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Scott Rolen

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Tony La Russa Goes Out On a High Note

    It seems fitting, seeing as how the past two months may have actually been the ultimate achievement of the man's career. ​Tony La Russa, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals since 1996 and winningest skipper in the history of the franchise, announced today he is retiring. I have to say, this is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    David Freese's Coming Out Party

    Ha! I'll bet you were expecting me to go with the Schwarzenneger version of Mr. Freeze, but instead I threw you a curve and went old school! That's why I'M a very important internet columnist and you're, well, probably doing something better with your time. Sigh.​I wrote earlier today about the pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The Jake Westbrook Blues

    What? I like 80s wrestlers. Deal with it. ​It ain't great being Jake Westbrook right now. Hell, it isn't all that wonderful having to watch Jake Westbrook at the moment, either. In fact, I would say it might actually be a little worse having to watch him. After all, none of us are getting paid to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    The Cards' Third Base Curse Strikes Again: Freese Out Longer than Expected

    That white orb in the left corner is actually a piece of David Freese's brittle wrist bone.​Monday was a bad day for the Cardinals. They opened up a four-game series against the Florida Marlins with a 6-5 loss, the second day in a row they had given up that many runs to an opponent. Since reaching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Cardinals Stuck in Routine: Rehire McGwire and Duncan for 2011

    Will leftover buns score runs next season? Ehh.​Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses. So it shall be in the Cardinal clubhouse again in 2011, as the club has agreed on contracts with pretty much the entire coaching staff, including Dave Duncan and Mark McGwire, the only two anyone real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Five Cardinals You Don't Ever Want to Piss Off

    ​So the great fracas that was the Reds/Cardinals series is over, with our boys in red roundly thumping their boys in red and taking over sole possession of first place in the National League Central. The series was an outstanding one, full of drama and heartbreak and brilliance on both the offensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Walt Jocketty: Getting the Band Back Together

    It happens to every guy at some point in life. You reach a certain age, and all of a sudden you start getting nostalgic for the past. At odd times, too; maybe you look in the mirror one morning, notice how thin the hair is getting on top, and you just can't help but think about your friends from col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    And Now for Your Song of the Day: 'Proud Dusty (Rolen on the River)'

    As found by our friends over at St. Louis sports blog Joe Sports Fan, the Reds fanbase -- and one acoustic guitar strumming musician -- have really taken to Scott Rolen's play this year in Cincy. Seems that after sometimes tumultuous days in Philadelphia and here in St. Louis, Scott has finally foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Walt Jocketty and the Reds' Renaissance

    Walt Jocketty in his days at GM of the Cardinals.​The Cincinnati Reds welcome the Cardinals into town this weekend for what is, to this point, probably the biggest series of the season for both clubs. The series in Philadelphia was the one I had been looking to as the big test for the Cards e ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Rumor Roundup: The Return of Jimmy Baseball

    Literary legend Thomas Wolfe evinces his displeasure upon being told he will one day be referenced in a baseball blog post. ​You can't go home again. It's just the way things are. We all fight it, we all do what we can to hold out on our younger worlds, but facts, as they say, is facts. You can ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    The Adam Kennedy Era Comes to an End

    The Cardinals just released Adam Kennedy. Huh. Didn't see that one coming. I mean at all. At all. All we've heard recently is how Kennedy is the guy at second base. And you know what? He should have been. Yes, he was flat-out awful in 2007. Last year, though, he rebounded with the bat, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Bloggers React to Cards GM's Infamous Online Spat with Fans

    UPDATE: More comments from Chuck Brownson, a blogger at Viva El Birdos, are at the bottom of this post.In July 2007 I wrote an article for the RFT about the increasing influence that statistically-minded baseball blogs were starting to have on the day-to-day operations of the teams they cover. In ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Last Minute Gift Ideas for Chris Duncan, Richie Incognito, Albert Pujols and Other St. Louis Sports Personalities

    It's tough being a St. Louis sporting figure these days. Whether you're calling out your players for poor play, making demands for an $11 million luxury, or just trying to make sense of what you just saw happen to your team, life is flat out hard. But you know what can make it all better? Why, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Anthony Reyes: Relieved to be Out of St. Louis

    I was just thinking to myself the other day, "You know, we haven't had an Anthony Reyes Update in damn near forever, it seems." Then, lo and behold, what should happen across my web browser? Oh wonder of wonders! Ladies and gentlemen, we have some fresh Anthony news. Well, that's not exactly accur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Andy Benes

    Hey hey! It's that time again! The Card of the Week is upon you! This week I went digging back through the archives to find a specific card, and here it is. Sent in by Kenneth Kitchin from St. Louis, we have here a fine specimen of a very young, and very thin, Andy Benes, former pitcher and now a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Cardinals Should Stay Away from Rockies' Slugger Matt Holliday

