Found April 15, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Despite Tony La Russa insisting he would never manage again after retiring from the St. Louis Cardinals following the 2011 season, rumors persist about his potential return to the dugout. The last-place Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim would be the California resident’s destination – if the high-priced roster continues to lose games, says Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The matter-of-fact rumor appears near the end of a laundry-list Sunday column, as part of a reminder that the Angels are coming to town to take on the local Twins nine. It is unclear whether the La Russa item is based on actual conversation or is simply a hunch by the long-time Minnesota columnist. Either way, the idea is intriguing. Manager Mike Scioscia has been on the hot-seat for some time and his 2013 club is making matters worse. His 2002 World Series title is a distant memory, having occurred over a decade in the past. That was before Arte Moreno bought the team and began a free agent spending spr...

Angels Fans: This is NOT Your College Tequila

By David Saltzer, Senior Writer I will be honest: Like many, I gave up drinking tequila in college. That was 20+ years ago, before the whole mixology movement had begun, and the tequila I got wasn't always the highest of qualities. But that will be changing. Last week, was invited to attend an event hosted by Familia Camarena...

Correia, Twins to host Angels after snow day

The Los Angeles Angels are beginning to turn around their rough start to 2013, thanks in part to Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout. A three-game series with the Minnesota Twins may keep them surging. Trout and Hamilton look to continue their success against the sputtering Twins, as they try to help the Angels to their first winning streak of the season Monday night at frigid Target...

The Los Angeles Angels of TOOTBLANaheim

TOOTBLAN [tt'bln] - (noun or verb) The act of an MLB baserunner committing a mental error that results in him being Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop. It has long been a hallmark of Mike Scioscia's tenure at the helm of the Angels that the offense would manufacture extra runs via a constant assault on the defense by way of aggressive running of the bases....

Yadier Molina: simply the best in the business

ST. LOUIS Yadier Molina didn't say much. It was just past 10 on Sunday morning, hours before St. Louis Cardinals fans would shower their catcher with a standing ovation as he accepted his fifth consecutive Gold Glove and second consecutive Platinum Glove. "It makes me feel good," Molina said of the awards he would receive at home plate then add to the collection...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 182: How Much Will Mark Appel Make?/Is Mike Scioscia`s Job Safe? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss how big a signing bonus Mark Appel will get in the amateur draft, then assess Mike Scioscia`s job security.

Blanton, Angels bats go cold in frigid Minnesota, Halos fall to Twins 8-2

Just when the Angels looked like they were ready to finally get hot, they arrived in the frigid temperatures of Minnesota and cooled right back down. This game had all the tell-tale signs of the struggles that plagued the team so far this season. Joe Blanton laid another egg against a weak lineup. The bats got unlikely output in the form of homers from Peter Bourjos and Brendan...

Oscar Taveras for Jurickson Profar rumors persist. Does it make sense?

It seems like a day cannot go by without someone bringing up the possibility of a Oscar Taveras for Jurickson Profar trade.  The latest coming from former GM Jim Bowden on ESPN Insider (subscription required), who labels it as a "challenge" trade--one that could define the GM's careers. Of the face of it, the trade seems to make sense.  Profar is generally consider...

P Blanton rocked as Angels lose to Twins, 8-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Minnesota Twins in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on a cold, windy Monday night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field. Kevin Correia (1-1) earned his first American League win after finishing seven innings for the third time in as many starts...

St. Louis Cardinals: Offensive outburst leads Cards over Pirates 10-3

The St. Louis Cardinals have been led by solid starting pitching all season while manager Mike Matheny's very potent offense had taken a back seat through the team's first 12 games. On Monday night at Pittsburgh, the offense exploded for seven runs in the second inning to beat the Pirates 10-3. After scoring a run on an Allen Craig fielder's choice in the first inning...

Westbrook goes for 100th career victory

Cardinals at Pirates TV Information (AP) -- Jake Westbrook's 2013 season has gotten off to a dominant start for the St. Louis Cardinals. With two impressive outings under his belt, he'll try to carry that success over against a team that has given him trouble when he faces the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park. The right-hander is 1-7 with a 5.91 ERA in...

Patience is the only option for Cardinal pen

Entering the season, one of the easy strengths for the Cardinals was the bullpen. It was a group that had a phenomenal second half and postseason a year ago, and was getting a boost from a few of the promising prospects in the organization finally reaching St. Louis as well. However, what’s gold doesn’t always glitter, and the bullpen has been remarkably dull in the early season...

Southern Illinois and SE Miss State to play first football game in Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium is normally the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. However, on Sept. 21, the ballpark will host its first football game with Southern Illinois taking on Southeast Missouri State for the 81st time.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 14

Good news guys!  With yesterday’s offensive outburst the Pirates have overtaken both Florida teams in batting average!  They are now 28th in the league!   And for those of you that are saying “HA HA HA, this derelict still uses batting average as a statistic, what a fool! A hack!”, they are also 28th in…
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