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NL East

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are 2nd Most Loyal: Study

    Only New York Yankees fans are less likely than St. Louis Cardinals fans to jump off their team's bandwagon during a losing season or to jump back on after a few wins, according to researchers at Emory University. The three-part 2014 MLB Fan Analysis aims baseball's penchant for statistics at the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Jon Stewart "Leaks" St. Louis Cardinals Mascot Fredbird's Sex Tape [VIDEO]

    Ever wonder how Fredbird would act during a threesome with two other Major League Baseball mascots? Neither did anyone else. But thanks to The Daily Show, all of America has the image of a patiently voyeuristic Fredbird burned into its collective consciousness. The beloved mascot of the St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Cardinals Pitcher Michael Wacha Wins 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year

    Congratulations to St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha, who won more than 40 percent of the votes in the battle for the title of 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2013
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    June 14, 2013

    Grammy-Winning St. Louis Artist Thi'sl to Throw First Pitch at Marlins/Cardinals Game This Saturday

    This Saturday, local Hip-Hop artist Thi'sl will throw the first pitch against his beloved St. Louis Cardinals while sporting a Miami Marlins jersey. What motivation could a hometown boy have to turncoat and guest pitch for the Marlins? Plenty, it turns out. "I can't lie I was crushed at first, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Cardinals at Nationals in Game 5: The Showdown

    It all comes down to this. The Cardinals and the Washington Nationals are all knotted up at two games apiece in their National League Division Series matchup, with the deciding game to be played tonight. The Redbirds played one game for all the marbles a week ago, when they took on the Atlanta Brave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    DC Flag Could Fly Over St. Louis City Hall; Mayors Bet on NLDS

    See this flag? It could be flying over St. Louis city hall next week should the Nationals beat the Cardinals in the National League Division Series. See also: AB-InBev Outraged Over World Series Bet Excluding Budweiser

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Is Jaime Garcia's Problem With His Shoulder or His Head?

    The Cardinals did what they needed to do in game two of their NLDS series against the Washington Nationals, beating up on the Nats' pitching staff to the tune of twelve runs and evening the series at one game apiece. Unfortunately, the victory didn't come easily, and things can't just be simple for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Can Cardinals Rebound in Game 2 of NLDS?

    After the Cardinals beat the Braves in the first-ever Wild Card slash play-in game, I kind of thought things might be falling into place for this team. Don't get me wrong; the Braves lost that game more than the Redbirds won it, going all 2006 Detroit Tigers and throwing away their chance to win lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Game Preview: Cardinals at Braves, 5th October 2012

    The Cardinals and Braves will play in the first-ever single game Wild Card playoff this afternoon, with the season for each hanging in the balance. It's a strange situation for a baseball team, to be in a one game do or die showdown. Baseball is a game played in series, all year long. One game is ju ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason MLB Team Predictions, In Which I Eat Lots of Crow

    Hey, you guys remember way back when, before the season really got going, and I made a whole bunch of predictions? Sure you do. I predicted MVP winners and Cy Young winners and a bunch of other stuff like that. I predicted stuff for teams, too; stuff like division standings and won/loss records. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Cards Open the Season in Style

    The Cardinals opened the 2012 season last night, playing -- and winning -- the first official game in the Miami Marlins' brand new ballpark. It was a night of firsts, really. It was the first win for manager Mike Matheny. The first hit for Carlos Beltran in a Cardinal uniform. The first time a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Team-by-Team Preseason Predictions: The Cardinals Are Good, But Not Good Enough

    Yesterday I gave my predictions for individual award in the upcoming season. Today we turn our attention to larger matters. Team matters. This season actually promises an entirely new level of intrigue, due to the presence of an extra wild card team from each league. Whether you like the new de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Marlins Make Their Move for Albert

    Albert Pujols has said before it's not all about the money. If he's seriously considering going to Miami next season, it's pretty clear it's not all about the fashion for him, either. ​Albert Pujols was in Miami yesterday, meeting with the Florida/Miami/Dade County Marlins. The newly christened Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Three Things to Be Happy About From Game One (Well, Besides Winning)

    What? No, I haven't seen this movie. But, you know, it's called Happiness. I'm sure it's an uplifting, inspirational kind of story. Why are you looking at me like that? ​​Good time to be a Cardinal fan, right? I mean, the Redbirds just took care of business last night in game one of the World Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    In Squirrel We Trust: Did Varmint Hex Phillies Pitcher?

