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Aaron Schafer

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    February 28, 2012

    The Cardinals' Online Museum Goes on the Road

    ​It's a marriage made in...Arkansas? The St. Louis Cardinals' Hall of Fame Museum went into storage back in 2008, in anticipation of it moving to Ballpark Village. As we all know, that didn't quite work out, so in January of 2012, the museum moved to its new home: online at this shiny new website. ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    December 9, 2009
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    September 23, 2009
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    June 10, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    This Week in RFT, April 1 - April 8

    We're back at you, and on April Fool's Day no less. This week we proudly present our special "Play Ball" Opening Day 2009 spread, complete with a full-page St. Louis Cardinals schedule (suitable for framing), and a thought-provoking piece by our baseball blogger extraordinaire, Aaron Schaf ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    We've Been Booked

    This RFT's own Aaron Schafer is a contributing writer in this year's Maple Street Press Cardinals Annual 2009, the pre-season guide to this year's St. Louis Cardinals.Schafer, who also writes for Viva El Birdos, joins VEB founder Larry Borowski, and Deadpsin founder and Cardinal fan Will Leitch in t ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Best of RFT Music, Food, Sports -- January 12-16

    In case you actually worked this week (and didn't surf the Web all day), here are just a few of the gems from our other RFT blogs. From Gut Check: St. Louisans love caffeine, especially the carbonated kind. Can too much of a good thing cause you to see things?  A local billboard offers a distur ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    What to Watch for Tonight as We Remember the Alamo

    Tonight, our beloved Missouri Tigers will take on Northwestern University in the prestigious Alamo Bowl. Well, okay, not "prestigious" in the typical sense. But definitely prestigious in the way that, um, well, um, huh. Maybe prestigious isn't the best word in any sense of it. At any rate, they ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Last Minute Gift Ideas for Chris Duncan, Richie Incognito, Albert Pujols and Other St. Louis Sports Personalities

    It's tough being a St. Louis sporting figure these days. Whether you're calling out your players for poor play, making demands for an $11 million luxury, or just trying to make sense of what you just saw happen to your team, life is flat out hard. But you know what can make it all better? Why, ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cardinals Add Pitcher Trever Miller and Shortstop Khalil Greene

    Well, when things finally decide to happen, they do so in a hurry, don't they? First things first: Trever Miller. Can I just tell you all that when I heard the Cardinals finally came to terms with Miller, my heart offered up a great and glorious hosanna to the heavens above? "At last," I thought, " ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Everyone Can Read Your Facebook Page -- Don't Put Racial Slurs On It (Texas Football Content)

    You know, occasionally you see something, and you just have to stop. You look and look again, and say to yourself, "Man, that's fucking stupid." Burnette Well, here's something stupid. I bring you the case of one Buck Burnette, a sophomore at the University of Texas. Ol' Buck just also happens ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Yadier Molina: Gold Glove Winner and Card of the Week Inductee

    On Wednesday, Yadier Molina won the first Rawlings Gold Glove Award of his career. That award, though, was merely a prologue to the honor that Yadi is about to receive today, when he is featured in the Baseball Card of the Week. What we have here is a 2006 Yadier Molina card by Bowman. It wa ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Blues Goalie Chris Mason Considering Move to Bullfighting

    ST. LOUIS -- Blues goalie Chris Mason is considering a move to bullfighting, sources close to the player indicated Thursday morning. "It's been a lifelong passion of his, don't you know," Christy Mathewson, a close friend of Mason's, said when reached at home. "For as long as I've known Chris, he' ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Photos: Baseball Mustache Hall of Fame

    There isn't a baseball mustache hall of fame, but if there were, these ballplayers would have to be included. In the wake of the American Mustache Institute's "'Stache Bash," this past weekend, Aaron Schafer has put together a list of ten nominees for such an HoF! Here's a sampling: 7. Luis Tiant ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Joe Torre in 1966

    Ah, the Card of the Week. You know, I have to be honest with all of you; when I first heard the idea for this, I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic for it as I made myself out to be. Not that I didn't like baseball cards, or anything like that, but I just wasn't sure that the feature had any sort of le ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    You'll Find No Sympathy for the Northsiders Here

    You know, I consider myself a pretty decent human being, at least most of the time. Don't get me wrong; I've done some truly lousy things in my life, and there are still days I say, or so, something that I end up regretting. But overall, I really don't think I'm all that bad. So why am I so absolu ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Four More Years: Kyle Lohse Extends Contract

    Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse extended his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon, according to mlb.com.

