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    October 22, 2014

    San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence Didn't Know Kansas City Is in Missouri

    Hunter Pence is not in Kansas anymore. The outfielder for the San Francisco Giants says he didn't realize the Kansas City Royals were based in Missouri until he saw a Royals fan's sign that read: "Hunter Spence thinks he's in Kansas." "We're not?" Pence thought to himself, he tells Yahoo Sports.

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    February 21, 2013
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    October 19, 2012

    Think Tank Ranks St. Louis High in "Creative Class" Output...Not!

    The other day a colleague forwarded along a link citing a study in which St. Louis was ranked no. 4 in the nation for our Creative Class* contributions to the nation's greater good. Or so it first appeared. In a short paper titled "Is your Region ... Creative, Innovative, Productive, ... or Just P ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Giants at Cards Game Preview -- 7th August 2012

    The Cardinals are riding a four game winning streak and will try to make it five tonight at Busch when they take on the San Francisco Giants in the second game of a four game set. Last night the Cards blew the Giants out despite the presence of Matt Cain on the mound, holding it close early and ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    The Pythagorean Blues

    You know, it hasn't been the easiest season so far for the Cardinals. Don't get me wrong; it hasn't been a really miserable season of nothing but struggles, by any means. But when you looked at this team on paper before the season started, it looked like a team that should have comfortably taken the ... More >>

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    November 12, 2011

    Marlins Make Their Move for Albert

    Albert Pujols has said before it's not all about the money. If he's seriously considering going to Miami next season, it's pretty clear it's not all about the fashion for him, either. ​Albert Pujols was in Miami yesterday, meeting with the Florida/Miami/Dade County Marlins. The newly christened Mi ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Lance Lynn Gets His First Shot At the Limelight

    Lynn during his time pitching for the University of Mississippi. ​Lance Lynn, suddenly one of the most intriguing names in Cardinals' spring camp, made his 2011 debut yesterday in the Cards' 3-2 victory over the New York Metropolitans of Port St. Lucie, Florida. (I envision one day all major leagu ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Cliff Lee: The Sound of a Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch

    commons.wikimedia.orgLee in his first go-round as a Phillie. ​In what can only be described as a rather surprising move, Cliff Lee, aka the "Best Left-Handed Pitcher in Baseball At the Moment," spurned the Yankees' big dollars, as well as those of the Texas Rangers, in order to return to the Phila ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Adam Wainwright: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Cy

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdam Wainwright, contemplating the most likely candidates to beat him out for future Cy Young awards. ​I wonder if Cy Young Award Winner Announcement Day is just like the worst day of the year for Adam Wainwright. The way some people have particularly sad anniversaries marked ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    The Cardinals Have an Infield Question; The Import Market May Have an Answer

    ​Okay, before everyone gets all pissed off at me, I don't have anything personal against Skip Schumaker. I don't. Scout's honor. I mean, I don't really get the whole handsome thing with Skip, but that's mostly a matter of taste. I'll swoon at the mere mention of Joe Mather, and every so often in j ... More >>

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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 >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Cardinals Ticket Prices Up 24 Percent in Secondary Market

    ​According to SeatGeek.com, a website which compiles data on the costs of tickets for various sporting and music events in the secondary market, the St. Louis Cardinals' overall ticket prices are up 24 percent going into 2010 over the second-half of last year. This should come as no surprise, ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    St. Louis Geezer Buys $100,000 Worth of Bernie Madoff's Jewelry To Teach Daughters A Lesson in Fiscal Responsibility

    Photo of Lester Miller via St. Louis Business Journal​Lester Miller knows a thing or two about being filthy rich. He also knows what its like to be dirt poor. Maybe that's why he's taken such an interest in the rags-to-riches-to-orange-jumpsuit story of Bernie Madoff.Miller, a 77-year-old Ladue re ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Let the Panic Begin: Albert Pujols to Have Elbow Surgery

    Well, we all knew it was coming eventually. Just a matter of time, really. Of course, knowing it was inevitable that Albert Pujols' balky elbow would eventually necessitate a surgical fix doesn't make it any easier to swallow when said inevitability becomes a reality. Albert is going under the ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Albert Pujols' Comments Lost in Translation -- Again?!

    Wikimedia Commons​Near the end of 2006, a tempest boiled over in the local sports teapot when Albert Pujols, in an interview with reporters in his native Dominican Republic, opined that maybe he, and not Ryan Howard, was entitled to that season's Most Valuable Player award, by virtue of the fact t ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 12, Metropolitans 7 04/08/2009 - The Return of the King

    -- Albert Pujols is back, and the Mang is pissed. Oh yes, we all doubted, we all feared, we all wondered what was wrong. We found ourselves, in our darkest moments, questioning whether or not Albert was still the player we all thought he was. We looked to a new idol, to a man named Holliday, and we ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    January 5, 2009

    Bargain Shopping, the Cardinal Way

    Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

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    June 17, 2008

    I-70 Series Preview: Royals vs. Cards

    When the Cardinals play the Kansas City Royals tonight in the first of a three-game series, they will see team that's a work in progress. Seems like we've been hearing that for a lot of years now, doesn't it? There is, however, one real difference now as opposed to years past. The franchise's pl ... More >>

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    April 10, 2007

    Behold, the Cubs!

    Cardinals homers: The end is near. It's a week into the baseball season and already folks are making World Series predictions, with the New York Yankees and Mets enjoying the best odds (4/1 and 11/2, respectively) to play into late October. The Cardinals, for the record, are at 14/1 to repeat as ch ... More >>

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    April 10, 2007

    Behold, the Cubs!

    Cardinals homers: The end is near. It's a week into the baseball season and already folks are making World Series predictions, with the New York Yankees and Mets enjoying the best odds (4/1 and 11/2, respectively) to play into late October. The Cardinals, for the record, are at 14/1 to repeat as ch ... More >>

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    October 18, 2006

    A Whole New Ballgame

    Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.

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    June 21, 2006

    Pitchers & Catchers

    Why no Gay Day at Busch Stadium? Whod win an indoor football game between teams QBed by Neil Young and Alanis Morissette? Unreal asks the tough questions.

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    July 27, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of July 27, 2005

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    November 17, 1999

    STADIUM MADNESS, PART 1

    The Cards hold all the cards as the propaganda machine fires up

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    May 5, 1999

    Foul Ball

    Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose

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