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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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    April 17, 2012

    "Sign Man" Marty Prather Reserves His Best Work For Chicago Cubs

    Marty Prather, 53 For the Cardinals' home opener series against the Cubs last weekend, "Sign Man," also known as Marty Prather, came prepared. Well, Prather always comes prepared -- the Springfield resident has upward of 40 hand-painted signs jammed in beside his seat along the first-base line -- b ... 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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    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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    February 9, 2012

    Brad Penny Heading to Japan

    ​I don't know how I managed to miss this story when it first popped up, but former Cardinal hurler Brad Penny agreed to a deal with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the NPB (Japan's major league), for the 2012 season. The contract, worth a reported $4 million plus another potential $3.5 million ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Albert Takes the Money and Runs

    Something tells us Pujols ornaments will not be a hot seller this Christmas. ​You know, there are a couple of things that really bother me about Albert Pujols bolting for the coast. I'll get to those in a moment, though. First, let me tell you what doesn't bother me about this. I am not angry ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Poll: Is Pujols Worth $220 Million for 10 Years?

    Cardinals show El Hombre the bling.​So, the Cardinals have apparently done what they've tried to avoid up till now: mortgage the team's future on a single player. The Post-Dispatch reports today that Bill DeWitt Jr. & Co. have offered Albert Pujols $220 million over 10 years. That offer seems ... More >>

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    November 12, 2011

    Marlins Make Their Move for Albert

    Albert Pujols has said before it's not all about the money. If he's seriously considering going to Miami next season, it's pretty clear it's not all about the fashion for him, either. ​Albert Pujols was in Miami yesterday, meeting with the Florida/Miami/Dade County Marlins. The newly christened Mi ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    The Allen Craig Experiment

    Tony La Russa, center, discussing Allen Craig's future with John Mozeliak, left. Craig is shown far right. ​It's been an interesting season, to say the least, for the Cardinals so far in 2011. Between injuries to top players, one of the most fraught, complex slumps in major league history, and ple ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 5, 2011

    Cardinals Pitcher Eduardo Sanchez: Human After All

    The way I picture Eduardo Sanchez in my head. ​I say Eduardo Sanchez may be human after all not because he got beaten Wednesday night. Every pitcher, no matter how good, is going to get hit sometimes. No, I say he may be human after all because Sanchez showed a flaw Wednesday night, an actual weak ... 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 18, 2011

    Chugging Milk at a "Chocolate Seder"? Even a Jackass Knows That Ain't Kosher

    Image viaDrink up! (Slowly, and with a bucket nearby.)​Today's Post-Dispatch includes an innocuous, even charming, article by Jesse Bogan about a "Chocolate Seder" held over this past weekend for kids at Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur.According to the article, the aim of this "Seder" wa ... 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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    March 1, 2011

    Reminder: First Cardinals' Broadcast of Spring Training Today at Noon

    Mike Shannon: "Heh, heh. Wow. Get up, baby!"​Yesterday was the start of the Grapefruit League season for the Cardinals. The club lost 6-3 to the Florida Marlins. The good news: Redbird newcomer Lance Berkman looked strong, going  2 for 2 with a home run. Pitcher Raul Valdes, starting for Adam ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Reason to Rejoice: Cardinals' Pre-Season Begins Today

    Crocus Cardinals = Spring around the corner.​With temperatures plunging back into the 30s today we here at Daily RFT were desperate for some kind of sign that this miserable winter will one day end. We think we've found it. Just as the first crocus blooms suggest the thawing of the spring, so too ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Adam Wainwright: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Cy

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdam Wainwright, contemplating the most likely candidates to beat him out for future Cy Young awards. ​I wonder if Cy Young Award Winner Announcement Day is just like the worst day of the year for Adam Wainwright. The way some people have particularly sad anniversaries marked ... More >>

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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 20, 2010

    Cardinals Offense: The One That Got Away

    Up yours, marlin. ​Well, at least the Reds lost too. Of course, the fact Cincinnati was unable to come back against the Braves just means the Cardinals missed a golden opportunity to retake their rightful place at the top of the NL Central. So maybe the Reds losing should go under the 'piling ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Cards Pitcher Dennys Reyes to Open Casual Family Restaurant

    Image via​Stan Musial. Albert Pujols. Ozzie Smith. Dennys Reyes?That's right: The Cardinals pitcher announced this morning that he will join the ranks of current and former Redbirds who have opened restaurants in St. Louis when Dennys's, a casual family restaurant, debuts in Affton this summer."I' ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Albert Pujols Wins MVP Award​Bill James has called him the perfect player, and this year, the voters apparently agreed. Albert Pujols won his third MVP award today, second in a row, by a unanimous vote. In other news, the sun came up today in the East, much as had been expected. Pujols nearly d ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    The Worst Thing Ever: Mark Whicker, Jaycee Dugard, and Why Rape Victims Aren't Funny

    Hey, you know what I like? Jokes. How about you guys? You do? Well that's just great. Have I ever got a treat for you. ​Have you heard the one about the little girl who was kidnapped, tossed into some dude's yard, raped repeatedly, impregnated, forced to give birth in a shed, and kept im ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    The Robert 'Kip' Wells Appreciation Thread

    I would like to tell you all a story. It isn't a great story; hell, it's barely worth telling at all, but this here is my blog, and so I'ma gonna tell it. One of the many benefits of being a professional blogger (along with the lack of sunlight from hiding in the basement all day), is the exaggerate ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Topps to Become Exclusive Baseball Card Company

    File under ridiculous douchebag bullshit: Major League Baseball and Topps have reached an agreement to make Topps the only licensed maker of baseball cards. I'm not going to try and be balanced or fair about this. This is fucking bullshit. Of all the shitty things MLB has done over the years - ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    The Draft Thread

    Well, here we go, everybody. The Draft is finally here, and now we wait for the Nationals to tell us what we already know. Aaaaand there we are. Strasburg is the pick at #1. In other news, the sun came up in the East this morning, and likely will again tomorrow. 

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    May 19, 2009

    The Five Best and Worst Things About the Chicago Cubs

    There are five really good reasons why the Cubs are going to win the NL Central in '09, and there are five pretty good reasons why they won't. There are 100 reasons why this guy shouldn't be wearing that jersey.The Cardinals are in full free-fall mode, having just been swept by the Milwaukee Brewers ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008
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    April 11, 2007

    A Mathews-Dickey coach does all he can to take black kids out to the ballgame.

    African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.

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    November 30, 2005

    Coin Toss Corner

    St. Louis takes the gold and silver medals for urban maladies: first in gonorrhea, second in chlamydia. Oh, and last in the National Hockey League.

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    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

    Strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a minor-league hitting coach

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    July 21, 2004

    Damn Tall

    Unreal chats with some lovely ladies and gets the scoop from Jay Farrar-endorsed candidate Mark Smith (who's perfectly lovely too); plus, Bill Haas gets a love letter and Unreal heads to court

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    October 8, 2003


    Jennifer Joyce contest results, a psychic porn star and perhaps the only Provel-related legal battle in history: Who could ask for anything more? (We've got dirt on Gephardt and the Cards, too, just in case you're greedy.)

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    June 9, 1999