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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Downtown Bar Owners Say Ballpark Village Is Cannibalizing Their Profits

    It's a Thursday night during Cardinals' postseason, and the FOX Sports Midwest Live! bar at Ballpark Village is packed. It's standing room only, and everyone's gaze is fixed on the bar's 40-foot LED screen, watching St. Louis take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the series. A sea of people, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    St. Louis Rams Player Defends Bumbling "Chevy Guy" Rikk Wilde's World Series Meltdown

    If you hurled your television out the window last night in angry disappointment when the San Francisco Giants won the 2014 World Series and dashed the hopes of a nation of Kansas City Royals fans/bandwagon joiners, you missed something delightfully awkward. Rikk Wilde, an executive at Chevrolet, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    St. Louis Cardinals Fan Drops Beer on Crowd at Busch Stadium [VIDEO]

    Talk about a party foul. A St. Louis Cardinals fan with an almost-full cup of delicious golden brew accidentally dropped his beer onto a group of baseball fans at Busch Stadium during Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • 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 9, 2013

    Fernando Tatis: Former Cardinal Rocks MS Paint Like Chan Ho Park

    Fernando Tatis. Mention those two words to any St. Louis Cardinals fan worth his/her salt, and you'll transport them back fourteen years to an April ballgame in Los Angeles. Tatis, the Cardinals third baseman, had already hit one grand slam off Dodgers pitcher Chan Ho Park in the third inning when h ... More >>

  • Film

    April 11, 2013
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    October 24, 2012

    10 Ways to Console Yourself Now That The Cardinals Have Choked

    So the Cards choked. It happens -- not to the Cards, of course, not usually. But life goes on. The World Series starts tonight, and the rest of the world has already forgotten about us. 1. Gather at Busch Stadium. Bring candles. Sob, "It shoulda been us!" Experience catharsis with your fellow membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Map of Free Parking at Cardinals Game Today

    If you're going to watch the Redbirds destroy the San Francisco Giants today, we have some good news: Parking at certain metered spaces around Busch stadium will be free of charge. See our map on the following page. The shaded area is the free zone. 

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Stan Kroenke May Win the Dodgers Bidding War Tomorrow

    ​Major League Baseball's owners are expected to hold a phone-in vote tomorrow to determine which of the three remaining suitors for the Los Angeles Dodgers will earn the right to fork over an estimated $1.5 billion for the team, and the right to join the exclusive owners' club. Owners get snazzy b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    The Cubs' Imaginary Championship: Still Tough to Believe

    ​I was watching MLB Network the other day, watching the Angels and Diamondbacks play, I believe, and a commercial came on. You may have seen it, or you may not have. Or you may have seen it and thought you were just having some kind of horrible hallucination, perhaps caused by a stroke or somethin ... 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

    February 10, 2012

    Keith Law Really, Really Likes the Cards' System

    Get it? 'Cause he's a PROSPECTor? Yeah, I know. I'll try harder next time. Promise. ​Keith Law, prospect guru extraordinaire over at ESPN.com, has released both his top 100 prospect list and his overall organizational rankings over the past few days. The Cardinals, formerly relegated to the lower ... 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

    August 1, 2011

    Cardinals Acquire Rafael Furcal, a Real Live Shortstop

    commons.wikimedia.org​Oh, if only I could somehow believe this would bring to an end the bitter sight of Ryan Theriot playing in a Cardinal uniform. Sadly, I'm sure this just means he'll be moving over to second base, where he can look marginally better but not actually be any better because the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Padres 1, May 23

    commons.wikimedia.orgA sight that used to be so common, but has been a bit rare of late. ​Ladies and gentlemen, our long national nightmare is over. Albert Pujols has hit a home run. Sure, that may not seem like the biggest deal; I remember a time when Albert Pujols hitting a home run wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Game Notes: Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 2

    Oh, sure. I could have found a picture of an actual puma, but tell me those aren't awesome. ​Title of the novel based on tonight's game: The Puma's Roar. Well that certainly was exhilarating. The second time the Cards have scored more than six runs this season, and the second in a row, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Lobby Mayor Slay to Make Tomorrow an Official Holiday

    ​Hear ye, hear ye, by the powers vested in the Council of Redbird Fandom (i.e., Miller Lite, 93.7 The Bull and Gen X Radio), it shall be declared that Thursday, March 31, is an official holiday in the city of St. Louis. In honor of the Cards' home opener against the Padres tomorrow at 3:15, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • 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. ​

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Steve Perry Surfaces -- Singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at a Baseball Game!

    Although current Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda is a talented, dynamic singer, many fans of the band still long for the days when Steve Perry was at the helm. With his unstoppable mullet and dazzling range, the singer put an indelible mark on hits such as "Any Way You Want It" and "Open Arms." Perry' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Cardinals Game This Weekend. Let's Put Their Press Release to Good Use.

