Found December 08, 2012 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
One of the beloved players that helped the awful 1970’s St. Louis’ Cardinals evolved into the 1980’s World Champions was their second/third baseman Ken Oberkfell. The now 56-year-old has remained in the game ever since, having spent many years coaching and managing.
For 2013, Oberkfell is moving far off the beaten path, having accepted the job as the manager of the Lincoln (Neb.) Saltdogs of the independent American Association. Cardinals fans may remember the Saltdogs as the home of infielder Vance Albitz before he joined the Cardinals organization in 2011.
It is quite a contrast from where Obie’s career was just two years ago. Having managed the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate for the past six seasons, (except for a brief stint as first base coach for the major league team in the second half of the 2008 season), he was among the contenders for the Mets’ managerial job.
He had also been a candidate for the Mets’ top job several times previously, including when Jerry Manuel was...
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Yadier Molina has lost a number of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates from this weekend’s “Brawl at the Beach.” The home run derby and softball game benefiting the catcher’s Foundation 4 will be held in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Friday and Saturday.
Among the Cardinals originally listed as participating were outfielder Jon Jay, closer Jason Motte, outfielder Carlos Beltran...
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ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent left-handed pitcher Randy Choate (pronounced: choht) on a three-year deal that carries through the 2015 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Choate, 37, led the majors with 80 appearances in 2012 between the Miami Marlins and Los...
The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t make many moves during last week’s Winter Meetings, but they did complete an important deal to solidify a position the team struggled to fill throughout the 2012 season.
The Cardinals signed left-handed relief pitcher Randy Choate on Friday to a three-year, $7.5 million contract. He will serve as the second lefty in the bullpen behind Marc Rzepczynski...
When the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with free agent Randy Choate earlier in the week...little did they know they were getting a reliever with ties to sitcom royalty.Sort of.I'm not really sure when the 37-year-old lefty's Wikipedia page was hacked (for lack of a better term), but the result is awesome.It just goes to show you that you can't believe everything...