

    Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Anthony Reyes Update: Injury Could Sideline Him for Season

    Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a black day here at The Rundown. I come before you with my hat in my hand and a heavy heart. AP/The Canadian Press (Frank Gunn)

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Anthony Reyes Update

    I know that I've spoken before here of my appreciation for the work of one Mr. Anthony Reyes. I was all kinds of impressed with him when he came up, and it broke my heart to watch him struggle. It was especially frustrating to watch, considering that I, and many others, felt that he was being badl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2008

    Twin Tennis Terrors

    The Bryan brothers take the court

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    CC Sabathia Trade Could Knock Cardinals from Contention

    Well, the big news of the last couple of days, of course, is the deal the Brewers and Indians put together to make CC Sabathia a member of the Milwaukee club. And I'll bet a lot of you are asking yourselves, I wonder what Aaron thinks about the trade? You're not asking yourself that? Oh. Um, well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    The Detroit Tigers Primer

    And so it's on to Detroit. After a successful trip to Boston, (though the series ended on a bit of a sour note) the Cardinals now travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Tigers. First off, can I just say how ridiculous it is that the Cardinals have now played the Tigers three years in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    I-70 Series Preview: Royals vs. Cards

    When the Cardinals play the Kansas City Royals tonight in the first of a three-game series, they will see team that's a work in progress. Seems like we've been hearing that for a lot of years now, doesn't it? There is, however, one real difference now as opposed to years past. The franchise's pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    And the Top Five Baseball Draft Picks Will Be...

    With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, and all the surprises seemingly gone from the top teams, let's look ahead to baseball. But first, on the Cardinals game last night: I'll sum up last night's game very succinctly. The offense jumped on Ian Snell early, and then went to sleep. Anthony Reye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    And the Top Five Baseball Draft Picks Will Be...

    With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, and all the surprises seemingly gone from the top teams, let's look ahead to baseball. But first, on the Cardinals game last night: I'll sum up last night's game very succinctly. The offense jumped on Ian Snell early, and then went to sleep. Anthony Reye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    In Blue KC, Obama Gives Shout-Out to Cardinals

    "When Barack Obama asked the crowd yesterday in Kansas City whether there were any Cardinals fans in the audience, it first seemed like he had pulled one of those classic rock concert screw-ups by mixing up what town he was in," blogs Eric Barton of Kansas City's Pitch, RFT's other-end-of-the-inters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Jeff Weaver: Piling On

    From the Detroit Free Press: In the process of losing to the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, [Jeff] Weaver’s body language was the kind that gets Little Leaguers in trouble. After each hit given up, his shoulders slumped and -- at least on two occasions -- he kicked at the grass or dirt on the mound instea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2007
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    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2006

    Ballpark Frank

    The lowdown on eats at the new ballyard

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Oblique Strain

    When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2006
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