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National Baseball Hall of Fame

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    July 28, 2014

    Tony La Russa Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    What do you give to a man who has everything? Immortality. That's what former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is experiencing now that he's been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During a weekend full of parades, speeches, dedications and parties, La Russa's legend has been secured ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Five Things We Learned from Tony LaRussa's Commencement Address at Washington U.

    Former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa doesn't just inspire greatness on the field -- he also inspires greatness in life. Last Friday, LaRussa gave the commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, bidding thousands of students good luck as they go from the minors to the big leagues. ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Tony La Russa, Former Cardinals Manager, Unanimously Voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. The committee that selects hall of famers unanimously chose La Russa along with Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, for the honor.

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    October 18, 2013

    Stan Musial's Grandson Brian Schwarze Hassled by Dodgers Fans

    According to (and buried way far down in) a sports column published in USA Today, Dodgers fans in Los Angeles yelled, threatened, threw popcorn at and tried to trip the grandson of Stan "The Man" Musial and his friends while they watched Games 3 and 4 of the postseason series against the Cardinals t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Cardinals Defend Ballpark Village; Alderman Scott Ogilvie Slams Project As "Total Failure"

    Last week, the St. Louis Cardinals announced a "significant construction milestone" in the development of Ballpark Village, the highly anticipated project directly north of Busch Stadium: A giant parking lot featuring 400, $20-spots is now open to fans. The news, as we noted, has sparked renewed cri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Ballpark Village: Cardinals Move Forward With Construction, Release Renderings (PHOTOS)

    It's actually happening, guys! The Cardinals yesterday released new renderings of the highly anticipated, very delayed Ballpark Village project and some photographic and video evidence that construction has begun. Not just symbolic press-conference shovels! Yesterday morning, the Ballpark Villag ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    February 8, 2013

    Photos: Cardinals Finally Break Ground on Ballpark Village, Release New Renderings

    Finally. This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals officially broke ground -- shovels and all! -- on the much-anticipated, much delayed development of Ballpark Village, the mixed-use seven-block project just north of Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, working with development partner Cordish Companies, say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Cardinals 101: This Week's Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 20, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. Even though hockey's back, this is the time of year when we yearn most for bas ... More >>

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    January 19, 2013

    St. Louis Native, Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Earl Weaver Dead at 82

    Earl Weaver, a St. Louis native and Beaumont High School graduate who went on to become a Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles, passed away Friday while on a cruise. He was 82. Though drafted by his hometown Cardinals, he never played in the majors for them or any other team. During his f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    RIP The Sporting News -- After 126 Years, Finally Irrelevant

    The Sporting News has never had a swimsuit issue. For most of the first century of its existence, it didn't even have color photography. Instead, it had box scores. Lots and lots of box scores. And a special section for participants in fantasy leagues. Yes, TSN, founded in St. Louis in 1886 by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Another New Name for the Former Pujols 5 Westport Grill

    Oh, Albert. The Cardinals might have replaced your production thanks to Carlos Beltran's incredible season-to-date. Your brand, however, is proving a bit more problematic. Witness the latest news to come out of St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar & Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Should the Cardinals Take a Paycut to Finance Their Own Ballpark Village? Nahhh

    St. Louis' Board of Alderman voted to approve up to $17 million in public subsidies to finance Ballpark Village, that oft-delayed development where you were supposed to watch the Cardinals take the World Series a year ago. Ah the best laid schemes of land developers and public officials... The deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    A Giant Problem With the All-Star Game

    The rosters for the Major League All-Star Game were announced yesterday, and the Cardinals did pretty well for themselves. Rafael Furcal made it in as the starter at shortstop for the National League, Yadier Molina is going as the backup catcher, and Lance Lynn was selected to join the pitching staf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Ballpark Village Returns! Bet You Didn't See That One Coming

    Stop me if you've heard this one before. The St. Louis Cardinals today released plans for the development of Ballpark Village. The open lot adjacent to Busch Stadium will become a mixed-use retail, business, entertainment and residential district with an estimated final budget of $700 million.But no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Cy Young, MVP Predictions for 2012 MLB

