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  • 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

    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

    December 26, 2013
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    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 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

    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 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 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

    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 10, 2013

    Why Is Jack Clark Now Accusing Albert Pujols? Recall 2006 Chris Mihlfeld Steroid Rumors (UPDATED)

    Update: Albert Pujols has threatened to sue Jack Clark over the latter's on-air allegations of steroid use involving Pujols' longtime friend and trainer Chris Mihlfeld. Late yesterday, Pujols issued a statement through his agency, MVP Sports Group, saying that he's been tested hundreds of times th ... 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

    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

    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 9, 2012

    Walt Jocketty's Two Worst Trades, And Why Cardinals Fans Should Still Feel Worse

    You may or may not have heard yet, but Josh Hamilton had himself quite a game last night. The Texas Rangers outfielder became just the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a single game as part of a 5-for-5 night that saw him collect 8 RBI and 18 total bases. Bizarrely e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Albert Pujols: Still Great, But Not the Same Guy

    There's a really interesting article up right now over at Baseball Prospectus, the venerable analysis site, regarding a subject very near and dear to Cardinals' fans' hearts. What makes it extra nice is the folks at BP have made the full thing available free right out front, rather than sticking it ... 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 20, 2012

    High Drama as Pujols Arrives at Spring Training

    We journalists pride ourselves on our skill at descriptive writing. It shows that we are poets, not mere hacks. Sometimes we do a pretty good job. Sometimes we get carried away. A fine example of the latter is a very brief story from the Associated Press (239 words total) about Albert Pujols' early ... 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, 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

    February 7, 2012

    Albert Pujols Plans to Report to Camp Early

    (c) Topps Inc​The presumptive Anaheim Angels first baseman told that he intends to report to spring training a week earlier than position players are scheduled, because "For the last 12 years I've lived in the city of St. Louis, where it's cold ... I'm going to try to get there (T ... 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

    November 7, 2011

    The Best of Ron Washington's Foul-Mouthed Pep Talk

    Motherfucker loves saying motherfucker.​Today released the locker room pep talk Texas Rangers' manager Ron Washington gave his team prior to Game 7 of the World Series. Washington may not be much of a motivational speaker (the Rangers went on to easily fold by a score of 2-6 and l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Can the Cards Survive the Deadly Ex-Cubs Factor? [UPDATED]

    Do the Cardinals need one of these?​Update October 31: It turns out they can! (It was proven in 2008 when the Rays lost to the Phillies that minor-leaguers do count as ex-Cubs.) Which means...if the Ex-Cubs curse has been broken, is the Curse of the Goat far behind? Dare we say -- Cubs in 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Miracle Weekend for Missouri Sports: Is God to Thank?

    The gift of life and the gift of winning.​October 28-30, 2011, may just go down as the greatest weekend for Missouri sports ever. On Friday the Cardinals won their 11th World Series title in one of the greatest come-from-behind stories ever in sports. On Saturday the struggling Missouri Tigers tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Bush League Fan Songs: Because There Just Aren't Enough Croon-Rap Songs In The World

    ​With a return trip to St. Louis now a sure thing, the Cardinals are proving more equal to this challenge than some people thought they were. Last week, we brought you a few homegrown theme songs, and today we have the latest installment in our continuing series of Rangers musical face plants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Four Cardinals Starters Batting Sub-200 Through Series

    If this image looks like it came from an E-D website, there's good reason for that.​First of all, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, yesterday was not the colossal St. Louis sports failure that you made it out to be during last night's World Series broadcast. No one in their right mind here in St. Louis t ... 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

    October 19, 2011

    The Texas Rangers' Bush League Fan Songs: Volume One

    ​The World Series starts tonight. The Cardinals, who have been defying expectations for the better part of two months now, have only four wins and one team standing in the way of an eleventh World Championship. That team, of course, is the Texas Rangers, and this is their second straight trip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    The Starters Still Suck, But the Cardinals are Moving On

    This was the Mariners' bullpen car in 1982, back when baseball still had cool things like bullpen cars. No, this isn't really related to the Cards' current bullpen, but I've been waiting to use this picture forever. ​​The most improbable postseason run I can ever recall isn't ready to end just y ... 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

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 7, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Cardinals, Royals Dedicate Interleague Play to Joplin Relief

    Mike Mezeul​A Cardinals announcement yesterday has added literal meaning to the idea of playing for the home team. In the past couple weeks, RFT has detailed local efforts to raise funds for victims of the Joplin disaster through food and music -- and the city's best-loved pro team will soon ... 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 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

    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

    November 11, 2010

    Baseball Loses Another Legend: Dave Niehaus Dead at 75

    Niehaus. ​You remember several years back, when the whole satellite radio thing was just starting up? XM and Sirius were still separate companies and David Bowie fell out of the sky. It was a crazy time. Well, I happened to be one of the earliest adopters of satellite radio, but not because I ... 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. ​

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Skip Schumaker Nominated as Worst Player in Baseball

    commons.wikimedia.orgSchumaker, almost assuredly grounding out to the right side. ​Joe Posnanski, who every year hands out a Least Valuable Player award to the player who exemplifies the principles of failing to help their team in any measurable way, shape, or form, has unofficially nominated ten ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 14, 2010
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    June 3, 2010

    Today in Too Little Too Late: Don Denkinger Says Baseball Needs Instant Replay

    Image sourceHindsight is 20/20. So is instant replay.​How does Don Denkinger feel about Jim Joyce's blown call at first base last night?Is he depressed because, until Joyce cost Detroit's Armando Galarraga a perfect game, most everyone outside of Missouri had forgotten about Denkinger's own unforg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Kit Bond Falls Asleep During Intelligence Briefing

    "Kit and I sometimes have trouble staying awake during those boring intelligence briefings."​Seems everyone is asleep at the wheel these days. Oh well, these are troubled and tiring times, after all. We could all use a good nap. Take Ken Griffey Jr., for one. The Seattle Mariner's ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Cardinals Ranked as No. 8 Most-Valuable Franchise Worth $488 Million

    Bill DeWitt Jr. as depicted in a 2001 RFT cover story.​It's the Cardinals home opener this afternoon, and if the team's owner Bill DeWitt Jr. were to give a speech today, one suspects it would begin: "The state of Redbird Nation is strong."  The Cardinals have won their first two series on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Cardinals Ticket Prices Up 24 Percent in Secondary Market

    ​According to, a website which compiles data on the costs of tickets for various sporting and music events in the secondary market, the St. Louis Cardinals' overall ticket prices are up 24 percent going into 2010 over the second-half of last year. This should come as no surprise, ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 6, 2010
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    February 11, 2009
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    July 4, 2007

    Ladue Me

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

  • Dining

    July 19, 2006

    Ballpark Frank

    The lowdown on eats at the new ballyard

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2006
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    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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