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    June 17, 2014

    22 St. Louis Dogs That Want to Be the Best Fans in Baseball

    St. Louis is a fierce baseball city. We're even competitive about how good of fans we are, though others have caught on to our self-ascribed moniker, the best fans in baseball. Once a season for the last ten years, St. Louis' dogs have gotten in on the action at the annual Purina Pooches in the Bal ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    The 5 Best Places to Celebrate Father's Day in St. Louis

    Father's Day is a bit more tricky than Mother's Day. You can't just take dad to a brunch with bottomless mimosas and give him some lovely flowers (OK, maybe you can. Who wouldn't love that?). It's getting down to the wire, but as long as you take pops to one of these places, he'll be satisfied. See ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Want to Propose at Busch Stadium? Here's How It Works (And How Much It Costs)

    Want to be sure your St. Louis sweetheart will accept your proposal of life-long love? Then where else to get down on one knee and break out the ring than baseball heaven itself, Busch Stadium. About 30 couples get engaged on the St. Louis Cardinals' home turf every year. The Redbirds don't allow p ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    MLB Players Think the St. Louis Cardinals Will Win the 2014 World Series

    St. Louisans always think their Cardinals are poised for another World Series win. This time, the players of Major League Baseball agree with them. ESPN The Magazine passed an anonymous poll through the MLB locker rooms to get candid answers to some of baseball's most pressing questions: Are athle ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Cardinals Pitcher Michael Wacha Wins 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year

    Congratulations to St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha, who won more than 40 percent of the votes in the battle for the title of 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.

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    October 24, 2012

    St. Louis Flag Flies Flaccidly Hangs Over D.C. City Hall Today

    It's payday in the nation's capital. Today Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is honoring the bet he made with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay prior to the beginning of the National League Division Series between the Cardinals and the Nationals. According to the wager, the mayor whose team lost would f ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Think Tank Ranks St. Louis High in "Creative Class" Output...Not!

    The other day a colleague forwarded along a link citing a study in which St. Louis was ranked no. 4 in the nation for our Creative Class* contributions to the nation's greater good. Or so it first appeared. In a short paper titled "Is your Region ... Creative, Innovative, Productive, ... or Just P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    October 12, 2012

    Cardinals at Nationals in Game 5: The Showdown

    It all comes down to this. The Cardinals and the Washington Nationals are all knotted up at two games apiece in their National League Division Series matchup, with the deciding game to be played tonight. The Redbirds played one game for all the marbles a week ago, when they took on the Atlanta Brave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    DC Flag Could Fly Over St. Louis City Hall; Mayors Bet on NLDS

    See this flag? It could be flying over St. Louis city hall next week should the Nationals beat the Cardinals in the National League Division Series. See also: AB-InBev Outraged Over World Series Bet Excluding Budweiser

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    October 10, 2012

    Is Jaime Garcia's Problem With His Shoulder or His Head?

    The Cardinals did what they needed to do in game two of their NLDS series against the Washington Nationals, beating up on the Nats' pitching staff to the tune of twelve runs and evening the series at one game apiece. Unfortunately, the victory didn't come easily, and things can't just be simple for ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Can Cardinals Rebound in Game 2 of NLDS?

    After the Cardinals beat the Braves in the first-ever Wild Card slash play-in game, I kind of thought things might be falling into place for this team. Don't get me wrong; the Braves lost that game more than the Redbirds won it, going all 2006 Detroit Tigers and throwing away their chance to win lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Cards Finish Off Sweep of Astros; Gain Real Breathing Room

    It may not have been the prettiest game any of us have ever seen -- or the prettiest the Cardinals have played -- but it got the job done. The Cards finished off a three game sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday at Busch Stadium behind a shaky-but-effective Jaime Garcia pitching performance an ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    The Cards Come Home Looking for Some Breathing Room

    So, yeah, the Cardinals suck on the road. I mean, like, really suck. Like, dude, they suck. Seriously. By the way, yes, that English degree is totally paying off for me in a big way. Totally. Like, awesomely big time. My degree is as sweet as the Birds are suck on the road. See how I tied that ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    The Cards Take Control of Their Destiny

    With their 4-2 win over the Houston Astros last night (and a little help from the San Diego Padres, who finished up a three game sweep of the Pirates earlier in the day), the Cardinals moved half a game ahead of Pittsburgh, into sole possession of the second National League Wild Card spot. This ... 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Does Not Win the Dodgers Bidding War

    ​Apparently, the speed of business is very fast indeed when $2 billion is on the table. That's the record-breaking price offered to current Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt by the investment group helmed by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. McCourt agreed to the sale mere hours after Major Lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Nyjer Morgan is *@&%$ing Crazy

    On Twitter, Nyjer Morgan goes by the alias "Tony Plush" whose mentor is Chad Ochocinco. Seriously.​Nyjer Morgan, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, caused quite a stir in last night's game. After striking out in the ninth inning against Chris Carpenter, Morgan went absolutely berserk, shouting ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Sweet Jesus! What Happened to Tony La Russa's Face?

    Image via Fox Sports Midwest La Russa of his pinkeye: It's like bad makeup in a horror movie.​Did you happen to catch one of the post-game press conferences yesterday with Tony La Russa following the Cardinals' double-header against the Washington Nationals? If not, you missed a real fright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Win Tickets To Tomorrow's Cardinals Game!

