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Alxfritz

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The Cardinals Opening Day Hipster: You've Probably Never Heard of Him

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On Opening Day at Busch Stadium, one particular player will hop into the bed of a Ford truck and begin the drive along the warning track to be dropped off at the home dugout. As his name is...

St. Louis Cardinals Backup Catchers in the Matheny/Molina Era: Setting The Bar Low For 2012

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Few positions in Major League baseball have been as stable over the last decade as the role of starting catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Their backups are a whole other story.

Ranking the Intangibles of the NL Central

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We once thought intangibles could not be grasped, let alone ranked. We were wrong. SB Nation Saint Louis examines the intangibles of the NL Central.

My Plan to Upgrade The Edward Jones Dome

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↵Well basically, I just copied the dome we have now. Then, I added some fins to lower the wind resistance. And these racing stripes here I feel are pretty sharp.

St Louis Sports Power Rankings: January 2012

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Alex Fritz combs the papers for the top St. Louis sports stories of January—for the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams, and even the St. Louis Blues, kind of—then replaces them with funny...

Ryan Theriot's Excellent Bat Is Wanted Anywhere But Here

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Person who writes about baseball for a living Jon Heyman sent out the following tweet this afternoon: #reds and #rays are in on ryan theriot, a versatile infielder with a excellent bat. #astros...

2011: The Year in Dan Caesar

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Dan Caesar draws a lot of water in this town.↵If you are somehow incapable of using Google to look up the ratings for a sports radio station (why you'd want this info, we have no clue), Caesar...

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Cardinals Sign Carlos Beltran, Are Now Early Favorites to Win NL in 2005

Per D. Goold. All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran finalized a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Thursday evening, a source familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Post-Dispatch. The...

Previewing the 2011 Busch Braggin' Rights

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A look at the Illini-Mizzou matchup that will be played while Hoosiers get drunk.

Ghosts of Player Acquisitions Past: Christmas, 2005

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In December of 2005, the Cardinals were coming off of back to back National League Central Championships and trips to the NLCS. They had the heart of the rotation in Chris Carpenter, Mark Mulder, J...

Pujols Cries When #PujolsCriesWhen Becomes A Meme

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If you had not heard, Albert Pujols is no longer a Saint Louis Cardinal after signing a ten year deal worth north of $250 million. If this is the first you have heard of this, I hope you enjoyed...

Explaining Albert Pujols's Contract Offers Through "Famous" Pro Wrestling Heel Turns

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Albert Pujols's decision to sign with the Los Angeles Angels over the St. Louis Cardinals is best described by WWF and WCW heel turns.

Pujols, Cardinals Agree to 21 Year, $324,040,000 Contract

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March 21, 2001: Before he has even played his first Major League Baseball game, the Saint Louis Cardinals have offered young rookie slugger Albert Pujols a ridiculous 21 year contract worth more...

SBNation Reports Developments on Pujols Front, Fluid Situation, Intrigue

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A top SB Nation Saint Louis source in Dallas is reporting that contract offers have been made from multiple Major League Baseball teams to Albert Pujols, including a ten year offer from the Miami M...

Confirming Tebow-Mania in Saint Louis

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FOX is broadcasting three National Football League (said in Tony Softli voice) games at 12:00 CST this Sunday: There's the young Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers against the downtrodden (but...

The Case For Signing Longtime Cardinal Albert Pujols

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He's Albert [BEEP]ing Pujols. Pay the freaking mang.↵

The Case Against Signing Longtime Non-Cardinal Albert Pujols

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We are all familiar with the story by now: with the final pick of the twelfth round in the 1999 MLB amateur draft, the Atlanta Braves took a flier on a lightly scouted, bad bodied JuCo player from...

Play Calling, With Steve Spagnuolo

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As Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo's reign of terror quickly comes to an end in the city of Saint Louis, we would like to take a moment to look inside the game and find out what in the hell kind of...

Sam Bradford's Terrible No Good Very Bad Quaterback Rating

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Going by Quaterback Rating, yesterday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals was Sam Bradford's best performance of the 2011 NFL season. His 85.8 QB Rating is the first time he has been north of the 80.0...

Mizzou Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested For DWI

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As is now a rite of passage for being a celebrity sports figure in the state of Missouri, University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested last night for Driving While...

Your Complete Guide To Mike Matheny, As Written By Steve From Fenton

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Mike Matheny lives in the Saint Louis area, not in California like some fruity space hippy. The sixties are over, deadbeats!↵Mike Matheny has a haircut you could set your watch to.↵Mike Matheny...

THUNDERDOME: Naming Mike Matheny the Cardinals Manager

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In an underground lair, deep beneath Busch Stadium, Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak sits behind a folding table. On the table is a pitcher of water. Mozeliak wonders why there are no...

Exclusive: Tony La Russ'a Game Seven Pre-game Speech

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Before game seven of the 2011 World Series, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa ordered some pants. Tony La Russa: I want a couple, maybe three of the light brown kind of a almost powder color like a...

And That's Why You Don't Double Switch Out David Freese

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The most remarkable part of last night's based ball game, one of the most magical ever played, is not that I am still alive (something that I did not expect to occur circa 10:45 last night), but...

R&B Singer Joe Set To Sing National Anthem Before Game Six; David Eckstein to Throw First Pitch

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Joe will sing the National Anthem at Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, while David Eckstein will throw out the St. Louis Cardinals' first pitch.

The Return of The Saint Louis Zombie Cardinals: Eating Derek Lilliquist

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"So, you're all zombies now?" Asked general manager John Mozeliak. Every player in the locker room nodded in agreement. Mo looks pensive. "Have you eaten anyone lately?" "No, sir," answered center fielder Jon Jay. "Ever since we made the World Series, Saint Louis police is making the city all safe and stuff and Carp can't go on his patented murder binges."

The Return of The Saint Louis Zombie Cardinals: Eating Derek Lilliquist

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Early Wednesday morning, down three games to two in the World Series to the Texas Rangers, the Saint Louis Cardinals gather in their locker room for a closed door meeting with the coaches and...

Possible Cardinals World Series Records Which Could Be Broken

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On the heels of Albert Pujols tying Babe Ruth on the postseason Home Runs list, we decided to look at possible franchise records which could be topped against the Rangers. It is an incredibly sexy...

Occupy Wall Street Champions New Cause: Forgotten Cardinals

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Thousands took to the street to protest Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and general manager John Mozeliak's decision to not let everyone play in the postseason. The grass root campaign sprung to...

Examining the Facial Hair of Cardinals Closers in the Postseason, 1982-2011

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 Bruce Sutter (1982) Style: Lumberjack Beard Analysis: The godfather of both great Cardinals closers and Cardinals closers with facial hair (hit the bricks, Hrabosky), Sutter's split fingered...

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