The 2019 Cardinals made it to the National League Championship Series.  They were the second-best team in the National League if you look at it that way.  They were four wins from making it to the World Series, which albeit sounds much closer than it felt while watching the NLCS.  By all accounts, by basically [...]

And just like that, it’s over. Last Thursday, we were still in awe of the bombing the Cardinals did against the Braves, piling up 13 runs in an offensive display that set records.  This Thursday, we’re putting away our gear for the winter after seeing the Cardinals score just six runs in the four games [...]

“I don’t give a f*** who we play. We’re gonna f*** them up. We’re gonna take it right to them the whole f***ing way. We’re gonna kick their f*** a**.” Those were the words of Cardinals’ manager Mike Shildt to his team after they won Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series against the [...]

Statue of Adam Wainwright to Be Revealed in Nanjing, China Today ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 14, 2019– The St. Louis Cardinals join Mayor Lyda Krewson, the World Trade Center of St. Louis, Collins & Hermann, and the St. Louis-Nanjing Sister City Committee in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the sister city relationship between Nanjing, China [...]

Thoughts For Game 3

As I watched our series with the Braves, like everyone else, I focused on that series. In the back of my mind however, I was wondering how we’d match up with the two teams on the other side. After thinking about it, I thought the Nationals would be the worse matchup of the two. Turns [...]

Stepping off the Ride

Just over a year ago, I became a displaced fan of the Birds on the Bat. It also happens to coincide with arguably the most insane 12 months in St. Louis sports history. Whether or not you believe in fate, the bottom line has become this – the Cardinals are one of the last four [...]

St. Louis & Washington Meet in Playoffs For Second Time, First Since Cardinals 2012 NLDS Win ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 10, 2019– For the first time since 2014, the St. Louis Cardinals have advanced to the National League Championship Series.  The Redbirds begin a best-of-seven series tomorrow against the Wild Card winning Washington Nationals, who [...]

Oct 7, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinalssecond baseman Kolten Wong (16) celebrates with third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) as he scores on an RBI sacrifice fly hit by catcher Yadier Molina (not pictured)in the tenth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves in game four of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at [...]

Win or Go Home

The League Divisional Series became a playoff round in 1995.  (It would have been 1994, but, well, you know what happened there.)  That means this is the 25th year of said series and the Cardinals have made a home there.  Out of those 25 years, St. Louis has played in the LDS 14 years, counting [...]

Gotta Score To Win

Good Morning. Well we’re staring into the abyss now, aren’t we?  Game 4 starts in about an hour.  I have great faith in Mr. Hudson and fully expect to play a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.  To get there, however, they have got to find some offense. To Wit:  A solitary run on 10 hits [...]

Red Asses and Steals

Is it wrong to think the beef between Carlos Martinez and Ronald Acuna Jr is funny?  One emotional player being irritated by the emotional display of another?  Don’t care.  It’s hilarious. The days of players sprinting around the bases on a Home Run, a la Scott Rolen, have gone the way of 4-man bullpens and [...]

Cardinals-Braves Meet in Playoffs for First Time Since Inaugural NL Wild Card Game in 2012 ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 3, 2019– For the first time since 2015, the St. Louis Cardinals (91-71) are National League Central Division Champions.  The Redbirds begin a best-of-five series today against the National League East Division Champion, Atlanta Braves (97-65).  [...]

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Last updated: 09/30/2019