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    November 27, 2013

    6 People Who Should Take David Freese's Place as Imo's Pizza Spokesperson

    As David Freese leaves the Cardinals to play ball with Albert Pujols in Los Angeles, Daily RFT began to wonder: Who should fill the baseball all-star's three-year contract to be the spokester for St. Louis staple Imo's Pizza? We have a few ideas.

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    November 26, 2013

    Cardinals Trade David Freese; What Will Imo's Pizza Do Now?

    Now that hometown boy and third baseman David Freese is on the Los Angeles Angels roster, pizza lovers around St. Louis want to know: Who will sell the square beyond compare?

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    November 1, 2013

    RFT Annual Halloween Joke Roundup: 2013 Edition (a.k.a. Worst Halloween Ever)

    Perhaps it was the Cardinals losing the World Series the night before. Or maybe it was the off-and-on rain falling all night. But 2013's Halloween in St. Louis was a real stinker. So were the jokes. But, hey, we can't break with tradition. As RFT has done over the past several years, below are the ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    VIDEO: Watch Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny Take a Fastball to the Face

    If you thought Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was tough during the screaming match with umpires in World Series Game One, wait till you watch this video of him as a player getting smashed in the face with a 90-plus-miles-per-hour pitch. Matheny barely reacts, spitting out what looks remarkably like ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Best and Worst Cardinals' World Series Memories

    Nineteen. It's the number of times the St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series, and a tally that's second only to the New York Yankees' 40 trips to baseball's big dance. The Redbirds also lay claim to the most championships, again after the Yankees. And while October baseball has mostly ... 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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    September 2, 2013

    Cardinals: Top 17 Sexiest Players of All Time

    Last week, we published an item noting that, according to ESPN's Uni Watch Power Rankings, the St. Louis Cardinals are the "best-looking team" in all of major league sports. That much deserved ranking is specifically in reference to the team's great retro-style jerseys and all around spiffy uniforms ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Smile and Say Provel Freese! Imo's Lands Cardinals Third Baseman as Spokesman

    He grew up chowing down on thin crust pizza at the Imo's in Ballwin. And now David Freese, the Cardinals hometown hero in the 2011 World Series, is the newest spokesperson for St. Louis' most iconic pizza. "It's always been my favorite pizza, and so I am very excited to now represent this great St ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Cardinals Send Mother's Day Greetings (VIDEO)

    Even the Cardinals had time to say happy Mother's Day to their moms. With tweets and a video! Check out the footage below of Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, David Freese and Lance Lynn expressing their gratitude to their hard-working, nurturing moms who helped them become baseball stars. Driving the ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Mike Tyson Asks David Freese To Come To His St. Louis Show, Cardinal Says He Can't Make It

    So this just happened. Mike Tyson will be in St. Louis tonight for his one-man show, and today, he's doing some good old-fashioned Twitter promoting in advance of his visit. This includes a polite request that David Freese swing by. Will the Cardinals third baseman make it??

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    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Five Cardinals File for Arbitration

    It's that time of year again, when salary arbitration comes to the forefront, as players across baseball file for a raise. It's not quite as exciting as the run-up to the annual Winter Meetings, and certainly not as much fun as when the countdown to Pitchers and Catcher Report Day begins in earnest, ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    David Freese's Accident Report

    Riverfront Times has obtained an uncensored copy of the accident report stemming from David Freese's single-vehicle crash on Thanksgiving afternoon, November 22. Initially the St. Louis County Police Department would only provide a heavily redacted version of the report. Today the department release ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    8 More Cringe-Inducing Fan-Made Songs About the St. Louis Cardinals

    Every sport has its fan-written songs, but in Major League Baseball today, it seems like no community seems to write as many as St. Louis Cardinals fans. And most of them are awful. See Also: - Cardinals World Series Fan Songs: A Remix, A Rally Squirrel And A Career High Point - A Whole New Ballga ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Which Song will FOX Ruin During the MLB Playoffs This Year?

