1. Diamondbacks-Cardinals: Finally, Pujols's True All-Star Performance

    In the Cardinals' 6-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday, Albert Pujols offered the kind of baseball theatrics that were sorely lacking during this appearance at the All-Star game...

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  2. Beat Me In St. Louis: All-Star Game Is a Big Disappointment

    The big deal All-Star week is over. This event was supposed to shine the spotlight on St. Louis and demonstrate to the rest of the country that this is the best baseball city in America...

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  3. Home Run Derby: Prince Outperforms Pujols

    Obviously, with St. Louis hosting all of the All-Star festivities, this week is going to be a love-fest for the amazing Albert Pujols. However, tonight, the tired looking Cardinals' slugger missed his chance to win the Home Run Derby in his home stadium..

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  4. Cardinals—Cubs: Doubleheader Is Quite The Roller Coaster

    The St. Louis Cardinals engaged in battle with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field twice today; a rain delay early this year caused the rare Major League doubleheader...

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  5. Cardinals-Cubs: This Terrible Game Is Not My Favorite Mistake

    I think that Sheryl Crow, a Missouri native, is a very appropriate performer to pick to sing the national anthem when St. Louis hosts the All Star Game Tuesday, because, for fans of the Cardinals, truly, every day is a winding road...

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  6. Cardinals-Cubs: Pujols and Ludwick Set Chicago on Fire

    Despite their many problems, all seems well in Cardinal Nation. After a brief rain delay at Wrigley Field, the bats of Ryan Ludwick and Albert Pujols powered the Redbirds to their second win in a row, trouncing the collapsing Chicago Cubs 8-3...

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  7. Cardinals-Brewers: Joel Pineiro And Cardinal Bats Put Together A Masterpiece

    On a sunny afternoon at Miller Park, the score today was 1-0 heading in to the eighth inning. Fans of the Cardinals had every reason to fear for the worst...

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  8. Cardinals-Brewers: Wellemeyer Kills The Cards' Momentum

    Can the St. Louis Cardinals continue their hot streak, even with their worst pitcher on the mound? Apparently not. Their game against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight seemed very evenly matched, ...

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  9. Cardinals-Brewers: Yet Another Impressive St. Louis Blowout

    After a day off, the St. Louis Cardinals returned with a bang, trouncing the Milwaukee Brewers tonight by a score of 5-0...

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  10. Cardinals-Reds: Rasmus and Carpenter Construct Monstrous Win

    Truthfully, Colby Rasmus's two run shot in the first inning was the only offense that was needed to dispose of the Cincinatti Reds today. That fact did not stop the St...

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  11. Steve McNair, Marking the Passing of the Rams' Greatest Foe

    I was awfully sad to hear about the untimely death of Steve McNair. I know that to eulogize one of the key players on the '99 Tennessee Titans on a Rams blog may seem like a kind of blasphemy, ...

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  12. Cardinals-Reds: The Celebration For Redbird Fans Doesn't Last Long

    Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals should have known that their holiday celebration would be short lived. After three impressive wins in a row, the Cardinals got back to regular form today, ...

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  13. Reds-Cardinals: Pujols Gets Holiday Fireworks Started Early

    Tonight, the Cardinals started the holiday weekend off with a bang. Down three runs in the eighth inning, the struggling St. Louis offense managed to load the bases, and then, foolishly decided to pitch to Albert Pujols...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 77 reads 2 comments

  14. Giants-Cardinals: What Really Caused St. Louis' Recent Success?

    Those of us that were busy composing the official obituary for the postseason prospects of the St. Louis Cardinals have spent the last two games scratching our heads and eating our words...

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  15. Giants-Cardinals: Finally, A St. Louis Win That Wasn't Caused By Albert...

    Here's why writing about the St. Louis Cardinals this year is both interesting and headache inducing. When things should be going well for that storied franchise, like, say, when they've ...

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  16. Giants-Cardinals: Even A MVP Performance Can't Seem to Save St. Louis

    While sitting in an uncomfortable, upper-deck seat in Busch Stadium tonight and peering up into the darkening St. Louis sky, I observed some vultures flying around in a circle, waiting...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 75 reads 4 comments

  17. Giants-Cards: The Sinking Of St. Louis

    The 2009 Cardinals, above all else, are good at one thing; continually crushing the optimism of their loyal fan base.Many St...

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  18. Still Crazy After All These Days: Khalil Greene Back On Disabled List

    The terminally ineffective infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Khalil Greene, was placed back on the 15 day disabled list today. The cause for this is reported to be the continuation of Greene's "anxiety disorder...

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  19. Twins-Cardinals: Can DeRosa Make A Difference?

    For Cardinals fans waking up and learning about the team's trade for Mark DeRosa, this morning was like Christmas. Finally, it seemed like Santa, in the unlikely form of St...

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  20. Twins-Cardinals: Make The Cardinals Better, Don't Pitch To Pujols

    Look, I like seeing Albert Pujols home runs as much as anyone does. It is a true thing of beauty to watch one of the most talented hitters ever to play the game as he drives the ball onto the roofs of buildings or into fast food restaurants signs...

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  21. Twins-Cardinals: A Textbook Example Of How To Beat St. Louis

    It's becoming more and more difficult to write exclusively about the St. Louis Cardinals. There are only so many ways to express the essential fact made evident by this unsteady season; ...

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  22. Cardinals-Mets: Even Carpenter Can't Seem To Carve Out A Win

    The Cardinals' ace starting pitcher, Chris Carpenter, pitched decently well in today's early afternoon game at Citifield, but eventually, he was outdueled by fellow Cy Young winner, Johan Santana, as the Mets bested St...

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  23. St. Louis Cards-New York Mets: The Crappiest Cardinal Game of the Year

    The Cards have given their legions of fans hope with a couple of impressive wins lately, but their humiliating 11-0 loss to the New York Mets tonight at Citifield was a perfect illustration of the deepening problems within the St...

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  24. Cards-Mets: Joel Piniero's Unlikely Two-Hit Shutout

    The always interesting Joel Piniero pitched a two-hit shutout tonight, as the Cardinals won 3-0 against the weakened New York Mets at rain-soaked Citi Field...

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  25. Cardinals-Mets: Citifield Series Gets Off To A Rough Start

    Beating a big budget team like the Mets is rarely easy, even when most of their roster of potential Hall of Famers is on the disabled list. The Cardnals learned this hard lesson on their first visit to New York's Citifield, as St...

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