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    September 30, 2014

    The St. Louis Cardinals Are America's Most Hateable Playoff Team: WSJ

    Move over, New York Yankees. We'll take it from here. The St. Louis Cardinals is the most hateable team in the Major League Baseball post-season, according to a sort-of-scientific report from the Wall Street Journal. What makes a team hateable? Beards, mostly. Also teams with swollen payrolls, ju ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are 2nd Most Loyal: Study

    Only New York Yankees fans are less likely than St. Louis Cardinals fans to jump off their team's bandwagon during a losing season or to jump back on after a few wins, according to researchers at Emory University. The three-part 2014 MLB Fan Analysis aims baseball's penchant for statistics at the f ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Best and Worst Cardinals' World Series Memories

    Nineteen. It's the number of times the St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series, and a tally that's second only to the New York Yankees' 40 trips to baseball's big dance. The Redbirds also lay claim to the most championships, again after the Yankees. And while October baseball has mostly ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    A-Rod, Other Athletes, Linked To Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Miami New Times

    The talk of sports media this week comes from our sister paper Miami New Times, which has uncovered a South Florida clinic that allegedly gave performance-enhancing drugs to some high-profile athletes, notably Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. A former employee of Biogenesis, the company in question, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Market Moves and What They Mean For the Cardinals

    The trade deadline is just a few days off now, and the Cardinals are in a dogfight for the NL Central. Whether or not that ultimately translates into actual movement for the Cards on the trade market remains to be seen, but the conditions are certainly right. It's been a fairly robust trade mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason MLB Team Predictions, In Which I Eat Lots of Crow

    Hey, you guys remember way back when, before the season really got going, and I made a whole bunch of predictions? Sure you do. I predicted MVP winners and Cy Young winners and a bunch of other stuff like that. I predicted stuff for teams, too; stuff like division standings and won/loss records. It ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Team-by-Team Preseason Predictions: The Cardinals Are Good, But Not Good Enough

    Yesterday I gave my predictions for individual award in the upcoming season. Today we turn our attention to larger matters. Team matters. This season actually promises an entirely new level of intrigue, due to the presence of an extra wild card team from each league. Whether you like the new de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    2011 World Series: Demi Lovato and Joe (Singer), or, Baseball Doesn't Get Its Target Audience

    This is the face of true baseball fandom. ​Say what you will about the Black Eyed Peas, but its appearance in this year's Super Bowl made perfect sense, in a lot of ways, because it is the Super Bowl of music acts -- incredibly loud and expensive, bombastic, followed out of a strange sense of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Jorge Posada, Albert Pujols and The Weight of Past Glory

    commons.wikimedia.orgPosada in 2007.​If you're even a casual sports fan and aren't living under a very large rock, you may have heard there was some hullabaloo over the weekend involving the New York Yankees' veteran catcher, Jorge Posada. It seems that, after seeing his name penciled in the ... 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 >>

  • 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

    August 3, 2010

    Cards Fans Rank as Nation's Tenth Best? WTF?

    image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?​It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010
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    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

    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 >>

  • News

    December 9, 2009
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    October 30, 2009

    Yankees 1, Phillies 1, Derek Braunecker Millions

    ​As the World Series heads back to Philadelphia tied at one game apiece, both the Yankees and the Phillies have reason to be optimistic. The Phillies have to feel great about where they stand, as they succeeded in wresting home field advantage away from the Yankees and now have three games in thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    The Year of the Collapsing Closer

    ​When people look back at the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship (it's going to happen, sadly; get used to the idea), there will be talk of Alex Rodriguez finally breaking through and becoming the clutch genius we all knew he had locked away inside him, or Derek Jeter leading the Yanks to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Getting Behind the Angels

    ​With the Cardinals out of the playoffs, I've had to decide what team I'm going to root for the rest of the playoffs. Sure, I could just watch the games impartially and enjoy the sport itself, but where's the fun in that? No, I'm one of those people who are always going to set up a team to root fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Manny Ramirez: Not Only a Cheater, But a Liar As Well

    I try not to get too very sanctimonious over much of anything in life. I don't consider myself a moral relativist, by any means, but I just don't believe things are very often defined sharply in black and white. We all do what we have to to get by in life, and all too often, that means compromising ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
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    July 8, 2009
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    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 9, 2009

    You Say A-Roid, They Say A-Fraud, Unreal Says Lying Sack of Shit

    Here's Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees' $300 million man, in December 2007, telling Katie Couric on 60 Minutes that he never used steroids:And here he is today, February 9, 2009, speaking to Peter Gammons on ESPN:Can you say, "Lying sack of shit"? (Not to mention what the latent effects of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    CC Sabathia and Yankees: Scoffing at the Recession 161 Million Ways

    As our scene opens here on Baseball Card of the Week Theatre, we find CC Sabathia, a pitcher newly signed by the New York Yankees, talking to an excited sports reporter. Let's take a listen, shall we?Reporter: So, CC Sabathia! You've just signed the largest free agent contract in history for a pitch ... More >>

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    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

    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: 1990 Lee Smith

    I know that I say we have a very special Card of the Week a lot, but this week, I really mean it. Really. Our Card of the Week this week comes to us from Mr. Tom Carlson, of Webster Groves, Missouri. That alone is enough to make this a special card. Why, you ask? Well, because Mr. Carlson just so ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 20, 2008

    Why I Continue to Hate the Boston Red Sox

    Let Me Tell You Why I Hate the Red Sox Gentle Readers, (in my best Stephen King): I despise the Boston Red Sox. It's a little odd, too, because there are a ton of reasons that I should like them. I love teams that draft and develop their own players, and the Red Sox have done a better job of bring ... More >>

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    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007
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    October 8, 2007
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    September 17, 2007

    Ball in the Family

    While Chris "Dry-Hump" Duncan warms the pine, his brother Shelley, a newly minted New York Yankee, is upholding the family honor -- most recently by responding to an autograph request from a young fan at Fenway Park by scrawling "RED SOX SUCK!" in the kid's autograph book. Mark Garfinkel/bostonher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Ball in the Family

    While Chris "Dry-Hump" Duncan warms the pine, his brother Shelley, a newly minted New York Yankee, is upholding the family honor -- most recently by responding to an autograph request from a young fan at Fenway Park by scrawling "RED SOX SUCK!" in the kid's autograph book. Mark Garfinkel/bostonher ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    The Turn of a Page

    Read a good book under an old oak tree.

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    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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    November 15, 2006

    Broom Service

    Residence Inn-Westport receives a request from beyond the grave (sorta). Plus: We chat with baseball's "Designated Hebrew," stack the Lou against Camden, New Jersey, and learn how to live flea-free.

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    Bi-ers Market

    Unreal reads the first-ever bisexual Regency romance (actually, we just skimmed for the juicy bits). Plus, Marshall Faulk's healthy sausage and a nationwide hanger shortage.

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    What Are Your Predictions for 2004?

    Week of January 14, 2004

  • Culture

    June 4, 2003

    Let's Play Two

    The Black Rep and Stages provide a Yankee doubleheader

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2003
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    June 28, 2000

    Getting What You Don't Pay For

    Success ruins some of baseball owners' most tearful tales

  • Calendar

    August 4, 1999

    PALL BERRA

    A new PBS documentary on Yogi Berra drops the ball

  • News

    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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    February 3, 1999

    Having a Ball

    Nashville swing band BadaBing BadaBoom and Louisiana harmonica-and-accordion master Jumpin' Johnny Sansone headline Soulard Mardi Gras' big dance events

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