Found February 23, 2013 on The Show Speak:
This is why I am a cat guy. Funny picture and punishment from Twitter's @Alisonnn_23's pooch. Good thing this dog doesn't know where to find my Stan Musial baseball. Until Next Time, Craig Turley

Rafael Furcal injury highlights Cardinals lack of quality options at short

The latest news out of Spring Training is that Cardinals short stop Rafael Furcal is hurting, again. According to Derrick Gould of the Post-Dispatch, Furcal continues to be hampered by pain in his right elbow. As Furcal put it himself, "It still hurts. A lot." Of course, by now we should expect an injury to Furcal.  Last year he missed 41 games, he missed 75 in 2011...

Cardinals’ Shelby Miller cleared to resume throwing

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller was scratched from a scheduled throwing session on Thursday after experiencing shoulder soreness. While this was immediate cause for concern, Miller has been cleared to resume throwing on flat ground and could return to workouts Friday morning, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Miller said he is now...

Furcal Should Concern Cardinals

In a spring training that has included worries about contract negotiations and the health of starting pitchers, the stability of a right elbow ligament for a position player could be the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest problem as games get underway. Shortstop Rafael Furcal received an anti-inflammatory shot in his injured elbow Friday to help ease discomfort created by a bone spur...

Grading the St. Louis Cardinals' offseason moves

Coming off a season where the St. Louis Cardinals were just one game away from returning to the World Series for the second year in a row, many fans were interested to see what kind of approach general manager John Mozeliak would take during the offseason. Last winter, Mozeliak watched manager Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan retire and let Albert Pujols go to the Los Angeles Angels...

Trio of outfielders compete for roster spot

JUPITER, Fla. The story of how Adron Chambers came to impress the Cardinals during a pre-draft workout in Memphis, Tenn., in 2007 brings comparisons to the scene from the baseball comedy Major League. Chambers' bus from Pensecola arrived in Memphis after the workout had already started, causing him to quickly put on his cleats and run out to the field to participate in the...

St. Louis Cardinals: Remembering Stan Musial

Continuing the United Cardinal Blogger's roundtable discussion throughout the month of February and the beginning of March, the group of St. Louis Cardinals bloggers and various website owners discussed Stan Musial's legacy on Thursday. Dathan Brooks of Cards Tied For First asked each of the members of the UCB to tell how they would explain Stan Musial's legacy as a...

Local paper against Peoria Chiefs bailout

The other day, I wrote about the financial difficulties of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Class-A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs. In a Thursday editorial, the Peoria Journal Star shared more information about the situation without any more insight about exactly what the club’s owners might be asking for. The position of the paper was clear – the only additional help they believe should...

St. Louis Cardinals: Discussing the expectations for Lance Lynn in 2013

In 2012, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn shocked everyone with an outstanding performance during the first half of the season. Replacing Chris Carpenter in the rotation, Lynn was unbelievable to start 2012, posting an 11-4 record with a 3.41 ERA during the team's first 82 games. Lynn's hot start earned him an All-Star selection, but his second half was...

Cardinals' Rafael Furcal still experiencing pain in elbow

Although Rafael Furcal has indicated that he would be ready to go on Opening Day and would be ready to play this season, his elbow is still clearly bothering him.  The veteran shortstop felt a pop last season and spent the end of the year on the disabled list.  Fortunately, he did not have to undergo surgery, but he says the pain is still there. According to Jennifer Langosch...

50 years ago, the Grapefruit League was far less complicated

When I reminiscence about the days when the St. Louis Cardinals held their spring training camps in St. Petersburg, Florida, I am reminded that I am getting older. Some readers/listeners have no understanding or recollection of what I am talking about. The club first moved to the Gulf community in 1938 and left after the 1997 season. One thing I remember with special fondness is...

Time Capsule: Cardinals Videos From The 1980s

Spring Training games are in full effect with all 30 teams,  including the St. Louis Cardinals, took to the field to start getting ready for the season.  Meanwhile, Major League Baseball has opened the vaults and given the world access to video clips that were previously locked away. The Cardinals were a powerhouse team in the National League in the 1980′s.  Three appearances...

Renee Zellweger: Cardinals Fan

Cards Diaspora loves celebs in Cardinal caps. And this week, the Daily Mail of  the UK brings us a whole gallery of Renee Zellwger making out with a guy in a Cardinals cap on the beach. And then on a motorcycle. LINK HERE for the entire gallery. A teaser below...                                                                   ...

Miller outpitches Kelly, Cards beat Marlins 5-4

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny wouldn't commit to naming a fifth starter even though the two pitchers in competition had decidedly different outings in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory over Miami. Starter Shelby Miller allowed only one hit and one walk in four scoreless innings while striking out three, retiring the last 11 batters he faced. Joe Kelly wasn't nearly as successful...

Cardinals reduce 40-man roster to 39

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed pitcher Chris Carpenter onto the 60-day disabled list, giving them roster flexibility this spring.

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