Today, my friend Brian Swope (@PoppaSwope on Twitter, give him a follow) over at Gateway City Sports took to his platform to suggest that John Mozeliak should have been the one that was fired over Mike Shildt and, at the very least, Mo needs to find some sort of ice pack because his seat should [...]

Fans Encouraged to Vote Daily for Cardinals Mascot’s Election Online Through Oct. 23 ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 18, 2021– Fredbird, the St. Louis Cardinals beloved mascot since 1979, has been announced as one of ten finalists for induction into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Fans are encouraged to vote for Fredbird during the final voting [...]

Thou Shildt Not Manage

I was scrolling through Facebook right after lunch yesterday when I saw a news story that I was sure was fake.  “Mike Shildt, fired?  Yeah right, whatever, what weird rumor is some fringe group promoting?”  Then I saw it was from Rob Rains at St. Louis Sports Page.  Rob’s a credentialed journalist and has been [...]

PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES LED TO MUTUAL DECISION FOR CHANGE ST. LOUIS, MO. – October 14, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have agreed to part ways with Manager Mike Shildt. “While these decisions are difficult, both parties agreed that philosophical differences related to the direction of the organization brought us to this conclusion,” stated [...]

Make Mine (Team) Marvel!

Yesterday, Minor League Baseball announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment.  Over the next three years, 96 of the 120 teams will play at least one Marvel-themed game with special jerseys and the like.  You know, the sort of thing that minor league baseball does.  (BTW, if you are interested in going to one, Memphis and [...]

Can’t Dodge The Winter

Let’s get this out of the way up front.  The Dodgers are a very good team.  While their win total might be slightly padded given they played Arizona and Colorado a lot (they went 16-3 against the Diamondbacks and 13-6 against the Rockies), there’s a reason they won over 100 games and are considered the [...]

Talking To The Other Side

As many of you know, every spring I do a series called Playing Pepper where I talk with bloggers of other teams.  It’s sort of a season preview from the point of view of those that know the team best. After the wild card matchup was set, Scott Andes, a long-time participant in Playing Pepper [...]

Tickets for Potential NLCS Home Games to Go On Sale Thursday, Oct. 7, at Noon ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 5, 2021– As the Cardinals prepare to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow in the NL Wild Card game, tickets for potential National League Championship Series games will go on sale Thursday, October 7, at [...]

@C70’s recent post about the best Cardinals-centric accounts on Twitter places focus on those who excel and stand out from the crowd as a result.  Bravo.  It’s a wonderfully altruistic effort to acknowledge and reward the people behind those accounts with a bit of recognition bestowed upon them by a jury of their peers.  Congratulations [...]

Coasting Into the Station

The wild card was clinched and there was nothing else that could be done for playoff positioning.  The streak was over the next night  While the Cardinals and others won’t count the last four games of 2021 when they talk about the team has played X number of meaningless games over the past decade or [...]

With the end of the regular season, we start thinking about the things of the fall.  Playoff baseball is at the top of the list, of course, but here at the blog, we’ve got our own calendar.  For instance, the Playing Pepper series will start getting worked on in January or February for a March [...]

REDBIRDS LEGACY PITCHER SET TO ENTER HIS 18TH SEASON WITH ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, MO. – October 1, 2021– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2022 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wainwright, 40, will be entering [...]

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