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    April 18, 2014

    Mayor Slay Talks Karaoke: "Nine minutes is a lot of Yes."

    National Karaoke Week doesn't start until Sunday, but we've been mulling over our seven-days-of-singing options for months. Should we do Joan Jett or Lita Ford? Van Halen or Van Hagar? Justin Bieber or... wait, no, never mind. The point is, we're looking forward to next week. We're not going to ke ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Armadillo Doesn't Care About National Acclaim: "Why not just have great music in one place?"

    Darkness settles onto the evening of October 9, 2013. The bar at Sandrina's, a local late-night hot spot for the slurring and weary, is teeming with Cardinals fans. Our birds are flying toward victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch the National League Championship. Applause and howls of de ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Ten Ways to Act Like an Unrepentant Cardinals Fan and BFIB

    You guys, what a weekend we had. Up two games to nil on the Dodgers? St. Louis fans have a lot to be happy about this Monday morning (not to mention the success of the Rams, Blues and Mizzou over the weekend). The weekend's wins have almost washed away the ugliness we saw last week, an ire that seem ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Cardinals: Top 17 Sexiest Players of All Time

    Last week, we published an item noting that, according to ESPN's Uni Watch Power Rankings, the St. Louis Cardinals are the "best-looking team" in all of major league sports. That much deserved ranking is specifically in reference to the team's great retro-style jerseys and all around spiffy uniforms ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    RIP The Sporting News -- After 126 Years, Finally Irrelevant

    The Sporting News has never had a swimsuit issue. For most of the first century of its existence, it didn't even have color photography. Instead, it had box scores. Lots and lots of box scores. And a special section for participants in fantasy leagues. Yes, TSN, founded in St. Louis in 1886 by the ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Cardinals at Nationals in Game 5: The Showdown

    It all comes down to this. The Cardinals and the Washington Nationals are all knotted up at two games apiece in their National League Division Series matchup, with the deciding game to be played tonight. The Redbirds played one game for all the marbles a week ago, when they took on the Atlanta Brave ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Can Cardinals Rebound in Game 2 of NLDS?

    After the Cardinals beat the Braves in the first-ever Wild Card slash play-in game, I kind of thought things might be falling into place for this team. Don't get me wrong; the Braves lost that game more than the Redbirds won it, going all 2006 Detroit Tigers and throwing away their chance to win lik ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    History Repeating for The Cardinals?

    It was a good weekend for the Cardinals. Like, a really good weekend. A really really good weekend, in fact. They swept the Milwaukee Brewers, looking like a legitimate title contender for the first time in quite a while. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds played each other, with the Re ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    The Time for Roy is Now

    John Mozeliak should be on the phone right now to Roy Oswalt. And I'll tell you why. The St. Louis Cardinals scored nine runs last night. It was a beautiful offensive performance, just the kind of beating a team of this talent level should regularly put on pitchers the caliber of one Joe Blanto ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Lance Lynn Impresses in his First Start for the Cards: Let the Lynnsanity Begin

    I haven't seen anyone else make the 'Lynnsanity' joke just yet, so I'm officially taking credit for it myself. I'm also copyrighting it; if Jeremy Lin can copyright Linsanity, then Lance Lynn should be able to copyright his version. Or, he could, if a certain clever, enterprising sports columnist ha ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Pujols 5 Is Changing Its Name, but Sadly Not to Any of These Suggestions

    (c) 2012 ToppsAnd take your restaurant with you, mang!​Pujols 5 Westport Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439-0595) is no more. With Albert Anaheim-bound, the owners of the restaurant bearing his name and number announced today that, effective immediately, it will be known as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Cards Win Beltran Sweepstakes

    It's like Ed McMahon dropped by Busch Stadium yesterday, with a big check that read 4.0 WAR in the dollar amount box. ​Christmas came a little early for Cardinal fans this year. For the Cardinal offense, too. The Cards agreed to terms with Carlos Beltran yesterday on a two-year deal for appro ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Breaking Down the Garcia Extension

    ​Chad Garrison's disappointment notwithstanding (tee-hee), the news of the Cardinals and Jaime Garcia reaching an agreement on a four-year contract extension should come as music to any Redbird fan's earholes. Locking up their most talented pitcher (and yes, I say that including Adam Wainwright in ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    More Bullpen Hijinks in Houston

