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Rick Ankiel

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    November 5, 2013

    Red Sox Take Out Full-Page Newspaper Ad, Thank Cardinals Fans for Sportsmanship

    Those damn Red Sox. You want to hate 'em for beating us in two World Series in ten years, but then there's this: A big gushy advertisement from the front-office of the Boston ballclub thanking Cardinals fans for their "warm Midwestern welcome" and recognizing Cardinal Nation as "everything that's gr ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Pujols Thanks Fans In Newspaper Ad

    In conclusion: Thanks, mang.​Albert Pujols has a message to Cardinal Nation -- if anyone happens to stumble across it.The words from the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels can be found buried waaaay back on page C10 of the sport section in today's Post-Dispatch. In a full-page, paid advertise ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Rick Ankiel Takes Out a Half Page Ad in the Post-Dispatch

    If you read the Post-Dispatch online then you likely missed the following half-page ad on page C-7 of the sports section today. ​Actually can you even call it an ad? It's more like a tribute to St. Louis and the Cardinals from Washington Nationals outfielder Rick Ankiel. Hard to believe that this ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Jaime Garcia's Historic Start

    commons.wikimedia.org​The first month of the season has certainly been a productive one for the Cardinals, as they currently stand at 14-7 and have a four-game lead over the second-place Cincinnati Reds. All in all, not a bad April. It's not all that surprising the Cardinals are playing this ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Rick Ankiel a Kansas City Royal

    ​In the end, I think I'm glad he's gone. No, I won't swear to it. But I think I am. Rick Ankiel was never really here at all, you know. All we saw was a ghost from the past trying to live out the dream it never got in life. A simple spirit, lost and alone with no curveball, trying to mak ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    The Most Momentous Moments of the Aughts: The Cardinals

    So on this last day of the decade, I had myself a thought. "Aaron," I thought, "You should really try to do some sort of decade-long wrap for St. Louis sports." ​"You know what, Aaron? That's an excellent idea!" I paused for a moment, considering the notion further. "Now why didn't I think of ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    News of the Day: Rick Ankiel Northside Bound?

    angryasianman.com​So, according to Derrick Goold's retweet, the Cubs appear to be interested in signing Rick Ankiel just as soon as they can figure out how to unload Milton Bradley. You know who I feel bad for? Will Leitch. Seriously. This is going to kill him. 

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    October 14, 2009
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    October 9, 2009

    Dance St. Louis Wins Award for Sports-Themed Advertisements

    The results are in and Dance St. Louis has taken home the 2009 Mid-America Emmy Award for best commercial campaign.​The performing arts company won the honor for its advertisements juxtaposing dancers with St. Louis professional athletes the likes of Rick Ankiel, Erik Johnson and Chris Draft. Chec ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3

    Okay, so it wasn't quite the start the Cardinals were hoping for. Okay, so maybe that isn't quite strong enough. ​Going into last night's game, the Cardinals should have been confident. Hell, even I was confident, and I am never, ever, ever confident when it comes to October baseball. Th ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Trolley Dodgers 2 17/08/09 - The Best Day Ever

    A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    Sign up for Tip of the Tongue here.Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter.In this week's edition, learn about the secret of the chocolate fritters at Herbie's Vintage 72, the release of ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    The Five Most Offensive Cardinals-Cubs Shirts

    The snarky commenters at Deadspin are loving this controversy-causing T-shirt worn by an always-classy Cardinals fan during one of the Cubs games last weekend. Apparently this was allowed to slide while the wearer of a relatively innocuous "Cubs Suck" shirt was forced to turn it inside-out when he e ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Rick Ankiel Has Shaved His Mustache

    Well, like many great surprises, it didn't last very long.It looks like the Cardinals' Rick Ankiel has shaved it off. You know, the mustache that garnered not one, but two, blog posts, and a couple thousand visits via Google. Seems more people were interested in it than one might've guessed.It's an ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Cardinals Post-Game Notes: April 16, 2009

    Just a couple of quick impressions from the Cards' first contest of the year against the Chicago Nine.  

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    April 9, 2009

    Cardinals Nickname Poll: Rick Ankiel Official Results

    It's official -- and by a landslide. Rick Ankiel is hereby christened "Swingin' Dick"!A whopping 63% of respondents favored the "Swingin' Dick" handle for the Cardinals' slugging outfielder. Coming in a distant second: "Ammerin Ank," with 20% percent of the vote.And remember: It's not too late to ca ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Cardinals Nickname Poll: Rick Ankiel Inaugural Edition

    Baseball nicknames. They don't make 'em like they useta. This isn't just Unreal blowing the proverbial smoke. This is documentable fact.In the old days, baseball gave us Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson. George "Prunes" Moolic. Frank Chance, a.k.a., "The Peerless Leader." As if Honus Wagner was ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Rick Ankiel Needs a New Name -- No Foolin'

    rickankielonline.comThere's a fun little poll going on over at the Riverfront Times' sports blog, The Rundown. It seems that Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel is unhappy with his name. It's true. Last week Ankiel told the Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold that he's been thinking lately about changing his ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    We've Been Booked

    This RFT's own Aaron Schafer is a contributing writer in this year's Maple Street Press Cardinals Annual 2009, the pre-season guide to this year's St. Louis Cardinals.Schafer, who also writes for Viva El Birdos, joins VEB founder Larry Borowski, and Deadpsin founder and Cardinal fan Will Leitch in t ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: The Manny of Our Dreams

    I'm sure that you've probably all heard by now that Albert Pujols thinks the Cardinals should sign Manny Ramirez. Well, you know what? If it's good enough for Albert, it's good enough for me. Manny Ramirez is our Card of the Week. Specifically, we have a 2007 Manny Ramirez card by Bowman Heritage. I ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    What If: The Cardinals Acquire San Diego Ace Jake Peavy

