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ST. LOUIS (AP) Tony La Russa was always protective of his players, so it comes as no surprise that the former St. Louis Cardinals manager swims against the current when it comes to Albert Pujols.
It's been two years since the three-time NL MVP played his last game in St. Louis, sprayed some champagne, boarded a parade vehicle, waved to adoring fans lining the streets and then left town.
The Cardinals have done plenty of celebrating without Pujols. It's probably the biggest reason his potent bat and larger-than-life presence have been largely forgotten in St. Louis.
But La Russa, who retired after the 2011 championship season and lives in California, said Pujols' accomplishments always come up whenever he's in town.
"He's talked about in heroic terms, he's honored," La Russa said in an interview with The Associated Press. "They don't have Albert, they don't have Big Mac, either, but that doesn't mean they don't recognize what...
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During the FOX telecast of Thursday night’s Game Two contest between Boston and St. Louis, there was some speculation among those gathered about what sort of players could have possibly been selected in the 2012 draft ahead of 19th-overall pick Michael Wacha, the Texas A&M product who has pitched excellently for the Cardinals this postseason just a year-plus after having been...
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to tie the World Series at a game apiece. Michael Wacha won again, improving to 4-0 this month. He carried a postseason scoreless innings streak of 18 2/3 into the sixth, but walked Dustin Pedroia, and then gave up a home run to David Ortiz. Boston starter John Lackey carried a 2-1 lead into the seventh, but a...
The rib injury that threatened to keep Carlos Beltran out of Game Two of the World Series may just become another part of his postseason legend, as the 37-year-old not only started but picked up two hits for the St. Louis Cardinals, including an RBI single in the seventh that made the score 4-2 and helped the Cards to tie the series. Beltran had departed Wednesday’s loss after...
If you thought for a minute Carlos Beltran’s bruised ribs would have kept him out of Game 2, then you haven’t been paying attention.
Beltran bruised his ribs robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam homer in Game 1, and while being treated in a Boston hospital that night began to doubt he’d be back in Fenway Park for Thursday’s game. Constant treatment helped him return, and with...
Big power arms. Broken gloves. That’s the only way to beat the Red Sox.
All you need to know about those St. Louis power arms is this conversation with the Cardinals’ catching genius, Yadier Molina:
When Molina was asked Friday at Busch Stadium if his hand hurts from catching the Cards’ young guns — especially those coming out of the bullpen — he reached back into his...
St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran was named the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, on Saturday night. The award is presented to the Major League Baseball player who combines outstanding playing ability with community service.
Among his many charitable endeavors, Beltran founded the Carlos Beltran Foundation with his wife Jessica and increased his involvement with...
After smashing into the right field wall at Fenway Park during game one of the World Series Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran left the game after two innings. Beltran didn’t just leave the game he left the ballpark and went to the hospital.
After undergoing x-rays and a CT scan that came back negative Beltran was considered day-to-day. His availability for game two of...
This is not how a World Series game is supposed to end, but since the first two game were affected by player errors I guess it only makes sense that the umpires get to screw up a game too.
I had to watch this a few times to soak in everything that happened but essentially it comes down to this:
From Yahoo! Sports:
On a wild final play, the...
Photo courtesy of SB Nation/Jamie Squire
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox tonight in game 3 of the World Series on a CRAZY play. In the bottom of the 9th inning, the Cards had Allen Craig on second base and Yadier Molina on third base with one out. Keep in mind that these two might be the two slowest runners in major league baseball.
Jon Jay hits a rocket to second...
Everything that could have went wrong for the St. Louis Cardinals did in their 8-1 loss in game one of the World Series. Not only are the Cardinals down 1-0 in the series, outfielder Carlos Beltran injured his ribs crashing into the rightfield wall catching on what would have been a grand slam. Tonight, St. Louis will look to even the series as they will head back home for...
BOSTON — The Cardinals fought fire with fire.
If St. Louis’ 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the World Series looked familiar, it’s because the Cardinals won in typical Red Sox fashion — right down to Trevor Rosenthal’s very efficient save.
David Ortiz put the Red Sox in front 2-1 in the sixth inning with a two-run homer off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. Wacha had allowed just...
The Cardinals got a big strikeout from Carlos Martinez in the eighth inning of Thursday’s Game 2 in Boston, and we got this hilarious GIF as a result. Everybody wins.
(Except the Red Sox.)
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St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox Thursday night 4-2 to even up the World Series at 1-1. Pitcher Michael Wacha only allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. Carlos Beltran showed no signs of being hurt as he was 2 for 4 with an RBI. John Lackey didn't pitch badly in his first World Series appearance since his Game 7 win in 2002. He gave up three runs...
A walkoff obstruction call probably won't be remembered romantically when talking about classic World Series moments, but how the Cardinals won Game 3 of the 2013 Fall Classic is certainly memorable.
Third-base umpire Jim Joyce ruled that the Cards' Allen Craig was obstructed on the basepath by a sprawled out Will Middlebrooks, preventing him from scoring the game-winning...
1) They couldn’t score more than 1 run. 2) Adam Wainwright gave up multiple runs early. I was …