    ​You know, it's beginning to feel like pretty much an everyday occurrence, writing something about the current state of the Cardinals' bullpen. I suppose it's understandable, though; the relief situation for the Cards this year is rapidly becoming the single biggest defining characteristic of this ... More >>

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    April 2, 2011

    Matt Holliday Lost to Appendicitis

    Holliday, moments before the appendectomy caught up with him. ​The 2011 baseball season is exactly one game old. So far, here's the good news: David Freese's ankles have yet to catch on fire, Colby Rasmus looked good in game one, and Albert Pujols should be significantly more affordable after a se ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Is It Time to Worry About Jaime Garcia?

    commons.wikimedia.org​Last year Jaime Garcia was the darling of spring training. He came in the longest of longshots, a talented youngster coming off a 2009 spent mostly rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, expected to spend most, if not all, of 2010 proving his health and mettle in Triple A. He lef ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    The Cardinals Have an Infield Question; The Import Market May Have an Answer

    ​Okay, before everyone gets all pissed off at me, I don't have anything personal against Skip Schumaker. I don't. Scout's honor. I mean, I don't really get the whole handsome thing with Skip, but that's mostly a matter of taste. I'll swoon at the mere mention of Joe Mather, and every so often in j ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Five Cardinals You Don't Ever Want to Piss Off

    ​So the great fracas that was the Reds/Cardinals series is over, with our boys in red roundly thumping their boys in red and taking over sole possession of first place in the National League Central. The series was an outstanding one, full of drama and heartbreak and brilliance on both the offensi ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Previewing the Padres

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdmit it. That's a creepy effing mascot. ​​The Cardinals travel to San Diego tonight to begin a series against the surprising Padres, who sit atop the NL West. Looking over at the other dugout, the Cards just may see a mirror image of themselves, a team succeeding mostly on ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Cardinals Offense: The One That Got Away

    Up yours, marlin. ​Well, at least the Reds lost too. Of course, the fact Cincinnati was unable to come back against the Braves just means the Cardinals missed a golden opportunity to retake their rightful place at the top of the NL Central. So maybe the Reds losing should go under the 'piling ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    The Philadelphia Story: A Progress Report One Month In

    ​It was supposed to be the Cardinals' measuring stick for the young season, this trip to Philadelphia. Up until now the Cards had looked like the 700-pound red gorilla of old, stomping on opponents left and right and running up a big lead over the rest of a mediocre division. Going to Philly, thou ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Chef's Choice: Mike Emerson, Pappy's Smokehouse

    Two years into the phenomenal run of Pappy's Smokehouse, the Midtown barbecue joint that has gained national attention and has lines out the door daily, co-owner Mike Emerson shares the secret of his success:"I'm a 54-year-old knucklehead who got lucky cooking barbecue."Robin WheelerMike Emerson, co ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    FoodWire: Pappy Birthday! BBQ Haven Pappy's Smokehouse Turns Two With a Bash

    Tomorrow (Thursday, February 4) Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) celebrates its second birthday, and to mark this milestone Mike Emerson and company are cooking up a whole hog barbecue. The lunch special, which runs from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m., will be a pork platter with one side a ... More >>

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    October 10, 2009

    Ryan Franklin vs. Matt Holliday: Playing the Blame Game

    ​So the question must eventually be asked, you know. I don't want to have to ask it, and I'm sure you probably don't want to have to try and answer, but the question will not just go away. So here goes. Who was really at fault for the Cardinals ninth-inning, two-out implosion Thursday night? ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3

    Okay, so it wasn't quite the start the Cardinals were hoping for. Okay, so maybe that isn't quite strong enough. ​Going into last night's game, the Cardinals should have been confident. Hell, even I was confident, and I am never, ever, ever confident when it comes to October baseball. Th ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Looking Ahead: Lohse Looks to Rebound

    As outstanding as it was to finally see the Cardinals able to seal the deal against the Pirates and finish off the sweep, it's far too early to relax. Even after dropping two of three to the Rockies, the Cubs are still surging, and the Cards are going to need to keep winning games if they want to st ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    June 22, 2009

    Josh Kinney v2.0: Now 65% More Awesome

    To this point in the 2009 season, the Cardinal bullpen has been one of the most consistent strengths for Tony La Russa's squad. The offense was brilliant early, then fell apart completely at the seams. The starting rotation has been mostly strong, but injuries and less than sterling performances fro ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Khlosure for Khalil

