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For the second time in 6 years, the St. Louis Cardinals are the World Series champions. And for the second time in 6 years, people are scratching their heads and wondering, “How the f*ck did the Cardinals win the World Series?” On August 25, the Redbirds were, of course, 10.5 games back in the Wild Card race. At that same time, the Milwaukee Brewers had also established an insurmountable lead in the NL Central, so it seemed like the Cardinals didn’t have a snowball’s chance. Then they simply did what everyone loves to hate them for – they played gritty and determined, and they took advantage of other teams’ misfortunes.
It has been building for a few years now, but the Cardinals have finally developed into that team that people love to hate for no other reason than, “I hate them.” It has spread beyond the usual divisional hatred into a full-blown National League contempt. Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies despise the Cardinals for ruining “their season.” Atlanta Braves fans hate ...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring.
The Cardinals scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference at Busch Stadium for La Russa to announce his decision.
"I think this just feels like it's time to end it," La Russa said.
La Russa, 67, goes out a champion after leading the Cardinals to a stirring seven-game World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers just...
Confetti swirling in the air, his son by his side, Albert Pujols quietly made his way to the stage. As Pitbull's "Give Me Everything (Tonight)" blared throughout the stadium, Pujols did the unthinkable. He busted a move.
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is widely regarded as the best defensive catcher in baseball. That claim got a bit stronger late Tuesday night.
Molina was given his fourth consecutive Gold Glove Award during an awards show on ESPN2, beating out finalists Brian McCann of the Braves and Carlos Ruiz of the Phillies.
A day after the Cardinals exercised his 7 million option...
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One of the first emails to land in my inbox after St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's surprise retirement party was from a longtime Cincinnati Reds fan. It said, "I won't miss Tony at all."
Most Reds fans won't. As far as public enemies are concerned, Reds fans are devoutly anti-Cardinals, and their top five are La Russa, Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina...
Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career, Tony...ya bum.
Tony LaRussa is retiring from baseball. Two thoughts come right to mind: Good luck and good riddance.
Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know how I feel about LaRussa. I’ve always thought of him as a punk. A baseball manager who’d do anything to win a game.
But the truth is, had Tony managed my beloved...
<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">In a bit of a surprise St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa has announced his retirement after 33 years as an MLB manager.<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">LaRussa has rubbed some folks the wrong way over the...
His teams always came prepared, played hard and could never be counted out. Danny Knobler says the Cards and baseball will sorely miss the fearlessness, ingenuity and mystery Tony La Russa brought to the game.
Less than three days after the Cardinals wrapped their climactic Game 7 win over the Rangers, the souvenirs from the Fall Classic have begun to be displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.