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AL East

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Yadier Molina Leaves Brother Jose a Present on Home Plate, Cracks Himself Up

    Yadier Molina may have broken our hearts when his injured thumb put him on the DL for up to twelve weeks, but he quickly reminded St. Louis Cardinals fans why we love him with a cute little gag at the expense of his brother and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina. Before the bottom of the first inni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are 2nd Most Loyal: Study

    Only New York Yankees fans are less likely than St. Louis Cardinals fans to jump off their team's bandwagon during a losing season or to jump back on after a few wins, according to researchers at Emory University. The three-part 2014 MLB Fan Analysis aims baseball's penchant for statistics at the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    It's Official: Study Says St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are The Best in Baseball

    The St. Louis Cardinals have the most loyal fans in baseball, according to a new report from a customer loyalty consultancy firm. Brand Keys analyzed each Major League Baseball team's fan base and ranked them according to its "sports fan loyalty index." St. Louis tops the list for the first time ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Six Ways to Ruin Everyone's Lives with Karaoke

    It's the holidays! Time for you and your dopey friends from high school to reunite and tear up the town. What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    "St. Louis Stronger" Was Almost a Thing

    The Best Fans in Baseball started -- then quickly halted -- selling St. Louis Stronger T-shirts in a bizarre and insensitive challenge to the Red Sox's "Boston Strong" motto. To honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the city mowed "B Strong" into the Fenway Park outfield -- like the St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    World Series Superstitions: Don't Shave Your Beard, Don't Change Your Mayor?

    Hardcore baseball fans nerd out over math: batting averages, win shares, strike out to walk ratios. Eddie Roth, St. Louis' director of operations, is one such chic geek. As the St. Louis Cardinals advanced in the playoffs, he researched how their record compares to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Voodoo Glow Skulls, Toasters Hit Home Runs at the Firebird 10/23/13: Recap, Setlists

    St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday may have rounded all four bases Wednesday night in Boston, but two bands playing back in the 314 were the ones who hit the real home runs. Punk stalwarts Voodoo Glow Skulls and ska elders the Toasters brought the sweet sounds of success and perseveranc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Goo-Gate: Did Red Sox Pitcher Jon Lester Apply Foreign Substance to Ball?

    Jon Lester pitched a masterful game last night. The Red Sox lefty had the bumbling Cardinals looking like preschoolers at tee-ball practice, striking out eight Redbird batters and allowing zero runs through seven-plus innings of work in an embarrassing Game 1 loss for St. Louis. So naturally Leste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Best and Worst Cardinals' World Series Memories

    Nineteen. It's the number of times the St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series, and a tally that's second only to the New York Yankees' 40 trips to baseball's big dance. The Redbirds also lay claim to the most championships, again after the Yankees. And while October baseball has mostly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Should St. Louis Cardinal Michael Wacha Shave the Beard Before the World Series?

    Mayor Francis Slay is polling his St. Louis constituency on their favorite local beard this week, and gaining momentum in the polls is the man everyone's talking about: Cardinals pitcher and NLCS MVP Michael Wacha. Wacha has tough competition, including entrepreneur Joe Edwards, County Executive C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    A-Rod, Other Athletes, Linked To Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Miami New Times

    The talk of sports media this week comes from our sister paper Miami New Times, which has uncovered a South Florida clinic that allegedly gave performance-enhancing drugs to some high-profile athletes, notably Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. A former employee of Biogenesis, the company in question, ... 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

    October 19, 2012

    Think Tank Ranks St. Louis High in "Creative Class" Output...Not!

    The other day a colleague forwarded along a link citing a study in which St. Louis was ranked no. 4 in the nation for our Creative Class* contributions to the nation's greater good. Or so it first appeared. In a short paper titled "Is your Region ... Creative, Innovative, Productive, ... or Just P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    The Cardinals' Offensively Awesome Offense

    So the Cardinals actually managed to finish off the sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday. I have to admit, I'm a little surprised they pulled it off. Not because the Astros are a particularly tough test; they are far and away the worst team in baseball, and the fact Jeff Luhnow has decided to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Market Moves and What They Mean For the Cardinals

    The trade deadline is just a few days off now, and the Cardinals are in a dogfight for the NL Central. Whether or not that ultimately translates into actual movement for the Cards on the trade market remains to be seen, but the conditions are certainly right. It's been a fairly robust trade mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Kyle McClellan Back On the Block?

