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Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Jon Hamm Stars in Baseball Movie, Learns Life Lessons from Indian Teenagers

    St. Louis' pride and joy, Jon Hamm, is starring in a Disney movie where he plays a desperate sports agent who goes to India to find cricket players who can play baseball. In the process, the kids teach him stuff about life, he falls in love with a nice and intelligent woman, and then he drinks a fif ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Armadillo Doesn't Care About National Acclaim: "Why not just have great music in one place?"

    Darkness settles onto the evening of October 9, 2013. The bar at Sandrina's, a local late-night hot spot for the slurring and weary, is teeming with Cardinals fans. Our birds are flying toward victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch the National League Championship. Applause and howls of de ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Video: Cardinals' Matt Carpenter Caught Stroking It

    It's been a lackluster National League Division Series for Cardinals' second-baseman Matt Carpenter. The All-Star infielder who had the sixth-best batting average (.318) in the National League this season, is batting just .067 against the Pittsburgh Pirates through four games of the NLDS. So, what ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    December 20, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    Rock Bottom Redbirds

    The game last night has to be the low point of the season, right? I mean, it can't possibly get any worse. ...right? I wrote before the series began about the Cardinals having a huge opportunity in front of them, an opportunity to virtually bury one of the teams chasing them for the second ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Yadier Molina Injured: Part of the Game or Cheap Shot?

    So a bad thing happened last night. No, not the Cards losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0. I mean, don't get me wrong; that was definitely a bad thing. The Cardinals coming out and laying such a magnificent egg in such a big game sucked in a big way, and the fact James McDonald apparently just owns ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Opportunity is Knocking; Will the Cards Answer?

    It is both obvious and cliched to say that any series this time of year is pivotal. After all, you get down to the end of August, and every single out of every game has potential implications, much less entire series. But after taking two of three from the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend (yay! ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    The Cards Take Control of Their Destiny

    With their 4-2 win over the Houston Astros last night (and a little help from the San Diego Padres, who finished up a three game sweep of the Pirates earlier in the day), the Cardinals moved half a game ahead of Pittsburgh, into sole possession of the second National League Wild Card spot. This ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    The Cardinals Run a Marathon -- And Come in Second

    It took 19 innings, but the Cardinals managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the end. It was, in a very special way, the perfect version of a 2012 Cards game. Coming into this latest series against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- aka the team the Cards are chasing in the standings -- th ... More >>

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    August 19, 2012

    The Cards' Biggest Game of the Year?

    On Friday night, the Cardinals laid a real egg against the Pittsburgh Pirates, getting shut down by James McDonald and losing by the score of 2-1. It was an ugly showing for a club coming in to one of their biggest series of the year; the Cards did exactly what they couldn't afford to do and came ou ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Another Letdown for The Cards

    The Cardinals really needed a win this weekend. Not a win in a game; a win in a series. They needed to take care of their business against a Philadelphia Phillies team that has struggled badly this season, from a variety of standpoints. The Cardinals needed to, in short, play like a team fighting fo ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason Predictions -- Individual Awards Edition

    You know, the All-Star break has come and gone. The second half (I should really put that in quotation marks, but screw it), of the baseball season is well and truly underway. I had a dozen different things I was planning on writing while the break was going on, all kinds of progress reports an ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Moving Time For the Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals, as of right this moment, the morning of the 29th of June in the Year of Our Lord 2012, right around twenty after nine Central Daylight Time, are a third-place team. That's kind of depressing, isn't it? Particularly after the blazing hot start to this season, I can't imagine ... 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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    May 22, 2012

    Chris Perez Tells Off Cleveland -- Twice

    You might remember Chris Perez from his time here in St. Louis as a young fireballing reliever with shaky-at-best control. Or, you might remember him as the guy who was traded away for Mark DeRosa. (An ill-fated deal if ever there has been one; DeRosa got hurt and contributed virtually nothing for t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Emergency Ticket Giveway to Today's Cardinals Game

    King of the RFT retail reps and all-around nice guy Mike Lipel just dropped two tickets in my cubicle for today's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. That game starts at 12:45 p.m. today -- short notice indeed. You can win those tickets. You must be able to pick 'em up at the RFT offices today, obv ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Honus Wagner T206 Card Sells for $1.2 Million in Local Dealer's Auction

