Los Angeles Dodgers

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    October 6, 2014

    Pearl Jam Grunts Out an Incredible Three-Hour Set at Scottrade Center: Review, Setlist, Photos

    Forget about Sting and his never-ending tantric sex. Pearl Jam just proved that its own Eddie Vedder is the master at giving it to us long, hard and deep. Pearl Jam rocked a packed Scottrade Center on October 3 with three exhilarating hours of hits spanning the band's 25-year career. Three hours. L ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    St. Louis Cardinals Fan Drops Beer on Crowd at Busch Stadium [VIDEO]

    Talk about a party foul. A St. Louis Cardinals fan with an almost-full cup of delicious golden brew accidentally dropped his beer onto a group of baseball fans at Busch Stadium during Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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    October 24, 2013

    World Series Superstitions: Don't Shave Your Beard, Don't Change Your Mayor?

    Hardcore baseball fans nerd out over math: batting averages, win shares, strike out to walk ratios. Eddie Roth, St. Louis' director of operations, is one such chic geek. As the St. Louis Cardinals advanced in the playoffs, he researched how their record compares to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Stan Musial's Grandson Brian Schwarze Hassled by Dodgers Fans

    According to (and buried way far down in) a sports column published in USA Today, Dodgers fans in Los Angeles yelled, threatened, threw popcorn at and tried to trip the grandson of Stan "The Man" Musial and his friends while they watched Games 3 and 4 of the postseason series against the Cardinals t ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    July 1, 2013

    Cardinals to Use the Force on Star Wars Night at Busch Stadium

    It isn't often that sports and nerd interests collide, but St. Louis will play host to this weird Venn diagram Wednesday, Aug. 7, when the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate George Lucas' Star Wars saga with a game that may cast the visiting L.A. Dodgers as evil Sith lords. Wait, scratch that. It'll be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Fernando Tatis: Former Cardinal Rocks MS Paint Like Chan Ho Park

    Fernando Tatis. Mention those two words to any St. Louis Cardinals fan worth his/her salt, and you'll transport them back fourteen years to an April ballgame in Los Angeles. Tatis, the Cardinals third baseman, had already hit one grand slam off Dodgers pitcher Chan Ho Park in the third inning when h ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    March 28, 2013
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    November 30, 2012

    The St. Louis Cardinals: Firmly in the 'Have-Nots'

    The Los Angeles Dodgers just sent a message to the rest of baseball, and that message is that the big, bigger, biggest money in baseball is no longer confined to the East Coast axis of evil. The Dodgers are currently engaged in the late stages of negotiating an enormous new television deal, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    The Redbird Playoff Report: September 25, 2012

    I like to put up misleading headlines like the one above sometimes; the sort that make you think whatever random crap I'm about to spew out is part of some continuing, regular feature that maybe you've missed. Redbird Playoff Report? Is that a thing, like a series of columns he's done tracking the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Cards Finish Off Sweep of Astros; Gain Real Breathing Room

    It may not have been the prettiest game any of us have ever seen -- or the prettiest the Cardinals have played -- but it got the job done. The Cards finished off a three game sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday at Busch Stadium behind a shaky-but-effective Jaime Garcia pitching performance an ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    The Cards Come Home Looking for Some Breathing Room

    So, yeah, the Cardinals suck on the road. I mean, like, really suck. Like, dude, they suck. Seriously. By the way, yes, that English degree is totally paying off for me in a big way. Totally. Like, awesomely big time. My degree is as sweet as the Birds are suck on the road. See how I tied that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Tests Positive, Suspended for the Season

    Melky Cabrera, left fielder for the San Francisco Giants and the beneficiary of an until-recently inexplicable surge in power despite playing in a hitter's graveyard this season, has tested positive for PED use and been suspended for 50 games under baseball's drug policy. Given there are but 44 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 28, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Does Not Win the Dodgers Bidding War

    ​Apparently, the speed of business is very fast indeed when $2 billion is on the table. That's the record-breaking price offered to current Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt by the investment group helmed by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. McCourt agreed to the sale mere hours after Major Lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Stan Kroenke May Win the Dodgers Bidding War Tomorrow

    ​Major League Baseball's owners are expected to hold a phone-in vote tomorrow to determine which of the three remaining suitors for the Los Angeles Dodgers will earn the right to fork over an estimated $1.5 billion for the team, and the right to join the exclusive owners' club. Owners get snazzy b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    The Best -- And Worst -- Of Baseball Broadcasting

    ​The noted sabermetric site Fangraphs recently did something a little unusual for such a hardcore stat-oriented website. They ranked baseball's television broadcasting teams. And while I might have expected them to come up with a statistic or formula to express the quality -- or lack thereof -- of ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Advances to Next Round of Dodgers Bidding

    ​Billionaire sports fan Stan Kroenke has been approved by the Los Angeles Dodgers (and its investment bank) to meet with Major League Baseball concerning his offer to buy the team. Kroenke is not the only big-bucks guy to get that approval. According to the anonymous sources "very close to the sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Cardinals Acquire Rafael Furcal, a Real Live Shortstop​Oh, if only I could somehow believe this would bring to an end the bitter sight of Ryan Theriot playing in a Cardinal uniform. Sadly, I'm sure this just means he'll be moving over to second base, where he can look marginally better but not actually be any better because the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    George Vecsey on "Prince of New York" Stan Musial

    ​Veteran New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey will be at O'B Clark's in Brentwood next Thursday night, May 12, for a signing party of his new book Stan Musial: An American Life. (The event is sponsored by Left Bank Books.) Yesterday he took some time out from his tour to talk to Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Brad Penny on Twitter​I freely admit I'm at least moderately anti-Twitter. I know, I know, as a blogger and therefore member -- at least in name -- of the New Media, I should love it. In fact, it's actually in my RFT contract that I'm required to praise and promote all social media when in public. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    What Is Wrong with This Picture? Special World Series Edition!

