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  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    The Cardinals Get Sexy: Daily RFT's 10 Most-Read St. Louis Sports Stories of 2013

    Bow-chicka-wow-wow, Cardinal birds! 2013 was the year the St. Louis Cardinals were named the best-looking team in major league baseball, and we couldn't agree more. The Redbirds are responsible for seven of Daily RFT's ten most-read articles in sports this year. Here are the top ten St. Louis spo ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013
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    November 5, 2013

    Red Sox Take Out Full-Page Newspaper Ad, Thank Cardinals Fans for Sportsmanship

    Those damn Red Sox. You want to hate 'em for beating us in two World Series in ten years, but then there's this: A big gushy advertisement from the front-office of the Boston ballclub thanking Cardinals fans for their "warm Midwestern welcome" and recognizing Cardinal Nation as "everything that's gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    6 Cardinals-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

    By Halloween night, the St. Louis Cardinals will be the winners or the losers of the 2013 World Series. Either way, we're expecting some epic Cardinals-themed Halloween costumes. (Now if only we could find some Cardinals-themed jokes to tell! Help us out and leave yours in the comments.) Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    PHOTOS: Baseball Cards Translate St. Louis "Cahdnals" into Boston English

    This yeeah's World Series against the Bahston Red Sawx should be wicked ahwesome. Since Game One is ova theah, St. Louis-based Rookies App is building (and tweeting) fake Cardinals baseball cards translated into Boston-ese. Want to make your own Cardinals translations? First, here's how to speak pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    World Series Tickets Are Wicked Expensive for Red Sox Fans, Still Pricey in St. Louis

    It will cost more to watch Game Six or Seven of the St. Louis Cardinals-Boston Red Sox World Series in Fenway Park than it would to fly to St. Louis from Boston and catch the contest at Busch Stadium. Red Sox fans are paying 81 percent more on average for a scalped ticket, says Jesse Lawrence, CEO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Gateway to the West Fest Proves Itself a Destination Festival for Hardcore Fans

    On Saturday night, at approximately 11 p.m., the Red Sox bested the Detroit Tigers and secured a spot in the World Series, facing off against our beloved Cardinals. At that moment, onstage at Fubar on Locust Street, Brendan Radigan of Boston's Rival Mob made the announcement between songs, with a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Only the Red Sox Charge More for Beer Than the Cardinals

    Cardinals fans (and really, and sports fans) know they're going to get overcharged for food and drinks at a game. We tend to complain about it a lot, but it's just one of those things -- if you want a beer at Busch Stadium (Broadway & Poplar Street; 314-345-9000), you're going to have to pay for it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2013

    Earl Weaver Remembered By His Grandson Mike Leahy, aka Clownvis Presley

    Of all the reminiscences of former Orioles manager and St. Louis native Earl Weaver, who passed away on Friday, few are more touching than the one posted by his grandson Mike Leahy on Facebook. Leahy is the lead singer for the band 7 Shot Screamers and also the non-jumpsuited alter-ego of Clownvis P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2013

    St. Louis Native, Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Earl Weaver Dead at 82

    Earl Weaver, a St. Louis native and Beaumont High School graduate who went on to become a Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles, passed away Friday while on a cruise. He was 82. Though drafted by his hometown Cardinals, he never played in the majors for them or any other team. During his f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Metal Costume Tips and Cubs Trash Talk from the Dropkick Murphys' Matt Kelly

    After sixteen years of growl, music lovers can't help but think of Dropkick Murphys when someone mentions Boston. The band with equal parts swagger and bagpipes is as much a part of the fabric of Beantown as the brownstones that dominate the city. Despite the Murphys' undying love for the Red Sox, S ... 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

    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

    February 21, 2012

    Spring Training Brings Out the Amateur Photographer in Baseball's Beat Writers

    Tampa Bay Rays beatwriter Marc Topkin took this beauty.​[UPDATED: See following page]The combination of Twitter and cell phone photography meets its zenith -- and nadir -- in the work of America's baseball beat writers. These reporters have been set free from offices after their long winter naps, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Roy Oswalt: The Dream That Just Won't Die

    ​​Oswalt wearing the uniform of his last team, the Phillies. I always thought those two were just a terrible fit for each other. ​I've been very skeptical of the Cardinals and Roy Oswalt as a match for quite some time now. It's not that I don't think Oswalt would be a really nice add for the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Will This Year's World Series Have The Worst TV Ratings Ever?

