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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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    June 6, 2013
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    September 26, 2012

    Jaime Garcia, aka The Road Warrior

    A lot of ink, both digital and traditional, has been spilled on the subject of Jaime Garcia's struggles on the road. And with good cause, really; the discrepancy in Jaime's performance at home versus what he does away from Busch Stadium is, well, large enough it stretches the definition of discrepan ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Tyler Leaves Town

    The Tyler Greene Era, circa 2009-2012, has officially come to an end in St. Louis. The enigmatic infielder was traded to the Houston Astros earlier today in exchange for a player to be named later, which in baseball parlance is code for, "We really couldn't give a shit less what we get for the ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Trade Target Talkin': How Much for that Pitcher in the Window?

    Chris Carpenter is done for the season. The man be gone, and the man ain't be comin' back. Not in 2012 for sure, and maybe not never no more. Given this grammatically poor but factually accurate state of affairs, the Cardinals' pitching situation looks...well, it looks pretty ugly, to tell you ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Lance Lynn's Latest Masterpiece

    You know, it's really kind of sad that Lance Lynn pitched last night. Not that it's a bad thing he was on the mound, by any means, or that I would have rather seen someone else. Hell, at the moment I think I can honestly say there isn't anyone I would rather see on the mound than Lance Lynn.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    The Pythagorean Blues

    You know, it hasn't been the easiest season so far for the Cardinals. Don't get me wrong; it hasn't been a really miserable season of nothing but struggles, by any means. But when you looked at this team on paper before the season started, it looked like a team that should have comfortably taken the ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    A Brief Cardinals Draft-Day Primer

    The Major League Baseball first-year player draft is just a few hours away, taking place in New York City and beginning at six pm central. The Houston Astros have the first overall pick, and are expected to take Mark Appel, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford, with their selection. Appel isn't a ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Tyler Greene Still Tremendously Tantalizing, But Still Terribly Troubling Too

    I've written about Tyler Greene before; he's kind of a pet obsession of mine. Actually, not really an obsession; I don't care enough one way or the other to characterize it in that manner. But I will admit to finding him fascinating. Greene is an enigma, and as such invites far more specul ... 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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    March 22, 2012

    Sports Illustrated Picks Reds to Win NL Central; And Guess Who's on the Cover?

    ​Sports Illustrated is out with its annual baseball preview. And surprise, surprise the cover fronts Albert Pujols and fold outs with comparisons ranking him among baseball greats DiMaggio, Williams and Aaron. SI also picks Pujol's new team, the Los Angeles Angels, to win the World Series.As for t ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    The Greatest Baseball Novels of All Time: A Modest Compendium

    The blurb by Richard Russo on the front cover of Joe Schuster's new book The Might Have Been declares it "surely destined to join the ranks of transcendent baseball novels." And it is. But what are those other transcendent baseball novels, you may ask? Here are a few, selected by Schuster himself an ... 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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    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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    September 29, 2011

    Cardinals Had 1.1 Percent Chance of Making Playoffs a Month Ago

    ​The Cardinals completed one of the most improbable comebacks in baseball history yesterday in defeating the Houston Astros 8-0 and winning the National League wild card. On August 27 the Cardinals hit a season low when they found themselves 10.5 games off the NL Central lead and 10 games behind A ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Cardinals Make Statement in Pittsburgh, Then Promptly Retract It

    ​If you're looking for an allegorical representation of the Cardinals' season so far, you could do a whole lot worse than the weekend series against Pittsburgh. After all, it was a series absolutely fraught with symoblic importance, as both teams came in trying to make a statement. For the Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Kyle McClellan to Hit the DL; Who Takes His Turn?