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    September 25, 2008

    It's Time to Jump on the Mizzou Bandwagon

    It's shaping up to be a tough winter for St. Louis sports fans. The Cardinals are ending on a definite low note, leaving their fans with a sour taste in their mouths. The Blues top young player, a big defenseman by the name of Erik Johnson, wrecked his knee -- wait for it -- stepping out of a go ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Anthony Reyes Update

    It's that time again! Time for the moment you've waited for all week, the moment when all your questions (or at least your ex-Cardinal pitcher questions), will be answered. It's time again for the Anthony Reyes Watch. Once again this week, we're faced with a rather trim week for the ARW, but tha ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Rick Ankiel as a Pitcher

    We just passed a milestone, though you may have missed it if you weren't paying attention. This week, we saw the one year anniversary of Rick Ankiel's return to the major leagues as an outfielder. And so, in honor of that momentous occasion, I bring you this bit of awesomeness. You know how a lo ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    It Could've Been Worse: Cards vs. Cubs Wrap-Up

    Well, I suppose things could be worse. We could have lost more than one ace pitcher over the weekend. Fortunately, the Cardinals only have one on the roster currently, so losing Carpenter was pretty much as bad as it gets. I've tried to stay positive this season, and it hasn't been particularly ha ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Watching Cardinals' Bullpen is Second-Worst Pain Ever

    You know, I had planned on writing about Chris Carpenter's return to the mound this morning. I had planned on writing about Manny Ramirez making his ridiculous way to St. Louis. Instead of all that, though, I would like to tell you a little story. One of my earliest -- and, unfortunately, most viv ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    No Surprise: Cardinals Don't Make a Move at Trade Deadline

    Well, we've seen another trade deadline come and go, with very little real movement happening. Anyone who didn't see that coming, raise your hand. All right, someone will be by shortly to punch you in the back of the head. When it comes to our own hometown Cardinals, I can't really say I object to ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Joe Mather a Bright Spot in a Frustrating Season

    Ah. I see your game now, Tony. You give Ryan Franklin the vote of confidence, causing me to go into a raging tirade about making Kyle McClellan the closer, then you come out a couple of hours later and make Izzy the closer again. I see what you did there. Tony La Russa is trying to destroy my br ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Former Cardinals Coach Dave Ricketts Dies at 73

    Over the weekend, Dave Ricketts, a longtime coach in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization, passed away at the age of 73. Mr. Ricketts was one of the most respected men in the game of baseball, both as a former big league catcher who played on the 1967 Championship squad for the Redbirds, and then ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Albert Pujols in 2004

    Hey kids, it's time again for a new edition of the Baseball Card of the Week! Today's Card of the Week comes to us from Alan West (no offense, Alan, but it would be much cooler if your first name were Adam), of St. Ann, Missouri. It's a 2004 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols card. I have to say, I've n ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Mark Mulder Pitches Tonight, and a Contest!

    Well, the Cardinals did what I had no faith they could do last night. They beat Cole Hamels, one of the most talented young pitchers in the game, with Joel Pineiro on the mound in the Phillies' park. Pineiro was masterful, riding a sharp sinker and tight slider to a shutout performance. The few ti ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Izzy with the Mets

    I asked last Friday for everyone out there to send me your submissions for the baseball card of the week. Well, I won't lie. The response was not overwhelming. However, enough people did submit entries for me to pick a winner, and it's one that I actually feel really good about. I thought that, cons ... More >>

