NY Times Profiles Yadier Molina

The name of the piece is “From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchestrates The Cardinals”. At this point, you can pretty much rest assured that this isn’t your typical Cardinals media fare. You’d be right, because yesterday the NY Times’ Tyler Kepner profiles Yadier Molina and got some interesting information: Brian McCann, a 7-time […]


Defense Hopefully Doesn’t Win Championships

Shane Robinson seems like a nice guy. How can anyone so tiny and scrappy not be super humble and ready to help your grandmother across the street at all times? If you asked him for his autograph, he’d probably return the favor by asking if he could help file your taxes. But if we’re trying […]

Jon Jay

In Appreciation Of Jon Jay

Jon Jay was a good player in 2013. He appeared in 157 game for the Cardinals, collecting 151 hits, 52 walks and generating 75 runs. No, you won’t be bouncing a grand-kid on your lap telling them about the ’13 Jay season, but considering he made $524,000 and the Cardinals won 97 games plus the […]


To Pitch A Gem No One Saw

Adam Wainwright just pitched the game of the year by a Cardinals pitcher. Complete game shutout. 8 strikeouts. Harper and Werth were made to look feckless, combining for an 0-8 night. Just a master class against an elite NL contender to run his record to 3-1 and his ERA to 1.80. Just curious… did anyone […]

Friday Links

The Friday Links

Somehow it’s Friday again. We’ll just go ahead and leave this clip RIGHT HERE and assume that you know all other links below are amusing, but ultimately inferior. Now, the Friday Links… Happy Easter! LINK HERE Go shawty. LINK HERE Drum solo. LINK HERE Surfboard. LINK HERE You need a good cry? LINK HERE You’ve […]

Pujols HR

Albert Pujols Approaches 500 HRs… And Nobody Cares

Sometimes you read a piece and it says everything you feel. Bob Nightengale does just that with an article from the USA Today on Albert Pujols and his pending milestone 500th homerun. The reason the Angels were able to justify (at least to themselves) that Albert was worth the 240 million dollar contract they offered […]


Joe Kelly Removed From Game With Hamstring Injury

Joe Kelly. He ‘won’ the 5th starter position in Spring Training, beating out Carlos Martinez, who had the better statistical camp. The 5th spot was opened up with a injury to Jamie Garcia. Kelly appears to have pulled his hamstring in the bottom of the 4th inning of today’s game against the Brewers trying to […]

Ticket Stub

Forbes Says Yankess @ Cardinals Is MLB’s Most Expensive Ticket

It’s Jeeetah. It’s CC. It’s the New York Freakin’ Yankees. And they’re coming to St. Louis May 24-26th to make sure that Mr. Jeter gets a lifetime supply of Imo’s gift cards and miniature arches to put in his overnight party gift bags. Interest in ‘The Captain’ and his teammates is red-hot. According to Forbes […]


Game 14: A Picasso

42 was pretty good for the Cardinals tonight. True, every player was wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, but in way, it’s still true. This was a dominant team effort by the Cardinals against the division leaders on the road. Shelby Miller went 6 innings, struck out 7 and tallied his first win […]


John Mabry Spurned Role In Moneyball

In 2011, Columbia Pictures released ‘Moneyball’. The movie, starring Brad Pitt, was based on Michael Lewis’ 2003 book, which was based on the Oakland A’s 2002 season. It has grossed over 110 million dollars and was nominated for 6 Oscars (Best Actor, Best Picture). People, I promise you there was a time when making a […]

Top Paid

How Many Cardinals Made The Top Earners List?

Zero. Neither did any Blues or Rams players. The Cardinals are not the Phillies, after all. And we should all be thankful. ESPN the Magazine did an interesting data visualization to show the highest paid athletes in the world, sans endorsements, and then broke it out by MLB/NHL/NBA/NFL as well. The Phillies have 3 of […]


Game 13: Brewers Come Face To Face With Reality

The Cardinals were 14-5 against the Brewers in 2013. A pretty absurd mark against a division rival. (They managed 12 wins against the Cubs, 11 against the Reds and 9 against the Pirates.) The Brewers were little brother and the Cardinals were holding the ball above their head, laughing as they tried to jump up […]


A Recent History Of Cardinals Ejections

Matt Carpenter… come on down. You’re the first Cardinal ejection for 2014! The Cardinals only had 7 total ejections in 2013: 4 by manager Mike Matheny. 1 by Yadier Molina. 1 by Daniel Descalso. And 1 by John Axford. And while it looked like home plate umpire Bob Davidson was about to run Mike Matheny […]

Tony LaRussa Speaks On Instant Replay


“One thing I’d say to John — and I’d love to talk to him because I have great respect for him — is that, in fairness to the process, we need to keep working at it,” said La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who helped devise the new replay system for Major League Baseball.

“I don’t know what the period of time is, whether it’s a month or six weeks or whatever it is, but we all have learned from what we’ve seen.

“… But I think it’s premature to say the process isn’t going to work or he doesn’t have confidence in it because, in my opinion, the process has been really remarkable in how well it’s worked so far. I’m amazed, in fact, that we haven’t had more hiccups.”