Jon Jay

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    May 12, 2014

    Quiz: Can You Match the St. Louis Cardinals Player to His Walk-Up Song?

    Quiz time! Are you the best of the best fans in baseball? See if you can match the St. Louis Cardinals players with the songs they choose to rock the stadium while they prepare to bat. Here's how the game works:

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    June 27, 2013

    Albert Pujols Is "Bitter" About The Way Cardinals Front Office Handled His Departure

    Albert Pujols loooves St. Louis, but is just a little tiny bit bitter about some aspects of his departure from the Cardinals. The more he talked about St. Louis in his interview with Jon Paul Morosi, "the more he smiled." That is, until he stopped smiling. "St. Louis is still a special place fo ... 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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    December 19, 2012

    Jon Jay is Having a Party -- And You Don't Get to Go

    Hey, wanna hear something that sounds really awesome? How about bowling with Jon Jay and a bunch of his famous friends? I know, right? Totes awesome, kid! Well, guess what? You probably aren't going to get to bowl with Jon Jay and all his famous friends anytime soon. The reason? Because while J ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Rock Bottom Redbirds

    The game last night has to be the low point of the season, right? I mean, it can't possibly get any worse. ...right? I wrote before the series began about the Cardinals having a huge opportunity in front of them, an opportunity to virtually bury one of the teams chasing them for the second ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    The Cardinals' Offensively Awesome Offense

    So the Cardinals actually managed to finish off the sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday. I have to admit, I'm a little surprised they pulled it off. Not because the Astros are a particularly tough test; they are far and away the worst team in baseball, and the fact Jeff Luhnow has decided to ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    The Cardinals Run a Marathon -- And Come in Second

    It took 19 innings, but the Cardinals managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the end. It was, in a very special way, the perfect version of a 2012 Cards game. Coming into this latest series against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- aka the team the Cards are chasing in the standings -- th ... 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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    October 25, 2011

    The Bullpen Phone, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    ​So apparently the bullpen phone is a problem. Because, you know, the Cards can't seem to get the right reliever up at kind of a big moment. As far as problems go, though, the bullpen phone isn't even close to the biggest one the Cardinals had last night. The fact the bullpen shenanigans of n ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Four Cardinals Starters Batting Sub-200 Through Series

    If this image looks like it came from an E-D website, there's good reason for that.​First of all, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, yesterday was not the colossal St. Louis sports failure that you made it out to be during last night's World Series broadcast. No one in their right mind here in St. Louis t ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    An Apology to Jaime Garcia, And Then a Bunch of Criticism

    I'm sorry, Jaime. Really. Truly.​Dear Jaime, I am very, very sorry for ever doubting you. I'm sorry for thinking you a head case, for calling you a blow-up waiting to happen. I'm sorry I thought you were probably worn down after throwing close to 50 more innings this season than you ever had ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    5 Keys to Cardinals' Game 3 Win in NLCS

    The rally towels were out in force last night.​Unlike Chris Carpenter's last start, when he carried the Cardinals in a 1-0 shutout over the Phillies to advance to the NLCS, the clubhouse ace would require a team effort last night. He got it in a big first inning of production from Redbird batters ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    How Not to Take a Good At-Bat (Cardinals' Examples A, B, C)

    commons.wikimedia.orgJon Jay wins our Worst Plate Appearance of the Night award. ​The Cardinals won last night, taking a two games to one lead over the Brewers and keeping alive their chances to clinch at World Series berth at home. The bullpen was the real hero, along with an early offensive outb ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Cardinals Pull Even with Brewers In a Blowout

    Statue of Lance Lynn currently being proposed for addition to the collection outside Busch Stadium. ​It's probably going to be overlooked, considering the final score of the game last night, but I think Lance Lynn may very well have saved the Cards' collective bacon. He entered the game with the s ... 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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    September 27, 2011

    Cardinals Earn Dubious Distinction: Hit Into Most Double Plays in NL History

    ​Well, folks, it finally happened. The Cardinals last night wrote themselves into the record books. Regardless of whether the Redbirds squeak out a wild-card birth over the next two days, the 2011 season will live in infamy. Last night, en route to a soul-crushing 5-4 extra innings loss to th ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Jon Jay and The Curse of a Starting Job