    ​David Freese would tell you that his 4 RBIs last night on the way to the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Phillies in Game 4 of the NLDS came by way of hard work and some technological assistance. After striking out in the 2nd inning, Freese went to the Cardinals clubhouse to watch video of his at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Pujols' Gutsy Defense Key To Cardinals Victory

    ​Albert Pujols has had plenty of game-changing moments on the baseball field. He's hit home runs in the biggest situations, as Brad Lidge can readily attest. He's come through time and time again when the Cardinals have needed a spark. You can debate all day long whether he'll be worth the contrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Who'dda Thunk? Cardinals Bullpen Saves the Day

    commons.wikimedia.orgFernando Salas was just the first in a parade of lifesavers last night for the Redbirds, but may very well have been the most important.​The Cardinals -- and their oft-maligned bullpen -- did the impossible last night. They beat Cliff Lee in the playoffs. It clearly wasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Win Tickets To Tomorrow's Cardinals Game!

    Ah! Prairie chickens/We will make our readers cluck/Anything for seatsEarl Richardson​Feel like watching the Cardinals take on the Washington Nationals tomorrow? We've got two free tickets, and they are (drumroll) field boxes!Normally, we'd try to scalp these babies for upwards of $100, but, being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Reminder: First Cardinals' Broadcast of Spring Training Today at Noon

    Mike Shannon: "Heh, heh. Wow. Get up, baby!"​Yesterday was the start of the Grapefruit League season for the Cardinals. The club lost 6-3 to the Florida Marlins. The good news: Redbird newcomer Lance Berkman looked strong, going  2 for 2 with a home run. Pitcher Raul Valdes, starting for Adam ... 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

    August 16, 2010

    Take That Quarter Pounder with Cheese with a Side of Statin.

    The daily Quarter Pounder with Cheese and milkshake got your cholesterol out of whack? U.S. News and World Reports has a great idea, courtesy of a study in the American Journal of Cardiology: serve statins with fast food. The drugs counteract the cholesterol bomb of such meals and costs about the sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Cards Sign Reliever Mike MacDougal

    commons.wikimedia.org​The Cardinals, in a bid to try and add some depth to a suddenly creaky bullpen, have signed former closer Mike MacDougal to a minor-league contract after he was released earlier this season by the Washington Nationals. He was pitching for the Nationals' Triple A club, and had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Video: Toddler Caught Drinking Beer at Phillies Game -- or Was He?

    Have you heard yet about the three or four-year-old boy caught drinking a beer at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park? Well, DailyRFT has come across the video of the incident. So waddya think?

  • 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

    May 27, 2010

    Ryan Howard Bobblehead: Is It a Gnome or a Lawn Jockey?

    Philadelphia Inquirer via Deadspin​Earlier this year the Philadelphia Phillies awarded St. Louis native Ryan Howard with one of the most lucrative contracts in the game -- 5 years, $125 million. Unable to top that, the Phillies' AA affiliate in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently honored Howard with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    The Philadelphia Story: A Progress Report One Month In

    ​It was supposed to be the Cardinals' measuring stick for the young season, this trip to Philadelphia. Up until now the Cards had looked like the 700-pound red gorilla of old, stomping on opponents left and right and running up a big lead over the rest of a mediocre division. Going to Philly, thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    The Great Taser Debate Rages On With Another Running of the Phans at Citizens Bank Park

    So much for tasering fans presenting an effective deterrent, eh? For the second night in a row, a fan ran onto the field at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Ballpark while the Cardinals and Phillies were playing, this time in the ninth inning of a game the Phillies eventually won in 10 innings, 2-1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Video: Phillies Fan Gets Tasered During Cardinals At-Bat

