Ray Lankford

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    October 22, 2012

    The St. Louis Cardinals and Let's Get It Started: How Songs Choose the Moment for us

    Every year the United States graduates hundreds of thousands of students who will bawl over, who will treasure forever, who will associate their most heightened and individual and important memories with, a song called "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"--a song that has no specific connection to th ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Ray Lankford Will Come Hang With You for a Few Thousand Dollars

    ​When I was twelve years old, I taught myself to throw a baseball like Ray Lankford. See, Ray had this funny way of throwing the ball, where he would sort of shoot his hand toward the sky real quickly. It looked a little like Steve Avery throwing the ball from center field. Well, Lankford bei ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Queen of the Pole: With Special Guest Jim Edmonds

    Jim Edmonds has left the St. Louis Cardinals for the harsher climates of Chicago, but the flashiest Cardinal since Ray Lankford still has a business here, the uniform-numbered F15teen restaurant and lounge downtown. Naturally, "Jimmy Baseball," or Jim "You make me want to leave my husband and three ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: The Ghost of Spring Trainings Past

    Sometimes, there's a man. Sometimes there's a man who, well, is the right man for his time and place; he just fits there. And that man is Jim Edmonds. Today is one of the holiest days of the baseball calendar; Pitchers and Catchers Report Day. And while I am all kinds of excited, I'm also just ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008

    George Kissell, 1994: Ten minutes with a Legend

    You know, I met George Kissell once. The year was 1994, and I was fourteen years old. As a fourteen year old, I was much, much smarter than the world around me, of course, and that fact, coupled with an emerging reliance on various recreational substances to get through the day, made me fairly unp ... More >>

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    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

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    January 30, 2002

    Ya Gotta Be a Player

    Names change, but the games of the elite go on

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    May 5, 1999
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    March 31, 1999

    Trauma Central

    Even with broken wings, the Cardinals can still fly in their weak and injury-plagued division