Found May 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS Shelby Fetsch rushes from the mound into the arms of the love of her life. For her, everything that follows becomes a blur: the cheers at Busch Stadium, the pictures, the congratulations from strangers, the joy that comes with knowing she and her boyfriend Spc. William Johanson-Kubin of the 463rd Military Police Company are now engaged. Fetsch's hands shake when the couple moves to the side of the field after Johanson-Kubin caught her first pitch prior to the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Johanson-Kubin made the surprise visit from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, where he has been stationed since December. He wanted the moment to be perfect. "Oh, my God," said Fetsch, 20, shortly after Johanson-Kubin knelt near home plate. Johanson-Kubin's appearance was one to remember. He and Fetsch have grown close over the past year, and he knew his Cardinals-loving girlfriend would cherish the memory. The day,...

Ex-Card critical of La Russa

Former Cardinals All-Star Jack Clark was critical of ex-Cards manager Tony La Russa during a podcast appearance.

Berkman undergoes successful knee surgery

Courtesy: Cardinal Media Relations ST. LOUIS St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman underwent right knee surgery earlier today in Houston, Tx. The arthroscopy found a partial tear in the medial meniscus, which was removed, and also a small femoral condylar cartilage tear, which was debrided. Berkman will begin his recovery and rehabilitation in Houston. The team anticipates...

Soldier in disguise proposes to gf at game

Specialist William Johanson from the U.S. Army disguised himself by wearing a catcher's mask at the St.Louis Cardinals game Friday night and surprised his girlfriend,Shelby, by proposing to her.Shelby thought she was just throwing out the first pitch before the game and had no idea the catcher who caught her pitch was her boyfriend. Shelby thought her boyfriend was still deployed...

Fick brings funkiness to Cards bullpen

ST. LOUIS Newly promoted Cardinals reliever Chuckie Fick knows he's not the most conventional pitcher. "I'm funky," Fick said. "I'm a different look." Maybe it's because of his name. Maybe it's because of his low, three-quarters delivery. Or maybe it's because of his deceptive pattern of pitches. Whatever the reason, his funkiness has...

Cardinals option reliever Salas to Triple-A

The St. Louis Cardinals optioned struggling reliever Fernando Salas, their closer much of last season, to Triple-A Memphis. The 26-year-old Salas, a right-hander, had a team-leading 24 saves and a 2.28 ERA last year. This year he's 0-2 with a 6.32 ERA in 18 appearances. Fick is also 26 and also a right-hander. He was expected to be in uniform Saturday night against the Phillies...

Cardinals Fan Went NSFW Streaking Tonight In St. Louis

Tonight’s 7th inning at Busch Stadium was quite the party for Naked Streaker Guy who, as you can see, went on an epic NSFW run around a usually docile ballpark when it comes to bare ass. According to ‏@tweetldee, streaker dude made it all the way around the outfield before these huge bros jumped on his bare ass. Look, if you’re going streaking, why not blast the balls right...

Streaker halts Cardinals-Phillies game

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies game at Busch Stadium Thursday night was delayed prior to the start of the seventh inning when a streaker ran on the field. The incident occurred just as the Cardinals completed batting in the bottom of the sixth inning when a fan down the right field line jumped over wall and immediately took off his clothes. The man...

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Under .500 in May

St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” The Cardinals bullpen has been exposed as the club has logged a losing record so far in May. Cardinals...

Phillies hang on for shootout win over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Normally a team that takes a 6-0 lead after the first two innings should not have to worry too much about the game's final outs. Try telling that to the Philadelphia Phillies, who had to sweat the last two innings of their 10-9 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night. "Suspense is always good, as long as it comes out right," Phillies manager Charlie...

Phillies 10, Cardinals 9

ST. LOUIS -- Normally a team that takes a 6-0 lead after the first two innings should not have to worry too much about the game's final outs. Try telling that to the Philadelphia Phillies, who had to sweat the end of their Thursday night game against the Cardinals. After watching the Cardinals battle back to wipe out 6-0 and 7-4 advantages, the Phillies got RBI singles by...

Cardinals Are Honored In St. Petersburg. 15 Years Ago.

What in the hell is going on down in Tampa Bay? Scanning the news wires for ‘St. Louis Cardinals News’ reveals the normal stories we’d expect to see the morning after a sweep. Bad puns headlining fawning prose, etc al. But one story popped up that caught my attention from the Tampa Bay Times. “The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce plans to honor the St. Louis Cardinals…”...

Kendrick shuts down Cardinals in 4-0 win

ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Kendrick came into Saturday night's start for the Philadelphia Phillies with an 0-4 record, a 5.23 ERA and the knowledge that he was facing the best offensive team in the National League. That's not a combination which would have prompted many to predict he would pitch the first shutout of his major-league career. The 27-year-old right-hander, making...
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