    The MLB postseason began again over the weekend--you might have noticed your sports-agnostic fans living and dying with the Cardinals' Wild Card play-in game win on Friday. You might even have noticed, in yourself, a newfound interest in the vagaries of the infield fly rule. If you noticed those thi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Ten Surprises in the Upcoming Tony La Russa Memoir

    In case you haven't heard, good news, everyone! Tony La Russa has written a memoir, called "One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season" that will be released on the 25th of September. It's already getting some serious awards buzz, most nota ... 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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    May 1, 2012

    In Defense of KSDK's Julie Tristan and Her David Freese Interview

    So, this summer Six Flags is operating its "Mr. Freeze" roller coaster in reverse. To generate publicity for the ride, the theme park invited media out last week to give it a spin. To make the junket seem less self-serving, Six Flags also invited some kids from Big Brothers, Big Sisters to try out t ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    For Being Baseball's Best Fans, We Sure Are Hateful

    Cardinals' fans are a proud lot, especially when it comes to the oft-repeated claim that they're "the best fans in baseball." Apparently that sort of self esteem rubs some people the wrong way. The Twitter feed Baseball's Best Fans is a storehouse of ugliness, name calling and schadenfreude, all del ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Snow Globe Baseball Helmet = Ugliest World Series Collectible Ever?

    We know that sports fans -- especially those here in "Cardinals Nation" -- aren't exactly known for their fashion taste. (What was it that former Redbird Ryan Theriot said about Cardinals fans wearing tank tops, jean shorts and Timberland boots?)But, seriously, does anyone think we're homely enough ... 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 13, 2012

    David Freese: Tale of an Olive Sofa

    If you haven't yet seen the David Freese mini-profile in the current issue of Sports Illustrated (February 13, Eli Manning cover), you may want to take a peek. Writer Tom Verducci recounts a fun anecdote, perhaps overlooked by the local press (or maybe we just overlooked it), related to our hometown ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Cards Launch Imaginary Museum; Reality Still Less Encouraging

    ​Way back when in the magical days of the early 2000s, when Busch Stadium III was still just a twinkle in the eye of Bill DeWitt, the Cardinals proposed a new development next to the proposed stadium. It was to be called Ballpark Village, and it was going to be glorious. The highlight of the ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    November 2, 2011

    World Series Collectible Says Pujols Won MVP, Series Lasted 6 Games

    Click image for larger view.​Anyone else out there confused by the television commercials this week from The company is blanketing the St. Louis airwaves with ads for its 2011 World Series collectible (right) that includes a ball and a plaque commemorating the Cardinals' eleventh ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    David Freese on Jay Leno Tonight

    Photo: Chad Garrison​David Freese is having a tough time taking it all in. On Friday he was named World Series MVP after the miracle Cardinals won their 11th championship. Yesterday, tens of thousands of well-wishers showed up in downtown St. Louis for the victory parade. At least a half-dozen wom ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Chris Carpenter: The REAL World Series MVP

    In Carp we trust.​You know what's really a dick move? Just a couple days after a thrilling, beautiful victory in the World Series, and just one day after a parade that brought together thousands of strangers in the streets to celebrate a shared joy, taking to task the guy who won the Most Valuable ... More >>

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    October 29, 2011

    Farmhaus Crashes Cards Celebratory Clubhouse

    Via TwitterEric Scholle of Farmhaus with World Series MVP David Freese​The cook from Farmhaus hadn't expected to make it into the clubhouse of the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals last night, let alone come face to face with hometown hero and series MVP David Freese. So when he asked Free ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    One More Reason To Love David Freese: His Sense of Humor

    Two of last night's Game 6 heroes -- John Jay (2-2) and David Freese (2-5 with game-tying double and game-winning HR) -- discuss sword fights in the locker room, etc.

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    October 28, 2011

    David Freese's High School Coaches Reflect on Former Player's World Series Heroics

    David Freese was great in high school, but did anyone foresee a World Series hero?​When all is said and done, David Freese's performance in Game 6 of the World Series might go down as one of the greatest postseason performances of all time. At bat in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and down ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    A Brief History of the Game Six Miracle

    Edmonds, the man who brought us a miracle in 2004, then gave us David Freese on his way out the door. ​On the 20th of October, 2004, Jim Edmonds hit a walkoff home run in game six of the National League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Bottom of the twelfth, Albert Pujols stand ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 11, 2011

    David Freese's Coming Out Party

    Ha! I'll bet you were expecting me to go with the Schwarzenneger version of Mr. Freeze, but instead I threw you a curve and went old school! That's why I'M a very important internet columnist and you're, well, probably doing something better with your time. Sigh.​I wrote earlier today about the pe ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    In Squirrel We Trust: Did Varmint Hex Phillies Pitcher?

