Carlos Beltran

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    August 27, 2014

    Allen Craig Selling St. Louis Home After Trade to Boston (PHOTOS)

    As Allen Craig settles into life with the Boston Red Sox, he is selling the home where he and his family lived while he played for the St. Louis Cardinals for just under $800,000. His 4,881-square-foot Chesterfield home may not be as fancy as the 10,800-square-foot mansion retired Cardinals pitcher ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    9 Most Cringe-Worthy Cardinals Fan Songs of All Time

    The closer St. Louis gets to the World Series, the more post-season rally jams pop up on YouTube in honor of the Cardinals. Writing a cringe-worthy fan song takes more than finding rhymes for "Red October" and "Carlos Beltran." Take a few tips from our nine favorite Cardinals rally songs:

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    August 8, 2013

    Cardinals Security Kicks Out Fan on Star Wars Night... For Having Stormtrooper Mask?

    Most Jedi and Sith enjoyed the first-ever Star Wars night at Busch Stadium yesterday, but one woman felt like she was being oppressed by Palpatine's Galactic Empire when she was kicked out of the stadium for wearing a mask. Julie Sweetin, a nurse at a local hospital, spent two hours crafting her St ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Carlos Beltran Trying To Sell New York Home, Lowers Price To $4.99 Million (PHOTOS)

    It may not be quite as cool as living where the late, great Stan Musial once slept, but Carlos Beltran's former home (in Long Island, New York) is still available if you are interested! And it's cheaper than the original asking price, because Beltran is apparently having trouble selling it. The 8, ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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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 15, 2012

    Cards Hold On Against Giants; Take 1-0 NLCS Lead

    It went about as well as one could have possibly hoped for the Cardinals in game one of their National League Championship Series matchup against the San Francisco Giants. The offense broke through for a big chunk of runs against Madison Bumgarner, and the pitching staff flipped the expected script, ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Cards Finish Off Sweep of Astros; Gain Real Breathing Room

    It may not have been the prettiest game any of us have ever seen -- or the prettiest the Cardinals have played -- but it got the job done. The Cards finished off a three game sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday at Busch Stadium behind a shaky-but-effective Jaime Garcia pitching performance an ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Giants at Cards Game Preview -- 7th August 2012

    The Cardinals are riding a four game winning streak and will try to make it five tonight at Busch when they take on the San Francisco Giants in the second game of a four game set. Last night the Cards blew the Giants out despite the presence of Matt Cain on the mound, holding it close early and ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    The All-Star Game Goes the NL Way

    I wrote not too long ago about the San Francisco Giants' extraordinary presence at the All-Star Game, and how it was a perfect example of why the current format for baseball's midsummer classic is badly broken. Well, the game itself was played last night, and I have this to say: thank god that ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Another New Name for the Former Pujols 5 Westport Grill

    Oh, Albert. The Cardinals might have replaced your production thanks to Carlos Beltran's incredible season-to-date. Your brand, however, is proving a bit more problematic. Witness the latest news to come out of St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar & Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439 ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    David Freese Wins All-Star Fan Vote, Makes Roster

    Local baseball masher and heart-throb David Freese has earned his first MLB All-Star Game berth thanks to overwhelming fan support in the NL Final Vote competition. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won the AL slot. This brings to five the total number of Cardinals summoned to Kansas City, with Carlo ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    A Giant Problem With the All-Star Game

    The rosters for the Major League All-Star Game were announced yesterday, and the Cardinals did pretty well for themselves. Rafael Furcal made it in as the starter at shortstop for the National League, Yadier Molina is going as the backup catcher, and Lance Lynn was selected to join the pitching staf ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    The Allen Craig Show: It's Better than the Albert Pujols Hour of Power

    Allen Craig is good at the baseball. We already knew that, of course; he's hitting home runs at a pace of roughly one every 13.5 plate appearances and owns an OPS of 1.046. For his career, that home run pace is one every 18.5 PAs; his wOBA last season was .399, and this year it's .431. Allen Cr ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    New Yorkers All Pissy Over P-D's No-Hitter Asterisk; St. Louisans Bask in Attention

    Johan Santana pitched a no-hitter for the New York Mets last Friday, the first in the franchise's history. Perhaps you heard the rumblings of rejoicing and self-satisfaction rolling out of New York over the weekend? It's OK if you didn't -- the losing team was the Cardinals, after all, and, as the ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Chris Perez Tells Off Cleveland -- Twice

    You might remember Chris Perez from his time here in St. Louis as a young fireballing reliever with shaky-at-best control. Or, you might remember him as the guy who was traded away for Mark DeRosa. (An ill-fated deal if ever there has been one; DeRosa got hurt and contributed virtually nothing for t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Beltran Goes All Berkman; Cards Win in the Desert

    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 >>

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    April 5, 2012

    The Cards Open the Season in Style

    The Cardinals opened the 2012 season last night, playing -- and winning -- the first official game in the Miami Marlins' brand new ballpark. It was a night of firsts, really. It was the first win for manager Mike Matheny. The first hit for Carlos Beltran in a Cardinal uniform. The first time a ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Of Adam Wainwright & Backup Catchers: Spring Training Notes 03/13/12

    ​Thanks to the magic of modern technology, I got to watch Adam Wainwright make his second start of the spring this afternoon; it was extremely comforting to see him back on the mound. You can forget about an injured pitcher surprisingly easily, thanks to the occasional nature of their appearances ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    December 22, 2011
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    December 21, 2011

    The Reds' All-In Risk

    Walt Jocketty, gamblin' man. ​While the Cardinals wait for the Carlos Beltran/Coco Crisp/other random dude interested in making a couple million a year for throwing a ball around sweepstakes to sort itself out, the rest of the NL Central is changing. The Cincinnati Reds had been remarkably qu ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Cardinals Re-Sign Skip Schumaker; Local Columnist Sighs Deeply and Shakes Head

    Image Via​I have a piece of advice for anyone out there who has an athletic child. If your child has the choice of playing football or baseball, you push him toward baseball. Given the choice between basketball and baseball, choose baseball. Soccer or baseball? Always baseball. Oh, you say he coul ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Lessons From a Busted Bracket

    ​Well, at least I had Duke. I suppose one could put that squarely in the Good News column. Kind of sparse column, but not entirely empty. The Bad News column, on the other hand, that bitch is full. Overflowing, even. Going into the NCAA Tournament this year, I felt really, really good ab ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: A Villain's Farewell

    Yesterday, Jeff Kent, who just happens to be one of my absolute least favorite ballplayers in the whole wide world, hung up his spikes. For that, he receives a farewell gift from the baseball world. It is known as the Card of the Week, and it may be the single highest honor a player can be given.&nb ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    Welcome Back, Mark Mulder

    Welcome back, Mr. Mulder. It may have only been an inning. It may have come with a six-run lead. It may have only been a tease, yet another heartbreak just waiting to happen. Nonetheless, Mark Mulder took the mound on Monday night, and it was good.

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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 >>