    ​For most of the offseason it's been a poorly-kept secret the Cardinals are trying to move Kyle McClellan. They signed him back in January to a $2.5 million contract for the 2012 season, and pretty much from the moment the ink dried on the deal K-Mac's name has been floating around as potential tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Keith Law Really, Really Likes the Cards' System

    Get it? 'Cause he's a PROSPECTor? Yeah, I know. I'll try harder next time. Promise. ​Keith Law, prospect guru extraordinaire over at ESPN.com, has released both his top 100 prospect list and his overall organizational rankings over the past few days. The Cardinals, formerly relegated to the lower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Handicapping the Cardinals' Managerial Search

    The Cardinals appear to be entering the home stretch of their managerial race. ​The Cardinals have been conducting interviews and tossing around names in their search for a new manager, and it looks now as if they're likely entering the endgame portion of the process. I have to admit, while I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    2011 World Series: Demi Lovato and Joe (Singer), or, Baseball Doesn't Get Its Target Audience

    This is the face of true baseball fandom. ​Say what you will about the Black Eyed Peas, but its appearance in this year's Super Bowl made perfect sense, in a lot of ways, because it is the Super Bowl of music acts -- incredibly loud and expensive, bombastic, followed out of a strange sense of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Cardinals Pull Even with Brewers In a Blowout

    Statue of Lance Lynn currently being proposed for addition to the collection outside Busch Stadium. ​It's probably going to be overlooked, considering the final score of the game last night, but I think Lance Lynn may very well have saved the Cards' collective bacon. He entered the game with the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Colby Rasmus' Dad Responds to Trade; Says La Russa "Belittled" His Son

    Colby Rasmus is now a Toronto Blue Jay.​Tony Rasmus, the outspoken father of Colby Rasmus, has weighed in on his son's trade yesterday from the Cardinals to the Toronto Blue Jays. (A trade, btw, that RFT's baseball columnist, Aaron Schafer, calls one of the "stupidest, most asinine moves" he's eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Cardinals' Prospect Carlos Martinez Getting Positive Press

    ​The Futures Game is always one of the most exciting events of the season, for me at least. It's certainly more interesting to me than the home run derby or the pathetic farce the All-Star Game itself has degenerated into. (I'm sorry, but I refuse to say anything nice about the game so long as bas ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Chris Carpenter and Pitch Count Panic

    Okay, so maybe everyone was just scared to go tell Carp his night was over. ​So Chris Carpenter was, all in all, pretty brilliant last night. He shut the Orioles down, giving them just one run on seven hits and a walk, threw a complete game, and earned himself his third win of the season. Not a ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Cardinals On Pace To Shatter MLB Record for Hitting Into Double Plays

    Would you believe this was the cleanest image I could find to go along with this article? ​No, the DP Blues is not what an adult film starlet gets after a particularly taxing week at work. The DP Blues is what the Cardinals have right now, and have had ever since Albert Pujols grounded into not on ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Cliff Lee: The Sound of a Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch

    commons.wikimedia.orgLee in his first go-round as a Phillie. ​In what can only be described as a rather surprising move, Cliff Lee, aka the "Best Left-Handed Pitcher in Baseball At the Moment," spurned the Yankees' big dollars, as well as those of the Texas Rangers, in order to return to the Phila ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Five Picks for Cardinals' Rule 5 Draft

    Players line up to be fawned over and poked at in preparation for the Rule 5 draft. ​Baseball's Winter Meetings will come to an end today, with the annual Rule 5 draft one of the final items on the itinerary. In case you aren't familiar with the Rule 5 draft, here's a decent overview of how it all ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 14, 2010
  • Dining

    January 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    New NYC Archbishop: Still a Cardinal (Fan)!

