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    February 26, 2014

    NSFW: Cardinals Pitcher Carlos Martinez Comes Out as Not Gay on Twitter

    Two weeks after Mizzou football star Michael Sam announced that he planned to become the NFL's first openly gay player, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez revealed via social media that he is definitively, 110-percent, absolutely and positively not gay. Martinez made the surprise announce ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Cardinals 101: This Week's Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 20, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. Even though hockey's back, this is the time of year when we yearn most for bas ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Tony LaRussa's Wife: Huge Metalhead?

    Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Elaine LaRussa. Names that come to mind when thinking of the top heavy metal babes of all time? Not exactly, but it seems the wife of the man who led this city's baseball team to two World Series championships may prefer the mosh pit over the dugout herself. See also: - The 2 ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 30, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. This week's bestseller list displays the effects of final-de ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 23, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. You have seen almost all these books on the bestseller list ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 9, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. According to the Mayan calendar, the world's about to end thi ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 21, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. In an exciting new development in the local book world, reade ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Team-by-Team Preseason Predictions: The Cardinals Are Good, But Not Good Enough

    Yesterday I gave my predictions for individual award in the upcoming season. Today we turn our attention to larger matters. Team matters. This season actually promises an entirely new level of intrigue, due to the presence of an extra wild card team from each league. Whether you like the new de ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    November 10, 2011

    Handicapping the Cardinals' Managerial Search

    The Cardinals appear to be entering the home stretch of their managerial race. ​The Cardinals have been conducting interviews and tossing around names in their search for a new manager, and it looks now as if they're likely entering the endgame portion of the process. I have to admit, while I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Game 5: Mid-Season Cardinals Come Home to Roost

    No! Not now. Not the 10-15 June Cardinals.​Remember mid-season when the sputtering St. Louis Cardinals took two steps backward for every one step forward? Remember, particularly, that week-long stretch in June when the Redbirds dropped seven in a row? Well, sports fans, that team has returned to t ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Who'dda Thunk? Cardinals Bullpen Saves the Day

    commons.wikimedia.orgFernando Salas was just the first in a parade of lifesavers last night for the Redbirds, but may very well have been the most important.​The Cardinals -- and their oft-maligned bullpen -- did the impossible last night. They beat Cliff Lee in the playoffs. It clearly wasn' ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Worst Trade Ever! Cardinals Send Colby Rasmus to Toronto for Spare Parts

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to see what an incompetent sports organization looks like, I have an outstanding example for you right here in St. Louis. The Cardinals today have agreed to trade away Colby Rasmus, their young center fielder, who has multiple years of club control lef ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Tony La Russa's ARF Stars to the Rescue Event Returns, While Conan O'Brien Finally Comes to Town

    ​This event has been a little under the radar this year, but it is happening: Tony La Russa's annual Animal Rescue Foundation's (ARF) Stars to the Rescue benefit is at the Fabulous Fox on Saturday, January 15. This year's entertainment includes Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, country si ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Gerald Laird? Really? Cardinals Make Another Less-Than-Impressive Off-Season Move

    Goodbye, Brendan Ryan. Hello, Gerald Laird. commons.wikimedia.orgGoodbye, high socks, goodbye, fun. ​So this is what building a winner looks like? This is what a championship-caliber team feels like? Interesting. I always thought winning would feel good. I always kind of pictured the fee ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Tony La Russa Comes Out Against ... Puppy Mills

    St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa may have taken a sudden turn to the right with his attendance at a Glenn Beck rally this summer.   Tony La Russa may agree with Sarah Palin about "restoring honor" -- but we're guessing they disagree about animal rights.​But La Russa's parting w ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Pujols, La Russa to Attend Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally

    ​I don't know who's going to be there, who's going to accept it. But the gist of the day is not political. I think it's a really good concept, actually. -- Tony La Russa to stltoday.com.So, let's get this straight, TLR. You know next to nothing about conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's "Resto ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Jake Westbrook's Cardinal Debut: Random, Random Thoughts

    Okay, so it's a picture of a riot in LA, not Detroit. Still, it's too funny to pass up, because these people are looting a Payless Shoes, which is actually more expensive than shopping at a Payless. ​I think we can all safely say this: last night totally wasn't Jake Westbrook's fault. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Tony La Russa: Embraces Tea Party, Bitch Slaps Diamondbacks, Wetbacks

    ​So, as we've reported earlier, Tuesday night was Tea Party night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks that night and the St. Louis Tea Party was there in force for a "buycott" in support of Arizona and its recent law to crack down on illegal immigrants. As St. Tea ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Tuesday Tussle: Part 1, Albert Pujols Was Right To Tell Off Tony La Russa

    Image sourceTLR and El Hombre just needed some space after Friday's game against the Angels​The Cardinals were up by four runs in the eighth-inning of Friday night's game against the Angels when Tony La Russa's meddling finally made Albert Pujols snap. With two outs, the manager ordered Ryan Ludwi ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    St. Louis Cardinals Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

