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Group Tickets For the 2015 Cardinals Season Go On Sale Today

Groups of 25 or more can purchase discounted tickets to single games and receive additional incentives ST. LOUIS, January 28, 2015 – Beginning today, organized groups of 25 fans or more may begin purchasing tickets to single games during the 2015 Cardinals season. Designed for school and church groups, family or social gatherings, company outings [...]
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US Women’s National Soccer Team To Play Match at Busch Stadium in April

Match Against New Zealand To Be Played on Saturday April 4th as Team Readies for FIFA Women’s World Cup ST. LOUIS, MO (January 26, 2015) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (U.S. WNT), in its first domestic game of 2015, will play the New Zealand National Soccer Team [...]
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The Patron Pitcher of the Blog

There are many reasons why one becomes a fan.  Perhaps there’s a player with a fun name or a name that is similar to yours on a team that you are watching.  Perhaps a player hit a big home run or piled up some strikeouts at the first game you remember attending.  Perhaps it’s passed [...]
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Out of the Park Baseball 16 Officially Licensed by MLB.com, Available March ’15

Out of the Park Baseball 16 – Officially Licensed by MLB.com, Available in March 2015! Pre-Order Now, Save $5, Get Early Access Plus a Free Steam Key, and a Chance to Win a $500 MLB.com Shop Gift Certificate! That’s right: Out of the Park Baseball 16 is the first entry in our 16-year-old series to [...]
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UCB January Project: Watch Any Cardinals Game Ever

The latest UCB project is this: If you could time warp to any Cards game and watch it, which would you choose? There are many obvious options, like game six of the 2011 series. But I wanted something different. I ruled out the following things: Playoff games. Chances are quite a few people will choose [...]
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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Garcia?

There’s been a lot of talk about pitching this offseason.  Whether it’s a pitcher that’s gone ( Shelby Miller ), a pitcher possibly changing roles ( Carlos Martinez ) or a pitcher that never materialized ( Max Scherzer ), a strength of the Cardinals has been the talk of the town, more than you’d expect after 23 shutouts as a staff [...]
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Conversations With C70: Episode 50

Can you believe there’s been 50 of these?  Of course, only about 5 of them show up on the Podomatic site or on iTunes, so if you want to hear any of 2-45, let me know and I’ll get you a link.   This time , Jamie Pogue, the Cardinals’ bullpen catcher, joins me for his annual [...]
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2015 Cardinals Theme Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets on sale now for over 20 Theme Ticket dates including Star Wars Night, Superhero Night, Scout Nights and more ST. LOUIS, Mo. (January 21, 2015) – Tickets for more than 20 Theme Ticket promotional dates during the 2015 Season, including American Girl Night, Star Wars Night, Superhero Night and many more, are on sale [...]
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Building A Team Efficiently Part Four: The Bullpen

This is part four of the series. Here are links to parts one , part two , and part three . “Mr. Mozeliak, here is the second email, containing the bullpen I’d use in 2015. I tried to keep the bullpen relatively inexpensive, as I figured the market for cheap relievers would be plentiful if I searched hard enough. I was [...]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Staying Away From Mad Max Is Smart

It sounds like a great story. Max Scherzer comes home at the age of 30 to finish his career under the Arch pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, the team he grew up watching. The headline sweats and bleeds through the keyboard as I continue. The dreamy thought of Max coming home belongs inside a baseball fan’s [...]
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The First Stirrings of a New Day

Kickoff.  It was a word used often this weekend and not at all meaning that secondary sport that had some sort of championship games or whatever going on.  The Winter Warm-Up is always seen as the first real marker of the new season and 2015 proved to be no exception.  With the video and news [...]
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#CardsWarmup Winter warm-up afternoon stroll

I took a stroll around the hotel, to see the sights, and sounds of what was to going on outside the media area.   (As a result, I missed the Randal Grichuk interview.  #RookieMistake)   I spotted Tony LaRussa walking around, though, not aimlessly–he was obviously headed to some destination, escorted by a member of security. As [...]
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#CardsWarmup Winter warm-up 1.1