    Black nor white: Cardinals in the World Series doesn't necessarily mean poor TV ratings.​You hear it each time the Cardinals enter the World Series. "Oh, the television execs must be dying! A mid-market team in the series? Ratings will be horrendous!" Yes and no. That dire prediction proved to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Baseball's Best Night Ever

    ​I really, really hope everyone out there saw at least part of all the important games played Wednesday night, because chances are we may never see their like again. The 28th of September, 2011 should -- and very possibly will -- go down in history as the single greatest night in the history of ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Jorge Posada, Albert Pujols and The Weight of Past Glory

    commons.wikimedia.orgPosada in 2007.​If you're even a casual sports fan and aren't living under a very large rock, you may have heard there was some hullabaloo over the weekend involving the New York Yankees' veteran catcher, Jorge Posada. It seems that, after seeing his name penciled in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The Opening Day Crystal Ball: 2011 MLB Predictions

    I actually dressed up like this to write this post. I predict the itching of this beard will soon drive me to madness. ​Just a bare handful of hours, now, until the Cardinals' 2011 season gets underway. Plenty of ink and bytes have been spilled talking about what the season may bring, lots of it r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Because There's No News to Report in Kansas City, Royals Blogger Makes Some Up

    image viaYou can't tell, but there's a passage from Of Plymouth Plantation under the brim of Crawford's cap.​This is, to put it kindly, not an especially exciting time of year to be a journalist. Especially if you cover baseball. So naturally, it's the perfect time for Kansas City Royals blogg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    What Is Wrong with This Picture? Special World Series Edition!

    Let's just say you don't turn to FOX -- or to Joe Buck, who recited this graphic word for word last night -- for the facts. ​

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    August 3, 2010

    Cards Fans Rank as Nation's Tenth Best? WTF?

    image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?​It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... 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 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

    April 23, 2010

    Mayor Slay Defends Stripper Mobile; Vehicle Turns Heads in St. Louis, Baltimore

    Behold: A "Stripper Mobile"​Man, am I kicking myself right now. Late last Friday I got an invite to tool around downtown in the St. Louis Hustler Club's "Stripper Mobile" -- a converted U-Haul truck outfitted with plexiglass walls and (you guessed it!) strippers.Sadly, though, I had to pass on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Julio Lugo Traded

    ​Farewell to the glare. We hardly knew ye or your crazy eyes. The Cardinals have agreed to deal utility infielder Julio Lugo to the Baltimore Orioles for either a player to be named later or cash considerations. The deal is still awaiting final approval from the commissioner's office, indicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    You Say A-Roid, They Say A-Fraud, Unreal Says Lying Sack of Shit

    Here's Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees' $300 million man, in December 2007, telling Katie Couric on 60 Minutes that he never used steroids:And here he is today, February 9, 2009, speaking to Peter Gammons on ESPN:Can you say, "Lying sack of shit"? (Not to mention what the latent effects of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    John Cusack is John Mozeliak in "Do Anything"

    Our hero, the shy, rebellious young GM of a small market team tries desperately to get the attention of any free agent pitcher he can. He may not be able to get the valedictorian, but he's going to get somebody. In the end, the best I think we can possibly hope for is for Johnny Mo, on Ben Shee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    CC Sabathia and Yankees: Scoffing at the Recession 161 Million Ways

