NL East

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    April 22, 2014

    The 6 Best Yadier Molina Quotes From That New York Times Profile

    Whether he's catching fastballs, stopping runs or hitting homers, Yadier Molina is exciting to watch when he's at home plate. The New York Times noticed, so it sent a reporter to ask the St. Louis Cardinals catcher how he does it. In the Sunday story "From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Want to Propose at Busch Stadium? Here's How It Works (And How Much It Costs)

    Want to be sure your St. Louis sweetheart will accept your proposal of life-long love? Then where else to get down on one knee and break out the ring than baseball heaven itself, Busch Stadium. About 30 couples get engaged on the St. Louis Cardinals' home turf every year. The Redbirds don't allow p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    MLB Players Think the St. Louis Cardinals Will Win the 2014 World Series

    St. Louisans always think their Cardinals are poised for another World Series win. This time, the players of Major League Baseball agree with them. ESPN The Magazine passed an anonymous poll through the MLB locker rooms to get candid answers to some of baseball's most pressing questions: Are athle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    St. Louis Cardinals 2013 Yearbook: Stan Musial Through The Years (Excerpts, Photos)

    The Cardinals yesterday released the team's official 2013 yearbook, which is, of course, dedicated to Stan the Man. Chronicling Stan Musial's career one season at a time, the yearbook offers a colorful tribute to the legacy of the greatest Cardinal that ever lived. The publication features a range o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    St. Louis Cardinals Ranked MLB's Best-Looking Team, No. 1 Uniforms in All Sports Leagues

    The St. Louis Cardinals aren't just the best-looking team in all of Major League Baseball -- they've got the No. 1 greatest uniforms out of any team in all four major professional sports leagues! So says ESPN's Paul Lukas in his 2013 Uni Watch Power Rankings released this month. It's a nice rankin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Cardinals Pitcher Briefly Distracted By Drunk Mets Fan Falling Over Rows Of Seats (VIDEO)

    Drinking your sorrows away when the Cardinals beat you is great and all, but one Mets fan apparently could not keep it together. And Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal briefly noticed yesterday as said fan, beer in hand, tumbled down two rows of seats at Citi Field in New York. At least it appea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals, Ribs Jon Stewart About New York Mets

    He knows his St. Louis Blues hockey and has lent his name to University of Missouri. And just in case anyone questions his hometown allegiances, this week Jon Hamm went to bat for the St. Louis Cardinals. The star of Mad Men was on Daily Show Monday night when -- among other things -- he discussed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    St. Louis Flag Flies Flaccidly Hangs Over D.C. City Hall Today

    It's payday in the nation's capital. Today Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is honoring the bet he made with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay prior to the beginning of the National League Division Series between the Cardinals and the Nationals. According to the wager, the mayor whose team lost would f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Goodbye To the 2012 Cardinals

    It felt like 1996 all over again, you know? I'm not sure how many of you out there really remember that year, the first of Tony La Russa's tenure as manager, but it was an interesting season. The Redbirds had spent the first half of the 1990's sucking quite badly, struggling under the weight of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    Previewing the Cardinals and Giants

    On Friday night, the Cardinals managed one of the greatest (if not the greatest), comeback in postseason baseball history, erasing a six run deficit en route to defeating the Washington Nationals. It was the largest deficit any team has ever overcome in the playoffs, and in typical Cardinal comeback ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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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

    September 4, 2012

    It's Miller Time in St. Louis

    The Shelby Miller Era is all set to begin here in Cardinal Land. The Cards are calling up their young fireballer today; he should be en route already, as a matter of fact, as the team is hoping to have him available for tonight's tilt against the New York Mets. It's an exciting day for Cardinal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    The Cards Take Control of Their Destiny

    With their 4-2 win over the Houston Astros last night (and a little help from the San Diego Padres, who finished up a three game sweep of the Pirates earlier in the day), the Cardinals moved half a game ahead of Pittsburgh, into sole possession of the second National League Wild Card spot. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Cards Split With the Giants; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing

    Thank god for Adam Wainwright. I've said it before over the past four or five seasons, but I think it bears repeating now and again. Thank god for Adam Wainwright. It's been a great ride, watching Wainwright progress from hyped prospect (acquired in return for J.D. Drew way back in the 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Market Moves and What They Mean For the Cardinals

    The trade deadline is just a few days off now, and the Cardinals are in a dogfight for the NL Central. Whether or not that ultimately translates into actual movement for the Cards on the trade market remains to be seen, but the conditions are certainly right. It's been a fairly robust trade mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    A Turning Point For the Cardinals? (Again)

