Friends In Low (and High) Places

There was a train of thought, completely sound, that the Cardinals had to sweep the Rockies to keep their wild card chances legitimate.  They weren't quite able to do that (sweeps are hard, especially for this team who hasn't swept a three game series since the four-gamer against the Padres in mid-July and again failed [...]

Managers and Perspective…

As the Cardinals struggle to make the playoffs this year and the lynch mob gets ready to hang Mike Matheny should we fall short, I thought it might be time for some perspective, good or bad. I looked into Cardinals team history for managers to compare Matheny with, skipping Tony La Russa (who did have [...]

A young hero, pressed into difficult situations, becoming the backbone of an uprising.  No, I'm for once not talking about The Force Awakens, I'm talking about the Cardinals' Rey(es).  Before we get there, though, we need to look at the other two games of the series. Friday (8-2 loss) Hero: Matt Carpenter, I guess.  Carp had [...]

Tickets for Potential NL Wild Card Game & Two NLDS Home Games To Go On Sale Tuesday at Noon CT ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 16, 2016 – As postseason play approaches, tickets for potential Cardinals Wild Card and Division Series games will go on sale Tuesday, September 20 at noon CT. Based on the final [...]

Given the last couple of games, you'd be forgiven if you came to the conclusion that the answer to that question is "no".  At a time when wins are paramount, it's seemed at times that the club is just going through the motions.  While we might not want to, we probably should talk about the [...]

SEASON OPENER APRIL 3 AT HOME VS. CUBS; INTERLEAGUE FEATURES A.L. EAST ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 14, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, today announced their 2017 regular season schedule. For the first time since 2011, the Cardinals are slated to open the season at home, when [...]

PITCHER HAD BEEN SIDELINED SINCE AUG. 8 BY RIGHT SHOULDER INFLAMMATION ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 14, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have activated right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha (right shoulder inflammation) from the 15-day disabled list.  Wacha, 25, had missed 32 games since going on the disabled list August [...]

Welcome Back Mosser

There were two returns last night that proved pivotal for the Cardinals.  One was literal, the other was more metaphorical. Aledmys Diaz made his first appearance since being hit on the hand by an Andrew Cashner pitch in July and immediately proved his thumb was fine, launching a game-tying homer in his inaugural at bat. [...]

Fans Can Vote for Waino on Twitter & Facebook by Using #VoteWainwright Virginia Braxs, President of Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, to be Recognized as Cardinals SEAT 21 Honoree ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 13, 2016 – Pitcher Adam Wainwright has been named the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.  [...]

$5 Tickets Available for Cardinals vs. Reds Series on September 26-29 ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 13, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals and Community Coffee are teaming up once again to present fans with a special discount ticket offer.  Starting today, fans can purchase $5 Pavilion and Terrace level seats to watch the Cardinals take [...]

Ordinary.  Average.  Undistinguished. If you are trying to put into words the recent stretch of the Cardinals--indeed, it could be argued, the entire season--grabbing synonyms of mediocre isn't the worst way of doing it. Unexceptional.  Unremarkable.  Lackluster. Honestly, if it wasn't for whatever genetic trait that compels me to want to collect the entire set [...]

ROOKIE SHORTSTOP HAD BEEN SIDELINED BY RIGHT THUMB FRACTURE ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 11, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have activated All-Star shortstop Aledmys Diaz (right thumb fracture) from the 15-day disabled list. Diaz, 26, had missed 36 games since suffering the injury on July 31 at Miami [...]

 

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