    Ah! Prairie chickens/We will make our readers cluck/Anything for seatsEarl Richardson​Feel like watching the Cardinals take on the Washington Nationals tomorrow? We've got two free tickets, and they are (drumroll) field boxes!Normally, we'd try to scalp these babies for upwards of $100, but, being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Rick Ankiel Takes Out a Half Page Ad in the Post-Dispatch

    If you read the Post-Dispatch online then you likely missed the following half-page ad on page C-7 of the sports section today. ​Actually can you even call it an ad? It's more like a tribute to St. Louis and the Cardinals from Washington Nationals outfielder Rick Ankiel. Hard to believe that this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    A Not-So-Fond Farewell to Felipe

    ​I thought Felipe Lopez was a great signing. I really did. So did pretty much everyone else. Hell, I still say he was a great signing, a chance to get a legitimate plus bat at the utility position for a mere $1 million. In a landscape where middling players command multi-year deals all over the pl ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Rob Dibble and The Problem With Kids These Days

    ​When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Rob Dibble. Even though he played for the Reds, a team I disliked for some reason (I think it had something to do with Chris Sabo's goggles, though looking back I'm not quite sure), I still really liked him. I liked all three of Cincinnati's relievers, in fact ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Cardinal Trade Targets From the Department of Dumb Ideas

    A bad idea, but way more fun than these others. ​Okay, so I know things aren't great around here in Cardinal country just right now. The team is scuffling, the injuries are piling up, and we're all still a little peeved over Ryan Ludwick being traded. And I also know, given the time of year, that ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Cards Fans Rank as Nation's Tenth Best? WTF?

    image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?​It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Cards Sign Reliever Mike MacDougal

    commons.wikimedia.org​The Cardinals, in a bid to try and add some depth to a suddenly creaky bullpen, have signed former closer Mike MacDougal to a minor-league contract after he was released earlier this season by the Washington Nationals. He was pitching for the Nationals' Triple A club, and had ... 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 16, 2010

    Video: See the Phillie Phanatic Do a Terrifying Lady Gaga Impression

    Call it the difference between the American and National league, perhaps? Seattle tapped Death Cab for Cutie for its opening day entertainment. But in Philadelphia? Well, in Philadelphia, they do things differently there. Here's video of the Phillie Phanatic dancing to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" whil ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Chris Duncan Signs With Washington Nationals, Celebrates at With Washington Monument

    Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and World Series Trophy dry-humpin' hero Chris Duncan has signed with the Washington Nationals, according to the Nats' official website.Bon voyage, Chris!​

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    September 3, 2009

    Cardinals' Dan McLaughlin is Baseball's Second-Biggest Blabbermouth

    Last August, the ever-brooding Jeff Kent, finishing out his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, threw one of his patented hissy fits when a Los Angeles Times columnist had the temerity to suggest that Manny Ramirez's arrival had helped Kent raise his batting average by twenty points. Wikiped ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    May 8, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Mitchell Boggs Steps Up

    2005 Mitchell Boggs card, by BowmanWhen Chris Carpenter went on the DL with an oblique injury, I must admit to feeling more than a little nervous about the Cardinals' rotation. There was some decent talent, yes, but the depth? Not really there. "If the Cards have to start reaching into the mino ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Phillies Announcer Harry Kalas, 73, Dies Afer Collapse in Broadcast Booth

    Harry Kalas, the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies, was found unconscious earlier today in the Washington Nationals' broadcast booth, where he was preparing to work the Nats-Phillies game. He was taken to the hospital, where he later passed away. Cause of death is as yet unknown. The death of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    I Miss Julian Tavarez Sooo Much

    I'm usually pretty easygoing when it comes to players' comings and goings from the Cardinals, you know? Hey, it's a business; sometimes a guy just doesn't fit into a ball club's plans.But there is one player the Cardinals have let walk in the last couple of years that I just flat out can't get over; ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Turning Japanese: Cardinals Sign Katsuhiko Maekawa

    Well, the Cardinals signed someone. A left-handed reliever, to be exact. No, not Fuentes. I know, it's not nice to tease. Personally, I'm thankful it isn't Fuentes anyway. I've been personally stumping for Ben Sheets, or maybe making an offer to Randy Johnson to try and lure him to St. Louis to ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008
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    June 6, 2008

    Heartbreaking Loss in D.C. Could Have Been Avoided

    OK. I've got a question for everyone out there. Be honest, now. When you saw both Chris Perez and Ryan Franklin used in the first game of a split doubleheader, a game in which Todd Wellemeyer, who was cruising along just as easy as you please, what did you think? If you're anything like me, you pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    June Will Be Tough Month for Cardinals

    Strange how quickly that optimism just faded away, isn't it? The Cards were on the verge of taking three of four games from the Pirates, going 5-2 on the home stand, and heading out onto the road riding a wave of momentum. Suddenly, in the space of about ten minutes and an equal number of pitches, ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008
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    April 25, 2008

    Sports Blog: 2008 Major League Baseball Draft Picks

    Here is the second installment of our 2008 Major League Baseball mock draft by sports blogger Aaron Schafer. He's running down the who the top fifteen teams could pick in the first round. The following are picks six through ten. Look for picks eleven through fifteen in the coming days. For the top ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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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    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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