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Yadier Molina

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Yadier Molina Leaves Brother Jose a Present on Home Plate, Cracks Himself Up

    Yadier Molina may have broken our hearts when his injured thumb put him on the DL for up to twelve weeks, but he quickly reminded St. Louis Cardinals fans why we love him with a cute little gag at the expense of his brother and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina. Before the bottom of the first inni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    St. Louis Cardinals Fans Blame Jonathan Lucroy, Star Wars for Yadier Molina Injury

    Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals, a.k.a. the best fans in baseball, were devastated to hear the team's linchpin and catcher Yadier Molina will be out for months after tearing a ligament in his thumb. Molina was sliding into third base foot-first when he injured his hand, ending his hopes of playing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Mayor Slay Defends Yadier Molina in Nicest Smack-Talk Video Ever

    Mayor Francis Slay is hitting back at Milwaukee's campaign to get Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina off the All-Star roster, and he's doing it in true St. Louis style: with a smile on his face and baseball tickets in his hand. Invoking what Daily RFT hopes is the next great rivalry between two great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Milwaukee Brewers' All Star Game Ad Proves Everyone is Jealous of the St. Louis Cardinals

    The Milwaukee Brewers just can't take it anymore. After five consecutive years of watching St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina win a spot on the National League All Star roster, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is fighting back in a mudslinging video worthy of a political campaign:

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Quiz: Can You Match the St. Louis Cardinals Player to His Walk-Up Song?

    Quiz time! Are you the best of the best fans in baseball? See if you can match the St. Louis Cardinals players with the songs they choose to rock the stadium while they prepare to bat. Here's how the game works:

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Cardinals Cartography: New York Times Maps Baseball Fandom's Borders

    The New York Times new data journalism blog, the Upshot, is off to a hell of a start, especially if you're a fan of baseball and/or zooming in and out of interactive maps. Built on Facebook data, the map reflects areas' individual allegiances down to the ZIP code. Unsurprisingly, the Cardinals hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    The 6 Best Yadier Molina Quotes From That New York Times Profile

    Whether he's catching fastballs, stopping runs or hitting homers, Yadier Molina is exciting to watch when he's at home plate. The New York Times noticed, so it sent a reporter to ask the St. Louis Cardinals catcher how he does it. In the Sunday story "From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    The Cardinals Get Sexy: Daily RFT's 10 Most-Read St. Louis Sports Stories of 2013

    Bow-chicka-wow-wow, Cardinal birds! 2013 was the year the St. Louis Cardinals were named the best-looking team in major league baseball, and we couldn't agree more. The Redbirds are responsible for seven of Daily RFT's ten most-read articles in sports this year. Here are the top ten St. Louis spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    6 Cardinals-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

    By Halloween night, the St. Louis Cardinals will be the winners or the losers of the 2013 World Series. Either way, we're expecting some epic Cardinals-themed Halloween costumes. (Now if only we could find some Cardinals-themed jokes to tell! Help us out and leave yours in the comments.) Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Bachelor Contestant Defends Yadier Molina Cancer Joke During World Series Game Four

    What if St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had cancer? Wouldn't that be hilarious? Sarah Newlon seemed to think so. To honor cancer survivors during Sunday's game, fans at Busch Stadium wrote the name of someone they know battling cancer. Newlon, a Season 11 Bachelor contestant and Cardina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Some 12-Year-Old Boy Has Hacked the Cardinals Wikipedia Page

    The St. Louis Cardinals are a gay butt sex team -- at least, that's according to Wikipedia. Someone hacked the team's Wikipedia page, and while the three-word addition was promptly removed by Wiki editors, the description lingered on Google's and Bing's Cardinals search pages. If you Googled the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    9 Most Cringe-Worthy Cardinals Fan Songs of All Time

    The closer St. Louis gets to the World Series, the more post-season rally jams pop up on YouTube in honor of the Cardinals. Writing a cringe-worthy fan song takes more than finding rhymes for "Red October" and "Carlos Beltran." Take a few tips from our nine favorite Cardinals rally songs:

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Yadier Molina Adds to His Trophy Case

    Yesterday afternoon, the Rawlings Gold Glove award winners were announced, and the St. Louis Cardinals managed only one winner from their 2012 squad. Yadier Molina, catcher extraordinaire, was that lone honoree, as the Redbird backstop nabbed his fifth consecutive award. It was, quite possibly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    The Redbird Playoff Report: September 25, 2012

    I like to put up misleading headlines like the one above sometimes; the sort that make you think whatever random crap I'm about to spew out is part of some continuing, regular feature that maybe you've missed. Redbird Playoff Report? Is that a thing, like a series of columns he's done tracking the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Now We Can Laugh (Because Yadi's OK): Five Epic Home Plate Collisions

    Yadier Molina got blown the eff up by Josh Harrison on a close play at home plate Tuesday night, reigniting the ancient St. Louis-Pittsburgh war. Fortunately, Yadier has declared himself healthy, if a little sore, and he also ruled Harrison's hit as a "clean play" on Wednesday. Even better, Molina r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Yadier Molina Injured: Part of the Game or Cheap Shot?