    You know, as a semi-professional sportswriter there are a few things toward which I am genetically predisposed. (Why semi-professional? Because I do get paid, but my talent and behavior are both, well, somewhat short of what is usually termed professionalism.) I love to hear myself talk, for one thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    The Cardinals' Online Museum Goes on the Road

    ​It's a marriage made in...Arkansas? The St. Louis Cardinals' Hall of Fame Museum went into storage back in 2008, in anticipation of it moving to Ballpark Village. As we all know, that didn't quite work out, so in January of 2012, the museum moved to its new home: online at this shiny new website. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Five Fringe Players to Watch in Spring Training

    ​Spring Training is finally underway, promising an end to winter and a return of sunny days and the smell of stadium hot dogs. The St. Louis Cardinals enter the 2012 iteration of spring training looking to defend an unlikely championship, the result of a magical late-season run and one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Pujols 5 Is Changing Its Name, but Sadly Not to Any of These Suggestions

    (c) 2012 ToppsAnd take your restaurant with you, mang!​Pujols 5 Westport Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439-0595) is no more. With Albert Anaheim-bound, the owners of the restaurant bearing his name and number announced today that, effective immediately, it will be known as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Cards Launch Imaginary Museum; Reality Still Less Encouraging

    ​Way back when in the magical days of the early 2000s, when Busch Stadium III was still just a twinkle in the eye of Bill DeWitt, the Cardinals proposed a new development next to the proposed stadium. It was to be called Ballpark Village, and it was going to be glorious. The highlight of the ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 15, 2011

    Rex Sinquefield: A Hall of Fame Athlete (WTF?)

    Cue the "Rocky" theme song. It's time to celebrate another fictional athlete.​Rex Sinquefield is making his mark in Missouri in more than just politics these days. The gazillionaire best known for shoveling millions of dollars into political campaigns is also one of our state's greatest athletes. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    image viaJohn Hodgman: barefoot sage of the Mad Art Gallery.​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 6, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    During Historic World Series, Henry Bollinger Shines Many Lights

    ​Henry Bollinger woke up at 5:30 a.m. last Friday and tried not to disturb his wife and two young boys. He stepped out into the early-morning chill of Oakville, Missouri, and drove north, stopping only for a cup of coffee on his way to Busch Stadium. Once there, he took the elevator two flight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Cardinals Launch Social Media Campaign for Mike Shannon

    cardinals.comHow could anyone not "like" a guy willing to wear this jacket?​Hoping to duplicate what their fan base did in getting Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Cardinals have once more reached out through social media to honor one of their own. The Redbirds want their legenda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Tonight: The Cardinals' Last Stand

    General George Custer, moments before telling one of his men, a Lieutenant Patterson, he had, "Complete faith you can lead us to victory over these Algonquin sunsabitches."​Things have not been going all that well for the Cardinals lately. What's that, you say? You expected an expletive-laced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Worst Trade Ever! Cardinals Send Colby Rasmus to Toronto for Spare Parts

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to see what an incompetent sports organization looks like, I have an outstanding example for you right here in St. Louis. The Cardinals today have agreed to trade away Colby Rasmus, their young center fielder, who has multiple years of club control lef ... 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

    December 15, 2010

    Gerald Laird? Really? Cardinals Make Another Less-Than-Impressive Off-Season Move

    Goodbye, Brendan Ryan. Hello, Gerald Laird. commons.wikimedia.orgGoodbye, high socks, goodbye, fun. ​So this is what building a winner looks like? This is what a championship-caliber team feels like? Interesting. I always thought winning would feel good. I always kind of pictured the fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    A Road Playlist for Tony La Russa

    TLR, Bob Schneider and the Twitter bird. Don't ask me, but the image works.​Tony La Russa is driving home. Rather than flying home after the season, he's taking his time heading back to the Bay Area this year and recreating a trip he took in 1996, which you all may recall was the year he took over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Jake Westbrook's Cardinal Debut: Random, Random Thoughts