    It may be that at the end of the season we will look back on the series sweep just completed by the Cardinals as a singularly important moment. I say singularly, but that may not be the absolute most correct word. I think we could very well see this series as an extraordinarily important moment ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Just How Hot is 108 Degrees?: Daily RFT Time-Travels Back to 1954 to Find Out

    The National Weather Service predicts that the temperature will hit 108 degrees this afternoon. That's only a few degrees more than 105, which we've lived through plenty of times, but 108 seems more significant somehow, maybe because the last time it was ever this hot in St. Louis was back in July o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Lance Lynn Gets Back on Track

    For the first month of the season, Lance Lynn looked every inch a Cy Young award candidate. In winning his first six starts of the year, Lynn amassed a 1.40 ERA, a 3.36/1 K/BB ratio, and held opponents to a .507 OPS. He gave up two runs in exactly one start; the other five he gave up just one or zer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Should We Be Worried About Cardinals' 0-4 Slump?

    The Cardinals are mired in their first real slump of the season. That's not to say the Cards haven't faced any adversity before now, of course; there have been a couple of really tough losses already in 2012, and they have seemed to come in bunches, little clusters of misery amidst what has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Ryan Madson Injured: The Reds Lose Their Closer for the Season

    ​Ryan Madson, the biggest offseason free agent acquisition for the Cincinnati Reds, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), and will miss the entirety of the 2012 season as he recovers from having Tommy John surgery. Madson has spent the last nine seasons -- the whole of his career, in fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 15, 2012

    The Greatest Baseball Novels of All Time: A Modest Compendium

    The blurb by Richard Russo on the front cover of Joe Schuster's new book The Might Have Been declares it "surely destined to join the ranks of transcendent baseball novels." And it is. But what are those other transcendent baseball novels, you may ask? Here are a few, selected by Schuster himself an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Albert Takes the Money and Runs

    Something tells us Pujols ornaments will not be a hot seller this Christmas. ​You know, there are a couple of things that really bother me about Albert Pujols bolting for the coast. I'll get to those in a moment, though. First, let me tell you what doesn't bother me about this. I am not angry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Poll: Is Pujols Worth $220 Million for 10 Years?

    Cardinals show El Hombre the bling.​So, the Cardinals have apparently done what they've tried to avoid up till now: mortgage the team's future on a single player. The Post-Dispatch reports today that Bill DeWitt Jr. & Co. have offered Albert Pujols $220 million over 10 years. That offer seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Can the Cards Survive the Deadly Ex-Cubs Factor? [UPDATED]

    Do the Cardinals need one of these?​Update October 31: It turns out they can! (It was proven in 2008 when the Rays lost to the Phillies that minor-leaguers do count as ex-Cubs.) Which means...if the Ex-Cubs curse has been broken, is the Curse of the Goat far behind? Dare we say -- Cubs in 2012 ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Eat the Cardinals' Rally Squirrel!

    Screenshot via​During Game 4 of the division series between the Cardinals and the Phillies, what is quite possibly the greatest instant replay of all time was filmed on local soil. That's right -- the priceless footage of our hometown Rally Squirrel bopping across home plate and fleeing into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    The Starters Still Suck, But the Cardinals are Moving On

    This was the Mariners' bullpen car in 1982, back when baseball still had cool things like bullpen cars. No, this isn't really related to the Cards' current bullpen, but I've been waiting to use this picture forever. ​​The most improbable postseason run I can ever recall isn't ready to end just y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Cardinals' Bullpen Comes Through In Big Way

    La Russa kept the phone to the bullpen busy last night. It paid off.​Well, it wasn't quite the brilliant matchup of ace starters I think most of us were anticipating, but it'll do. Yovani Gallardo, ace of the Milwaukee Brewers, allowed thirteen baserunners, making it somewhat shocking the Car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Should the Cardinals Be In On Ubaldo Jimenez?​The latest scuttlebutt all over the baseball trade landscape has Dan O'Dowd, manager of the Colorado Rockies, shopping his young ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Unsurprisingly, the Yankees have been mentioned prominently, along with pretty much every other big-time contending team with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Last Time Pirates Led Division This Late in Season: 1992

