St. Louis loves to believe it has the best fans in baseball. And Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny seems to agree. In a blog post written in honor of the Redbirds first 2014 game at home, Matheny says the city's "tradition, history, legends and passionate fan base" make St. Louis a uniquely wonderful ... More >>
Last month, we published an article on the Christian imagery etched into the dirt on the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium this season, after a disgruntled Cardinals fan sent Daily RFT a series of photos showing a cross and what appeared to be the fish symbol on the field. Our post has since gotten a ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Daily RFT got an e-mail from a reader and lifelong Cardinals fan who, while watching the games this season, had noticed something he hadn't seen before on the pitcher's mound. Right near the cleat scraper, etched into the dirt, there appeared to be a Christian cross and fish symbol. ... More >>
Calling all of the Best Fans In Baseball! Take a break from your intense soccer bashing, avert your eyes from the permanent destruction at Busch Stadium for some stupid exhibition game and looky here! Cardinal Nation has got some intense loving on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. "Injur ... More >>
By Erik Thompson With additional reporting by Reed FischerThe 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many peopl ... More >>
It's a marriage made in...Arkansas? The St. Louis Cardinals' Hall of Fame Museum went into storage back in 2008, in anticipation of it moving to Ballpark Village. As we all know, that didn't quite work out, so in January of 2012, the museum moved to its new home: online at this shiny new website. ... More >>
When we heard that the Pujols Family Foundation was about to unveil a nine-foot bronze statue of Albert Pujols, our first question was: Is Albert wearing a Cardinals jersey?"He is," says sculptor Harry Weber, who's been working on the piece since around the time Pujols ended contract-extension ta ... More >>
Missing: Brian Sutter's teeth and more Blues players in the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.Need more proof that St. Louis is a "baseball town"? Check out the names (below) of the athletes and broadcasters inducted yesterday to the inaugural class of the new St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Ten of th ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already read Joe Posnaski and Bill James' Sports Illustrated cover story from last week on Albert Pujols, well, what else are you doing on a Monday morning. Working?In what was probably the best piece of writing/analysis to come out of All-Star week, James makes the c ... More >>
So apparently George Brett doesn't like it when people take shots at the Royals manager. Who knew? Oh, and he hates sportswriters and media people pretty much just in general. Sort of makes me glad I'm over on this side of the state, you know? Tough to feel good about yourself when a Hall of Famer ... More >>
Take a stroll down the Delmar Loop and you might do a double take when passing by Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock's spot on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The star is still there, but the plaque with all the info about the Brock's baseball exploits (938 career stolen bases good for second all-time) i ... More >>
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
If you've been to the Loop lately and looked down at the sidewalk, you might have seen Lou Brock's star on the Walk of Fame and thought to yourself, "Wow, base-stealing legend Lou Brock has had his informative plaque -- his base, even -- stolen from the Loop's Walk of Fame!"But you'd be wrong. The p ... More >>
Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>
Walk of Fame: Munchkin Mickey Carroll comes up short.
Update (May 7, 2009): Mickey Carroll, Dead at 89. In the end, neither a letter from Governor Matt Blunt nor the recommendation of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was enough to sway the jury. Mickey Carroll -- one of the few surviving Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz -- will not get a star on the St. Lou ... More >>
The Cardinals' legendary organist tickles the keyboard -- and a lot more
One museum. Five hundred pieces of baseball history. All kinds of sweet!
Unreal bids fond farewell to Jerry Berger, witnesses a presidential Opening Day and a six-foot-tall termite and gives out a very, very special award
Bring gloves and mittens
See Redbirds in January at the eighth annual St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up
Halo and hype over Jack Buck pierced by the passing of Darryl Kile
How Frisco success ruined case for stadium welfare handouts
After five years in office, enigmatic Darlene Green has become a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis
Owners' Closed Books
The life stories of St. Louis' pro-baseball teams are lovingly chronicled in Peter Golenbock's The Spirit of St. Louis: A History of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns
Making fast friends with the noble greyhound
A simple, happy message helped him become the nation's favorite preacher. Thanks to a Popsicle-slick PR machine and a talent for dodging tough questions, we've forgotten what Billy Graham is really all about.