    ​David Freese would tell you that his 4 RBIs last night on the way to the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Phillies in Game 4 of the NLDS came by way of hard work and some technological assistance. After striking out in the 2nd inning, Freese went to the Cardinals clubhouse to watch video of his at ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Pujols' Gutsy Defense Key To Cardinals Victory

    ​Albert Pujols has had plenty of game-changing moments on the baseball field. He's hit home runs in the biggest situations, as Brad Lidge can readily attest. He's come through time and time again when the Cardinals have needed a spark. You can debate all day long whether he'll be worth the contrac ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Cards Are Swept Out of First Place by The Brewers -- So What Now?

    The Cards ran into one of these over the weekend. There were no survivors. ​It was, to put it lightly, a bad weekend to be a Cardinals fan. The Redbirds headed into Milwaukee up 2.5 games in the divisional race after taking 2 of 3 from the Astros. Three days later, the Cards limped out of Miller P ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    The Cards' Third Base Curse Strikes Again: Freese Out Longer than Expected

    That white orb in the left corner is actually a piece of David Freese's brittle wrist bone.​Monday was a bad day for the Cardinals. They opened up a four-game series against the Florida Marlins with a 6-5 loss, the second day in a row they had given up that many runs to an opponent. Since reaching ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Game Notes: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3, 5/04/11

    ​You know, it's bad when you play the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they look like the young, energetic, dynamic team, and you look like the tired, poorly constructed and fatally flawed team.Unfortunately, that's not all that far from how things looked last night. It's much too soon to really start worr ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    David Freese: Learning What It's Like to Go from Hot to, Um, Freesin'​For most of this season, David Freese has been sort of the unsung hero of the Cardinals' season. With the exception of one game (and actually really just about one inning), early on, his defense has been anywhere from solid to excellent (and seems to have improved as the seas ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Is McGwire to Blame for Cardinals' Lack of Offensive? The Numbers Don't Suggest It

    So a little over a month into the season, the Cardinals' pitching, particularly the starting pitching, has been absolutely exquisite, while the offense has been, um, let's see...what's the opposite of exquisite? Maybe not the opposite, actually; how about something that's well short of exquisite but ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Game Notes: Cardinals 6, Redlegs 3 -- 7th April 2010

    ​Well, I think it's pretty clear by now the 2010 Cardinals aren't going to lose a game this year. I can honestly say, after viewing them for two entire games all the way through, this may be the single greatest athletic entity in the history of the world. Move over, '27 Yankees, the Cardinals are ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    St. Louis: Ten Dumbest Crimes of 2009

    Even leaving aside the public servants (Jeff Smith, Steve Brown, T.D. El-Amin) who got caught red-handed this year, 2009 offered a bumper crop of truly stupid crimes.    ​10. Savvy Hillbillies Employ Dogs Eight men from 'round the town of Doniphan allegedly thought they could outsmart ma ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Ass Clowns of the Week: Hyatt Hotel Parking Valets

    The results are in, and the winners of last Friday's "Ass Clown of the Week" vote are the parking valets of the downtown Hyatt Hotel. Forty-one percent of Daily RFT readers thought the valets deserved the title after YouTube videos surfaced last week showing the parking attendants abusing people's c ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Ass Clown of the Week Is Back! Cast Your Vote for Biggest Local Bozo!

    ​Yes, 'tis that time of the week once more. Time for you, the readers of Daily RFT, to vote for the most despicable/idiotic local newsmaker of the past seven days. And the nominees...Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson: The University of Missouri lady basketball players accused of beating the crap ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Freese Fact-Check: How Many Beers Does A .232 Blood-Alcohol Content Make?

    ​Upon his arrest Saturday night, St. Louis Cardinal David Freese told police he'd thrown back seven beers -- and proceeded to blow a .232 BAC. According to this nifty "physiology, alcohol and the human body" chart from St. Louis-based Intoximeters, a blood-alcohol content of .232 in ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Freese! You're Under Arrest

    ​St. Louis Cardinals third-base prospect David Freese was arrested in Maryland Heights early Saturday on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Few other details have emerged about the incident, though Freese was not involved in an accident when detained by police.The Post-Dispatch notes this ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Roster Problems

    Yesterday afternoon, we saw what was, in my ever so humble opinion, the best start so far this year from a Cardinal go to waste. Chris Carpenter deserves some apologies, and a better outcome next time out. The question, of course, is how do you get him a better outcome next time? 

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    April 1, 2009
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