Found December 20, 2011 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Earlier this month, I made a post in support of a great cause, the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer. The group is running a series of raffles to raise funds for charities focused on cancer research, prevention and care. Since then, I learned the entry deadline has been extended through the end of the year. Better yet, I have been given a total of 12 raffle entries to be awarded free to one lucky reader of this blog.* The winner of the raffle will receive four tickets to a pair of St. Louis Cardinals spring training games in Florida, two nights of hotel accommodations, a rental car with unlimited mileage and a Cardinals merchandise package. Included is an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a 2012 season preview with new manager Mike Matheny. The two spring games to attend will be of the winner’s choice. Other STLMGAC raffles include a St. Louis Rams package, a new Cadillac SRX, a trip to New York and more as they work toward achieving their $75,000 goal. Best of all, STLMGA...

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Every year at this time, I receive the autograph details for the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. The fan event is always held over Martin Luther King weekend, this time from Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16. In my annual just-for-fun endeavor, I look at rising and falling autograph prices from year to year. These are set by someone within the Cardinals hierarchy...

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The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #14: Luhnow hired by Houston

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I learned a new word during a discussion recently. I would think that the word, among Cardinal fans, would suggest that opposing players were developing a fear of the non-closer, Jason Motte.  Who could blame them?  The once-catcher-turned-pitcher has a live fastball and a reckless abandon towards the mound.  Motte seemed to find his footing throughout 2011 and became a solid...

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