    Okay, so it's a picture of a riot in LA, not Detroit. Still, it's too funny to pass up, because these people are looting a Payless Shoes, which is actually more expensive than shopping at a Payless. ​I think we can all safely say this: last night totally wasn't Jake Westbrook's fault. That's ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009
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    August 12, 2009
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    July 8, 2009
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    July 8, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Hall of Shame: Big Mac's a Martyr for the Steroid Era

    As you've likely heard by now, it's going to be another year for the Hall of Fame without Mark McGwire. In this year's HoF election, McGwire received only 21.9 percent of the vote, down from 23.6 percent a year ago. He received 23.5 percent the year before that. Not a big change year to year, I know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Ghosts of St. Louis Football Haunted the Desert

    It just isn't really sinking in, you know? Are we really going to see the Arizona Cardinals play in a Super Bowl? There are certain things that just don't sound right when you say them; phrases that I've never used in my life and, honestly, never expected to say. "NFC Champion Arizona Card ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Lou Brock's Plaque Missing from Loop Walk of Fame, Rickey Henderson Cleared as Suspect

    If you've been to the Loop lately and looked down at the sidewalk, you might have seen Lou Brock's star on the Walk of Fame and thought to yourself, "Wow, base-stealing legend Lou Brock has had his informative plaque -- his base, even -- stolen from the Loop's Walk of Fame!"But you'd be wrong. The p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    "Corky, This is Rickey. Rickey Needs Your Vote."

    You know what? I was just going to let this whole thing pass without comment, because I've seen it everywhere else. But I can't. I just can't. It's just too damn much for me. Rickey Henderson is going into the Hall of Fame today. However, the greatest lead-off hitter in the history of the game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Anthony Reyes: Relieved to be Out of St. Louis

    I was just thinking to myself the other day, "You know, we haven't had an Anthony Reyes Update in damn near forever, it seems." Then, lo and behold, what should happen across my web browser? Oh wonder of wonders! Ladies and gentlemen, we have some fresh Anthony news. Well, that's not exactly accur ... 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 >>

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    July 25, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: '78 Dennis Eckersley

    We have a very special Card of the Week this time out, ladies and gentlemen. Well, at least sort of special. Okay, maybe not all that special. But really cool, nonetheless. This week's card comes to us from the personal collection of Dwayne M. of Coral Gables, Florida. Dwayne has been an avid coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Calendar, April 18-20, 2008: UMSL Jazz Festival, Sexy Parties, Zombie Squad and Earth Day

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Also check out our Calendar Homepage for more events going on this weekend in St. Louis. Want to go a ... 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

    June 27, 2007

    That's Why They Play the Games

    The wags around the Cardinals press box call Rick Hummel "The Commish." Unreal doesn't call him that; Unreal doesn't call him anything at all. We pretty much just try to stay out of his way. After all, being the dean of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports section -- and on the cusp of being enshrin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    That's Why They Play the Games

    The wags around the Cardinals press box call Rick Hummel "The Commish." Unreal doesn't call him that; Unreal doesn't call him anything at all. We pretty much just try to stay out of his way. After all, being the dean of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports section -- and on the cusp of being enshrin ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007
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    December 13, 2006

    Marked Mark

    photo and manipulation by Jennifer Silverberg As anyone who's not been living in a sensory-deprivation tank is aware, former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and steroid-I-mean-home-run king Mark McGwire looms among the new names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot. While you ponder which way t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2006

    St. Louis Centre Changes Name, Moves South, Adds Buttload of Brick

    If you didn't already know that the RFT's Ballpark Village story was a parody, you found out during Thursday night's Game 4 Cardinals victory, when KTRS (550 AM) snuck into Mike Shannon and John Rooney's play-by-play to announce that the Cardinals and the city had reached an agreement on financing t ... More >>

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