My fellow Cardinals fans, It’s been a number of years since I’ve come before you to talk about the state of the Nation.  The last time we spoke in this manner, the Cardinal banner was flying high.  Legends walked among us.  It was a time when no one save those folks on the north side [...]

Packages for up to 10 Guests Featuring Instruction from Cardinals Alumni On Sale Now ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 19, 2021– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the new “Fans at Bat” batting practice experience at Busch Stadium.  This is the first time small groups of up to 10 people can step into the batter’s box [...]

Waino for the Booth

Whether it was listening to Daniel and Tara on Gateway to Baseball Heaven or the Broadcaster roundtable at the Winter Warm-Up, two thoughts stuck out in my head. As much as I enjoy listening to the St. Louis broadcasts, that would not be the case with all Horton all the time, but I also think [...]

Sorting the St. Louis Outfield

One of the limitations to the Winter Warm-Up has been the time constraints. For good or bad, keeping the presentations to an hour really leaves it up to the host on how the the show flows. This was on prime display for both of the afternoon sessions on Sunday but also perfectly explained how the [...]

Embracing the New Reality

While it was always obvious that this edition of the Winter Warm-Up would be different, the virtual event couldn’t explain why something just felt off. First it was the Infielder session yesterday followed by the Bullpen group this morning. Separate hosts handled the festivities so it wasn’t intentional but what finally hit me was how [...]

Young Cardinals Ready for 2021

Curious what a year without Minor League games would do to St. Louis prospects? You should no longer worry after hearing how prepared two of the brightest are entering a crucial campaign. Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore have grown up in the game together and now look to make it hard for the Cardinals to [...]

Warming Up

It figures that my phone woke me up with snow this morning. Nothing says welcome to winter quite like a fresh dusting but at least the last year taught us that some things will not be stopped! And with that I welcome you to the Winter Warm-Up for 2021. No one outside of maybe Lance [...]

BADER, HICKS & REYES AGREE TO 2021 CONTRACTS TO AVOID ARBITRATION ST. LOUIS, Mo. – January 15, 2021– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreements on one-year contracts for the upcoming 2021 season with outfielder Harrison Bader and pitchers Jordan Hicks and Alex Reyes, avoiding salary arbitration.  Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. [...]

Given the limitations the St. Louis Cardinals have, whether self-imposed or not, as a result of the loss of revenue relating to COVID-19, the situations around Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright are pretty much the only game in town when it comes to something to interest us this winter.  There’s no Paul Goldschmidt trade as [...]

Earlier today we finished up our march through the best Cardinals Twitter accounts, crowning beat writer Derrick Goold as the best for 2020 (which, when you think about it, might be a backhanded complement).  Now let’s look at things from a few different angles. As you probably saw, people were named on a varying amount [...]

Top Cards On Twitter 2020: 1-5

We’ve made it to the end of our Twitter list.  While we’ll shuffle the numbers a little this afternoon, we need to get the Fab Five* of Cardinals Twitter listed out. *–It’s really seven, because…..you’ll see. Number 5: buffa82 @ksdknews baseball columnist and film critic. Love coffee and cigars, but hates bugs. Part time radio/podcaster. [...]

Top 10.  Rarified air.  Not only that, we’ve got ourselves a poll jumper as well, what might be one of the biggest leaps into the Top 10 in a while.  So let’s find out who it is! Number 10: birdsontheblack St. Louis Cardinals & MiLB affiliates blog. We do this because we love it. It [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Cubs3426.567 -
Cardinals3028.5173.0
Reds3129.5173.0
Brewers2931.4835.0
Pirates1941.31715.0

Last updated: 09/28/2020

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