    ​Keep up on the latest 140-character bursts of news, humor and statistics related to the St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter with this list of accounts you should follow, curated by the RFT staff. The tweeters below are all real people with opinions and we've excluded those Twitter accounts that simply ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Game Notes: Cardinals 6, Redlegs 3 -- 7th April 2010

    ​Well, I think it's pretty clear by now the 2010 Cardinals aren't going to lose a game this year. I can honestly say, after viewing them for two entire games all the way through, this may be the single greatest athletic entity in the history of the world. Move over, '27 Yankees, the Cardinals are ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010
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    February 17, 2010
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    January 11, 2010

    Mark McGwire Now Ready to "Talk About the Past", Issues Statement on Using Steroids

    ​Mark McGwire admitted today that he used steroids throughout much of his career with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. The statement came a week after Cardinals manager Tony La Russa stated publicly that McGwire needed to discuss steroid allegations prior to stepping in as the team's ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Dan 'n Al Forever, Apparently

    ​So it looks as if Al Hrabosky will continue to pollute the airwaves for at least one more season. He is apparently close to signing a deal with Fox Sports Midwest to once again broadcast games alongside Dan McLaughlin for the 2010 season. Thus the circle remains unbroken, and we are all forced to ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Colby Decides to Go For a Walk

    It's funny the sorts of things a 10-1 pasting of a hated division rival can cover up. I'm sure no one really remembers yesterday's ugliness now; the Cardinals are an offensive machine again. More importantly, the fact Colby Rasmus hadn't taken a walk since the Bush administration is probably largely ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Postgame Thoughts, 18th June: Double You. Tee. Eff.

    -Okay, so Jo-El Pineiro crapped the bed quite mightily in the first inning, but he certainly had some help from the defense. Just an ugly inning all around, the sort that we really haven't seen too many of from the Cards lately. Typing that, I find myself a bit surprised, to be quite honest. It ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009
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    June 9, 2009

    Nothing Shall Come From Something, Trade Again!

    And so, just like that, the Blaine Boyer Experiment comes to an end here in St. Louis. Farewell, Monorail Man, we hardly knew ye. (And barely cared.) Somehow, it just isn't as cool as Rocket Man, is it? 

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    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 >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Show Review: Tony La Russa's Stars to the Rescue with Huey Lewis & the News, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, REO Speedwagon and more, Chaifetz Arena, Sunday, January 19

    It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Tony La Russa Concert, Ladies of Lumiere, Kurt Warner, Cheech and Chong

    What a weekend we just had. Decent weather, little precipitation, about 30 concerts around town and lots of football and pot-culture on Sunday. A big weekend all around, which might be why this weekend wrap-up is coming a little after noon. Forgive me.In case you missed it, here's what went down ove ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Cardinals Said to be Going After a Mystery Closing Pitcher

    You know, there are plenty of reasons that I get up out of bed every day. The smell of clean laundry. The laughter of a child. The off chance that a beautiful woman may walk up to me and demand that I immediately make passionate love to her.*But every so often, something comes along that makes me qu ... 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 >>

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    August 24, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    13 Pitchers and Aaron Miles in Outfield

    Can somebody please tell me why this team insists on carrying thirteen pitchers?

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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 >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2007

    Eddie Money

    7 and 9 p.m., Thursday, September 13. Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Chris Duncan: The Dry-Hump Hernia?

    Was it the piñata, Homer Simpson or Charlie the Tortoise that kicked Chris Duncan where it counts? When it came to the latest below-the-belt blow to the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason hopes, the warning signs, reportedly, were there: Manager Tony La Russa has gently hinted that Duncan's baggage h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Chris Duncan: The Dry-Hump Hernia?

    Was it the piñata, Homer Simpson or Charlie the Tortoise that kicked Chris Duncan where it counts? When it came to the latest below-the-belt blow to the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason hopes, the warning signs, reportedly, were there: Manager Tony La Russa has gently hinted that Duncan's baggage h ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Hits Galore

    Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.

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    October 31, 2006

    Off With His Mic!

    Last Monday, October 23, the day after elderly Detroit Tigers southpaw Kenny Rogers might or might not have used a curveball-enhancing substance, KFNS (590 AM) host Kevin Slaten devoted his show to the controversy. He grilled Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Steve Palermo and asserted that St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    Off With His Mic!

    Last Monday, October 23, the day after elderly Detroit Tigers southpaw Kenny Rogers might or might not have used a curveball-enhancing substance, KFNS (590 AM) host Kevin Slaten devoted his show to the controversy. He grilled Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Steve Palermo and asserted that St ... More >>

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    January 11, 2006
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    July 27, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of July 27, 2005

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    April 7, 2004

    Letters

    Week of April 7, 2004

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    November 6, 2002

    La Russa's Lip

    Week of November 6, 2002

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