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    October 31, 2013
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    September 18, 2012

    The Cards Come Home Looking for Some Breathing Room

    So, yeah, the Cardinals suck on the road. I mean, like, really suck. Like, dude, they suck. Seriously. By the way, yes, that English degree is totally paying off for me in a big way. Totally. Like, awesomely big time. My degree is as sweet as the Birds are suck on the road. See how I tied that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Cards' Road Woes Continue

    Question: Why is Jaime Garcia so unpopular with hotel maids? Answer: Because he always shits the bed when he's on the road! Wakka wakka, and all that sort of thing. I'll be here all week, folks. (I really will be; I have nowhere else to go.) So in case you missed it, the Cardinals jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Cards Shut Out Houston; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing (Again)

    What the Cardinals did last night was exactly what they needed to do. Now, if they can just remember that feeling and do that same thing a couple dozen more times, we might be in business. The Cards were playing the Houston Astros, the worst team in baseball. Unfortunately, the Astros being the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    May 22, 2012

    Tyler Greene Get the Cards Off the Schneid

    The Cardinals were very, very close to losing a fifth consecutive game last night. It would have been their longest losing streak of the season, and continued a rather brutal May that has seen the Cards undo a fair amount of the good work they did in April. On the first day of May, the Cardinal ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Batman's Tumbler and Batpod Park at Busch Stadium This Wednesday

    The Tumbler and the Bat-Pod -- which were known as the Batmobile and the Batcycle when I was a kid, goddammit -- are touring the country right now to goose the hoopla for The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of Christopher Nolan's bat-trilogy. If you're one of the multitude who are eagerly a ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Keith Law Really, Really Likes the Cards' System

    Get it? 'Cause he's a PROSPECTor? Yeah, I know. I'll try harder next time. Promise. ​Keith Law, prospect guru extraordinaire over at ESPN.com, has released both his top 100 prospect list and his overall organizational rankings over the past few days. The Cardinals, formerly relegated to the lower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The Reds' All-In Risk

    Walt Jocketty, gamblin' man. ​While the Cardinals wait for the Carlos Beltran/Coco Crisp/other random dude interested in making a couple million a year for throwing a ball around sweepstakes to sort itself out, the rest of the NL Central is changing. The Cincinnati Reds had been remarkably qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Pujols Wasn't the First to Say Goodbye: Other Farewell Letters to St. Louis

    Albert Pujols's farewell letter to St. Louis that ran as a full-page ad in the Post-Dispatch last week inspired anger and tears in equal measure. But, as some readers pointed out, farewell letters to the city are nothing new, though of course few who have left the city have been able to afford full- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Padres 1, May 23

    commons.wikimedia.orgA sight that used to be so common, but has been a bit rare of late. ​Ladies and gentlemen, our long national nightmare is over. Albert Pujols has hit a home run. Sure, that may not seem like the biggest deal; I remember a time when Albert Pujols hitting a home run wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Lobby Mayor Slay to Make Tomorrow an Official Holiday

    ​Hear ye, hear ye, by the powers vested in the Council of Redbird Fandom (i.e., Miller Lite, 93.7 The Bull and Gen X Radio), it shall be declared that Thursday, March 31, is an official holiday in the city of St. Louis. In honor of the Cards' home opener against the Padres tomorrow at 3:15, ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    September 18, 2010

    Tyler Greene's Pedro Feliz Blues

    commons.wikimedia.orgYou'd think with a uniform that dirty Greene would be able to grit his way into a starting job around here. ​If someone asked you to sum up the Cardinals' 2010 season for them in the quickest way possible, you would need look no further than the way the Cards played the last t ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    The Ryan Ludwick Deal in Hindsight

    commons.wikimedia.org​Ryan Ludwick is coming back to St. Louis, y'all! Okay, so he's not coming back the way you're probably hoping. He'll just be coming back to play against the Cardinals as part of a San Diego Padres team which suddenly finds itself in the midst of a fight for its playoff l ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Which Star Wars Character is David Eckstein?

    heruniverse.comAshley Eckstein, a.k.a. Ahsoka Tano​So, earlier this week Daily RFT was surfing the Internets when we came across the following revelation. Ashley Eckstein, wife of MLB player David Eckstein, makes her living as the voice actress for Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano on the "Clone Wars" TV ... More >>

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    July 31, 2010

    Cardinals Trade Ryan Ludwick in Three-Team Deal

    commons.wikimedia.org​According to various and sundry sources, the Cardinals have completed a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians that will send Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and bring Jake Westbrook to the Cards. At first blush, I really liked this deal, thought it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    A Seriously Comprehensive Draft Review, Part 2

    In part one, I took a look at the first five rounds of the Cards' draft, as well as the overall breakdown of player by type. This time I'll cover the middlish rounds of the draft, 6-20, and then next time tease out any interesting players who happened to be picked up in the late rounds. ​Afte ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Previewing the Padres

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdmit it. That's a creepy effing mascot. ​​The Cardinals travel to San Diego tonight to begin a series against the surprising Padres, who sit atop the NL West. Looking over at the other dugout, the Cards just may see a mirror image of themselves, a team succeeding mostly on ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010
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    March 30, 2010

    Cardinals Ticket Prices Up 24 Percent in Secondary Market

    ​According to SeatGeek.com, a website which compiles data on the costs of tickets for various sporting and music events in the secondary market, the St. Louis Cardinals' overall ticket prices are up 24 percent going into 2010 over the second-half of last year. This should come as no surprise, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    John Smoltz Invades St. Louis Tonight: Your Guide to the Start of the Century

