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San Francisco Giants

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    October 24, 2013

    World Series Superstitions: Don't Shave Your Beard, Don't Change Your Mayor?

    Hardcore baseball fans nerd out over math: batting averages, win shares, strike out to walk ratios. Eddie Roth, St. Louis' director of operations, is one such chic geek. As the St. Louis Cardinals advanced in the playoffs, he researched how their record compares to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's t ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    [VIDEO] Cardinals Lose, So Today is Free Doritos Locos Tacos Day

    Though the sting of the Cardinals loss is still with us, it's high time we started looking on the bright side of life. Like, for instance, the fact that the Giants ultimately went on to win the World Series means -- it's Free Doritos Locos Tacos Day! That's right, for a short window of time today, ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    10 Ways to Console Yourself Now That The Cardinals Have Choked

    So the Cards choked. It happens -- not to the Cards, of course, not usually. But life goes on. The World Series starts tonight, and the rest of the world has already forgotten about us. 1. Gather at Busch Stadium. Bring candles. Sob, "It shoulda been us!" Experience catharsis with your fellow membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Goodbye To the 2012 Cardinals

    It felt like 1996 all over again, you know? I'm not sure how many of you out there really remember that year, the first of Tony La Russa's tenure as manager, but it was an interesting season. The Redbirds had spent the first half of the 1990's sucking quite badly, struggling under the weight of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    A Brief Game Seven Pitching Primer

    So it's come down to this yet again. Another deciding game, the third such win-or-go-home contest the Cardinals have taken part in this postseason. They smacked the Atlanta Braves in the mouth in the first scheduled play-in game in major league history. They engineered one of the greatest comeb ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Map of Free Parking at Cardinals Game Today

    If you're going to watch the Redbirds destroy the San Francisco Giants today, we have some good news: Parking at certain metered spaces around Busch stadium will be free of charge. See our map on the following page. The shaded area is the free zone. 

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    October 15, 2012

    Cards Hold On Against Giants; Take 1-0 NLCS Lead

    It went about as well as one could have possibly hoped for the Cardinals in game one of their National League Championship Series matchup against the San Francisco Giants. The offense broke through for a big chunk of runs against Madison Bumgarner, and the pitching staff flipped the expected script, ... More >>

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    October 14, 2012

    Previewing the Cardinals and Giants

    On Friday night, the Cardinals managed one of the greatest (if not the greatest), comeback in postseason baseball history, erasing a six run deficit en route to defeating the Washington Nationals. It was the largest deficit any team has ever overcome in the playoffs, and in typical Cardinal comeback ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Tests Positive, Suspended for the Season

    Melky Cabrera, left fielder for the San Francisco Giants and the beneficiary of an until-recently inexplicable surge in power despite playing in a hitter's graveyard this season, has tested positive for PED use and been suspended for 50 games under baseball's drug policy. Given there are but 44 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Cards Split With the Giants; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing

    Thank god for Adam Wainwright. I've said it before over the past four or five seasons, but I think it bears repeating now and again. Thank god for Adam Wainwright. It's been a great ride, watching Wainwright progress from hyped prospect (acquired in return for J.D. Drew way back in the 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Giants at Cards Game Preview -- 7th August 2012

    The Cardinals are riding a four game winning streak and will try to make it five tonight at Busch when they take on the San Francisco Giants in the second game of a four game set. Last night the Cards blew the Giants out despite the presence of Matt Cain on the mound, holding it close early and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason MLB Team Predictions, In Which I Eat Lots of Crow

    Hey, you guys remember way back when, before the season really got going, and I made a whole bunch of predictions? Sure you do. I predicted MVP winners and Cy Young winners and a bunch of other stuff like that. I predicted stuff for teams, too; stuff like division standings and won/loss records. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    The All-Star Game Goes the NL Way

    I wrote not too long ago about the San Francisco Giants' extraordinary presence at the All-Star Game, and how it was a perfect example of why the current format for baseball's midsummer classic is badly broken. Well, the game itself was played last night, and I have this to say: thank god that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    A Giant Problem With the All-Star Game

    The rosters for the Major League All-Star Game were announced yesterday, and the Cardinals did pretty well for themselves. Rafael Furcal made it in as the starter at shortstop for the National League, Yadier Molina is going as the backup catcher, and Lance Lynn was selected to join the pitching staf ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Former Miss Missouri Is Marrying Barry Zito

    Image viaBarry Zito's new bride, 2007 Miss Missouri Amber Seyer.​Miss Missouri is becoming Mrs. Missouri-Zito. Amber Marie Seyer, who represented the Show-Me State in the 2007 Miss USA pageant, is marrying San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito this weekend. This is one of those prom king and q ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Cardinals Lose To Those Queer-Loving Giants; San Fran First Team to Join "It Gets Better"

    What's next? A pre-game screening of the gay baseball play?​It's bad enough that the Cardinals blew the lead in the ninth inning last night to fall by a score of 7-5 in extra innings. But to lose to a bunch of gay-sympathizing, touchy-feely, socially-conscious men like the visiting San Francisco G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The Opening Day Crystal Ball: 2011 MLB Predictions

    I actually dressed up like this to write this post. I predict the itching of this beard will soon drive me to madness. ​Just a bare handful of hours, now, until the Cardinals' 2011 season gets underway. Plenty of ink and bytes have been spilled talking about what the season may bring, lots of it r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Steve Perry Surfaces -- Singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at a Baseball Game!