In my first hour, I barely had time to find the restroom before finding myself thrust into the interview room with Stephen Piscotty .  On a personal note, I mentioned him in a post last off-season , and saw him in a trip to Jupiter, for spring training last year.   I was rather impressed with a number of players, [...]
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Winter Warm-up 1.0

Prior to this year’s Cardinals winter warmup, I was made aware of the opportunity to cover the event from a media/blogger standpoint.  Given the exceptionally busy schedule I’ve found myself having over the past year or so (which you might’ve noticed by the collection of dust on my blog here at the Conclave), I didn’t [...]
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19th Annual Winter Warm-Up To Kick Off 2015 Season

Details on how fans can enjoy the holiday weekend highlighted by autographs, Cardinals Caravan and new Hot Stove LIVE! event ST. LOUIS, January 15, 2015 – The 19th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp), the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan), and the new Hot Stove LIVE! (#CardsLIVE) event at Ballpark Village, highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend [...]
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Arbitration Is A Four-Letter Word

Whatever the reason, John Mozeliak was a man possessed yesterday.  If you were standing close enough to him, it’s possible that you would have gotten an arbitration-avoiding contract as well.  Three of the four players eligible for arbitration settled yesterday, leaving only Jon Jay unsigned. It wouldn’t be a shock if he came to terms [...]
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Building A New Team Efficiently, Part Three: The Bench

I’m continuing my series on building a new team for an expansion city. Today in my third post of the series I’ll cover the bench. Here’s part one and  here is part two . “Mr. Mozeliak, here’s the bench. I focused, for the most part, on players with a decent amount of flexibility. With one exception, all of these [...]
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Cardinals Hot Stove Live! Event Airs Friday on Fox Sports Midwest

Hot Stove LIVE!, the Cardinals new event kicking off Winter Warm-Up and Cardinals Caravan weekend, will be broadcast live tomorrow at 6 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest and KMOX Radio. The family-friendly, free event will take place at FOX Sports Midwest LIVE! in Ballpark Village. Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny, Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., President Bill DeWitt III, second baseman [...]
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Lynn and The Cardinals Waste No Time

Before John Mozeliak dips his beak into the starting pitching market, he had to close doors and lock up one of his current soldiers. Righthander Lance Lynn and the Cardinals reached a three year extension agreement worth 22 million. When it comes to timing and a need to lock up the one 100 percent arm in your [...]
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Cardinals Announce 3-Year Deal With Lance Lynn

N.L.’s 3rd WINNINGEST PITCHER SINCE 2012 IS SIGNED THRU 2017 ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 15, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement with right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn on a three-year contract (2015-17), thus avoiding salary arbitration.  Financial terms were not disclosed. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with [...]
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Working Next to Burwell

When I arrived at The Winter Warmup last January, I was a little anxious. Nervous wouldn’t begin to describe covering your first media event, especially something as big as the Warmup, which provides fans with a first look at their team in the New Year. I was a commentary/editorial writer, and for this particular assignment, [...]
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Building A New Team Efficiently Part Two: The Rotation

Building A New Team Efficiently, Part Two I’m continuing my series on building a new team for an expansion city on a 90 million dollar budget. Here’s part one if you haven’t seen it already. Today I’ll cover the rotation. “Mr. Mozeliak, here is the second email, containing the starting rotation I’d use in 2015. I’ve arranged [...]
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Cardinals Announce 2015 Spring Training Radio & TV Broadcast Schedule

FOX Sports Midwest and KMOX to broadcast a combined 22 games  ST. LOUIS, January 12, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that fans will be able to catch nearly all of the club’s 2015 spring training games on FOX Sports Midwest and the Cardinals Radio Network.                 FOX Sports Midwest will televise 15 [...]
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Building A New Team Efficiently Part One: The Lineup

Building A New Team Efficiently Part One: The Lineup Time to start a project I’ve been thinking about forever. After all the off-season is a good time to work on such things, as there is plenty of time to kill before things start up again. I waited until after the winter meetings to let a [...]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable Discussion: Starting Pitching Needs

Good afternoon ladies and gents, Today, I present a special dose from the Cardinals Nerve Center. A collection of writers that I respect and look to for an opinion when hot takes start getting tossed around like free cups of coffee(speaking of which, enjoying a warm cup of java as I type). The past month, [...]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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