Cardinal Cameos

“Opening day baseball” are the three words that really get Cardinals fans going in early spring. After long awaited lockout finally came to a close, we were rewarded with another beautiful opening day ceremony. As someone who looks forward to this tradition every year, it felt like ages since we have had a full capacity [...]

The road to being viewed as a consistent contributor in the majors has not been an easy one for the 28-year-old Daniel Ponce de Leon. Despite receiving cups of “Joe” (see what I did there?) in the big leagues in each of the last two seasons (and producing in positive way — 1.2 fWAR over 81.2 [...]

A Toast to Baseball

Baseball begins tomorrow. Which, for a lot of us, means that life begins again tomorrow, right? It does feel that in the winter, when baseball ends, the life is sucked out of us. All that is good in the world is gone. Baseball is what fuels us, it keeps us going. But why do we [...]

The year was 2001. I was 11 years old; I was just starting to really become a diehard Cardinals fan. That season I fell in love with a baseball player by the name of Albert Pujols. That year Albert was unanimously named the NL Rookie of the Year after setting an NL rookie record with [...]

Years. I thought I’d have years and years to enjoy the always smiling, extraordinary talented new member of our Cardinal family. I am heartbroken. On a warm spring day in May, Twitter almost blew up with Card fans spreading the news. Rumors were flying that Oscar was called up. At last! Finally! Our most anticipated [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Joe Kelly tried to explain it to Stephen Strasburg while playing golf a few weeks ago — how the Cardinals’ have “a good problem to have” with all the “young studs” in competition for a rotation spot. Strasburg was amazed, not only at what Kelly had done as a starter — [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Adam Wainwright signed a 5-year, $97.5 million contract. He finished second in Cy Young voting in 2013. Clayton Kershaw won the Cy Young award…and then signed a 7-year, $215 million contract.  One could be forgiven for seeing the difference between first and second place as roughly $117.5 million. Adam Wainwright knows [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, John Mozeliak took the podium early Saturday morning at the Cardinals’ annual Winter Warm-Up event and addressed a wide range of topics, perhaps most intriguing, the role of Jaime Garcia. Garcia has been a staple of the St. Louis rotation — a rotation that has historically valued the presence of a [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Winter Warm-Up media sessions got started with a “no questions about…” request this morning. Daniel Descalso, utility infielder and last year’s eventual starting shortstop for the Cardinals, took the podium and immediately informed the media he would not be taking questions regarding the arbitration process, choosing instead to “leave that between [...]

Baseball fans, the day has finally come. The 2013 World Series commences tonight at 7:07 PM CST for Game 1 against the Boston Red Sox in the historic Fenway Park. If the Cardinals want to bring home their 12th World Series title, they better hope for a better World Series performance from Matt Holliday–who struggled [...]

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