    On Wednesday Timothy M. Dolan was installed as the tenth archbishop of New York. In its coverage, the New York Times notes that Dolan touched on two hot-button issues for Catholics in his homily: abortion and same-sex marriage.But it was Joe Kemp and Dave Goldiner, scribes for the rival Daily News, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    My Cardinals: Will Leitch, Blogger Superhero

    Opening Day is finally here. Winter has loosened its grip on our little corner of the world (well, sort of, anyway), and spring is beginning to bloom. Our annual ritual of renewal and rebirth is a few scant moments away, after the months of waiting impatiently for it to arrive. I could giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    How Larry Bigbie Became the Most Important Man in Baseball

    Hey, you guys remember Larry Bigbie? No? Outfielder? Played a little for the Cards one year, actually? He got hurt quite a bit. No, never really made it big. Oh, yeah, plenty talented; just didn't quite seem to ever get the breaks to fall his way, you know? No, that's Kerry Robinson. Bigbie was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Dustin Pedroia

    Today, we finish up our cardboard tour of the 2008 Award Winners with the American League Most Valuable Player. We had a Pujols card a while back, so rather than duplicate Albert, I thought we'd go with the mouse that roars, Dustin Pedroia.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    What If: The Cardinals Acquire San Diego Ace Jake Peavy

    Ah, the sweet taste of victory. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Red Sox, slayed the evil giant, felled the mighty ogre, whatever analogy you like. However you wish to say it, the Rays are your American League champions for the year of 2008. Congratulations to Tampa Bay, and congratulations to thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    James Shields, Our Only Hope Against Bean Town

    Ah, the Card of the Week. Is there any greater proof that another Friday has finally come to our fair city? If there is, I certainly don't want to know about it. What we have here, in this particular CoTW, is a rallying cry, and a plea for salvation. What we have here is a 2007 James Shields rooki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: 1990 Lee Smith

    I know that I say we have a very special Card of the Week a lot, but this week, I really mean it. Really. Our Card of the Week this week comes to us from Mr. Tom Carlson, of Webster Groves, Missouri. That alone is enough to make this a special card. Why, you ask? Well, because Mr. Carlson just so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Welcome Back, Mark Mulder

    Welcome back, Mr. Mulder. It may have only been an inning. It may have come with a six-run lead. It may have only been a tease, yet another heartbreak just waiting to happen. Nonetheless, Mark Mulder took the mound on Monday night, and it was good.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Troy Glaus Will Complete Cardinals' Offense

    So far this season, we've seen some definite surprises, most of them positive. Ryan Ludwick, even counting his last few games, has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball. If you saw that coming, you're probably a liar, or should be playing the lottery more often. mlb.com Troy Glaus Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Cards Blog: Out of the Slump and on the Road

    The Cardinals finally showed some signs of life the last two games. After slumping badly, losing seven of nine games, they came out on Saturday and Sunday and took the last two games of a three-game series from the Tampa Bay Rays. Of course, that doesn't entirely excuse the fact that they shit t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Cards Blog: Out of the Slump and on the Road

    The Cardinals finally showed some signs of life the last two games. After slumping badly, losing seven of nine games, they came out on Saturday and Sunday and took the last two games of a three-game series from the Tampa Bay Rays. Of course, that doesn't entirely excuse the fact that they shit t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    This Week's Issue

    Keegan Hamilton makes a stop on Waterford Crystal Drive in Dardenne Prairie, where lives were forever altered by cyberspace. There's a big stink in Crystal City over plans for an iron-ore smelter. Join Chad Garrison, and take a whiff. In the stirring documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8/16

    Not exactly the busiest 24 hours in food news. Food imported from Mexico is just as -- and perhaps more -- problematic than food imported from China. (Houston Chronicle) A report on cancer commissioned by President Bush takes the government to task for making it more difficult to eat healthy. (Reu ... 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 >>

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Being Darryl Strawberry

    Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2001

    Lawn Boy

    Grass guru David Mellor tells you how to get your lawn looking like your favorite big-league baseball stadium

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