1. Latimore Gains Lackluster Win at Unimpressive St. Louis Event

    Last night's boxing card featuring DeAndre "The Bull" Latimore (20-2) was billed as a showcase for the wealth of boxing talent in the St. Louis area...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 452 reads 8 comments

  2. Latimore Weighs In for Aug. 22 Bout

    A small, drab conference room at a Drury Inn, complete with the prerequisite uncomfortable chairs and obnoxious carpeting, may seem like an unlikely location for the promotion of a boxing event...

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  3. Stinky Pinkie: Bulger to Miss Next Two Weeks of Preseason

    Being a Rams fan means that every good feeling caused by the performance of the team will be followed by long periods of crushing disappointment. That was certainly confirmed by the events today at the Rams' training camp...

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  4. Reds-Cardinals: Good Pitching Powers Redbirds To Extended Division Lead

    After sweeping the hapless Pirates over the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals (63-51) continued their streak of dominating teams in the bottom half of the National League Central tonight...

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  5. Cardinals-Pirates: Wainwright Takes Over NL Win Lead

    While covering a preseason Rams scrimmage, I managed to miss last night's tightly knit game between the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-65) and the St. Louis Cardinals (61-51), which featured a thrilling come-from-behind victory for the Cards...

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  6. Spagnuolo's New Defense Impressive in St. Louis Rams' First Season Scrimmage

    In the small confines of the Harlen C Hunter Stadium at Lindenwood University, the St. Louis Rams held their first official scrimmage of the 2009 season tonight...

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  7. Cardinals-Mets: New York Roughs Up St. Louis

    Being an attentive baseball fan can sometimes feel like a completely futile exercise. Within 12 hours, the triumphant joy of victory can be followed by the stinking humiliation of defeat...

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  8. Cardinals-Mets: Pujols Ends Cold Streak In Explosive Extra Inning

    Joel Pineiro usually pitches very well, especially against the Mets. Johan Santana may well be the most talented starter of his generation. So, the meeting between the two pitchers was anticipated to be a classic pitcher's duel...

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  9. Astros-Cardinals: Rookie Pitcher Cancels Holliday and Shuts Down Redbirds

    The St. Louis Cardinals (58-50) should have beaten the Houston Astros (52-53) easily this afternoon at Busch Stadium...

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  10. Astros-Cardinals: Carpenter Nails Houston, As Redbirds Have a Holliday

    Chris Carpenter crafted an impressive complete-game win tonight at Busch Stadium, as the St. Louis Cardinals (58-49) soundly defeated the Houston Astros (51-53) 3-1...

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  11. Astros-Cardinals: Houston Shut Down On Holliday Weekend

    Right now, at this current moment, the hottest hitter in baseball is NOT Albert Pujols. Truthfully, Pujols's production has greatly slowed since the All-Star break...

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  12. Dodgers-Cardinals: Poor Relief Pitching Dooms St. Louis Sweep

    Along with 43,000 other lucky fans, last night, I was able to spend an evening at Busch Stadium that was full of impressive Redbird accomplishments. The Cards managed to take the strong Los Angeles squad into extra innings for the second game in a row..

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  13. Dodgers-Cardinals: Redbirds Extraordinary In Extra Inning Extravaganza

    Under clear skies last night at Busch Stadium, the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers (62-39) and the St. Louis Cardinals (56-48) started as a pitcher's duel...

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  14. Dodgers-Cardinals: Wainwright Is Dynamite as Cards Humiliate LA

    All seems bright in Cardinal Nation. Last night, Busch Stadium hosted a rain-soaked pitcher's duel, between the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley and St. Louis's Adam Wainwright for six solid shutout innings...

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  15. Dodgers-Cardinals: Redbirds Beat The 'Best Team In Baseball'

    This has been a week of mixed emotions for fans of the Cardinals. Successful trades for newly minted stars like Julio Lugo and Matt Holliday were followed by two embarrassing blowouts at the hands of the Phillies...

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  16. Cardinals-Phillies: What's Wrong With This Pitcher?

    For the second day in a row, the Cardinals were completely humiliated by the Phillies. In yesterday's game, the horrible relief pitching of the Redbirds handed the game to Philadelphia...

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  17. Cardinals-Phillies: Holliday Honeymoon Cancelled by Cards' Bullpen

    Unlike their last couple of games, the Cardinals managed to get all the way through this one without a rain delay, although play was briefly stopped when some moronic Phillies fan shined a green laser pointer in the eyes of at least two St...

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  18. Cardinals-Phillies: Let's Celebrate This Holliday

    When I first heard about the Matt Holliday trade, I wasn't sure what to think. Is it a good idea for the Cardinals to give up all of their top prospects for a guy who will probably only be on the team for half of a season? However, after watching St...

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  19. Cardinals-Nationals: Swingin' In The Rain

    A one-game series between the Cardinals and Nationals was held last night, to make up for a game earlier this year that was cancelled by a rain storm. Unfortunately, this game was also marked by the almost constant presence of rain...

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  20. Cardinals-Astros: Ryan Franklin Hands Houston The Broom

    Going into the ninth inning last night, all seemed well in Cardinal Nation. Earlier in the day, St. Louis had managed to trade away Chris Duncan, easily the worst player on their roster. Now, at Minute Maid Park, the Redbirds were beating the Astros 3-2

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  21. Good News For The Cardinals: Chris Duncan Finally Traded!

    In a move that was long overdue, Chris Duncan was finally traded today. The heavily criticized son of the Cardinals' pitching coach and terminally unimpressive Duncan was heaved to the Red Sox, in exchange for struggling shortstop Julio Lugo...

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  22. Cardinals-Astros: St. Louis Seems To Be Starting To Sink

    The Cardinals were down by a score of 10-1 going into the eighth inning of tonight's travesty of a baseball game. Considering that, losing 11-6 to the Houston Astros doesn't seem quite so bad...

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  23. Astros-Cardinals: Carlos Lee Causes Tough Loss for Lohse

    Carlos Lee's three run home run in the fourth inning was the only meaningful offense that was produced by the Houston Astros in tonight's game at Minute Maid Park. Unfortunately, that was all the team needed to beat the St...

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  24. Diamondbacks-Cardinals: Joel Pineiro Carries The Cards To A Win

    For the second game in a row, the inconsistent, struggling offense of the St. Louis Cardinals only managed to cobble together two runs today at Busch Stadium...

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  25. Diamondbacks-Cardinals: Dan Haren Gets Revenge On His Former Team

    Five years ago, the St. Louis Cardinals stupidly traded a promising young starting pitcher, Danny Haren, for the ultimately useless Mark Mulder. Tonight, that trade officially came back to bite them in the ass...

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