    Sunset Hills collectibles dealer Bill Goodwin reaped a higher-than-anticipated $1.2 million for the well-graded Honus Wagner T206 baseball card in an online auction last night. Your baseball cards are still comparatively worthless, however, so don't get your hopes up.The Wagner card, which measures ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Cardinals Make Statement in Pittsburgh, Then Promptly Retract It

    ​If you're looking for an allegorical representation of the Cardinals' season so far, you could do a whole lot worse than the weekend series against Pittsburgh. After all, it was a series absolutely fraught with symoblic importance, as both teams came in trying to make a statement. For the Pi ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Last Time Pirates Led Division This Late in Season: 1992

    Pirates in first place? Blasphemy!​The Pittsburgh Pirates moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central on Monday after defeating the Cincinnati Reds. Two days later, the Pirates cling to a half-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals, in first place as recently as ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Schafer's Talking Pujols on WGEM

    In case you were wondering, no, that's not me. I have much better legs. ​Yesterday morning I was a guest on the ESPN affiliate in Quincy, Illinois, with Josh Houchins, the host of their morning drive program. WGEM has some of their audio files archived now, so you can go back and listen if you lik ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Game Notes: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3, 5/04/11

    ​You know, it's bad when you play the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they look like the young, energetic, dynamic team, and you look like the tired, poorly constructed and fatally flawed team.Unfortunately, that's not all that far from how things looked last night. It's much too soon to really start worr ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    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. ​

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    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 >>

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    December 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.2

    ​ How to eat healthy at airports. (Washington Post)A remembrance of coffee shops past. (Chicago Tribune)Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher interning with the USDA. (ESPN)Singapore's Satay Man is the last of a dying breed. (The Atlantic)Monsanto draws antitrust scrutiny. (Washington Post)

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    November 3, 2009

    Akinori Iwamura Traded to Pittsburgh

    What? It's a pirate. It's a story about pirates, and this is a picture of a pirate. Totally justified. ​Stuck here in the doldrums of the early baseball offseason, with only a World Series in which I hate both teams to watch, it's nice to have any little bit of news or movement to talk about.  ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009
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    September 9, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Aaron's Thing of the Week: Inaugural Edition

    We here at the Rundown like to think of ourselves as your one-stop shop for a better quality of life. Sports are great, but man cannot live by OPS alone. That's why, as part of my continued efforts to bring you the very best in all of life, I've decided to start a new weekly feature here. I'm going ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Yovani Gallardo is Better Than the Cardinals

    Remember in the first series of this season, when the Cardinals were playing the Pittsburgh Pirates, and we all felt really good? We all thought, "Hey, this'll be great! The Cards can get off to a hot start, sort of pad the old record a little bit. After all, what are the Pirates for?" Well, th ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Thursday, April 9: Morning's Newz

    A few parents in the Ritenour School District are enraged about an incident last week when the bus carrying their children's baseball team was pulled over by the enraged coach of the opposing team. Apparently the coach thought that some players on the other team stole money from the locker room.&nbs ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    Tuesday, April 7: Morning's Newz

    It's election day in St. Louis and other locales. Election officials in St. Louis are predicting low turnouts, which should help the incumbent mayor -- Francis Slay -- topple Maida Coleman. Meanwhile, in Town & Country alderman John Hoffmann fights the good fight against incumbent mayor Jon Dalt ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Pirates Killed by Manatees: Film at Eleven!

    You know how every year, just as the baseball season is about to start, you begin sort of making up your predictions, getting them all straight in your head? No need to lie and say you don't do it; we all do. Some of us write them down, some of us discuss them incessantly with our friends (or, if we ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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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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    September 8, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    June 3, 2008
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    May 19, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    August 6, 2007
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    August 6, 2007
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    May 26, 2004

    Who's the Daddy?

    Unreal dials a naughty number (hey, we were duped!), cheers on a local strongman and borrows a page from the Post-Dispatch; plus, Bill Haas signs on as Unreal Advice Columnist

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    May 5, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 5 - 12, 1999

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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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