    Oh, it's never a dull moment at Citizens Bank Park. Whether they're vomiting on each other, shooting laser lights in the eyes of players, or beating each other to death, Phillies fans know how to keep it classy.So was anyone really surprised last night when a 17-year-old jumped onto the field and Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    The Ryan Howard Contract and What it Means to You

    commons.wikimedia.org"How much did you get? Wow, that's a lot of money, mang. So that means I should be worth like a billion dollars, right?" ​Ryan Howard, St. Louis native and current-hated first baseman for the always-hated Philadelphia Phillies, just signed himself a capital 'E' Enormous contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Phillies' Ryan Howard Isn't Coming to St. Louis Anytime Soon -- Signs $125 Million Contract

    Image SourceA photo of Ryan Howard where he isn't playing baseball.​Today, Philadelphia Phillies management cemented its commitment to first-baseman (and St. Louis area native) Ryan Howard with a $125 million, five-year contract, with a bonus structure that could result in the slugger earning $1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Video: See the Phillie Phanatic Do a Terrifying Lady Gaga Impression

    Call it the difference between the American and National league, perhaps? Seattle tapped Death Cab for Cutie for its opening day entertainment. But in Philadelphia? Well, in Philadelphia, they do things differently there. Here's video of the Phillie Phanatic dancing to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" whil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Stay Classy Phillies Fans, Keep Vomiting On One Another

    Clemmens: Another black eye for Philadelphia sports fans.​Last summer Daily RFT got into a couple online battles with the readers of a Philadelphia sports blog thefightins.com over the actions of Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park. In one incident, someone in the stands flashed a laser pointer in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    The Novice Foodie's First (!) Cheesesteak

    Kelli Best-Oliver​I don't really care about the World Series. Unless the Redbirds are playing, I see it as nothing more than an excuse for my husband to monopolize the television and Fox to preempt Glee. Blasphemous. This year is no exception as, to me, neither team has a compelling narrative. T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    Man "Doubles Down" in Fall From Busch Stadium Casino Deck

    Have you heard this one already? A man Tuesday night fell 18 feet from the Casino Queen Party Porch at Busch Stadium sending both him and a woman seated below to the hospital.The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday, just as the Cardinals were mounting a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    I Miss Julian Tavarez Sooo Much

    I'm usually pretty easygoing when it comes to players' comings and goings from the Cardinals, you know? Hey, it's a business; sometimes a guy just doesn't fit into a ball club's plans.But there is one player the Cardinals have let walk in the last couple of years that I just flat out can't get over; ... 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

    August 25, 2008

    The Cards Need a Winning Streak. They May Not Get One.

    A nice little series win, two out of three over the weekend against a struggling Atlanta Braves team. Only thing is, it may not be enough. Not by a long shot. The problem, of course, is that while the Cardinals were beating the Braves -- who just happen to be one of the worst teams in the league - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    10 St. Louis Sports Tough Guys, Thugs and Criminals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Underperforming Mets Come to St. Louis

    Tonight, we'll see the New York Metropolitans for the first time in 2008. The last time we saw them, we watched Joel Pineiro, then just the Cards' latest pickup, try and stabilize a crumbling rotation, twirl a gem that dropped them into a tie with the Philadelphia Phillies for the division lead in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    I-70 Series Preview: Royals vs. Cards

    When the Cardinals play the Kansas City Royals tonight in the first of a three-game series, they will see team that's a work in progress. Seems like we've been hearing that for a lot of years now, doesn't it? There is, however, one real difference now as opposed to years past. The franchise's pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    John Smoltz: A First-Ballot Hall of Famer

    The Cardinals didn't play Wednesday, but something big happened in the world of baseball. John Smoltz announced yesterday that he'll have to have surgery on his right shoulder, thus ending his season. He stated that he intends to come back and pitch again next year, but I have to question how legi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Sports Blog: 2008 Major League Baseball Draft Picks

    Here is the second installment of our 2008 Major League Baseball mock draft by sports blogger Aaron Schafer. He's running down the who the top fifteen teams could pick in the first round. The following are picks six through ten. Look for picks eleven through fifteen in the coming days. For the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2006

    Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

    Schlafly Brewery and Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Grace Under Pressure

    from www.stltoday.com Bernie Miklasz The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's carpet-bomb approach to baseball coverage inevitably leads to some redundancy. Even during the regular season, you'll see Joe Strauss' or Derrick Goold's game story run some of the same quotes Bernie Miklasz or Bryan Burwell use in ... More >>

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