    The Holiday, err, Holliday Road? The Internet has been positively atwitter ever since yesterday morning, when it was reported that the Cardinals are apparently interested in trading for Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies. There's been a ton of discussion all over the place, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: Mozeliak vs. Mulder

    I was listening to Kevin Wheeler on KMOX last night on the drive home and caught his conversation with first-year Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. After some chitchat about the team's early-season run of great play -- and great plays, like Pujols' Monday-night mad dash and Ankiel's phenomena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: Mozeliak vs. Mulder

    I was listening to Kevin Wheeler on KMOX last night on the drive home and caught his conversation with first-year Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. After some chitchat about the team's early-season run of great play -- and great plays, like Pujols' Monday-night mad dash and Ankiel's phenomena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Cards Blog: Was Pineiro's Return a Rush Job?

    Joel Pineiro made his 2008 season debut on Sunday afternoon, and it did not go very well. He exited the game before the end of the fourth inning, having given up six earned runs (although three of those could have easily been unearned, as third baseman Rico Washington misplayed a line drive into a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Cards Blog: Was Pineiro's Return a Rush Job?

    Joel Pineiro made his 2008 season debut on Sunday afternoon, and it did not go very well. He exited the game before the end of the fourth inning, having given up six earned runs (although three of those could have easily been unearned, as third baseman Rico Washington misplayed a line drive into a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Cardinals Opening Day v2.0: The Brightest Spot

    Well, there wasn't much for Cards fans to cheer in last night's 2-1 loss to the NL champion Colorado Rockies. Later today our baseball blogger Aaron Schafer will glance back and look forward to tonight's rematch. But despite Kip Wells' hanging five zeroes on the Redbirds and Troy Glaus causing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    Opening Day 2008: Winning and Losing

    You know what I really like? The Eagles. Not the football team. The band. Now, you have to understand, for me, that was a very difficult thing to admit. Stay with me here, I'm getting to the Cardinals. I have certain indie credential that I have to maintain. I happen to be one of the very fe ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus: As Others See Us

    Here's a link (via Viva El Birdos) to a nice take on the Toronto press conference announcing the Blue Jays' acquisition of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen in exchange for Troy Glaus. The video's safe to play at work. The post itself, not so much. But what would you expect from a blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus: As Others See Us

    Here's a link (via Viva El Birdos) to a nice take on the Toronto press conference announcing the Blue Jays' acquisition of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen in exchange for Troy Glaus. The video's safe to play at work. The post itself, not so much. But what would you expect from a blog ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2008

    You Say You Want A Resolution

    RFT asks an eclectic mix of St. Louisans to imagine how we can get our act together in 2008.

  • News

    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Black Out

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

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    The Restorative Powers of Pho

    photo: Ian Froeb Does a body good. It's been a long first week for Gut Check. Your host moved to a new apartment and had to apologize to Scott Rolen -- but at least he enjoyed a cold beer in the shower. Yesterday, after bringing the last of my stuff into my new place, I dragged my weary, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    The Week in Gut Check

    Gut Check is very sorry, Mr. RolenIf you haven't checked out Gut Check, the new RFT food blog, during its inaugural week, here's what you've missed: - We had to apologize to Scott Rolen. - We enjoyed a cold beer in the shower. - We celebrated the restorative powers of pho. There's lots more -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    Mea Culpa

    Mea culpa, Scott. Here's an example of the pain-in-the-assitude of a weekly publication schedule: In this week's review of Acero, I wrote that black truffles are as rare as a Scott Rolen base hit. Poetic exaggeration, sure, but the dude was scuffling. Key word being "was." I finished with my re ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2007

    Paradise Lust

    Ian takes little bites of Heaven in Maplewood.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Grace Under Pressure

    from www.stltoday.com Bernie Miklasz The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's carpet-bomb approach to baseball coverage inevitably leads to some redundancy. Even during the regular season, you'll see Joe Strauss' or Derrick Goold's game story run some of the same quotes Bernie Miklasz or Bryan Burwell use in ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2005

    The Times, They Are A-Changin'

    But St. Louis sportswriters unapologetically cast MVP ballots

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Talkin' Baseball

    Matching the playoff-rockin' Cardinals with some appropriate tunes

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Bird Songs

    With the Cards in the playoffs, there's always music in the air

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Sports Bargain

    Upper Terrace Reserve ticket

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Batting Cage

    Tower Tee Batting Range

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    Who's the Daddy?

    Unreal dials a naughty number (hey, we were duped!), cheers on a local strongman and borrows a page from the Post-Dispatch; plus, Bill Haas signs on as Unreal Advice Columnist

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2004

    Bleed Cardinal Red

    See Redbirds in January at the eighth annual St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up

  • News

    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

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Sports-Broadcast Personality

    Mike Shannon, KMOX (1120 AM)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Pro Coach

    Tony La Russa

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