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  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    It's Official: Study Says St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are The Best in Baseball

    The St. Louis Cardinals have the most loyal fans in baseball, according to a new report from a customer loyalty consultancy firm. Brand Keys analyzed each Major League Baseball team's fan base and ranked them according to its "sports fan loyalty index." St. Louis tops the list for the first time ev ... 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

    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

    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 >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013
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    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 >>

  • Film

    September 20, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Another Letdown for The Cards

    The Cardinals really needed a win this weekend. Not a win in a game; a win in a series. They needed to take care of their business against a Philadelphia Phillies team that has struggled badly this season, from a variety of standpoints. The Cardinals needed to, in short, play like a team fighting fo ... 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 10, 2012

    Trade Target Talkin': How Much for that Pitcher in the Window?

    Chris Carpenter is done for the season. The man be gone, and the man ain't be comin' back. Not in 2012 for sure, and maybe not never no more. Given this grammatically poor but factually accurate state of affairs, the Cardinals' pitching situation looks...well, it looks pretty ugly, to tell you ... 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 5, 2012

    New Yorkers All Pissy Over P-D's No-Hitter Asterisk; St. Louisans Bask in Attention

    Johan Santana pitched a no-hitter for the New York Mets last Friday, the first in the franchise's history. Perhaps you heard the rumblings of rejoicing and self-satisfaction rolling out of New York over the weekend? It's OK if you didn't -- the losing team was the Cardinals, after all, and, as the ... 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 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 >>

  • 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

    July 15, 2011

    The Brewers Shoot First in Effort to Stay Atop NL Central

    commons.wikimedia.org​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

    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 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

    February 28, 2011

    Reason to Rejoice: Cardinals' Pre-Season Begins Today

    Crocus Cardinals = Spring around the corner.​With temperatures plunging back into the 30s today we here at Daily RFT were desperate for some kind of sign that this miserable winter will one day end. We think we've found it. Just as the first crocus blooms suggest the thawing of the spring, so too ... 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

    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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    September 22, 2010

    A Not-So-Fond Farewell to Felipe

    ​I thought Felipe Lopez was a great signing. I really did. So did pretty much everyone else. Hell, I still say he was a great signing, a chance to get a legitimate plus bat at the utility position for a mere $1 million. In a landscape where middling players command multi-year deals all over the pl ... 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

    July 27, 2010

    Roy Oswalt: The Deal That Just Won't Die

    commons.wikimedia.org​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

    July 15, 2010

    Five Keys to the Cardinals' Second Half

    Hey, it's a key, it works. (Also a forgotten classic of power pop you should totally pick up if you ever see it like at a yard sale or something.) ​The second "half" of the baseball season kicks off for the Cardinals tonight (and I put "half" in quotes because technically we passed the halfw ... 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

    May 10, 2010

    Keith Hernandez Asleep in the Broadcast Booth During Mets Game (Video)

    Hernandez as a bright-eyed, bushy-'stached Cardinal.​Check this video of former Cardinals great Keith Hernandez (1979-1983), now a broadcaster for the New York Mets, caught sleeping on camera during an extra-inning affair in New York when the San Francisco Giants were in town on Saturday night ... 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Brian Barton Traded to Braves. What's the Outer Space Version of Bon Voyage?

    The Brian Barton Era has come to a rather unceremonious end, to say the least. On Monday, Barton was dealt to the Atlanta Braves for Blaine Boyer, a rather undistinguished right-handed relief pitcher.I have to admit, I'm more than a little disappointed in this move. Barton was one of my favorite pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Hey, Danny Meyer! Cards Fans Gotta Eat, Too!

    My colleague Chad Garrison passed along this Wall Street Journal article reviewing the food at the Yankees' and the Mets' new stadiums. Restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer receives a whole lotta love for his offerings at the Mets' Citi Field. These include outposts of his ridiculously popular Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    New NYC Archbishop: Still a Cardinal (Fan)!

