Veteran New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey will be at O'B Clark's in Brentwood next Thursday night, May 12, for a signing party of his new book Stan Musial: An American Life. (The event is sponsored by Left Bank Books.) Yesterday he took some time out from his tour to talk to Daily ... More >>
Dana PlonkaThe Civil Wars12:24 In the South By vortex, all news - or at least news not related to Jack White pop-up performances, Cee-Lo Green cancellations, Kanye gossip and R.E.M. show rumors - gets obliterated. Japan's nuclear nightmare is no exception. Glancing at an RSS reader under 75 d ... More >>
Can he pull a Ted Williams and stay dominant till he's 41?Interesting analysis by The New York Times yesterday on the Pujols situation. The writer, Dan Rosenheck, trolls into the statistical annals of baseball history to compare No. 5 with other players of his caliber -- Musial, Aaron and Wil ... More >>
So, if you haven't heard by now, the Cardinals have launched a campaign to get baseball legend Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest distinction a U.S. citizen can receive. The so-called Stand for Stan campaign is a virtual social-media blitzkrieg with the Cardinals crafting ... More >>
Image ViaThe probability of the Cardinals new hitting coach Mark McGwire returning to the plate as a pinch hitter isn't likely, though manager Tony La Russa hasn't entirely ruled it out. Speaking this week to the Bay Area's Contra Costa Times, La Russa had this to say of the slugger who retired f ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgBill James has called him the perfect player, and this year, the voters apparently agreed. Albert Pujols won his third MVP award today, second in a row, by a unanimous vote. In other news, the sun came up today in the East, much as had been expected. Pujols nearly d ... More >>
I attended the All-Star Game last night, and I went as both a journalist and a fan. The journalist side of me wanted to see good baseball, interesting stories, and a professional production from the St. Louis Cardinals. The fan side of me wanted to see the National League finally fucking win somethi ... More >>
With Opening Day coming up on Monday, it's appropriate to look back and reflect on our love for the Cardinals. And when it comes to the Cardinals, and the history of this great franchise, there's one name that stands out above all the others. You might know him as the Man.Our Card of the Week t ... More >>
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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