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  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013
  • News

    February 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The Lohse Legacy

    Okay, so it isn't exactly as exciting as The Bourne Legacy, but it works better from an alliterative angle, right? Of course it does. Plus, so far as I know, Jeremy Renner isn't any good at baseball. So we've got that going for us right off the bat. (If Jeremy Renner is actually an ex-minor league b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Adam Wainwright Returns and Shaun Marcum's Sore Shoulder

    ​Just a couple quick mid-day baseball related notes: Adam Wainwright made his return to the mound today, even if only in a spring training capacity, and did so quite successfully, throwing two scoreless innings against the Minnesota Twins. It was the first time Wainwright had appeared in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Yadier Molina Sticking Around for Awhile

    ​The Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina agreed yesterday on a contract extension for 5 years, one reported to be worth $75 million, with an option for a sixth year worth another $15 million. Add in the $7 million Molina is due to make this season, and this becomes the second-largest contract ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Joe Buck Honors His Father with Game 6 Call

    Jack and Joe Buck call their respective Game 6's from Kidd Video on Vimeo.Twenty years ago, the late-great Jack Buck was doing the TV commentary for Game 6 of the 1991 World Series when Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins hit an 11th-inning home run to win the game and take the Atlanta Braves to a ... More >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Food Network Creates $14 "Signature" Sandwich for Busch Stadium

    Food NetworkDo not adjust your television set. This is a Food Network steak sandwich -- the Red, White and Blue Steak Sandwich, to be precise.​If there's one thing St. Louis Cardinals fans love, it's an all-star hunk of meat at on the plate. Tomorrow, on Busch Stadium's 2011 opening day, the F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Cliff Lee: The Sound of a Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch

    commons.wikimedia.orgLee in his first go-round as a Phillie. ​In what can only be described as a rather surprising move, Cliff Lee, aka the "Best Left-Handed Pitcher in Baseball At the Moment," spurned the Yankees' big dollars, as well as those of the Texas Rangers, in order to return to the Phila ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    American Mustache Institute Names Goulet Finalists: Pat O'Brien, Morgan Spurlock In Running

    As Pat O'Brien might tell you, his mustache is "so fucking hot." But is it hot enough? ​Today nineteen men share the honor of being named finalists for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year. On December 4, one man (and his lip hair) will stand apart when he's announced the winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Five Reasons The Cardinals Should Trade for Cliff Lee*

    Image sourceWouldn't Cliff Lee look nice in Cardinal red?​In case you haven't been paying attention these past three games, the Mariners stink.It's a special kind of stink too. They run into outs on the bases, commit costly errors, blow saves and generally suck at hitting. Just think of an ugly wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 20, 2010

    Pining For Pineiro: Ex-Cardinal Off to a Brilliant Start This Season

    commons.wikimedia.orgPlease come back to us, Jo-El! ​I don't know if anyone else has been following the performance of one Joel "El Pinata" Pineiro since he left the Cardinals this past offseason, but I have. Not out of some sort of masochistic impulse to see the Cards' moves turn out badly and se ... 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

    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. 

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Show Review Photos Setlist: The Hold Steady at the Gargoyle, April 6

    Even before the show began, the boys in the Hold Steady had a challenge set before them. The celebrated Brooklyn group, widely considered to be one of the best working bands in indie rock or anywhere else, was booked at Washington University's Gargoyle club, a venue that most post-collegiate show-go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Insert Fat Joke Here

    Hooray! The Cardinals are no longer cheap, grasping bastards who refuse to part with their ill-gotten gains to put a winning team on the field! Wait, that isn't what this means? Oh. Well, never mind then. Yes, I realize he isn't CC Sabathia. About the same size, though, so there's that, right? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: How the Cardinals Could Have Drafted Chase Utley of the Phillies

    Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Kyle Lohse Rookie Card

    It's Friday in the Gateway City, and you all know what that means. It's time again for our Baseball Card of the Week here at the Rundown. In honor of Kyle Lohse becoming the Cardinals' first twelve-game winner of the year last night, I'm bringing you a card from my own personal collection.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Tom Brunansky

    Happy Friday, everyone. And since it's Friday, you know what that means. It's time again for our Baseball Card of the Week feature here on The Rundown. Today's card comes to us from Mr. Alex Fritz of St. Louis. It is a 1989 Topps Card featuring one of my personal least favorite players to ever d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    2008 Cardinals Draft Pick Analysis

    Going into this year's First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a very different situation from years past. The farm system is much healthier now, and the team was in a position to draft more according to talent available, rather than constantly trying to build depth and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Cards Blog: Tampa Bay Rays are Doormats No Longer

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been the laughing stock of baseball for a lot of years. They've annually picked in the top five in the June draft, they've never finished over .500, and they've never had a sniff of contention. No longer. Now that the Rays are in town for their first-ever series in St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Cards Blog: Tampa Bay Rays are Doormats No Longer

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been the laughing stock of baseball for a lot of years. They've annually picked in the top five in the June draft, they've never finished over .500, and they've never had a sniff of contention. No longer. Now that the Rays are in town for their first-ever series in St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    The Jeff Weaver Wire Watch -- Special Sidney Ponson Edition!

    Last Friday, after Unreal had imbibed too many Jell-O shots to legally blog, the Seattle Mariners announced that they'd placed former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jeff Weaver on the fifteen-day disabled list with "right shoulder tendinitis." USA Today quotes Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    The Jeff Weaver Wire Watch -- Special Sidney Ponson Edition!

    Last Friday, after Unreal had imbibed too many Jell-O shots to legally blog, the Seattle Mariners announced that they'd placed former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jeff Weaver on the fifteen-day disabled list with "right shoulder tendinitis." USA Today quotes Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2006
  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Vacant Lots

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

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

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

  • Film

    June 22, 2005

    1987 World Series: There's No Place Like Home (1987)

    Phyllis remembers a kinder, gentler Series

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2001

    Diamond in the Rough

    River City Rascals baseball means wacky promotions, no traffic jams, $2 hotdogs and never a bad seat

  • News

    June 28, 2000

    Getting What You Don't Pay For

    Success ruins some of baseball owners' most tearful tales

  • News

    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

    January 12, 2000

    FIELD OF SCHEMES

    The strategy for a new baseball stadium includes enlisting the involvement of key downtown developers while limiting public say over subsidies

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    STADIUM MADNESS, PART 1

    The Cards hold all the cards as the propaganda machine fires up

  • News

    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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