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  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Jon Hamm, St. Louis Cardinals' Most Handsome Fan, Gets His Own Bobblehead

    In a marketing move worthy of Don Draper in Mad Men, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that famous actor and lifelong fan Jon Hamm will get his own theme night at Busch Stadium this summer. Hamm, who grew up in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs High School, gave interview after interview ... 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 15, 2012

    Rock Band Delivers its Most Requested Song Ever: "Never Gonna Give You Up"! No, Seriously.

    Any DJ, cover band or organ grinder can attest to how touchy people can get when a requested song isn't played. The blowback can be even more harsh when the musical entity in question is Harmonix, the creator of the Rock Band video game franchise. Even though music gaming experienced some discerni ... More >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2011
  • 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    December 1, 2009

    Cards Keeping the 'Stache, Starting a Gotay

    Wow. What a horrible pun. That's really the sort of title someone should lose their job over. ​The Cardinals put the finishing touches on their new dynasty yetsterday by resigning backup catcher Jason LaRue and bringing in utility infielder Ruben Gotay on a minor league deal. With these final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    St. Louis Tryst Leads to Firing of ESPN Analyst Steve Phillips

    Last week we noted how St. Louis is a terrible place for sports figures to launch affairs. Yesterday we saw our theory hold up when ESPN fired baseball analyst Steve Phillips. Steve Phillips​The former GM for the New York Mets, Phillips had quickly risen through the ranks of the sports network sit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Why No-Trade Clauses are a Bad Idea: Billy Wagner

    fortsanders.netBad Idea. ​I know I've mentioned before - numerous times, most likely - how much I hate no-trade clauses in baseball contracts. In particular, the no-trade clause in Kyle Lohse's contract has proven to be a source of major irritation to me, not because I don't think Lohse is a usefu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    How to Hate Dan and Al Even More

    You know, it's really easy to rag on Al Hrabosky and Dan McLaughlin. You're probably waiting on a but, aren't you? Well, there isn't one. I'm just stating a fact. It's easy to rag on Dan and Al, mostly because they're terrible at their jobs. Even when I agree with one of them, as in Hrabosky's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Dubious Diagnosis: Does Kahlil Greene Really Have a Social Anxiety Disorder?"It's not like catching the chickenpox. There has to be a history." So says Dr. Allan Lans regarding social anxiety disorder and this season's toll of ballplayers said to be suffering from it, a list that includes St. Louis' introspective shortstop Khalil G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Busch Stadium Better Than New Yankees and Mets' Ballparks, So Says New York Times really, really likes Busch Stadium. That person is New York Times sports writer George Vecsey. Fresh from a trip to St. Louis last week for an All-Star Game promo, Vecsey penned a piece for the Times on Monday comparing Busch Stadium to buried treasure. More spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    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 6, 2009

    My Cardinals: Will Leitch, Blogger Superhero

    Opening Day is finally here. Winter has loosened its grip on our little corner of the world (well, sort of, anyway), and spring is beginning to bloom. Our annual ritual of renewal and rebirth is a few scant moments away, after the months of waiting impatiently for it to arrive. I could giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Video: Vintage Mike Bush

    Just in time for Cardinals spring training, the bloggers over at InsideSTL have unearthed (or more precisely, found on YouTube), the 21-year-old KSDK sports broadcast featuring a spry Mike Bush announcing that the Cardinals had clinched the old National League East title. See if you can spot a visit ... 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

    October 15, 2008

    Blogger Roundtable: Who Will Take the Cardinals Fifth Starting Spot, What's John Mozeliak's Mission This Off-Season?

    One of the best Cardinal bloggers out there, goes by the name of Cardinal70, runs a group called the United Cardinal Bloggers. It's a great idea; get together a bunch of different voices of people who write about the Cards, and then use that collected brain power for the good of all mankind. Well, m ... 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

    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

    July 28, 2008

    The Case for Kyle McClellan as the Cards Closer

    Well, one out of three against the Mets is certainly better than 0-for-4 against the Brewers, right? Of course, even within that one victory over the New York club, we still saw the club's current closer, one Mr. Ryan Franklin, give up a home run in the ninth inning. It was the third outing in a r ... 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 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 10, 2008

    2008 Cardinals Draft Pick Analysis

    Going into this year's First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a very different situation from years past. The farm system is much healthier now, and the team was in a position to draft more according to talent available, rather than constantly trying to build depth and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when I first started interviewing for my job here at RFT, my first words were, “Just so you know, I’ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when I first started interviewing for my job here at RFT, my first words were, “Just so you know, I’ ... 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?

  • 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 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 >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Dirty Ernie

    The Cardinals' legendary organist tickles the keyboard -- and a lot more

  • News

    April 7, 2004


    Week of April 7, 2004

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    What Are Your Predictions for 2004?

    Week of January 14, 2004

  • News

    June 28, 2000

    Getting What You Don't Pay For

    Success ruins some of baseball owners' most tearful tales

  • News

    June 14, 2000

    Athletes in the Action: The Tradition Continues

    Commentary published the week of June 14-20, 2000

  • Calendar

    June 16, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 16 - 23, 1999

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