    The Cardinals' current roster. ​It looks like Kyle McClellan is headed for the disabled list. He's scheduled to have an MRI on his hip today, and all indications are that he'll be placed on the DL shortly afterward. K-Mac was pulled from his last start with discomfort in the joint, and it's a ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Cardinals On Pace To Shatter MLB Record for Hitting Into Double Plays

    Would you believe this was the cleanest image I could find to go along with this article? ​No, the DP Blues is not what an adult film starlet gets after a particularly taxing week at work. The DP Blues is what the Cardinals have right now, and have had ever since Albert Pujols grounded into not on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    More Bullpen Hijinks in Houston

    ​You know, it's beginning to feel like pretty much an everyday occurrence, writing something about the current state of the Cardinals' bullpen. I suppose it's understandable, though; the relief situation for the Cards this year is rapidly becoming the single biggest defining characteristic of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    A Brief Interlude of Niceness For Jason Motte

    ​The Cardinals haven't been playing very well lately, plain and simple. The offense has been wildly inconsistent, the defense has been ragged, the pitching is beginning to show definite signs of stress. And to top it all off, the few nights all three of those potential stumbling blocks are avoided ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Rumor Roundup: Cards Looking at Valverde?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    My New Favorite Tennis Player

    rankopedia.comWhat a player. ​​You know, I like to think of myself as a pretty enlightened fellow. I really do. Certainly not the sort of neanderthal who would watch a women's tennis match simply because one (or both, come to think of it), of the contestants happened to be, um, rather attractive ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    The Cardinals Second Half Preview

    First, and most importantly, you'll have to forgive the lack of a clever title. I thought and thought, then thought some more, and really just didn't like any of the options I came up with. Some were too obscure, some not obscure enough, some didn't make much sense, still others lacked any tie to th ... 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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    January 13, 2009

    Best and Worst of Stadium Rock

    Tonight, at the Scottrade Center, one of my all time favorite bands will rock the collective ass of St. Louis for all that it's worth. Ladies and Gentlemen, AC/DC is in the house. I know, I don't really seem the sort to love AC/DC, but what can I say? Maybe it's the screech of Brian Johnson's vocals ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    St. Louis Cardinals, KTRS Rejig Radio Agreement

    The Cardinals and "The Big 550" KTRS-AM spent the month of October hammering out a new operating agreement that changes the way Cardinals broadcasts get promoted. Under the new terms, the Cardinals sales staff is now selling all the advertising inventory for game broadcasts, including pre- and pos ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008
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    September 26, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Howard, Pujols Battle for MVP

    We hear a lot 'round these parts about just how underrated Albert Pujols is. We hear how he should have half a dozen MVP awards by now, how he's putting up numbers that almost no one in the history of the game has, and how no other player in the game of baseball right now even begins to intimidate o ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    The Mark Mulder Pitching Obituary

    Well, it certainly did shoot the idea of a prediction contest all to hell and back, didn't it? Who had a third of an inning, with no runs? No one? Really? Didn't see that one coming? Seriously, though, that's obviously the sort of line that no one could have really predicted. However, I am a man ... 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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    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006
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    November 30, 2006

    Pujols Remarks Lost in Translation?

    The lead sports story on stltoday.com: Pujols says MVP should come from playoff team By Dionisio Soldevila ASSOCIATED PRESS Albert Pujols thinks he was snubbed. The Cardinals' slugger is upset he lost out to Philadelphia's Ryan Howard for the National League MVP award, saying Wednesday the hono ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006
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    December 28, 2005

    Unreal News Challenge 2005!

    Time again to take the year-end quiz

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    October 5, 2005

    Power Serve

    Fanny's homemade burgers have fed Busch's power elite for years

  • Music

    August 10, 2005

    Say Anything

    SoTheySay earns a record deal via hard work -- and a little help from the Internet

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    Ya Gotta Be a Player

    Names change, but the games of the elite go on

  • News

    June 27, 2001

    Dear Dubya

    Cardinals owner William DeWitt Jr. catches up with an old friend

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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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    April 19, 2000
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    April 19, 2000

    Card Sharks

    The St. Louis Cardinals want your money for their $370 million ballpark. But before the game begins, somebody needs to reshuffle the deck.

  • News

    February 2, 2000

    GOTTA GO BACK TO WORK

    a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta

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    May 5, 1999

    Foul Ball

    Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose

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