    Ah, the sweet taste of victory. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Red Sox, slayed the evil giant, felled the mighty ogre, whatever analogy you like. However you wish to say it, the Rays are your American League champions for the year of 2008. Congratulations to Tampa Bay, and congratulations to thei ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 15, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Rick Ankiel as a Pitcher

    We just passed a milestone, though you may have missed it if you weren't paying attention. This week, we saw the one year anniversary of Rick Ankiel's return to the major leagues as an outfielder. And so, in honor of that momentous occasion, I bring you this bit of awesomeness. You know how a lo ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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    July 28, 2008

    Requiem For a Prospect: Anthony Reyes, Now Traded to Cleveland, Used to be the Next Big Thing

    I remember the first time I ever saw Anthony Reyes pitch. It was in August 2005, when he made his big-league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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    July 14, 2008

    Four Positive Notes for the Cardinals at the All-Star Break

    Ah, the All-Star break. That special time of the year when we all huddle up together around the television with a big bowl of popcorn and listen to Chris Berman make an ass of himself calling the Home Run Derby and then watch one of the biggest farces in all of sports. That's right, everybody! We th ... More >>

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    July 7, 2008

    Redbirds Rolled Over and Died This Weekend

    My father and I don't talk about baseball a whole lot, largely because we almost always end up in an argument. Most of his opinions tend to fall along the lines of your typical Kevin Slaten listener (or ex-listener now, I suppose), and while I may not be the sunniest, most optimistic guy, the cons ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 20, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Death to Dinger

    Remember yesterday, when I said we may have seen the best play of our lifetimes? Well, it turns out I was wrong, and it only took one night for me to be proven so. Last night we saw not just one of the greatest throws I've ever witnessed, but two of them, both made by the same man. Ladies and Ge ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Death to Dinger

    Remember yesterday, when I said we may have seen the best play of our lifetimes? Well, it turns out I was wrong, and it only took one night for me to be proven so. Last night we saw not just one of the greatest throws I've ever witnessed, but two of them, both made by the same man. Ladies and Ge ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Roy vs. the Rain: Rick Ankiel and the Elements

    They call him "The Natural." Or, if they don't, they should. Last night Roy Hobbs, er, Rick Ankiel showed everyone firsthand why he's such a special player. He made things happen with his bat, hitting a mammoth shot off of Colorado's Aaron Cook to answer Brad Hawpe's solo homer of just an inning ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Roy vs. the Rain: Rick Ankiel and the Elements

    They call him "The Natural." Or, if they don't, they should. Last night Roy Hobbs, er, Rick Ankiel showed everyone firsthand why he's such a special player. He made things happen with his bat, hitting a mammoth shot off of Colorado's Aaron Cook to answer Brad Hawpe's solo homer of just an inning ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    Live Blogging from the Old Ballyard

    If Jeff Gordon can do it, why can't Unreal? 3:54 p.m.: Having arrived fashionably late -- Unreal is nothing if not fashionable -- we found our spot in the nosebleed section of the press box just in time to see Rick Ankiel put the Cards on the board with a bases-loaded double down the right-field li ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Leaked Version of Mitchell Report Names Pujols, Other Cardinals

    [Update: December 13, 2007 1:10 p.m.]: The "leaked" Mitchell list is plenty bogus as far as Cardinals players are concerned. No Pujols. No Kile. No Tavarez. No Tatis. No Nunez. Cardinals who are on the list: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick A ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
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    December 13, 2007

    Mitchell Report Names Names -- and Not Pujols'

    The full text of report former Senator George Mitchell released today is available for download here. A list of current or former Cardinals whose names are mentioned: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick Ankiel David Bell Larry Bigbie Kent Mercke ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Leaked Version of Mitchell Report Names Pujols, Other Cardinals

    [Update: December 13, 2007 1:10 p.m.]: The "leaked" Mitchell list is plenty bogus as far as Cardinals players are concerned. No Pujols. No Kile. No Tavarez. No Tatis. No Nunez. Cardinals who are on the list: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick A ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 9/7

    So, uh, how about that Rick Ankiel? Another two homers, seven RBI. Um. Er. www.about.com Sigh. Food additives may cause hyperactivity in children. (AP) The cause of that hoof-and-mouth outbreak in Great Britain? Leaky drains at a research lab. (Guardian) Whole Foods says not as many Wi ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

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    August 29, 2007

    Black Out

    The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?

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    July 30, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Still a Wild Man!

    This just in from the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' minor-league affiliate: At the team's August 10 game against the Omaha Royals, the first 1,500 fans to arrive at AutoZone Park in Memphis will receive a Marvel comic book whose cover "will feature the Incredible Hulk, Spiderman [sic] a ... More >>

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    July 30, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Still a Wild Man!

    This just in from the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' minor-league affiliate: At the team's August 10 game against the Omaha Royals, the first 1,500 fans to arrive at AutoZone Park in Memphis will receive a Marvel comic book whose cover "will feature the Incredible Hulk, Spiderman [sic] a ... More >>

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    June 29, 2005

    Unreal Makes Bid for Blues

    Hey, Bill and Nancy Laurie: Unreal's got $200 and a hot new dance craze! Plus, we learn how to dupe the beer vendors at Fair Saint Louis, join a local blog in the clubhouse and get Matt Blunt's feelings on (Confederate) flag-burning.

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    September 15, 1999

    FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    Should Jim Hanifan's drunken-driving arrest have led local newscasts?... Trouble in the fine print at the Post.... Is congressional candidate William Federer the best the Republicans can find to run against Richard Gephardt?

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