    Pirates in first place? Blasphemy!​The Pittsburgh Pirates moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central on Monday after defeating the Cincinnati Reds. Two days later, the Pirates cling to a half-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals, in first place as recently as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    The Brewers Shoot First in Effort to Stay Atop NL Central​The Milwaukee Brewers fired the opening salvo this week in the trade deadline skirmish to win the NL Central, and they struck a pretty good blow. On Tuesdays the Brewers acquired Francisco Rodriguez (that's "K-Rod" owing to his ability to get strikeouts, though "F-Rod" would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Latest Use for Ballpark Village: Military Staging Ground

    An alert reader just emailed Daily RFT the following image of Ballpark Village taken today. Don't know about you, but I don't see in this photo the dazzling display of commercial, retail and residential space that the Cardinals ownership has promised to bring to the site the past five years. ​So, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Rick Ankiel Takes Out a Half Page Ad in the Post-Dispatch

    If you read the Post-Dispatch online then you likely missed the following half-page ad on page C-7 of the sports section today. ​Actually can you even call it an ad? It's more like a tribute to St. Louis and the Cardinals from Washington Nationals outfielder Rick Ankiel. Hard to believe that this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Chugging Milk at a "Chocolate Seder"? Even a Jackass Knows That Ain't Kosher

    Image viaDrink up! (Slowly, and with a bucket nearby.)​Today's Post-Dispatch includes an innocuous, even charming, article by Jesse Bogan about a "Chocolate Seder" held over this past weekend for kids at Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur.According to the article, the aim of this "Seder" wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Deja-Vu All Over Again: Berra Takes Another Tumble

    ​St. Louis son Yogi Berra briefly checked into a Florida hospital yesterday after taking a backward fall in the visitor's clubhouse at the Philadelphia Phillies spring training complex, according to a New York Times report. But the legend is fine. The 85-year-old Berra stumbled after his sne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    The Five Best Cardinals Games of 2010 in Half-Hour Segments

    Ahh, summertime. ​If you haven't seen it yet, Fox Sports Midwest recently embarked on a contest asking Cardinals fans to rank their five favorite games of last year. FSM will then cut down the five winners into half-hour segments to run on the station during March. Of the fifteen games nominated, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Cardinal Trade Targets From the Department of Dumb Ideas

    A bad idea, but way more fun than these others. ​Okay, so I know things aren't great around here in Cardinal country just right now. The team is scuffling, the injuries are piling up, and we're all still a little peeved over Ryan Ludwick being traded. And I also know, given the time of year, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Cards Fans Rank as Nation's Tenth Best? WTF?

    image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?​It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Roy Oswalt: The Deal That Just Won't Die​So after a full week and a half of serious, intense speculation, discussion, and coverage, the Roy-Oswalt-to-the-Cardinals trade is...right about where it was a week and a half ago. A quick rundown of the pertinent facts: The Houston Astros want to move Roy Oswalt.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Cardinals Weekend Review: A Royal Letdown

    This Royal did NOT start against the Cardinals over the weekend; however, I'm convinced he could have thrown six shutout without much of a problem. ​So the 2010 edition of the I-70 series went about as poorly as one could possibly imagine. The Cardinals managed to lose two of three, Aaron Miles pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Cardinals Offense: The One That Got Away

    Up yours, marlin. ​Well, at least the Reds lost too. Of course, the fact Cincinnati was unable to come back against the Braves just means the Cardinals missed a golden opportunity to retake their rightful place at the top of the NL Central. So maybe the Reds losing should go under the 'piling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    MP3: Gotta Be Karim (Still) Rocks a Cardinals Hat on New Tune "Hello St. Louis"

    Gotta Be Karim in a controversial fitted cap.​The Mariners are my team. I grew up watching Ken Griffey Jr crash into walls at the Kingdome, I imitate Ichiro's batting stance at Tower Tee and, as much as it pains me to say it during the Cardinals' opening homestand, Seattle's Safeco Field is far an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Cards Pitcher Dennys Reyes to Open Casual Family Restaurant

    Image via​Stan Musial. Albert Pujols. Ozzie Smith. Dennys Reyes?That's right: The Cardinals pitcher announced this morning that he will join the ranks of current and former Redbirds who have opened restaurants in St. Louis when Dennys's, a casual family restaurant, debuts in Affton this summer."I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The Ever-Prickly Tony La Russa Grows Pricklier By the Day

    ​Jeez, Tony, take a chill pill, will you? Give it a break. Smell the roses. Your rants and raves have grown old and tired. At issue, of course, is Temperamental Tony's latest flameout, chronicled this morning in the Post-Dispatch by Cardinals beat writer Joe Strauss. Tony La ... More >>

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