    At last, the suspense is over. Our long national (or at least local), nightmare is over. We finally know who the player to be named later in the Khalil Greene trade is. The Cardinals and Padres completed the deal that brought Greene here yesterday, with Luke Gregerson, a right-handed relie ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Bloggers React to Cards GM's Infamous Online Spat with Fans

    UPDATE: More comments from Chuck Brownson, a blogger at Viva El Birdos, are at the bottom of this post.In July 2007 I wrote an article for the RFT about the increasing influence that statistically-minded baseball blogs were starting to have on the day-to-day operations of the teams they cover. In ad ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Awards Time: The Best of the Cardinals and the Cardinal Blogs

    I've spoken in the past of the United Cardinal Bloggers project, I know. Well, see, it's the time of year when those of us who take part in such things all gather 'round the flickering monitor screen and take a vote. We vote on things large and small, exquisite and banal. And then, when all the vote ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: How the Cardinals Could Have Drafted Chase Utley of the Phillies

    Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Born to Lohse: Extending Kyle Lohse's Contract Won't Win the Cardinals a Championship

    The Cardinals kept Kyle Lohse out of his start yesterday afternoon. Apparently, Lohse was meeting with the Cards' team doctors, most likely in advance of announcement of a new deal for the right-hander. So what does that mean, you ask? Well, I have to tell you, I'm really torn on this one. I'm tor ... More >>

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    August 25, 2008

    The Cards Need a Winning Streak. They May Not Get One.

    A nice little series win, two out of three over the weekend against a struggling Atlanta Braves team. Only thing is, it may not be enough. Not by a long shot. The problem, of course, is that while the Cardinals were beating the Braves -- who just happen to be one of the worst teams in the league - ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    The Case for Kyle McClellan as the Cards Closer

    Well, one out of three against the Mets is certainly better than 0-for-4 against the Brewers, right? Of course, even within that one victory over the New York club, we still saw the club's current closer, one Mr. Ryan Franklin, give up a home run in the ninth inning. It was the third outing in a r ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    13 Pitchers and Aaron Miles in Outfield

    Can somebody please tell me why this team insists on carrying thirteen pitchers?

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    June 30, 2008

    Underperforming Mets Come to St. Louis

    Tonight, we'll see the New York Metropolitans for the first time in 2008. The last time we saw them, we watched Joel Pineiro, then just the Cards' latest pickup, try and stabilize a crumbling rotation, twirl a gem that dropped them into a tie with the Philadelphia Phillies for the division lead in t ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008

    For Cardinals, June is Getting Tougher

    Now we'll see just how tough this team really is. It looks like Albert Pujols is definitely going on the fifteen-day Disabled List. What exactly this means for the Cardinals' season remains to be seen. All this year, we've witnessed this team, supposedly outclassed by plenty of other teams, play s ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Cards Blog: Legit at Last?

    On Friday, I said this was the series that would really start to give us an idea about exactly who and what the Cardinals really are this year. So, what did we learn?

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    March 31, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    Opening Day 2008: Winning and Losing

    You know what I really like? The Eagles. Not the football team. The band. Now, you have to understand, for me, that was a very difficult thing to admit. Stay with me here, I'm getting to the Cardinals. I have certain indie credential that I have to maintain. I happen to be one of the very fe ... More >>

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    August 31, 2007

    Which Cardinal Has the Longest Dinger?

    Chris Duncan hit a home run in the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Astros that elicited an entire dictionary's worth of hyperbolic verbs. The ball was ripped, tattooed, crushed and, dare I say, dry humped. photo: AP The prodigious blast, which you can see here, came off former Cardina ... More >>

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    August 31, 2007

    Which Cardinal Has the Longest Dinger?

    Chris Duncan hit a home run in the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Astros that elicited an entire dictionary's worth of hyperbolic verbs. The ball was ripped, tattooed, crushed and, dare I say, dry humped. photo: AP The prodigious blast, which you can see here, came off former Cardina ... More >>

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    May 1, 2007

    Josh Hancock: Tales from the East Side

    Ever since the Josh Hancock story took a detour to the strip clubs of East St. Louis, Sauget Police Chief Patrick Delaney has barely had time to hang up the phone. Yesterday evening Delaney was bombarded with a wave of media phone calls following a 5 p.m. story on KSDK-TV (Channel 5) that was the fi ... More >>

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    May 1, 2007
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