Found January 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Two familiar faces were missing when the St. Louis Cardinals paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday. Former manager Tony La Russa and long-time Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols were not in attendance as President Barack Obama and the first lady welcomed the reigning World Series champions. La Russa retired shortly after St. Louis topped the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the World Series. For his part, Pujols signed a $240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason. Obama complimented the Cardinals as the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball." St. Louis was 10 1/2 games back in August, but rallied to win a wild-card berth on the last day of the regular season. "Through skills, guts and I think the team would agree just a little bit of luck - just a touch - this team made the playoffs," Obama said. "And even though they trailed in each of the series that followed, they somehow had the spirit and the determination and the reso...

Cards chairman opens up on Pujols talks

ST. LOUIS - A little more than a month after losing icon Albert Pujols to the Anaheim Angels, Cardinals chairman and principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. spoke at length about the topic Sunday for the first time. Speaking before he was cheered on stage during a public appearance at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up charity event, DeWitt expressed his disappointment over losing Pujols...

President Obama speech will delay Carolina Panther’s home opener

The Carolina Panthers will have to start the 2012 NFL season on the road this year since their home venue will be occupied by President Obama. The Carolina Panther’s home stadium, Bank of America stadium is going to be home to the Democratic National Convention this year and the stadium is going to be the venue in which Barack Obama will deliver his expected Democratic...

Cardinals 2012 Winter Warm-Up leftovers

Having returned from covering the St. Louis Cardinals’ annual Winter Warm-Up this past weekend, I thought I would share some miscellaneous thoughts and experiences. Another one rides the bus (not) After interviewing about 30 players and executives over the course of the weekend, it got to be kind of funny as the same media members tended to ask the same questions over and over...

The Los Angeles Angels have reloaded to make another World Series run in 2012

The Angels are going to be one of the most improved teams in the majors in 2012 as they have reloaded. Here is a look at the new guys that the Angels have signed or traded for so far this winter: In the field: The Angels made the biggest splash in the free agent market when they inked Albert Pujols to a robust 10-year deal. Pujols is going to make the whole Angels’ lineup better...

Obama honors St. Louis Cardinals

President Barack Obama on Tuesday dubbed the St. Louis Cardinals the ''greatest comeback team in the history of baseball'' thanks to their thrilling late-season charge into the playoffs and death-defying, seven-game triumph in last November's World Series. The Cardinals were 10 1/2 games back at the end of August, but rallied to win a National League wild card...

Obama says he'll work with Jordan

Mideast peace President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to cooperate closely with Jordan, a key ally in the Middle East, in order to push Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a peace accord in a "serious fashion," even as a fresh attempt at talks shows little sign of progress.

Cherington: Red Sox eager for 2012 to start

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says his players are looking forward to spring training to erase the memory of last September's collapse. Cherington says he's ready to go, too, for his first spring training as GM. Cherington spoke before the annual dinner of the Boston chapter of the BBWAA. About 700 people were scheduled to attend the dinner at a downtown...

Pujols, La Russa absent as Obama honors Cardinals

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday dubbed the St. Louis Cardinals the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball" thanks to their thrilling late-season charge into the playoffs and death-defying, seven-game triumph in last November's World Series.

Cardinals 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

The Cardinals reached the pinnacle in winning the World Series in 2011. That was followed up by the sobering reality that Albert Pujols would no longer be donning their uniform after signing with the Angels. On the bright side, the team has a number of high ceiling players down on the farm.   Cardinals top 5 fantasy prospects 1- Shelby Miller, SP Miller has been nothing...

Brewers shut out of Sunday nights to start 2012

ESPN is releasing the first half of its Sunday Night Baseball schedule today, and just like last year, the Brewers are being shut out of the national showcase to start the season.The list of games ESPN announced: 4/8 - White Sox at Rangers4/15 - Angels at Yankees4/22 - Yankees at Red Sox4/29 - Rays at Rangers5/6 - Phillies at Nationals5/13 - Angels at Rangers5/20 - Cardinals at...

Rangers put their faith, and money, in Yu

After the Angels acquired Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, all wondered what the Rangers would do to counter those moves. The question was answered on Wednesday with Texas' deadline-beating deal with Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish.

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum split the fearful faction

Reporting from Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are reading from the same script as they vie to be the “not Romney” champion of the frightened right. Monday, both candidates roved around this city of deserted beach resorts warning conservative voters that the reelection of Barack Obama would bring an end to America as we have known it.
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