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 >>
It took 19 innings, but the Cardinals managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the end. It was, in a very special way, the perfect version of a 2012 Cards game. Coming into this latest series against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- aka the team the Cards are chasing in the standings -- th ... More >>
Joe Kelly's time as a starter for the St. Louis Cardinals -- in 2012, at least -- may have come to an end last night. Jaime Garcia made a rehab start for Triple A Memphis last night, and if the Cardinals are happy with the way his arm responds to this latest outing, there is every indication he may ... More >>
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 >>
Hey, you guys remember way back when, before the season really got going, and I made a whole bunch of predictions? Sure you do. I predicted MVP winners and Cy Young winners and a bunch of other stuff like that. I predicted stuff for teams, too; stuff like division standings and won/loss records. It ... More >>
It may be that at the end of the season we will look back on the series sweep just completed by the Cardinals as a singularly important moment. I say singularly, but that may not be the absolute most correct word. I think we could very well see this series as an extraordinarily important moment ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, I have discovered the secret to the Cardinals' success. Actually, I shouldn't say success in general. Rather, I have discovered the secret to the St. Louis Cardinals beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road in Arizona. In order to win in Chase Field, the secret for the ... More >>
Yesterday I gave my predictions for individual award in the upcoming season. Today we turn our attention to larger matters. Team matters. This season actually promises an entirely new level of intrigue, due to the presence of an extra wild card team from each league. Whether you like the new de ... More >>
I was watching MLB Network the other day, watching the Angels and Diamondbacks play, I believe, and a commercial came on. You may have seen it, or you may not have. Or you may have seen it and thought you were just having some kind of horrible hallucination, perhaps caused by a stroke or somethin ... More >>
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 >>
Well, folks, it finally happened. The Cardinals last night wrote themselves into the record books. Regardless of whether the Redbirds squeak out a wild-card birth over the next two days, the 2011 season will live in infamy. Last night, en route to a soul-crushing 5-4 extra innings loss to th ... More >>
Jack Buck interviews Jackie RobinsonOn July 7, 2011, when rain halted the Cardinals' assault on the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning, local sportscasters found themselves with an hour to kill. Kevin Wheeler, host of Sports Open Line at KMOX (1120 AM), decided to do something that hadn't been done ... More >>
A twin killing! Get it? Okay, fine, they're just brothers, not twins. Man, tough room. You all may remember (or you may not; I don't honestly know how much attention anyone pays to me), that just a few weeks back I wrote about the astonishingly high number of double plays the Cardinals have hit i ... More >>
Oh, sure. I could have found a picture of an actual puma, but tell me those aren't awesome. Title of the novel based on tonight's game: The Puma's Roar. Well that certainly was exhilarating. The second time the Cards have scored more than six runs this season, and the second in a row, i ... More >>
The American Mustache Institute is asking for nominations for this year's Goulet Award honoring the nation's greatest whisker-wearer. Named after the late mustachioed entertainer, Robert Goulet (right), the award went to Arizona Diamondback's relief pitcher Clay Zavada in 2009 and New York City c ... More >>
So, as we've reported earlier, Tuesday night was Tea Party night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks that night and the St. Louis Tea Party was there in force for a "buycott" in support of Arizona and its recent law to crack down on illegal immigrants. As St. Tea ... More >>
It's Christmas in June! Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>
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 >>
The latest scuttlebutt on the hot stove wire has the Cardinals apparently interested in the services of Jose Valverde. The former Arizona and Houston closer is reportedly being pursued by a trio of clubs, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, with the Detroit Tigers seemingly the most likely de ... More >>
Hundreds of ruggedly handsome people gathered in downtown St. Louis on Friday for the American Mustache Institute's third-annual 'Stache Bash and the crowning of the 2009 Robert Goulet Memorial "Mustached American of the Year." Headlining this year's event was the inimitable John Oates of the inc ... More >>
Last August, the ever-brooding Jeff Kent, finishing out his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, threw one of his patented hissy fits when a Los Angeles Times columnist had the temerity to suggest that Manny Ramirez's arrival had helped Kent raise his batting average by twenty points. Wikiped ... More >>
It appears that Clayton Mortensen has been called up by the Cardinals. A poster by the name of cardsfan1 first reported it over at Future Redbirds, and this particular poster has been known to be very reliable. If this report is true, I have to admit being both excited and downright confused by ... More >>
And so, just like that, the Blaine Boyer Experiment comes to an end here in St. Louis. Farewell, Monorail Man, we hardly knew ye. (And barely cared.) Somehow, it just isn't as cool as Rocket Man, is it?
Well, it took a day longer than everyone thought it would, but in the end, not even Mother Nature could stop Randy Johnson from winning his 300th game, joining one of the most exclusive clubs in all of baseball history.
That very well may have been the worst game of the year. Now, I know that it's only the ninth game of this young season. I don't mean it was the worst so far. I mean that if we actually see a worse game all season, it's going to shock the living shit out of me, because honestly, I just don't se ... More >>
Given the recent hoopla regarding Jose Oquendo and the self-proclaimed lord of pitching in Puerto Rico, Joel Pineiro, I thought that the Secret Weapon could use a feature. You know, show him that we're all behind him, and are perfectly well aware that El Pinata is not a good pitcher in any way, shap ... More >>
Well, the Cardinals signed someone. A left-handed reliever, to be exact. No, not Fuentes. I know, it's not nice to tease. Personally, I'm thankful it isn't Fuentes anyway. I've been personally stumping for Ben Sheets, or maybe making an offer to Randy Johnson to try and lure him to St. Louis to ... More >>
Unreal considers becoming an ass-vertizer and wonders what's up with Dunc's junk.
A pair of local entrepreneurs has a Barry Bonds home run ball for sale, but so far they're going down swinging.
B-Sides examines Venom's Spinal Tap moments, puts on kid gloves for Rasputina and reminisces with Shilo
Q's Sports Bar & Grill commits some flagrant fouls
Two Redbirds and a bunch of other big-leaguers throw the sports-activism debate a curveball
La Russa endures a hell of a season, escaping the purgatory of tradition
Cardinals find a new closer for their stadium quest
The Cardinals have billed Michael E. Pulitzer as an owner, even when he wasn't. Now that he is, can we trust the Post to tell the truth?
Published the week of July 12-18, 2000
June 30 - July 1, 1999