    ​Well, okay, so maybe my title is overselling things a little bit. Maybe Smoltzy making his first start in the home white unis with the Birds on the Bat isn't the biggest story this team will produce this century. Still, it's a pretty momentous occasion, when a future Hall of Famer like John Smolt ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Welcome to St. Louis, Smoltzy

    It appears I may be forced to revise my opinion of John Smoltz. John Smoltz, shown here drinking from a mysterious fountain hours before pitching against the San Diego Padres.​See, before the Cardinals actually went out and acquired the Ghost of Cy Youngs past, back when the whole thing was j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Khlosure for Khalil

    At last, the suspense is over. Our long national (or at least local), nightmare is over. We finally know who the player to be named later in the Khalil Greene trade is. The Cardinals and Padres completed the deal that brought Greene here yesterday, with Luke Gregerson, a right-handed relie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Mark Worrell: A Legend in His Own Mind

    Mark Worrell just can't seem to shut the hell up. Seems to have an awfully high opinion of himself, too. First, it was Dustin Mattison over at the Cardinals' site on the Scout network that he was complaining to; he was traded shortly afterward. Problem solved, right? He was upset that he didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2008

    "Hey Bud, Let's Party": The Official Khalil Greene Welcome Post

    Well, the trade is official, and Khalil Greene is now a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. The more I think about it, the more excited I'm getting over the potential this deal has to turn out as a big win for the Cards. I'm a big fan of Greene's defense, and while he's not so much on the walking (on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Cards Land Khalil Greene, Padres Fans Rejoice

    At this writing it remains unclear which "relief prospects" the St. Louis Cardinals surrendered to the San Diego Padres in exchange for shortstop Khalil Greene, but the Padres faithful over at the Gaslamp Ball blog are slamming the door on the Mulleted One's backside while he's still packing.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Cardinals Add Pitcher Trever Miller and Shortstop Khalil Greene

    Well, when things finally decide to happen, they do so in a hurry, don't they? First things first: Trever Miller. Can I just tell you all that when I heard the Cardinals finally came to terms with Miller, my heart offered up a great and glorious hosanna to the heavens above? "At last," I thought, " ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: How the Cardinals Could Have Drafted Chase Utley of the Phillies

    Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Bud Smith, a No-Hitter and a Dive Bar in Kirksville, Missouri

    Do you remember where you were when Bud Smith made history? If the answer to that question is "no," don't feel bad. I realize that it's not quite on par with the day JFK got shot. But hey, it is Cardinal history, after all. On September 3rd, 2001, Bud Smith became only the 18th rookie in the his ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008
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    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2008

    No Trouble in River City

    The Rascals make it easy

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Dodgers for Dummies: A Series Preview

    Just a short jaunt northward from San Diego go the Cardinals, to take on the Dodgers in the latter half of their West Coast Swing. What they find when they get there, though, will be much further from the Padres than the drive would indicate. Whereas the Padres are a team sinking, falling further ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    Joel Pineiro's 'Great Stuff' Reminds Us of Garrett Stephenson

    You remember Garrett Stephenson? He was a Cardinal pitcher back in the late '90s and early 2000s. Righty, tall, decent stuff, never really had great results. He did have a couple of solid season wearing the Birds on the Bat, though, winning sixteen games in 2000. What I remember most about the Garre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    San Diego's Weak Offense Evident Against Cards

    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Padres; not at all. San Diego came into this year with a pitching staff that boasted last year's Cy Young award winner (Jake Peavy) at the top, one of the best road pitchers in all of baseball as the Number 2, (Chris Young) and a Number 4 who's won more g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Cards Blog: Jimmy Edmonds...With the Cubs.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with Jim Edmonds. Hold on a second. Let that soak in. Jimmy Baseball is going to play for the Cubs. You know, there was a baseball game last night, and the Cardinals won. And I, frankly, couldn't care any less. Jim Edmonds is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Cards Blog: Jimmy Edmonds...With the Cubs.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with Jim Edmonds. Hold on a second. Let that soak in. Jimmy Baseball is going to play for the Cubs. You know, there was a baseball game last night, and the Cardinals won. And I, frankly, couldn't care any less. Jim Edmonds is goin ... More >>

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    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: So Long, Jimmy Ballgame -- Padres Release Jim Edmonds

    The San Diego Padres have released struggling center fielder Jim Edmonds. The 37-year-old former Cardinal was struggling at the plate, hitting just .174 for a Pads ballclub that's batting an aggregate .232 as a team and languishing in last place in the NL West. Dude looked good in the Birds on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: So Long, Jimmy Ballgame -- Padres Release Jim Edmonds

    The San Diego Padres have released struggling center fielder Jim Edmonds. The 37-year-old former Cardinal was struggling at the plate, hitting just .174 for a Pads ballclub that's batting an aggregate .232 as a team and languishing in last place in the NL West. Dude looked good in the Birds on ... More >>

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    December 15, 2007
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    October 2, 2007

    Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when I first started interviewing for my job here at RFT, my first words were, “Just so you know, I’ ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007

    Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when I first started interviewing for my job here at RFT, my first words were, “Just so you know, I’ ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2005

    The Times, They Are A-Changin'

    But St. Louis sportswriters unapologetically cast MVP ballots

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Vacant Lots

    The Cards are in the playoffs. So why are there so many empty seats?

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2000

    Return of the Knuckler

    Early baseball bad boy Jim Bouton updates his masterpiece, Ball Four

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