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 >>
Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>
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 >>
Every caption I think of comes off sounding like a threat to send mailbombs to Baseball Writers of America members, so I'm just going to quit trying. So over the weekend, I was sitting alone in my darkened shack watching any and all sports coverage I could find on the television. (This is standar ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
angryasianman.comSo, 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
-- Chad Billingsley is really, really good. It isn't often you see a pitcher with that kind of ability, that combination of velocity, movement, and location. Personally, I think Billingsley needs to learn to use both sides of the plate more effectively, as he essentially stays in the same area all g ... More >>
RamirezI would be remiss if I didn't at least mention the reception of one Manfred Ramirez. (I wish his name really were Manfred. That would be awesome.) Manny was, of course, quite roundly booed every time up in last night's game between the Cardinals and Dodgers, and really, I don't think anyon ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Just a couple of quick impressions from the Cards' first contest of the year against the Chicago Nine.
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 >>
Baseball nicknames. They don't make 'em like they useta. This isn't just Unreal blowing the proverbial smoke. This is documentable fact.www.dksbaseballcards.comIn the old days, baseball gave us Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson. George "Prunes" Moolic. Frank Chance, a.k.a., "The Peerless Leader. ... More >>
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 >>
maplestreetpress.comThis 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 ... More >>
The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?
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.
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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