Found November 02, 2011 on Fox Sports Southwest:
IRVING, Texas It's been nearly a week since the Rangers somehow lost Game 6 of the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, so fans across North Texas aren't far along in the recovery process. On the positive side, if such a thing exists, those of us who grew up here never envisioned a time when Rangers fans would be borderline despondent over not winning a World Series. It hasn't been that long ago, say 2009, that even reaching the World Series seemed like a pipe dream. Now, our expectations for the Rangers have changed forever. The organization didn't even hold a rally to celebrate the season this time around. In some circles, fans are even referring to the 2011 season as a failure. That's understandable in the harsh light of Game 6, but fans will eventually be able to appreciate what happened in 2011. In one postseason, the Rangers went from hat-in-hand intruders to a team that's revered by everyone in baseball. Cardinals slugger Lance Berkman was the ...

USA Today Predicts Infielder Moves: Hello Kelly Johnson?

Short piece in USA Today yesterday mentioned the infielder moves that they believe will happen this offseason. The bad news is that they predict the Dodgers won't get Albert Pujols (who will return to St. Louis) nor Prince Fielder (who will end up with the Cubs). The worse news is that according to their chart, we'll end up swapping out Jamey "Admiral Ackbar"...

Top 10 reasons why Tony LaRussa is retiring

10) Chris Carpenter smells like old onions and feet9) Wants to give Albert Pujols a clear send off 8) Knows that there's no way that the bullpen will ever give him two months like that ever again7) Is looking to being an old guy with money, which is to say someone who makes people wait interminably as a consequence of his actions6) After that Game Six, you wouldn't want to...

With La Russa gone, does it sway Pujols?

ST. LOUIS Winning the World Series may have helped the St. Louis Cardinals in their efforts to bring back free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols. Having their future Hall of Fame manager retire may not. It's too early to tell how or if manager Tony La Russa's stunning retirement Monday will impact the Cardinals' courtship of their franchise player. But with Pujols set...

Rains’ new book on 2011 Cardinals season now available

The accomplished author, educator and radio host Rob Rains has released a new book. Not surprisingly, the subject is the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals. This new print book and instant eBook, Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals Stunning 2011 Championship Season, is now available through the Triumph Books website and, digitally on the iBookstore, the Kindle Store and BN...

Pujols may stay if Cardinals go with Oquendo reports: Former Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein believes Albert Pujols will re-sign with St. Louis if longtime third base coach Jose Oquendo is named to succeed Tony La Russa as manager.

Cubs more interested in arms than sluggers

Cubs fans with slugging first basemen on their free-agent wish lists this holiday season might want to start thinking more in terms of arms than bats. As the Cubs introduced new general manager Jed Hoyer, his comments regarding Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols were no more suggestive of a splashy move...

Wild Cards

Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season from Rob Rains is due out this week following the Cardinals' World Series win. It is being published by Triumph Books and hits stores on November 2, 2011.From the press release:While the 2011 World Series capped arguably the most exciting season in team history, injuries, off-field distractions, and poor...
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