    So a bad thing happened last night. No, not the Cards losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0. I mean, don't get me wrong; that was definitely a bad thing. The Cardinals coming out and laying such a magnificent egg in such a big game sucked in a big way, and the fact James McDonald apparently just owns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The 18 Best Fans, Musical Moments and Trends at LouFest 2012: Day Two

    18. We Remembered to Check The Weather Forecast Soak us once, shame on you, Mother Nature. But soak us twice, and we better be either 1) drunk enough not to care and/or 2) having an intimate slow dance in the rain. Umbrella or not, the diagonal downpour that cut Dawes' set short and delayed Dr. Dog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    David Freese Wins All-Star Fan Vote, Makes Roster

    Local baseball masher and heart-throb David Freese has earned his first MLB All-Star Game berth thanks to overwhelming fan support in the NL Final Vote competition. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won the AL slot. This brings to five the total number of Cardinals summoned to Kansas City, with Carlo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    A Giant Problem With the All-Star Game

    The rosters for the Major League All-Star Game were announced yesterday, and the Cardinals did pretty well for themselves. Rafael Furcal made it in as the starter at shortstop for the National League, Yadier Molina is going as the backup catcher, and Lance Lynn was selected to join the pitching staf ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2012
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    March 2, 2012

    Yadier Molina Sticking Around for Awhile

    ​The Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina agreed yesterday on a contract extension for 5 years, one reported to be worth $75 million, with an option for a sixth year worth another $15 million. Add in the $7 million Molina is due to make this season, and this becomes the second-largest contract ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Cards to Hold Afternoon Press Conference to Announce Yadier Molina Contract Extension, Reportedly Worth $75 Million

    He may be Albert Pujols's good friend and hitting disciple, but it appears that he won't follow Pujols's lead when it comes to delaying contract negotiations. The Cardinals will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. (CST) this afternoon from thier Spring Training complex in Jupiter, Fla., to announce ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011
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    October 21, 2011

    An Apology to Jaime Garcia, And Then a Bunch of Criticism

    I'm sorry, Jaime. Really. Truly.​Dear Jaime, I am very, very sorry for ever doubting you. I'm sorry for thinking you a head case, for calling you a blow-up waiting to happen. I'm sorry I thought you were probably worn down after throwing close to 50 more innings this season than you ever had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Cardinals Earn Dubious Distinction: Hit Into Most Double Plays in NL History

    ​Well, folks, it finally happened. The Cardinals last night wrote themselves into the record books. Regardless of whether the Redbirds squeak out a wild-card birth over the next two days, the 2011 season will live in infamy. Last night, en route to a soul-crushing 5-4 extra innings loss to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The Unsuspected Importance of Gerald Laird's Finger

    Possibly my favourite finger-related photo, and one I'll take any excuse to use. ​Yesterday, as the Cardinals were doing their damnedest to drive up sales of antacids while very gradually winning a game against the Kansas City Royals, they may very well have suffered a much larger loss than anyone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Cardinals On Pace To Shatter MLB Record for Hitting Into Double Plays

    Would you believe this was the cleanest image I could find to go along with this article? ​No, the DP Blues is not what an adult film starlet gets after a particularly taxing week at work. The DP Blues is what the Cardinals have right now, and have had ever since Albert Pujols grounded into not on ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
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    May 13, 2010

    Is McGwire to Blame for Cardinals' Lack of Offensive? The Numbers Don't Suggest It

    So a little over a month into the season, the Cardinals' pitching, particularly the starting pitching, has been absolutely exquisite, while the offense has been, um, let's see...what's the opposite of exquisite? Maybe not the opposite, actually; how about something that's well short of exquisite but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    The Dive Bomber Meets the Joker at Melrose Club