    As our scene opens here on Baseball Card of the Week Theatre, we find CC Sabathia, a pitcher newly signed by the New York Yankees, talking to an excited sports reporter. Let's take a listen, shall we?Reporter: So, CC Sabathia! You've just signed the largest free agent contract in history for a pitch ... 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

    July 25, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: '78 Dennis Eckersley

    We have a very special Card of the Week this time out, ladies and gentlemen. Well, at least sort of special. Okay, maybe not all that special. But really cool, nonetheless. This week's card comes to us from the personal collection of Dwayne M. of Coral Gables, Florida. Dwayne has been an avid coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    What Fans Already Knew: A Red Sox vs. Cardinals Review

    The St. Louis Cardinals took two of three from the World Champion Boston Red Sox this weekend. This, after getting swept by the god-awful Kansas City Royals a few days before. I wanted to know if the Cardinals were a team that just played to the level of the competition, and what we saw this weeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Why I Continue to Hate the Boston Red Sox

    Let Me Tell You Why I Hate the Red Sox Gentle Readers, (in my best Stephen King): I despise the Boston Red Sox. It's a little odd, too, because there are a ton of reasons that I should like them. I love teams that draft and develop their own players, and the Red Sox have done a better job of bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Cards Blog: Tampa Bay Rays are Doormats No Longer

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been the laughing stock of baseball for a lot of years. They've annually picked in the top five in the June draft, they've never finished over .500, and they've never had a sniff of contention. No longer. Now that the Rays are in town for their first-ever series in St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Cards Blog: Tampa Bay Rays are Doormats No Longer

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been the laughing stock of baseball for a lot of years. They've annually picked in the top five in the June draft, they've never finished over .500, and they've never had a sniff of contention. No longer. Now that the Rays are in town for their first-ever series in St. L ... 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 17, 2008

    Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus: As Others See Us

    Here's a link (via Viva El Birdos) to a nice take on the Toronto press conference announcing the Blue Jays' acquisition of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen in exchange for Troy Glaus. The video's safe to play at work. The post itself, not so much. But what would you expect from a blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus: As Others See Us

    Here's a link (via Viva El Birdos) to a nice take on the Toronto press conference announcing the Blue Jays' acquisition of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen in exchange for Troy Glaus. The video's safe to play at work. The post itself, not so much. But what would you expect from a blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Ball in the Family

    While Chris "Dry-Hump" Duncan warms the pine, his brother Shelley, a newly minted New York Yankee, is upholding the family honor -- most recently by responding to an autograph request from a young fan at Fenway Park by scrawling "RED SOX SUCK!" in the kid's autograph book. Mark Garfinkel/bostonher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Ball in the Family

    While Chris "Dry-Hump" Duncan warms the pine, his brother Shelley, a newly minted New York Yankee, is upholding the family honor -- most recently by responding to an autograph request from a young fan at Fenway Park by scrawling "RED SOX SUCK!" in the kid's autograph book. Mark Garfinkel/bostonher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Introducing Joel Pineiro: Your 2007 Cubs MVP

    Today brings news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Joel Pineiro from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash and a minor league player to be named later. The move is intended to shore up the Cards' struggling starting rotation. Seattle Times Meet Joel Pineiro: He bites. Now, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Introducing Joel Pineiro: Your 2007 Cubs MVP

    Today brings news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Joel Pineiro from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash and a minor league player to be named later. The move is intended to shore up the Cards' struggling starting rotation. Seattle Times Meet Joel Pineiro: He bites. Now, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Bo Hart: A Deeper Circle of Baseball Hell

    art.com Sorry, Bo. The Chicago Cubs have traded minor-league infielder -- and scrappy, sentimental favorite of Cardinals fans everywhere -- Bo Hart to the Baltimore Orioles. As a die-hard Orioles fan, I can tell you that the Orioles provide maybe the best chance for Hart to return to the b ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2007

    Ladue Me

    Ian cheers his lowly team from a high-class sports bar

  • Dining

    October 25, 2006

    Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

    Schlafly Brewery and Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337.

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