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    June 13, 2008

    Contest: Submit Your Old Baseball Cards

    I would like to start a new feature here at The Rundown, and I'm going to need everyone's help. Not too long ago, it was suggested by one of the many editors here at the RFT that we should do a "Classic Cardinal Baseball Card of the Week" feature. And you know what? That's a really, really good idea ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008

    The DL: What Cardinals' Management Really Mean

    Over the weekend, Adam Wainwright was removed from his start against Houston with what's being called a ''strained middle finger.'' What's a bit worrisome, though, is that after the game, Wainwright himself was quoted as saying that he heard a ''pop'' inside his hand after throwing a pitch. I don't ... More >>

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    June 6, 2008

    Heartbreaking Loss in D.C. Could Have Been Avoided

    OK. I've got a question for everyone out there. Be honest, now. When you saw both Chris Perez and Ryan Franklin used in the first game of a split doubleheader, a game in which Todd Wellemeyer, who was cruising along just as easy as you please, what did you think? If you're anything like me, you pr ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008
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    April 30, 2008

    Cards Blog: Schumaker Won't be at Shortstop

    Lately, one of the hot topics around the various Internet message boards, talk radio and, I'm sure, the good old-fashioned water cooler, is Skip Schumaker. More specifically, the fact that Schumaker played shortstop in school. Given the Cardinals' weakness in the middle infield, why not just mov ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008
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    April 25, 2008

    Sports Blog: 2008 Major League Baseball Draft Picks

    Here is the second installment of our 2008 Major League Baseball mock draft by sports blogger Aaron Schafer. He's running down the who the top fifteen teams could pick in the first round. The following are picks six through ten. Look for picks eleven through fifteen in the coming days. For the top ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Cards Blog: Wainwright should have received the 'W'

    Hell of a game last night, fellows. Great job bouncing back after a rough go of it against the Giants. Stlcardinals.com Wainwright I realize that wins and losses for pitchers are really kind of a meaningless stat, but I also happen to be in the minority who thinks it sucks. Last night, Adam Wa ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Tips to Market the St. Louis Cardinals this Season, Part 1

    Hey there, Cardinals. In watching the games this year, as well as recently attending one, I can't help but notice that attendance, while still quite strong, isn't up to the standards we've seen the last couple of seasons. Of course, it's understandable; the new ballpark novelty has worn off, we aren ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Cards Blog: Wainwright should have received the 'W'

    Hell of a game last night, fellows. Great job bouncing back after a rough go of it against the Giants. Stlcardinals.com Wainwright I realize that wins and losses for pitchers are really kind of a meaningless stat, but I also happen to be in the minority who thinks it sucks. Last night, Adam Wa ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Cards Blog: An Inning-By-Inning Soap Opera

    On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals played the finale of a three game series against the Brewers. I was lucky enough to score some free tickets, and, being the intrepid reporter that I am, I'm taking it upon myself to record my thoughts on the game. Come along with me, your eyes and ears to the wor ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Cards Blog: An Inning-By-Inning Soap Opera

    On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals played the finale of a three game series against the Brewers. I was lucky enough to score some free tickets, and, being the intrepid reporter that I am, I'm taking it upon myself to record my thoughts on the game. Come along with me, your eyes and ears to the wor ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

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    April 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Last Night was a Forcible Reminder

    During last night’s game, I was forcibly reminded of just why I love the game of baseball so much. Everything great about the game was right there, on the field. You had a surprise hero, in the person of Anthony Reyes, the orphan child of the rotation. You had a timely hitting performance from th ... More >>

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    April 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Last Night was a Forcible Reminder

    During last night’s game, I was forcibly reminded of just why I love the game of baseball so much. Everything great about the game was right there, on the field. You had a surprise hero, in the person of Anthony Reyes, the orphan child of the rotation. You had a timely hitting performance from th ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Cardinals Opening Day v2.0: The Brightest Spot

    Well, there wasn't much for Cards fans to cheer in last night's 2-1 loss to the NL champion Colorado Rockies. Later today our baseball blogger Aaron Schafer will glance back and look forward to tonight's rematch. But despite Kip Wells' hanging five zeroes on the Redbirds and Troy Glaus causing the ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008
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