    Enoch Lau​"You can sit by me. I don't bite. I've had all my teeth pulled. Declawed, lobotomized, circumcised -- I'm safe," said the cigar smoker perched at the end of the bar at Melrose Club. Despite the purported surgical procedures, he was full of jokes. "I went to that fundraiser for Jim L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 13, Redlegs 0, 1/10/09 -- Carpenter Does it Himself

    The Cardinals have had many, many great hitting pitchers in their long and illustrious history. Bob Gibson hit 24 home runs in his career and posted a .751 OPS in 1970. Mark Mulder was a designated hitter during his college career at Michigan State, as was Dan Haren at Pepperdine. Jason Marquis is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    The Robert 'Kip' Wells Appreciation Thread

    I would like to tell you all a story. It isn't a great story; hell, it's barely worth telling at all, but this here is my blog, and so I'ma gonna tell it. One of the many benefits of being a professional blogger (along with the lack of sunlight from hiding in the basement all day), is the exaggerate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 5, Brew Crew 0, 7th July

    -- I think that may have been the Cards' best win of the year so far. Facing the staff ace of their chief rival for the division, playing the first game of a truly pivotal three-game series, and they come up big, even sans Albert heroics. Too often, this team only performs when Albert Pujols puts th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Tigers at Cardinals: Anatomy of a Beatdown

    Sunday night, the Cardinals played the Cleveland Indians on ESPN and were dominated. Not just beaten, but absolutely humiliated by the sinister wizardry of one Clifford Lee. Last night, that same Cardinal squad blew Justin Verlander right off the field, with five runs in a mere four innings. I think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Cardinals Nickname Poll: Call for Reyes Nominations!

    Unreal lost track of time and forgot to solicit nominations for our next nicknamee. No matter; here we go. We'll close polling soon on a nickname for Yadier Molina... Pick a Nickname for Yadier Molina! ( surveys)...but we can't wait to stir the pot for our next nicknamee, Dennys Reyes. And yes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Cardinals Nickname Poll: Yadier Molina Edition

    No, "Yadi" is not a nickname. It's what grammarians would call a "for-short." At least that's what grammarians would call it if grammarians were fourth graders. Unreal has no idea what more-seasoned grammarians would call it.Regardless, the Wheel of Nickname Fortune has spun 'round to Yadier Molina, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Wednesday, April 8: Morning's Newz

    Mayor Francis Slay easily won a third term yesterday, collecting 60 percent of the vote and defeating Independent challenger Maida Coleman who garnered just 30 percent of votes.In other election news, maverick Town & Country mayoral candidate John Hoffmann lost handily to incumbent Jon Dalton. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Yadier Molina: Gold Glove Winner and Card of the Week Inductee

    On Wednesday, Yadier Molina won the first Rawlings Gold Glove Award of his career. That award, though, was merely a prologue to the honor that Yadi is about to receive today, when he is featured in the Baseball Card of the Week. What we have here is a 2006 Yadier Molina card by Bowman. It wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    Concussion Could Knock Molina from All-Star Contention

    Sunday's win was a costly one. Just the most recent in a seemingly endless line of costly games, in fact. When Yadier Molina took a low throw from Chris Duncan and spun to tag out Eric Bruntlett of the Philadelphia Phillies -- before Bruntlett could touch home plate -- all of St. Louis held its co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Izturis' Triple Tells Us of the '08 Cardinals

    I can tell you everything you need to know about the 2008 Cardinals, and it will only take one at-bat to do so. Please allow me to set the scene. Bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. One out. mlb.com Cesar Izturis Leading off the inning, Yadier Molina had sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Business in Front, Party in Back for Cards' Backstop

    The Cardinals' new backup catcher is a heartthrob with a Kentucky Waterfall for a haircut. That's according to one baseball blog, anyway. LaRue Veteran Jason LaRue, who did a stint last season in Kansas City after putting in eight years behind the plate in Cincinnati, played in Thursday's afterno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Business in Front, Party in Back for Cards' Backstop

    The Cardinals' new backup catcher is a heartthrob with a Kentucky Waterfall for a haircut. That's according to one baseball blog, anyway. LaRue Veteran Jason LaRue, who did a stint last season in Kansas City after putting in eight years behind the plate in Cincinnati, played in Thursday's afterno ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2008
  • Dining

    October 25, 2006

    Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

    Schlafly Brewery and Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    Chew Tube

    icemannyr Maybe the baseball playoffs are filmed in too high definition. Watching the Cardinals' improbable run on TV is fun. John Mellencamp's pick-up truck song is more enjoyable after the nine-hundredth listen than Bob Seger's or Taylor Hicks' were, and the color commentary is solid. (Luis Go ... More >>

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