Found January 13, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
It seems we can be all guilty at times of spending more time and space publicizing bad news. Speaking of guilty, when accusations are levied against a professional athlete, more times than not they are assumed to be valid, regardless of proof provided. So it is in baseball and the subject of performance enhancing drugs. Years of seeing gargantuan sluggers, reading the Mitchell Report and more have made us cynical. Just ask Jeff Bagwell, who despite Hall of Fame-type numbers has received less than 50 percent of the Hall vote. The reason stated by many writers is the mere suspicion that the former Houston first baseman was a steroid user. In the long-running PED case of J.C. Romero, there is news, in fact closure. Yet one cannot determine the specifics of its resolution. What we do know is that the pitcher has resolved his lawsuit over a tainted, legal supplement that had led to his suspension by Major League Baseball. In late 2008, Romero, then of the Philadelphia Phillies, tested p...

Cardinals invite 19 NRIs to major league camp

The 19 St. Louis Cardinals players invited to major league spring training camp as non-roster invitees are as follows: Pitchers (10): Shelby Miller, John Gast, Joe Kelly, Jordan Swagerty, Trevor Rosenthal, Victor Marte, R.J. Swindle, Kevin Siegrist, Nick Greenwood Catchers: (5): Steven Hill, Koyie Hill, Robert Stock, Cody Stanley, Luis De La Cruz Infielders (4): Matt Adams, Kolten...

Wainwright ahead of schedule with rehab

ST. LOUIS Adam Wainwright doesn't figure to tease new teammate Carlos Beltran any time soon about the curveball he looked at for strike three that sent the Cardinals to the World Series in 2006 over Beltran's Mets. "I may let him bring that up first," Wainwright joked. "I'm sure later on down the road when we get real comfortable with each other, I might...

Cards' Carpenter eager to start spring training

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter is eager for the winter to wind up and spring training to start. Carpenter says it's been a short offseason since St. Louis won the championship. He says he hasn't watched any of the World Series on tape, including his victory in Game 7 over Texas. Carpenter signed autographs Saturday at the team's annual fan gathering in St. Louis. The...

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up shows on FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest will produce two 30-minute shows from the 2012 Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. The first show will include interviews with players, a look at the Warm-Up and video from the Cardinals Caravan, held this weekend. Episode two is expected to include player interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the St. Louis Cardinals visit to the White House on Tuesday, January 17...

The Troubled Life Of Rogers Hornsby – Part 2

Rogers Hornsby of the St. Louis Cardinals seemed to have a knack for finding trouble. In part two of this five part historical series, Andrew Martin takes a look at some of the trouble Hornsby ran into over the course of his life. You can read more of Andrew’s baseball history on his website. With his .358 career batting average, Rogers Hornsby rates as one of the greatest...

Romero has been vindicated…

Anyone out there remembers J.C. Romero being given a 50 day suspension at the start of the 2009 season because in 2008 he had tested positive for banned substances, although he had claimed that he had only taken supplements that he had purchased at a local vitamin chain store, and had been assured that it was okay to take the supplements after he had first gotten in touch with the...

Winter Warmup Weekend Is Here

This weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals will be hosting their annual charitable event, the Winter Warm Up.  i70 will have plenty of coverage from Chris Reed at the event, so you’ll not find yourself short of any of the first-hand experiences and stories from this weekend.  (Official Press Release: here)The Winter Warm Up began in 1997, and has raised some $17 million for Cardinals...

Predicting the St. Louis Cardinals 2012 NRIs

19 players are expected to receive non-roster invitations to St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp. Brian Walton takes his shot at guessing their identities and so can you.

Press Release: 16th Annual Winter Warm-Up to Kick off the 2012 Season

16th ANNUAL WINTER WARM-UP TO KICK OFF THE 2012 SEASON Details on How Fans Can Enjoy Weekend That Includes Caravan, BBWAA Dinner & ARF Events ST LOUIS (January 11, 2012)– The 16th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up, the Cardinals Caravan, the 53rd annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, as well as two events benefiting Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) highlight...

Winter Warm-Up Autograph Opportunities

It’s hard to believe, but Albert Pujols will not be one of the former St. Louis Cardinals signing autographs this weekend. For autograph seekers, the Winter Warm-up is one of the best places to get an autograph from that favorite player.  The list of those who will be present is long and distinguished, and can be found on the Cardinals official website.  I took a look  at that...

A Champ’s Perspective To Air On MLB.COM

A CHAMP’S PERSPECTIVE PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER TO AIR LIVE ON MLB.COM AND CARDINALS.COM Tony La Russa to reflect on 2011 season from Peabody Opera House on January 13 at 7:00 p.m. (CST)   NEW YORK, January 12, 2012 – Tony La Russa, in conjunction with the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), will host “A Champ’s Perspective” presented by Budweiser from the Peabody Opera House...

Molina misses Winter Warm-Up

General manager John Mozeliak defused speculation that catcher Yadier Molina's absence from this weekend's Winter Warm-Up had anything to do with the club's inability to re-sign first baseman Albert Pujols.

Cards invite 19 players to Minor League camp

The Cardinals have formally issued Major League Spring Training invites to 19 players.

While visiting St. Louis, Tony La Russa reflects on magical 2011 season

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Jeff Bagwell getting a raw deal from Hall of Fame voters?

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