The Cardinals Masterson Of Their Own Domain

My boss isn’t a Cardinals fan. So when he popped into my office head hung low telling me the Cardinals made a trade… my heart skipped a beat. Lester? He shook his head no. PRICE? DAVID PRICE? A pause. Another beat skipped. Then the most disappointing head shake of the day. Who? Who has you, […]


Game 105: The Kind Of Game That Engenders Little Hope

The most depressing thing about last night’s 3-1 loss to the Padres? 1) Losing to a (now) 47-59 team coming off a rest and regroup day when the Brewers had already lost? 2) 0-6 with runners in scoring position against Tyson Ross, Blaine Boyer, Kevin Quackenbush and Joaquin Benoit? 3) Allen Craig wearing the collar […]


Tony LaRussa’s Peculiar Hall Of Fame Speech

Sunday Tony LaRussa was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here is the full speech, in case you missed it: Some takeaways: + LaRussa went full LaRussa. On a day when every other speech was scripted and meticulously planned, TLR decided to go off-the-cuff (with some notes). Compared to Frank Thomas’ speech, TLR’s sounds […]


Cardinals Have To Get Better At Replay Challenges

Friends, I know it doesn’t feel significant, but it is. Mike Matheny and the Cardinals have to get better at replay challenges. Sunday’s 1-0 win was a brisk, tense game. With no margin for error, Wainwright pitched a gem and the game winning RBI came off Matt Holliday’s home run in the top of the […]


Ranking The ‘Why Did The Cardinals Sign AJ Pierzynski’ Theories

The Cardinals have signed AJ Pierzynski and he will join the team today in Chicago. Whoo. Boy. The dude is controversial. And he likes it that way. His nickname? Captain Chaos. His former manager Ozzie Guillén’s feelings about AJ? I paraphrase here: When you play against him, you hate him. When you play with him, you […]


Not Everyone Is Cool With TLR Going Into The Hall of Fame

Y’all getting turnt up for the baseball Hall of Fame ceremony this weekend? After all Cardinals non-affiliated baseball great Tony LaRussa is taking his place in Cooperstown and the national media is welcoming his induction with open arms. Right Bryant Gumble? “Finally tonight, a few words about fame and shame — and how they’re both […]


The Cubs Will Decide the NL Central Winner

The NL Central giveth; the NL Central taketh. Riding a surge of momentum into the All-Star break (and immediately after), the Cardinals closed the gap between themselves and the Brewers for the NL Central lead. 3 consecutive losses in 5 days has shoved the Birds back down into 3rd place, 3 games in arrears. Enter […]

Peter King Rides A Horse

@drewmagary @ChiefBaird "Get the hell out of my way, there's java to be had" — Phil (@SauceCoach) July 24, 2014


Cardinals Are Running Into Ticket Sales Trouble?

Maybe this is overly cynical, but shouldn’t the BFIB have already bought all the tickets up for a World Series re-match? Granted, it hasn’t been much fun watching Boston play in St. Louis the past 10 years or so. And yes, the memories of Fever pitch are still a pall that hangs over the site […]


Mike Matheny Currently Ranks Last In MLB For Replay Challenges

There are a whole generation of baseball fans being born now that are never going to experience these: The replay system in baseball is here to stay. And if we’re being really honest, it’s for the best. Not only for the teams and fans, but for those poor manager’s blood pressure. So much stack […]

TLR Bobblehead

Tony LaRussa Fêteing Coming To Oakland

This upcoming weekend Tony LaRussa will join the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. His head will be put on a plaque (sans team cap) and that plaque will be hung in Cooperstown NY to serve as a reminder that he was one of the all-time great managers of baseball. A deserved honor, for sure. […]

How We Know You Know Trades Are Coming

Shelby Miller getting initiated into the bullpen by taking part in the trust fall in the right field corner. — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 20, 2014


The David Price Drama Now Features Evan Longoria Too?

Sunday Night baseball is the MLB’s big weekly national showcase. ESPN cherry picks the best series each weekend and puts their considerable production weight (i.e. $$$) behind making a marquee TV show – the bump into a commercial break around the 4th inning featuring Pappy’s was a personal favorite last night. So even though the […]