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    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 >>

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    September 13, 2012

    The Cards' Road Woes Continue

    Question: Why is Jaime Garcia so unpopular with hotel maids? Answer: Because he always shits the bed when he's on the road! Wakka wakka, and all that sort of thing. I'll be here all week, folks. (I really will be; I have nowhere else to go.) So in case you missed it, the Cardinals jus ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    The Cards Keep Running in Place

    And just when things were looking so good, too. The first two games of the series against the Rockies, the Cardinals looked like a team ready to kick ass and chew bubblegum but forgot to bring any bubblegum. An offensive explosion good for 20 runs in two games had the Cards poised for a sweep i ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Even Denver Fans See Kroenke Moving Rams to L.A.

    Sure, it's not a done deal -- yet. But each additional day that the Rams and St. Louis officials haggle over stadium renovations it seems more and more likely that owner Stan Kroenke will move the team back to Los Angeles. And it's not just the Chicken Littles in St. Louis who see the Rams departure ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Moving Time For the Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals, as of right this moment, the morning of the 29th of June in the Year of Our Lord 2012, right around twenty after nine Central Daylight Time, are a third-place team. That's kind of depressing, isn't it? Particularly after the blazing hot start to this season, I can't imagine ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Team-by-Team Preseason Predictions: The Cardinals Are Good, But Not Good Enough

    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 >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Cardinals Reportedly Close to Signing JC Romero

    Nope, wrong J.C. Though, I suppose there's a fairly good chance at some point during the 2012 season we'll all be screaming, "Jesus Christ, Romero!" after he walks the one and only hitter he was brought in to face. ​It looks like the Cardinals are close to bringing in a second left-handed reliever ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Should the Cardinals Be In On Ubaldo Jimenez?

    commons.wikimedia.org​The latest scuttlebutt all over the baseball trade landscape has Dan O'Dowd, manager of the Colorado Rockies, shopping his young ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Unsurprisingly, the Yankees have been mentioned prominently, along with pretty much every other big-time contending team with a ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    The Opening Day Crystal Ball: 2011 MLB Predictions

    I actually dressed up like this to write this post. I predict the itching of this beard will soon drive me to madness. ​Just a bare handful of hours, now, until the Cardinals' 2011 season gets underway. Plenty of ink and bytes have been spilled talking about what the season may bring, lots of it r ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Cardinals Game This Weekend. Let's Put Their Press Release to Good Use.

    Image viaSeriously, this is just wrong.​Fred Phelps and his hate-spewing minions at the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church have made more than a few appearances in St. Louis this year. They picketed Lady Gaga at the Scottrade Center and a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium back in July. And now, it ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Carp Comes Back In a Big Way

    commons.wikimedia.org​One start isn't really enough to make any determinations about a player's overall health, you know. We can't just look at this one game and conclude Chris Carpenter is just fine and ready to dominate in the second half of the season. That being said, Chris Carpenter is b ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Did the Rockies Use Juiced Balls to Beat the Cardinals?

    ​That's what ESPN's Jon Miller suggested in a radio interview last week -- the day after the Rockies rallied from a six-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat the visiting Cardinals by a score of 12-9. Below are a few of the excerpts from Miller's interview with KNBR-AM...

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    June 7, 2010

    2010 MLB Draft: A Mock Draft You Can Set Your Watch To

    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 >>

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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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    October 20, 2009

    The Year of the Collapsing Closer

    ​When people look back at the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship (it's going to happen, sadly; get used to the idea), there will be talk of Alex Rodriguez finally breaking through and becoming the clutch genius we all knew he had locked away inside him, or Derek Jeter leading the Yanks to the ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Post-Season Throwdown: What They're Saying in New York, Denver, Minneapolis

    ​Coming off the three-hour, 54-minute letdown last night in Los Angeles, there's nothing we want more than to look ahead to this afternoon's Game 2 start time of 5:07 p.m. and put Matt Holliday's plate failures and Chris Carpenter's perplexing inability to find the outside of the plate behind us.T ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Back In the Saddle (Hopefully, Anyway)

    For the past couple of weeks, I've been feeling really kind of rough. Not sick, necessarily, but just not all that well. Every few days, I would feel a little better, but then the next day it would be right back down. I had a hell of a time mustering the wherewithall to complete much of anything. No ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Rockies vs. Cardinals 9/27/09: The Photographer Who Caught the Catch That Probably Wasn't

    ​In just a moment we're going to hear from Craig Welling, a Denver blogger who snapped a photograph that was the source of much argument and consternation around the Interwebs last week.First, some background. On Tuesday RFT sports blogger Aaron Schafer dipped into a brewing controversy surro ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Rockies vs. Cardinals 9/27/09: The Photographer Who Caught the Catch That Probably Wasn't

    ​In just a moment we're going to hear from Craig Welling, a Denver blogger who snapped a photograph that was the source of much argument and consternation around the Interwebs last week.First, some background. On Tuesday RFT sports blogger Aaron Schafer dipped into a brewing controversy surr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 24, 2009

    A Matt Holliday Tribute You Might Not Have Seen

    I think after watching this video we can say that Matt Holliday was beloved in Colorado. Now that the former Rockie-then-Athletic has been traded to the Cardinals, we should all get acquainted with the kind of admiration he received in Denver. I imagine this is how one fan put a positive spin on the ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    The Marquis Attraction

    I wonder what sort of greeting Jason Marquis is going to get from the Busch Stadium crowd? I assume it will be positive, in keeping with the spirit of the All-Star Game and all, but I have to admit, if Marquis does in fact get into the game, I'll be sitting there in the press box, secretly hoping fo ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Adrian Beltre to the Cardinals? A Fantastic Move!

    sbnation.comIn his "Five Minutes" column today, the local daily's Bernie Miklasz offers up a few ideas on how the Cardinals could improve at the hot corner. The big man does a pretty stellar of job analyzing the stats behind a few trade prospects, including calling out the Coors-inflated numbers of ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    What is Wrong With Matt Vasgersian?