    Let's just say you don't turn to FOX -- or to Joe Buck, who recited this graphic word for word last night -- for the facts. ​

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Getting Behind the Angels

    ​With the Cardinals out of the playoffs, I've had to decide what team I'm going to root for the rest of the playoffs. Sure, I could just watch the games impartially and enjoy the sport itself, but where's the fun in that? No, I'm one of those people who are always going to set up a team to root fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3

    Okay, so it wasn't quite the start the Cardinals were hoping for. Okay, so maybe that isn't quite strong enough. ​Going into last night's game, the Cardinals should have been confident. Hell, even I was confident, and I am never, ever, ever confident when it comes to October baseball. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    The Cardinals Will Lose to the Dodgers in Five

    Leitch​The St. Louis Cardinals are not going to make it past the first round of the playoffs, according to a sports blog hero and admitted Cardinal fan.Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin and now blogger emeritus for the blog that ESPN loves to hate, gave that prediction today. However, this decade a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Cardinals' Dan McLaughlin is Baseball's Second-Biggest Blabbermouth

    Last August, the ever-brooding Jeff Kent, finishing out his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, threw one of his patented hissy fits when a Los Angeles Times columnist had the temerity to suggest that Manny Ramirez's arrival had helped Kent raise his batting average by twenty points. Wikiped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Trolley Dodgers 2 17/08/09 - The Best Day Ever

    A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Cardinals: We'll Take that 2004 World Series Trophy Now, Thanks

    We'll take that now, kthnx.​Now that the venerable New York Times has published a report -- out today -- that Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz tested positive for 'roids in 2003, the entire roster of the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals, its management and fans are politely asking for the 2004 World Series t ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Your Wake-Up Call: Baseball Boogie

    Because  it's 7:00 a.m. I'm still a bit slap-happy, I present you this atrocious music video featuring the 1986 Los Angeles Dodgers. That's former Cardinals outfielder Pedro Guerrero rapping at minute 1:05. In Espanol and English, tooWe're going to get down A little just  for youNote: Chec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    My Cardinals: Will Leitch, Blogger Superhero

    Opening Day is finally here. Winter has loosened its grip on our little corner of the world (well, sort of, anyway), and spring is beginning to bloom. Our annual ritual of renewal and rebirth is a few scant moments away, after the months of waiting impatiently for it to arrive. I could giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Andre the Dodger Has a Food Blog

    Sometimes it seems like everyone on the freakin' planet has a food blog. Still, when someone you really don't expect to have a food blog -- like, say, a baseball player who casual fans of the might have trouble placing -- and it's pretty entertaining, it's worth noting.So it is with Los Angeles Dodg ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    When St. Louis was the Most Racist City in Major League Baseball

    In Saturday's New York Times, in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Barack Obama's inauguration, columnist George Vecsey and the great Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe (pictured above, center) took a look back at the old days 60-some years ago when black players like Newcombe and Jackie Robins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Not Manny Problems, the Dodgers Couldn't Back Up Ramirez

    And then there were three. The Dodgers were eliminated last night; the Phillies beat them 5-1 to send Los Angeles home. Looking back at my prediction for the series, I was totally right. Five games. You heard it right here, baby. Of course, there is the small issue of the fact that I thought it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Unreal Live-Blogs the Final Presidential Debate

    7:56 p.m.: Allrighty then. Unreal is going to attempt to live-blog the final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign. Why? Good question. Because it's there? Because it's a defining moment in American history? Nah. Because we want to see whether John McCain spontaneously combusts on national tele ... More >>

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    October 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Joe Torre in 1966

    Ah, the Card of the Week. You know, I have to be honest with all of you; when I first heard the idea for this, I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic for it as I made myself out to be. Not that I didn't like baseball cards, or anything like that, but I just wasn't sure that the feature had any sort of le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Prediction: Dodgers Win Pennant in Five Games

    The NLCS begins tonight. Sadly, the Cardinals were unsuccessful in petitioning the league to let them in "just because." Two of the more storied franchises in the National League will go at it for the chance to lose to the American League champ this year; the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angel ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008
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    June 18, 2008
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    May 23, 2008

    Dodgers for Dummies: A Series Preview

    Just a short jaunt northward from San Diego go the Cardinals, to take on the Dodgers in the latter half of their West Coast Swing. What they find when they get there, though, will be much further from the Padres than the drive would indicate. Whereas the Padres are a team sinking, falling further ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2007

    Hopelessly Devoted

    "I loved Ned Garver. He was [the Browns'] best pitcher in the '50s. He won 20 games in 1951, but the team lost 100."

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    August 1, 2007

    Evan Help Us

    Joe doesn't buy into the "magical Negro" business.

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    October 12, 2005

    Vacant Lots

    The Cards are in the playoffs. So why are there so many empty seats?

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    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

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

  • Music

    July 27, 2005

    Ry Cooder

    Chávez Ravine (Nonesuch)

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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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