    Image viaSeriously, this is just wrong.​Fred Phelps and his hate-spewing minions at the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church have made more than a few appearances in St. Louis this year. They picketed Lady Gaga at the Scottrade Center and a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium back in July. And now, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2010

    Tyler Greene's Pedro Feliz Blues

    commons.wikimedia.orgYou'd think with a uniform that dirty Greene would be able to grit his way into a starting job around here. ​If someone asked you to sum up the Cardinals' 2010 season for them in the quickest way possible, you would need look no further than the way the Cards played the last t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2010

    Cardinals Trade Ryan Ludwick in Three-Team Deal

    commons.wikimedia.org​According to various and sundry sources, the Cardinals have completed a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians that will send Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and bring Jake Westbrook to the Cards. At first blush, I really liked this deal, thought it w ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2010
  • 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

    April 5, 2010

    Opening Day Ought to be a National Holiday, But Since it Isn't...

    ​The Daily RFT has compliled for you work-tethered fans some of the most classic quotes that describe the glory of our National Pastime. The San Francisco Giants in the early 1970s had a scappy third baseman named Al Gallagher. He wasn't much of a ballplayer and only hung around for fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Khlosure for Khalil

    At last, the suspense is over. Our long national (or at least local), nightmare is over. We finally know who the player to be named later in the Khalil Greene trade is. The Cardinals and Padres completed the deal that brought Greene here yesterday, with Luke Gregerson, a right-handed relie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Mark Worrell: A Legend in His Own Mind

    Mark Worrell just can't seem to shut the hell up. Seems to have an awfully high opinion of himself, too. First, it was Dustin Mattison over at the Cardinals' site on the Scout network that he was complaining to; he was traded shortly afterward. Problem solved, right? He was upset that he didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    When St. Louis was the Most Racist City in Major League Baseball

    In Saturday's New York Times, in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Barack Obama's inauguration, columnist George Vecsey and the great Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe (pictured above, center) took a look back at the old days 60-some years ago when black players like Newcombe and Jackie Robins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Special Dock Ellis (1945-2008) Edition

    Dock Ellis, who in 1970 pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while tripping on acid, died Friday, December 19.In 2005 Ellis was the subject of a very good profile by Keven McAlester in the Houston Press. McAlester's piece begins with this anecdote:Thirty-five years ago, on June 12, 1970, P ... 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 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Joe Torre in 1966

    Ah, the Card of the Week. You know, I have to be honest with all of you; when I first heard the idea for this, I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic for it as I made myself out to be. Not that I didn't like baseball cards, or anything like that, but I just wasn't sure that the feature had any sort of le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Bud Smith, a No-Hitter and a Dive Bar in Kirksville, Missouri

    Do you remember where you were when Bud Smith made history? If the answer to that question is "no," don't feel bad. I realize that it's not quite on par with the day JFK got shot. But hey, it is Cardinal history, after all. On September 3rd, 2001, Bud Smith became only the 18th rookie in the his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Larry Walker with the Expos

    In honor of yesterday's trading deadline, this week's Baseball Card of the Week features the Cardinals' last big impact deadline acquisition, Mr. Larry Walker. I've received a ton of great submissions the last couple of weeks, and I promise I'll try to get to more of them, but I just couldn't resi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2008

    No Trouble in River City

    The Rascals make it easy

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Royally Beaten: Cardinals Try to Avoid Sweep by Royals Today

    Citizens of St. Louis, the Cardinals need your help. You see, due to a little known bylaw of Major League Baseball, if you get swept by the Kansas City Royals, you're out of the league. This unfortunate fate has befallen several teams over the years, few of whom you probably remember. Teams such ... 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

    May 21, 2008

    Joel Pineiro's 'Great Stuff' Reminds Us of Garrett Stephenson

    You remember Garrett Stephenson? He was a Cardinal pitcher back in the late '90s and early 2000s. Righty, tall, decent stuff, never really had great results. He did have a couple of solid season wearing the Birds on the Bat, though, winning sixteen games in 2000. What I remember most about the Garre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Cards Blog: Jimmy Edmonds...With the Cubs.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with Jim Edmonds. Hold on a second. Let that soak in. Jimmy Baseball is going to play for the Cubs. You know, there was a baseball game last night, and the Cardinals won. And I, frankly, couldn't care any less. Jim Edmonds is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Cards Blog: Jimmy Edmonds...With the Cubs.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with Jim Edmonds. Hold on a second. Let that soak in. Jimmy Baseball is going to play for the Cubs. You know, there was a baseball game last night, and the Cardinals won. And I, frankly, couldn't care any less. Jim Edmonds is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: So Long, Jimmy Ballgame -- Padres Release Jim Edmonds

    The San Diego Padres have released struggling center fielder Jim Edmonds. The 37-year-old former Cardinal was struggling at the plate, hitting just .174 for a Pads ballclub that's batting an aggregate .232 as a team and languishing in last place in the NL West. Dude looked good in the Birds on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Thompson shows thrift with pitches in win

    That was exactly what the Cardinals needed from Brad Thompson today. The Cardinals took the third of a three-game series against the Rockies in a 3-0 win this afternoon. Thompson was economical with his pitches, getting through six and two-thirds innings in less than 90 pitches. He was very effec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Thompson shows thrift with pitches in win

    That was exactly what the Cardinals needed from Brad Thompson today. The Cardinals took the third of a three-game series against the Rockies in a 3-0 win this afternoon. Thompson was economical with his pitches, getting through six and two-thirds innings in less than 90 pitches. He was very effec ... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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