On The Second Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

It's a Cards Diaspora holiday tradition: the 12 Days of Cardinals Crapmas, where we find the worst items that someone might be tempted to gift. All previous days are linked at the bottom of this post.  DAY 2 The moment of truth. You've bided your time. Played it tight, but smart. And you've got yourself […]


Home Plate: Contact Free Zone

Considering the Cardinals have the best catcher in baseball, a rule that protects that asset (Yadier Molina) should be welcomed with open arms in St. Louis.  First the rule.  It's expected to be approved in time for the 2014 season, but no later than the 2015 season. Per here are the details: 1) Catchers […]


Bob Barker In A Cardinals Jacket

Cards Diaspora loves celebrities in Cardinals gear.  We also like controlling the pet population by having our pets spayed or neutered.  So when we see pictures of Bob Barker, former (and forever) host of The Price Is Right, wearing a throwback satin Cardinals jacket on what looks to be a recent appearance on the legendary […]

The White Rat Goes Nuclear

It's getting close to Christmas.  And nothing gets you in the mood for the holidays like a good ol' fashioned basebrawl.  Things you'll see in this video: Whitey Herzog starting a brawl, cops on the field, Vince Coleman getting carried off the field by two teammates, the crowd chanting for Herzog to continue the fight… […]


Tony LaRussa Elected To MLB Hall Of Fame

Tony LaRussa dropped the mic after the 2011 Cardinals won the World Series and retired from baseball.  773 days later, he's a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member, elected by the Expansion Era Committee. He will be enshrined in Cooperstown on July 27th 2014.  He spent 16 seasons as the Cardinals skip, winning 1,408 […]


MLB’s Winter Meetings Start Today

The 2013 'Winter Meetings' started today.  For Cardinals GM John Mozeliak it's going to a lot like Taylor Swift going to a record selling convention – all smiles and back pats from his industry buddies, while a seething hatred bubbles just below the surface.  What? You fellers are having trouble with your teams? Holler at […]

POLL: You Want McCarver?

Well then. Looks like like the Cardinals and FSN are sniffing around the idea of bringing in former FOX MLB lead TV analyst Tim McCarver into the mix on broadcasts next season.  Yes, the same Tim McCarver that inspired the Tumblr 'Shit Tim McCarver Says'.  He is a former Cardinal. And according to that STLToday […]


Regret Nothing

Maybe you don't like Kanye West.  But he's a genius.  And yes, you can be reductive. And disagree because you've never taken the time to dig deeper on Mr. West. He's made it easy from time to time.  But yesterday during an interview on the Rickey Smiley Show, Ye said that lots of people think he's […]


Shelby Miller Opens Up… In NY Times Wedding Section

Shelby Miller, he of 15 wins and a third place medal for NL Rookie of the Year, has finally (sort of) opened up about his benching in the postseason.  Of course, it's in the NY Times 'Weddings & Celebrations' section from this past weekend. "She [Amy Peters] would remind me that I was good and […]

What Are We Supposed To Do All Winter?

Well.  On one hand it's pretty nice to be rooting for a team that filled pretty much every need they had by Thanksgiving. On the other… what the hell are we going to talk about until Spring Traning? I mean, we've already parsed out the Jhonny Peralta contract every which way and we've still got […]


Happy Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving. Thanks for making us a part of your daily, weekly, monthly or yearly online routine. All 5 of you are the BEST, doesn't matter what everyone else is saying about you. 


Happy Skanksgiving Everybody!

Ed Note: This article was originally published in 2008 on Cards Diaspora by Mountain Fresh (nee Fresh WC) after the devastating news that Rusty’s, an Edwardsville IL ‘Skanksgiving’ tradition was shuttered. For whatever reason, this article got put up in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012  and by giving it some run again, we've created a […]


The Pros & Cons Of Jhonny Peralta

Much to the dismay of moralists and lexicographers in St. Louis, Jhonny Peralta is a Cardinal.  4 years and $52 million dollars is what it took to lure the free agent most recently employed by Detroit to come south to St. Louis. He was not tendered an offer by the Tigers, so the Cardinals will […]