Week’s events (April 22 – April 30) to commemorate 44th anniversary of Earth Day                   ST. LOUIS, MO (April 18, 2014) – In celebration of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, the St. Louis Cardinals will host their5th annual Green Week (#4aGreenerGame), April 22 through April 30, with activities designed to promote recycling, both inside [...]

Some nights, four errors by the opposing team are just what you need to win.  Some nights, eight runs are crucial to getting the W.  Some nights, 14 hits are a big deal.* Those nights don't have Adam Wainwright on the hill. *Of course, some nights you win the World Series, but that's not relevant [...]

Bullpen Moves

Joe Kelly hits the DL, Keith Butler walks in Memphis, Jorge Rondon and Eric Fornataro join the club in our nation's capitol for their first big league exposure, per Mr. Goold.

(Site note: We'll have a review of Out of the Park 15 up in the coming days, but here's a release about the mobile version of the game.) Hollern-Twielenfleth, Germany -- Out of the Park Developments today announced the worldwide App Store availability of iOOTP Baseball 2014, this year's edition of the thrilling iOS management [...]

Costume Parade on Busch Stadium Field Kicks-Off Game Day Festivities                 ST. LOUIS, MO (April 17, 2014) – It’s time once again for St. Louis canines to “bark” on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Saturday, June 14 for the tenth annual Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark event, presented by Schnucks. More than 200 dogs, along with their owners, [...]

Usually, as the song says, two out of three ain't bad.  While that's still a good way to pile up wins and work your way back into the postseason, it's still good to sweep a club from time to time, especially when you have them down 2-0 in the series.  A loss isn't the end [...]

Say it Ain’t So, Joe

As your faithful Preacher, most of my time is spent looking at how the best prospects can help in St. Louis sooner or later. But as happens on occasion, those posts take a back seat when the injury bug strikes at an inopportune time. Joe Kelly appears to be in danger of missing his next [...]

Yesterday, Fox Sports tweeted out a column by Rob Neyer talking about what the Brewers' recent nine-game winning streak meant.  I didn't get a chance to actually read the article, but it wasn't difficult to come up with an answer to that thought. Basically, it meant the Brewers hadn't played the Cardinals yet. St. Louis [...]

Middle Infield Swap

Mark Ellis joins the team tonight, Pete Kozma heads to Memphis, per Jenifer Langosch.

The Winter Soldiers

When you go to Milwaukee to play baseball around the ides of April, it's not a surprise that you could be thankful that Miller Park has a retractable roof.  You'd expect a strong chance of rain and would hate for it to interfere with the game.  Last night, the roof was closed, but to keep [...]

Exclusive t-shirt and baseball cap available with purchase of  special Theme Night ticket on sale now at cardinals.com/theme                 ST. LOUIS, MO (April 14, 2014) – Today the St. Louis Cardinals announced the addition of Grant’s Farm Night and Komen Night to the robust 2014 Theme Ticket schedule. On Wednesday, May 14th, the Cardinals will celebrate the [...]

Good For What Ails Ya

The Cardinal offense had been sputtering, never reaching the heights that we had expected out of such a robust lineup.  Runs were hard to come by, opportunities were squandered, and it just felt like the engine couldn't catch. Then the Chicago Cubs came to town, and while that engine isn't at a full-blown roar, it [...]

During Wednesday's Cards/Reds game, Billy Hamilton tagged from third and scored on a fly ball to short right.  This fact caused a juuust a minor ripple in the Twitterverse.  I tip my hat to Hamilton for having the cojones to attempt to score on that ball.  But let's not trip over ourselves creating the Legend [...]

You might remember Justin Jabs from Baseblog.  He's been a part of the Playing Pepper series for a number of years and I had some guest posts on his site last summer.  Given the fact that the two teams are meeting up this weekend, I thought this would be a great time to test out [...]

Before the game yesterday afternoon, I listened to Mike Matheny in his pregame chat with Mike Shannon.  Both of them indicated that Tuesday night's rally was something that could inspire confidence, that the team could "feed on for awhile". Apparently, rallies don't go as far as they used to*.  (Not to be confused with Rally's, [...]

There was a saying about Bob Gibson.  I'm not sure who said it first, I'm thinking Tim McCarver during his playing days, but I could easily be wrong.  The saying went something like this: "Gibson is the luckiest man on earth.  He always pitches on the days the other team doesn't get any runs." Obviously, [...]

In case you've not seen them elsewhere, the Cards have released pictures of the 2013 NL Championship ring that the players will get tonight.  Suffice it to say, it's purty.  All photos from Taka Yanagimoto, team photographer.    

*OK, so that headline is a bit misleading.  You don't even have to give feedback to get a DVD.  We're awesome like that. Here at The Cardinal Conclave, we are within a couple of months of our first year anniversary and we'd like to know what you think of the site.  How often do you [...]

It wasn't a perfect home opener for the Cardinals.  There was a lot of stuff falling from the sky, though given the winter we've had I guess we should be thankful it wasn't snow.  The Clydesdales didn't get to trot around the field.  The absence of Stan Musial was still felt on just the second [...]

The Cardinals make their first appearance on FOX Sports 1, America’s new 24-hour sports network, on Tuesday, April 8, when they host the Cincinnati Reds. Pregame coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. CT, with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thom Brennaman and Eric Karros call the action. FOX Sports 1 can be found on: AT&T U-verse 652 (SD) and [...]

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