    Jon Jay: Looks like a greater starter until he actually is.​Last year at the trade deadline, the Cardinals got rid of one of their most productive, talented offensive players -- an outfielder -- in search of pitching help. They felt confident moving Ryan Ludwick in the three-team deal with the Cle ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Tonight: The Cardinals' Last Stand

    General George Custer, moments before telling one of his men, a Lieutenant Patterson, he had, "Complete faith you can lead us to victory over these Algonquin sunsabitches."​Things have not been going all that well for the Cardinals lately. What's that, you say? You expected an expletive-laced ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Worst Trade Ever! Cardinals Send Colby Rasmus to Toronto for Spare Parts

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to see what an incompetent sports organization looks like, I have an outstanding example for you right here in St. Louis. The Cardinals today have agreed to trade away Colby Rasmus, their young center fielder, who has multiple years of club control lef ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    The Final Tally on Albert's Absence

    Sorry, but there's no way I'm ever going to acknowledge Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Just not happening. ​With Albert Pujols officially coming off the disabled list on Tuesday, so far ahead of schedule we should probably all be looking for claws coming out of his hands (It's a Wolverine joke, folks. ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    No Pujols? No Problem.

    ​So I'm sure everyone's heard by now that Albert Pujols, formerly unstoppable baseball machine, will miss somewhere between four and six weeks with a fractured wrist/forearm/whatever other random bone you like. There are plenty of questions and concerns in the wake of Albert's injury, not least of ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Reviewing the Cardinals' Draft -- Rounds 6-10

    ​When we last saw our red-clad heroes, they were trapped deep in the bowels of the 2011 draft, having just attempted to extricate themselves with the help of a polished sinker-y righthander from Oregon State named Gaviglia. He was the first pitcher taken by the Redbirds, after a truly bizarre run ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Keith Law Releases New Prospect Rankings; Two Cardinals Make the List

    ​Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    The Double Play Blues, Part 2

    A twin killing! Get it? Okay, fine, they're just brothers, not twins. Man, tough room. ​You all may remember (or you may not; I don't honestly know how much attention anyone pays to me), that just a few weeks back I wrote about the astonishingly high number of double plays the Cardinals have hit i ... More >>

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    April 2, 2011

    Matt Holliday Lost to Appendicitis

    Holliday, moments before the appendectomy caught up with him. ​The 2011 baseball season is exactly one game old. So far, here's the good news: David Freese's ankles have yet to catch on fire, Colby Rasmus looked good in game one, and Albert Pujols should be significantly more affordable after a se ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    September 7, 2010

    Tony La Russa and The Razzle Dazzle Kid

    ​Going into the long Labor Day weekend, I fully expected to be focused on the Cardinals. Sure, there was the Mizzou-Illinois game to attend, and a couple other college football games I found intriguing, and there was the Greek Festival down at St. Nicholas' church. (By the by, memo to the festival ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Five Cardinals You Don't Ever Want to Piss Off

    ​So the great fracas that was the Reds/Cardinals series is over, with our boys in red roundly thumping their boys in red and taking over sole possession of first place in the National League Central. The series was an outstanding one, full of drama and heartbreak and brilliance on both the offensi ... More >>

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    July 31, 2010

    Cardinals Trade Ryan Ludwick in Three-Team Deal​According to various and sundry sources, the Cardinals have completed a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians that will send Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and bring Jake Westbrook to the Cards. At first blush, I really liked this deal, thought it w ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Rumor Roundup: The Return of Jimmy Baseball

    Literary legend Thomas Wolfe evinces his displeasure upon being told he will one day be referenced in a baseball blog post. ​You can't go home again. It's just the way things are. We all fight it, we all do what we can to hold out on our younger worlds, but facts, as they say, is facts. You can ne ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Get Well Soon, Swingin' Dick

    I'll admit it: I actually yelled out when Dick Ankiel went into that wall last night. Usually, even in the case of an injury, I'm much more taciturn, but not this time. Honestly, I thought he was dead. I jumped up, screamed out "Oh my God," and just stood there in my living room, hands pressed ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    September 10, 2008

    The Seven Brightest St. Louis Cardinals Prospects

    I don't want to jump all over a guy when he hits a walk-off anything, but honestly, could that have been a more pathetic swing? I'm pretty sure the commissioner's office is reviewing tape of Cesar Izturis' at-bat right now, trying to decide whether or not they can actually let a game be won on a hit ... 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 >>