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 >>
You may or may not have heard yet, but Josh Hamilton had himself quite a game last night. The Texas Rangers outfielder became just the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a single game as part of a 5-for-5 night that saw him collect 8 RBI and 18 total bases. Bizarrely e ... More >>
Ryan Madson, the biggest offseason free agent acquisition for the Cincinnati Reds, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), and will miss the entirety of the 2012 season as he recovers from having Tommy John surgery. Madson has spent the last nine seasons -- the whole of his career, in fa ... More >>
Cincinnati is really serious about winning the NL Central in 2012. I'm not sure if they'll do it or not, but you have to give them credit: they're going after it hard. The Reds continued their busy offseason of win-now moves yesterday, signing Ryan Madson, late of the Philadelphia Phillies a ... More >>
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 >>
commons.wikimedia.orgThis is how Jim Edmonds is supposed to look. Sigh. Q: What's worse than seeing Jim Edmonds in a Milwaukee Brewer uniform? A: Seeing him in a Cincinnati Red uniform! Although, to be fair, neither is as painful as watching Jimmy Baseball play for the Cubs, so this ... More >>
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 >>
They're not called the REDbirds for nothing.So, a little (red) birdie informs us that this coming Tuesday is Tea Party Night at Busch Stadium. As such, St. Louis members of the political movement have secured $30 tickets to the game for $20. Which begs the question: Is that socialism? Here we hav ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
So on this last day of the decade, I had myself a thought. "Aaron," I thought, "You should really try to do some sort of decade-long wrap for St. Louis sports." "You know what, Aaron? That's an excellent idea!" I paused for a moment, considering the notion further. "Now why didn't I think of ... More >>
Well, it looks as if Tony La Russa will be returning to manage the St. Louis Cardinals once again in 2010. He hasn't made any sort of official announcement as of yet, but all signs point to La Russa coming back for his 15th season wearing the Birds on the Bat. How do I feel about TLR being back ... More >>
Sure, he hasn't actually pitched like a piñata this year, but it's just too good a nickname to stop now. Apparently, Joel Piñeiro really wants to stick around with the Cardinals a while longer. He has reportedly told his agent to get a deal done that will keep him here if at all possible.&n ... More >>
Does anybody want to tell me when this whole thing just went to hell? Remember when the Cardinals were a first-class organization, one that made smart moves, fielded competitive teams, and had everyone pulling in the same direction? Well, guess what, folks, the party, as they say, is over. ... More >>
It appears to be very near official now; the Cardinals have signed Dominican-born outfielder Wagner Mateo to a contract worth in the area of $3.1 million. Of course, the signing has to wait for the July 2nd international signing date to become official, but it looks as if this is all but a done deal ... More >>
Well, here we go, everybody. The Draft is finally here, and now we wait for the Nationals to tell us what we already know. Aaaaand there we are. Strasburg is the pick at #1. In other news, the sun came up in the East this morning, and likely will again tomorrow.
The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?
Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.
All of a sudden the Cardinals are embracing a youth movement.
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
Shake off the chill with the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up
Unreal enjoys seasonal cocktails with lovely divorcees, learns of a new no-tolerance policy at a local elementary school and shares a make-out queen's Blog o' the Week; plus, how does Bryan Burwell really feel?
J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to the Braves for Ray King, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright
A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas
Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.