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The animosity and ill feelings from the 2010 brawl still exist, if only in the heated words exchanged between Reds manager Dusty Baker and former Cardinals bench boss Tony La Russa last week. Old rivals Baker and La Russa went at it again, this time over La Russa’s selections for the All-Star game in Kansas [...]
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CINCINNATI For a lame duck, Dusty Baker doesnt waddle when he walks and in fact he walks like a man and talks like a man.His contract expires after this year and despite having his team in first place most of the season, the Cincinnati Reds manager hasnt heard the first peep from the front office about a contract extension.Im getting tired of getting asked that question everywhere...
ST. LOUIS The Cardinals convened at Busch Stadium Thursday afternoon for an optional workout before boarding their charter flight to Cincinnati, where they will open the second half of the season Friday night against the Reds.
And here's a look at some of the news and notes from a busy afternoon at the ballpark
Lance Berkman flew with the team to Cincinnati Thursday...
Cardinals' right-handed pitcher Kyle McClellan will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery Tuesday. McClellan, on the disabled list since May with a right elbow strain, required surgery after he tore the labrum in his right shoulder during a throwing session. A starter to begin the 2011 season, McClellan appeared in 43 games, including 26 out of the...
John Nagel of @stlbabybirds takes a close look at some undercover prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organizatoin. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With the trade deadline three weeks away, teams have been on the scouting trail. Many believe the St. Louis Cardinals are in need of a player or two to help them win the division and possibly repeat as World Series Champions.
Chapman puts the finishing touches on a
come-from-behind win on Friday
The Reds returned to action on Friday night for the first time in nearly five days and for the first time at home since June 27th. So, naturally the Queen City faithful were anxious for their chance to cheer on their beloved Redlegs to victory. And that's exactly what they got to do in this one as Cincinnati...
The Cincinnati Reds hope to be buyers at July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but general manager Walt Jocketty knows it's going to be tough to get deals done. Cincinnati would like to add a leadoff man, a cleanup hitter and bench help. "I'm not sure of any of it is possible," Jocketty said, "but that's what we're trying to do." With so many...
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22 runs! Even Ryan Braun
couldn't believe it.
Louisville 22 Gwinnett 1
Bats (34-60), Last place International League West, 23.5 GB
-Sean Gallagher (W 7-6, 4...
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That's Selsky with Dayton.
Gwinnett 8 Louisville 5
Bats (33-60), Last place International League West, 24.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson started and gave up four earned runs...
Darryl Kile finished his all-too-short 12-year Major League Baseball career as a St. Louis Cardinal, after pitching with distinction for the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies. His sudden passing in June 2002 of a heart attack at the age of 33 led to immediate grief across baseball and later with two different annual Darryl Kile Awards, presented by the Baseball Writers Association...
The Reds got right-hander Todd Redmond from Atlanta for shortstop Paul Janish in a swap of minor leaguers on Saturday.
Redmond went 6-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this season. The 27-year-old pitcher was assigned to Triple-A Louisville.
General manager Walt Jocketty said the trade gives the Reds some pitching depth in the minors. The Reds have used only...
The first half of the 2012 regular season is complete. After a few days off during the All Star Break, the Cardinals pick back up in Cincinnati on Friday – which should open up an onslaught of entertaining absurdity following the Dusty Baker/Tony La Russa quote fight last week. But, no so fast. We’re not moving on [...]
In Doug’s Dugout today, we broach the second half, Tony LaRussa, and other observations.
As the Mets embark on the second half sprint towards the post-season (who would’ve predicted that?) the benchmark is Ten. That is, ten games above .500. If the team can improve their 6 games above .500 mark, and make another strong a push upward, they could zero in on 90-plus victories.
How hard on hard on Tony LaRussa everyone was. He's a genius. Just read Phil Mushnick today:
Knuckling under TV’s pressure
A Fellow with an extensive career as both a baseball marketing and sports...
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This isnt like 2006, when former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa benched third baseman Scott Rolen twice during the playoffs. Back then, Rolen was not happy.
He had given himself to the team physically during the regular season, playing 142 games with an ailing shoulder. He then proved his point to La Russa after starting the postseason 1 for 11, batting .351 with a .955 OPS over...