    On Wednesday Timothy M. Dolan was installed as the tenth archbishop of New York. In its coverage, the New York Times notes that Dolan touched on two hot-button issues for Catholics in his homily: abortion and same-sex marriage.But it was Joe Kemp and Dave Goldiner, scribes for the rival Daily News, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Phillies Announcer Harry Kalas, 73, Dies Afer Collapse in Broadcast Booth

    Harry Kalas, the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies, was found unconscious earlier today in the Washington Nationals' broadcast booth, where he was preparing to work the Nats-Phillies game. He was taken to the hospital, where he later passed away. Cause of death is as yet unknown. The death of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Sandy Koufax

    I usually reserve the Card of the Week for some ballplayer who has just done something extraordinary. This week, though, I thought we might do something just a little bit different. See, it was recently revealed that among the hundreds and hundreds of people connected to Bernard Madoff and his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    A Strange Wind in Chicago: Blago Arrested, Tribune Going Bankrupt, Cubs Still Spending Like Crazy

    You know, as a Cardinal fan, I'm always happy when bad things happen to the Cubs. I know, I know, I shouldn't feel that way, but I just can't help it. When black cats charge the field, I find myself laughing and cheering for the cat. When a Cubbie fan reaches out and plucks victory away from an outf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    2008 MVP Albert Pujols Shafted by the Media -- Again

    They're at it again. On Monday, November 17, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced that Albert Pujols had won the 2008 National League Most Valuable Player Award. The announcement was followed, of course, by a spirited round of bleating from the sports press -- who are, let ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Howard, Pujols Battle for MVP

    We hear a lot 'round these parts about just how underrated Albert Pujols is. We hear how he should have half a dozen MVP awards by now, how he's putting up numbers that almost no one in the history of the game has, and how no other player in the game of baseball right now even begins to intimidate o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    McClellan, Perez, Show Against Marlins They are Future of Cardinals Bullpen

    I do believe we may have seen the future last night. Or, at least, I hope we saw the future. Seems like a trip to south Florida always does wonders for the spirits (and the record) for the Cardinals, doesn't it? The Cards have consistently pounded the Marlins the past few years, both here in St. L ... 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 24, 2008

    The Detroit Tigers Primer

    And so it's on to Detroit. After a successful trip to Boston, (though the series ended on a bit of a sour note) the Cardinals now travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Tigers. First off, can I just say how ridiculous it is that the Cardinals have now played the Tigers three years in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Izzy with the Mets

    I asked last Friday for everyone out there to send me your submissions for the baseball card of the week. Well, I won't lie. The response was not overwhelming. However, enough people did submit entries for me to pick a winner, and it's one that I actually feel really good about. I thought that, cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    Heartbreaking Loss in D.C. Could Have Been Avoided

    OK. I've got a question for everyone out there. Be honest, now. When you saw both Chris Perez and Ryan Franklin used in the first game of a split doubleheader, a game in which Todd Wellemeyer, who was cruising along just as easy as you please, what did you think? If you're anything like me, you pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    June Will Be Tough Month for Cardinals

    Strange how quickly that optimism just faded away, isn't it? The Cards were on the verge of taking three of four games from the Pirates, going 5-2 on the home stand, and heading out onto the road riding a wave of momentum. Suddenly, in the space of about ten minutes and an equal number of pitches, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Lance Berkman Is Fat Elvis: A Houston Astros Primer

    If You Ever Get to Houston… Tonight the Cardinals begin their first road trip of the year. First stop: Houston, where they take on the new-look Astros. They play tonight, and at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Houston ballclub that will take the field tonight is not the Astros team we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Lance Berkman Is Fat Elvis: A Houston Astros Primer

    If You Ever Get to Houston… Tonight the Cardinals begin their first road trip of the year. First stop: Houston, where they take on the new-look Astros. They play tonight, and at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Houston ballclub that will take the field tonight is not the Astros team we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Rainout

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at it, Deadspin also reminded us of how weird the St. Louis Cardinals' 2008 schedule looked when we scan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Rainout

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at it, Deadspin also reminded us of how weird the St. Louis Cardinals' 2008 schedule looked when we scan ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Being Darryl Strawberry

    Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?

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