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As the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals fire up their totally contrived interleague rivalry again this weekend, it’s time to reflect on exactly what these series mean to baseball fans and residents of the cross-state metropolitan areas.
A similar diatribe posted to this site last week; the Pulitzer-worthy piece (emphasis mine, and correctly placed) can be read here. But it’s no coincidence the spirit of that column is one of contempt, jealousy, and disdain, even with the irony of such emotions being mentioned in the article. It’s the classic “little man” syndrome that shows up in society from time to time. Sometimes it appears in a sibling rivalry; other times it can be seen in business. Basically, the little less-significant guy can’t stand anything and everything perceived to be bigger and better and more relevant than him, so he has to puff himself up by tearing down the big guy standing right next to him. Napoleon would be proud.
So when looking west, it isn’t har...
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There is something strange going on inside of Kauffman Stadium. The Royals haven’t played great baseball this year and the biggest concern coming into the season was starting pitching. Yet surprisingly, the Royals have been saved by their pitching staff recently and doomed by their lack of offense.
I am an avid listener of some local sports radio stations and I constantly hear...
Long-time St .Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is gone, but several of his club’s key needs from 2011 have resurfaced this season. So might the method to address them.
La Russa had made public his frustration with the man who had previously been the organization’s top prospect. Of course, I am referring to outfielder Colby Rasmus.
After some rough times, Rasmus was sent...
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig married Marie LaMarca on November 12, 2012, just two weeks after the end of the World Series, proving that even Allen had no idea that the Cardinals would be playing in the Fall Classic. The couple met in high school at Macy’s and they are registered at Macy’s if you want to buy them a wedding gift.
REDBIRD: Allen Craig's wife Marie LaMarca
Yadier Molina was kept out of the lineup on Saturday by manager Mike Matheny partly because of his relationship with the home plate umpire. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is tied for the league lead in games played among catchers. Molina and Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters each have caught 66 games this season.
Molina has taken...
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies announced today that they have reached a licensing and sponsorship agreement with Anheuser-Busch to participate in the 100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. The new venue will join Cardinals Nation and the St. Louis Live! Entertainment Plaza as one of the first three anchors of Ballpark Village phase 1, providing...
Adam Wainwright has talked numerous times about his return from Tommy John surgery being a process, one that has several steps and highs and lows after missing the entire 2011 season.
But asked after another solid start Saturday what steps remain in his journey, Wainwright confirmed what others were starting to think for a while. The former 20-game winner is back.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lance Lynn had hoped Sunday's start against the Royals would be his first of two appearances at Kauffman Stadium in the next few weeks.
But after allowing a season-high six earned runs in 5 13 innings in the Cardinals' 11-6 win over the Royals on a steamy Midwest afternoon, Lynn might soon be able to make other plans for the upcoming All-Star break.
Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game.
La Russa retired after leading St. Louis to the World Series title last year. But Commissioner Bud Selig announced in January that La Russa would become the second retired manager to lead a team in the Midsummer Classic.
La Russa says he has spent...
The St. Louis Cardinals began their World Series title defense in impressive fashion, going 14-8 in April and leading the NL Central division by three games over the Cincinnati Reds. But then the season quickly took a turn for the worse as several key players got hurt and the Cardinals lost the division lead.
However, the Cardinals looked a lot more like the team of April this week...
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 in ten innings in a wild night in Miami. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Miami Marlins looked to be in complete control after the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen surrendered four ugly earned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a commanding 6-2 lead.
Then, things got really interesting, really quickly.
MIAMI (AP) -- Rafael Furcal and pinch-hitting pitcher Joe Kelly drove in runs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, who scored four runs in the top of the ninth, held on to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer off Heath Bell in the ninth to cap the four-run inning and tie the game at 6.
An intro into future Baby Birds coverage. You can follow John Nagel on Twitter @stlbabybirds. - Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Before I give you my first article on the Baby Birds, I want
to give you a little background of myself and why minor league baseball
My name is John Nagel. I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis and have been a St. Louis Cardinals fan
The St. Louis Cardinals have added their ninth and tenth non-drafted free agents this month.
MIAMI (AP) -- Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer and Kyle Lohse pitched into the eighth inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the staggering Miami Marlins 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
One night after Molina's tying homer in the ninth inning keyed a huge comeback, St. Louis scored five unearned runs in the first.
The Marlins have lost eight of...
An edit is never a good way to start off an article, but what can you do? Sometimes you simply "F" up and have to own it.... In eager anticipation to attend a pre-release screening of the movie Magic Mike tonight, I had the article ready to go but forgot to publish it.
The "eager anticipation" mentioned previously, is what is referred to as sarcasm....