1. Cardinals-Astros: Pujols Goes Grand in Quest For Third MVP

    On Saturday afternoon, Albert Pujols showed exactly why he is thought of as one of the most dangerous hitters on the planet. Pujols lead the way in an 11-2 blowout over the Houston Astros finishing the contest with a career-high seven RBI...

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  2. Cardinals-Pirates Recap: Chris Carpenter Dominates in Thursday's 2-1 Game

    I had to check the calendar once again to remind myself that it was 2009. I thought I was watching a replay of a game Chris Carpenter pitched during his 2005 Cy Young season...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 84 reads 6 comments

  3. Cardinals-Pirates Recap: St. Louis' Bullpen Woes Continue Their Losing Ways

    The calendar may read 2009, yet the St. Louis Cardinals started off this season just like they ended it in 2008. "Same stuff, different day," I said to myself...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 149 reads 9 comments

  4. Ryan Ludwick Agrees to Terms, Follows Teammate's Lead

    "Go west young man." That is what Cardinals slugger Ryan Ludwick must have been mulling over. Having to decide to fly east to Florida to discuss terms with Redbirds brass or fly west ...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 129 reads 2 comments

  5. Attention Bug Selig: Here Is What You Need To Do

    It was early and I was just stirring in my bed when I decided I should get up. Like any routine, I clicked on the old boob tube and switched the channel to ESPN 2's Mike 'n Mike In The Morning...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 79 reads 2 comments

  6. Rick Ankiel Inks Last-Minute Deal With St. Louis Cardinals

    Reruns of NBC's Saved By The Bell flashed through my head as the St. Louis Cardinals and outfielder Rick Ankiel came to terms on Thursday on a one-year, $2.825 million deal...

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  7. Report: Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

    According to an SI.com article by Selena Roberts and David Epstein, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids during his MVP 2003 season. The positive test was for a testosterone and anabolic steroid called Primobolan...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 130 reads 4 comments

  8. Can a (Chris) Carpenter Help Build a Playoff Berth For the St. Louis Cardinals?

    Standing an impressive 6'6" tall and weighing about 230 lbs., Chris Carpenter is as big as an NFL linebacker. He's the 2005 Cy Young Award Winner and 2006 World Series Champion...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 274 reads 3 comments

  9. Righting a Wrong: Why Bob Gibson Deserves More Respect from Baseball Writers

    After watching the recently added MLB Network and their "Hot Stove" report, it came to my attention that Bob Gibson only received 84 percent of the Hall of Fame votes in 1981. I've been a long-time writer for the St...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 1,019 reads 12 comments

  10. St. Louis Cardinals Let Another One Slip Through Their Fingers

    "And another one's gone, and another one's gone..and another one bites the dust.." These familiar words seem to ring true when it comes to how the Cardinals have treated this past offseason...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 505 reads 7 comments

  11. St. Louis Cardinals' Search For A Closer Being Played Close To The Vest

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  12. Atlanta Falcons Create Perfect Storm for Playoff Push

    They needed help. They got it on Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons secured a Wild Card spot in the NFC playoffs with their 24-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. However, that was only one piece to the post-season puzzle...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 7 years ago 381 reads 0 comments

  13. Falcons-Vikings: Turner and Peterson Clash in MVP Showdown

    This Sunday's contest between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings could not be more important for both teams. Both of them need the victory but for different reasons. For the Vikings, it is simple...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 239 reads 3 comments

  14. Albert Pujols Adds Hardware to His Trophy Case with Hitter of the Year Award

    With the 2008 National League Most Valuable Player, Roberto Clemente, and Silver Slugger Awards already shining brightly inside Albert Pujols' trophy case, the slugger added yet another accolade on Monday...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  15. CC Headed To AL East: Sabathia and Yankees Agree to Terms

    According to various sources within the New York Post, CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees have agreed to terms during the 2008 Las Vegas MLB Winter Meetings...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 100 reads 2 comments

  16. Atlanta-New Orleans: No Room For Error For Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons know what they have to do to try and get a shot into the post-season. In the hyper-competitive NFC South, Atlanta has no room for error...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 486 reads 2 comments

  17. Chargers-Falcons: Matt Ryan and Company Edge Past San Diego

    Turnovers. Simply put, they will kill any professional football team in any game. That is exactly what happened to the Falcons on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers as they squeaked out a 22-16 victory...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 274 reads 1 comments

  18. Broncos @ Falcons: Atlanta's Matt Ryan Poised For Offensive Clinic

    Last week the Atlanta Falcons kept the New Orleans Saints in check with a huge divisional win. Despite allowing a futile touchdown in the waining seconds of the game, the Falcons defense showed their true colors as they won 34-20...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 96 reads 2 comments

  19. The Gruesome Twosome: Pujols And Ludwick Go Silver

    One is a veteran to the award and the other is a rookie. Yet, the new "Gruesome Two-some"—Ryan Ludwick and Albert Pujols—both put up huge offensive numbers to be named Silver Sluggers on Thursday...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 320 reads 0 comments

  20. Saints at Falcons: What Defense Will Take The Field For Atlanta?

    It was no secret last week that the Falcons were in store for a huge day offensively against the Oakland Raiders. However, what was unexpected was the way the defense completely shut down the silver and black...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  21. Yadier Molina Catches First Gold Glove Award

    It was a long time coming. Yadier Molina, widely considered one of the best defensive catchers in the league, earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove award on Wednesday...

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  22. Atlanta vs. Oakland: Michael Turner Primed For Big Day On The Ground

    This weekend the Atlanta Falcons are continuing their road trip by going cross-country to visit the Oakland Raiders. While others will be more intrigued with rivalry games like Dallas traveling ...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 862 reads 8 comments

  23. Role Models: When Sports Figures Don't Measure Up

    Sports. They have been a blessing and a curse for me. I've seen some memorable moments. The 1998 NFC Championship Game (Atlanta v. Minnesota), the 2006 World Series (Detroit v. St. Louis), and the 1997-1998 NBA Finals (Utah v...

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  24. Could St. Louis Win the Jake Peavy Sweepstakes?

    As no official negotiations have started between ace Jake Peavy and the St. Louis Cardinals, one has to wonder what St. Louis' rotation would be like if he does indeed come to the "Gateway to the West...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 1,802 reads 8 comments

  25. Atlanta Falcons: Michael Turner Is Turning Heads in the ATL

    I normally stick to the sport I know best, baseball. However, the Falcons have been near and dear to my heart ever since their Super Bowl run in 1998 so I decided to try my hand in the football realm...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 401 reads 0 comments