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  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Last in the American League CD/Book Compilation Combines St. Louis' Artistic and Musical Talents

    As kids, many of us curated time capsules. We gleefully tossed our Pokémon cards, Backstreet Boys CDs and TV Guide with Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the cover into a plastic container and buried it in the back yard, thrilled to leave culturally representative treasure for the next generation to find ... 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 >>

  • 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
  • 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

    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 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

    July 19, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason Predictions -- Individual Awards Edition

    You know, the All-Star break has come and gone. The second half (I should really put that in quotation marks, but screw it), of the baseball season is well and truly underway. I had a dozen different things I was planning on writing while the break was going on, all kinds of progress reports an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 7, 2012

    Albert Pujols Plans to Report to Camp Early

    (c) Topps Inc​The presumptive Anaheim Angels first baseman told ESPNDeportes.com 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    June 30, 2010

    Some Jeff Suppan-Induced Thoughts on Trading for Cliff Lee

    commons.wikimedia.org​So I'm watching the Cardinals play, suffering through watching Jeff Suppan pitch, and it got me thinking about who the Cards might be able to get to replace him. Now, it's not that Suppan has actually been all that bad since returning to us; he's certainly been better th ... 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 20, 2010

    Pining For Pineiro: Ex-Cardinal Off to a Brilliant Start This Season

    commons.wikimedia.orgPlease come back to us, Jo-El! ​I don't know if anyone else has been following the performance of one Joel "El Pinata" Pineiro since he left the Cardinals this past offseason, but I have. Not out of some sort of masochistic impulse to see the Cards' moves turn out badly and se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    MP3: Gotta Be Karim (Still) Rocks a Cardinals Hat on New Tune "Hello St. Louis"

    Gotta Be Karim in a controversial fitted cap.​The Mariners are my team. I grew up watching Ken Griffey Jr crash into walls at the Kingdome, I imitate Ichiro's batting stance at Tower Tee and, as much as it pains me to say it during the Cardinals' opening homestand, Seattle's Safeco Field is far an ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 5.6

    Major food firms see an improved economic outlook. (Dow Jones)Kansas City Royals broadcasters are fooled by an -- unintentional? -- Guy Fieri impersonator. (Kansas City Star)Deadspin has the video of the interview.And, in honor of tomorrow's opening of the much anticpated -- by, uh, me, at least -- ... 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 21, 2009

    Obama Shouts out Metro East, Reluctantly Mentions Cardinals at Ball

    Perhaps the new president is still a little peeved about losing Missouri in the general election (though unlikely), but it's probably his allegiance to the Chicago White Sox that caused him to reluctantly mention the Cardinals and give a shout-out to Scott Air Force Base during Tuesday night's Comma ... 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

    January 5, 2009

    Bargain Shopping, the Cardinal Way

    Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Anthony Reyes Update

    I know that I've spoken before here of my appreciation for the work of one Mr. Anthony Reyes. I was all kinds of impressed with him when he came up, and it broke my heart to watch him struggle. It was especially frustrating to watch, considering that I, and many others, felt that he was being badl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    June 17, 2008

    I-70 Series Preview: Royals vs. Cards

    When the Cardinals play the Kansas City Royals tonight in the first of a three-game series, they will see team that's a work in progress. Seems like we've been hearing that for a lot of years now, doesn't it? There is, however, one real difference now as opposed to years past. The franchise's pl ... 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 30, 2008

    In Blue KC, Obama Gives Shout-Out to Cardinals

    "When Barack Obama asked the crowd yesterday in Kansas City whether there were any Cardinals fans in the audience, it first seemed like he had pulled one of those classic rock concert screw-ups by mixing up what town he was in," blogs Eric Barton of Kansas City's Pitch, RFT's other-end-of-the-inters ... 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

    May 15, 2007

    The Jeff Weaver Wire Watch -- Special Sidney Ponson Edition!

    Last Friday, after Unreal had imbibed too many Jell-O shots to legally blog, the Seattle Mariners announced that they'd placed former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jeff Weaver on the fifteen-day disabled list with "right shoulder tendinitis." USA Today quotes Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    The Jeff Weaver Wire Watch -- Special Sidney Ponson Edition!

    Last Friday, after Unreal had imbibed too many Jell-O shots to legally blog, the Seattle Mariners announced that they'd placed former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jeff Weaver on the fifteen-day disabled list with "right shoulder tendinitis." USA Today quotes Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2006

    Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

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

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Oblique Strain

    When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2006
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