    Although current Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda is a talented, dynamic singer, many fans of the band still long for the days when Steve Perry was at the helm. With his unstoppable mullet and dazzling range, the singer put an indelible mark on hits such as "Any Way You Want It" and "Open Arms." Perry' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 5, 2010

    Opening Day Ought to be a National Holiday, But Since it Isn't...

    ​The Daily RFT has compliled for you work-tethered fans some of the most classic quotes that describe the glory of our National Pastime. The San Francisco Giants in the early 1970s had a scappy third baseman named Al Gallagher. He wasn't much of a ballplayer and only hung around for fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Where You Should Have Been For the Home Run Derby Last Night

    It wasn't inside the stadium, where beers cost $8.75 and tickets $200 and up (though at least one scalper downtown was selling for $100). (View slide show here.)No, the real party was on Walnut Street right outside the left-field gates to Busch Stadium. Several hundred people were packed in between ... 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

    June 19, 2008

    Royally Beaten: Cardinals Try to Avoid Sweep by Royals Today

    Citizens of St. Louis, the Cardinals need your help. You see, due to a little known bylaw of Major League Baseball, if you get swept by the Kansas City Royals, you're out of the league. This unfortunate fate has befallen several teams over the years, few of whom you probably remember. Teams such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    And the Top Five Baseball Draft Picks Will Be...

    With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, and all the surprises seemingly gone from the top teams, let's look ahead to baseball. But first, on the Cardinals game last night: I'll sum up last night's game very succinctly. The offense jumped on Ian Snell early, and then went to sleep. Anthony Reye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    And the Top Five Baseball Draft Picks Will Be...

    With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, and all the surprises seemingly gone from the top teams, let's look ahead to baseball. But first, on the Cardinals game last night: I'll sum up last night's game very succinctly. The offense jumped on Ian Snell early, and then went to sleep. Anthony Reye ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Crumbling Giants: The Cards Head to San Fran

    The San Francisco Giants present a cautionary tale for the Cardinals. What you see in San Fran this season is exactly what happens when a team puts all of its fortunes on the shoulders of one player for far too long. For the last decade and a half, San Francisco Giants baseball has been the Barry B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Crumbling Giants: The Cards Head to San Fran

    The San Francisco Giants present a cautionary tale for the Cardinals. What you see in San Fran this season is exactly what happens when a team puts all of its fortunes on the shoulders of one player for far too long. For the last decade and a half, San Francisco Giants baseball has been the Barry B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Rainout

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at it, Deadspin also reminded us of how weird the St. Louis Cardinals' 2008 schedule looked when we scan ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Rainout

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at it, Deadspin also reminded us of how weird the St. Louis Cardinals' 2008 schedule looked when we scan ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007

    Morris, Shmorris -- Giants Win While Cards Go After the Wrong Guy!

    A curious bit of sports reporting appeared in this morning's Post-Dispatch regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' "frustrated" (and in the end failed) pursuit to return Matt Morris to the fold. Joe Strauss writes that general manager Walt Jocketty was "stunned" when the San Francisco Giants sent the agi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Morris, Shmorris -- Giants Win While Cards Go After the Wrong Guy!

    A curious bit of sports reporting appeared in this morning's Post-Dispatch regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' "frustrated" (and in the end failed) pursuit to return Matt Morris to the fold. Joe Strauss writes that general manager Walt Jocketty was "stunned" when the San Francisco Giants sent the agi ... More >>

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    July 4, 2007
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    April 12, 2006

    Down in Front!

    Want a wheelchair seat at the new Busch? Step right up.

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    October 5, 2005
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    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

    Strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a minor-league hitting coach

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    July 27, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of July 27, 2005

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    June 25, 2003

    Sporting Snooze

    A leaner, splashier Sporting News struggles to find its editorial compass

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    October 23, 2002

    Déjà Vu

    The Cards overreached -- now San Francisco shows them the way

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    October 16, 2002

    Safe at Home?

    At the end of a star-crossed season, Cardinal Nation still doesn't know where the Redbirds will roost after they leave Busch

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    March 13, 2002

    Hartmann Hits a Dinger

    Week of March 13, 2002

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    March 13, 2002

    Giants' Lesson: Part 2

    How Frisco success ruined case for stadium welfare handouts

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    March 6, 2002

    Giants' Lesson: Part 1

    Building a baseball stadium without buckets of public money

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    October 17, 2001
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    May 9, 2001

    Stop the Stadium Madness

    Here are 10 good reasons

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    March 14, 2001

    Cardinal Sin

    It's welfare for the wealthiest

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    February 14, 2001

    Switch Hitters

    When it comes to being given a stadium, Cardinal owners want it both ways

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    April 19, 2000

    Card Sharks

    The St. Louis Cardinals want your money for their $370 million ballpark. But before the game begins, somebody needs to reshuffle the deck.

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