Former Cardinals

With Tuesday night’s impressive performance – again – Tyler Lyons (who is this guy, really?) has continued the success of Cardinal rookie starting pitchers in 2013. Leading all of baseball in 2013 with nine wins from rookie starting pitchers, the Cardinals have relied on one pitcher they hoped would have this success, Shelby Miller, and [...]

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Have you ever wanted a personalized message from a big-league ballplayer?  From one who plays for the Cardinals, at that? Nevermind asking a Cardinal to write a treatise to how cool you are on their latest baseball card or a fresh horsehide from the team store – now you can get a personalized voice message [...]

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Cardinals Catch-All 01.30.13

by on January 30, 2013 · 0 comments

Anymore, various stories about the Cardinals and their players come across my inbox faster than I can react to them (for the most part) but I often feel many are worth sharing.  I thought maybe a weekly (or as-dictated by worthy items to report) catch-all post would be the most efficient way to both communicate [...]

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It’s been both a hard weekend on Cardinal fans, but also one of great joy in reliving the outstanding, full life of Stan Musial.  The outpouring of respect, love, and admiration from Cardinal fans in St. Louis and across the nation has been touching and – thankfully, for those of us unable to share in [...]

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Plans for Stan

by on January 21, 2013 · 0 comments

For anyone planning a trip to St. Louis, be safe and send the Man home in style. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Musial Funeral Arrangements Announced Public Visitation Will Be Thursday and the Funeral Mass Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ST. LOUIS, January 21, 2013 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the family [...]

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Thanks, Stan. Rest in peace.

by on January 20, 2013 · 1 comment

I was on my way to dinner with my family last night when my phone started ringing – it was Josh, one of my cohorts at this very site. He had spent the afternoon at the Cards Caravan in Joplin, and I assumed he was calling with a great story about that event. I let it [...]

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If you’re one of our loyal four readers, you may remember WAAAAAY back in May of 2011, we gave away copy of a St. Louis Cardinals AnyDate newspaper at the generous request by the folks from AnyDate. Well, if you’ve been with us that long and didn’t win that contest, we (and the generous folks [...]

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Humblebrag forthcoming: I was lucky to be one of a group of folks asked to help edit (and have been credited as such, along with my esteemed colleague) one of the coolest Cardinals products I have ever seen. The Burton History Trees: Family Tree of the St. Louis Cardinals. The guys at Burton are a [...]

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Somewhere in Cardinal Nation, fans are sad. Elsewhere in Cardinal Nation, fans are elated. Skip Schumaker has been traded to the Dodgers for Jake Lemmerman. Schumaker had become a bit of a crux of the saber versus scrap argument in St. Louis. Below average defense at second base, an “empty” (and declining) batting average, and [...]

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This bit of news is a few weeks old, but I wanted to share for multiple reasons. One, someone had a chance at, and presumably won, a fishing trip with Chris Carpenter.  I wonder if they listened to this before bidding? I mean, seriously, does last off-season’s snake/naked man/excursion deter potential bidders from the four-day [...]

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