    You know, every day I sit down at the computer terminal here in Rundown Headquarters (also known as my mother's basement), and I start tapping away at the keys. My goal is to try and come up with something that is either interesting, funny, informative, odd, or maybe all of the above. Some days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    December 24, 2008

    The Devils, You Say

    New Jersey's shame is everlasting

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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 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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    August 1, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Larry Walker with the Expos

    In honor of yesterday's trading deadline, this week's Baseball Card of the Week features the Cardinals' last big impact deadline acquisition, Mr. Larry Walker. I've received a ton of great submissions the last couple of weeks, and I promise I'll try to get to more of them, but I just couldn't resi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008
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    July 15, 2008

    Now for the Bad News About the Cardinals

    Yesterday, I took a look at some of the biggest positives from the first half of the season. And really, it's been mostly positive so far. A team that no one really gave any chance of competing has reached the All-Star break in second place in the division, and is leading the wild card race. All g ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    Cardinals Should Stay Away from Rockies' Slugger Matt Holliday

    The Holiday, err, Holliday Road? The Internet has been positively atwitter ever since yesterday morning, when it was reported that the Cardinals are apparently interested in trading for Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies. There's been a ton of discussion all over the place, ... More >>

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    June 3, 2008

    June Will Be Tough Month for Cardinals

    Strange how quickly that optimism just faded away, isn't it? The Cards were on the verge of taking three of four games from the Pirates, going 5-2 on the home stand, and heading out onto the road riding a wave of momentum. Suddenly, in the space of about ten minutes and an equal number of pitches, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    San Diego's Weak Offense Evident Against Cards

    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Padres; not at all. San Diego came into this year with a pitching staff that boasted last year's Cy Young award winner (Jake Peavy) at the top, one of the best road pitchers in all of baseball as the Number 2, (Chris Young) and a Number 4 who's won more g ... More >>

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    May 9, 2008
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    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Pujols Finally Gets Some Rest

    Yesterday afternoon, right about 3 p.m. St. Louis time, a tremendous explosion was heard in downtown Denver, Colorado. Local officials, fearing the worst, visions of a terrorist attack in their heads, responded to the apparent source of the sound, Coors Field. Upon reaching the stadium, they were sh ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Death to Dinger

    Remember yesterday, when I said we may have seen the best play of our lifetimes? Well, it turns out I was wrong, and it only took one night for me to be proven so. Last night we saw not just one of the greatest throws I've ever witnessed, but two of them, both made by the same man. Ladies and Ge ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Death to Dinger

    Remember yesterday, when I said we may have seen the best play of our lifetimes? Well, it turns out I was wrong, and it only took one night for me to be proven so. Last night we saw not just one of the greatest throws I've ever witnessed, but two of them, both made by the same man. Ladies and Ge ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Roy vs. the Rain: Rick Ankiel and the Elements

    They call him "The Natural." Or, if they don't, they should. Last night Roy Hobbs, er, Rick Ankiel showed everyone firsthand why he's such a special player. He made things happen with his bat, hitting a mammoth shot off of Colorado's Aaron Cook to answer Brad Hawpe's solo homer of just an inning ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Thompson shows thrift with pitches in win

    That was exactly what the Cardinals needed from Brad Thompson today. The Cardinals took the third of a three-game series against the Rockies in a 3-0 win this afternoon. Thompson was economical with his pitches, getting through six and two-thirds innings in less than 90 pitches. He was very effec ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Thompson shows thrift with pitches in win

    That was exactly what the Cardinals needed from Brad Thompson today. The Cardinals took the third of a three-game series against the Rockies in a 3-0 win this afternoon. Thompson was economical with his pitches, getting through six and two-thirds innings in less than 90 pitches. He was very effec ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Roy vs. the Rain: Rick Ankiel and the Elements

    They call him "The Natural." Or, if they don't, they should. Last night Roy Hobbs, er, Rick Ankiel showed everyone firsthand why he's such a special player. He made things happen with his bat, hitting a mammoth shot off of Colorado's Aaron Cook to answer Brad Hawpe's solo homer of just an inning ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Cardinals Opening Day v2.0: The Brightest Spot

    Well, there wasn't much for Cards fans to cheer in last night's 2-1 loss to the NL champion Colorado Rockies. Later today our baseball blogger Aaron Schafer will glance back and look forward to tonight's rematch. But despite Kip Wells' hanging five zeroes on the Redbirds and Troy Glaus causing the ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Rainout

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at it, Deadspin also reminded us of how weird the St. Louis Cardinals' 2008 schedule looked when we scan ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Rainout

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at it, Deadspin also reminded us of how weird the St. Louis Cardinals' 2008 schedule looked when we scan ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    Pitchers & Catchers

    Why no Gay Day at Busch Stadium? Whod win an indoor football game between teams QBed by Neil Young and Alanis Morissette? Unreal asks the tough questions.

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    April 11, 2001

    Homer Town

    When it comes to a new stadium, not even opening day is immune from a sales pitch

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