1. St. Louis Cardinals: With Two Months Remaining, Birds Fight for Playoffs

    Two months remain in the chase for the NL Central pennant. The Cardinals hold a slim half game advantage over the pursuing Reds. St. Louis was active during the trading season, while Cincinnati stood pat...

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  2. Series Preview: Pirates at Cardinals

    Hello Cardinals fans! I'm Brian from RaiseTheJollyRoger.com, your friendly Pirates blog way down there at the bottom of the standings...

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  3. While the Cat is away...

    As you ran down your bookmarks this morning and clicked on C70 At The Bat, I'm sure you had no idea what you were about to find.Hello, my name is Bill Ivie and I am the Executive Editor of i70baseball...

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  4. Doing It The Hard Way

    When I turned on the game a little late last night, I was well-pleased to see that the Cards had already been serious, putting up six in the top of the inning...

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  5. Frustration Revisted

    I thought this was behind us.Whatever corner the Cardinals turned after the All-Star break, they've turned another one or two and seem to be back where they started from--a frustrating team that can't get anything going...

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  6. Gaining On The Off Day

    The Cardinals hit the Big Apple yesterday. They saw the sites (Ryan Franklin went to the Statue of Liberty with his family, according to the official Cardinal Twitter feed), made some ...

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  7. A Weekend In Chicago

    You know, one loss doesn't necessarily take the excitement out of a winning streak. Three straight losses, including two to the Cubs? That'll do it. Quick look at the three games: Friday (5-0 loss) Hero: Jon Jay...

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  8. Good News For My Readers (Both Of You!)

    A regular post looking at the weekend will be up later on, but I wanted to go ahead and make a scheduling announcement...

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  9. Streak Stopped, Talk Just Starting

    You know that, when Cole Hamels is pitching against your team, you are going to likely have a long night (or, in this case, afternoon). However, I'm not sure you expect it to be that long...

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  10. Exciting Times In Cardinal Nation

    You know things are going good when a late-inning win to extend a lengthy winning streak is the second most talked about story today.Let's take the game first, though, before we get into the trade rumor that popped up last night...

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  11. Cardinals Continue To Roll

    What's been the most encouraging thing during this current Cardinal winning streak is that they keep winning in different ways. The first couple of games, they slugged. They've had good pitching performances...

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  12. The Long National Nightmare Is Over

    It finally happened. It'd been years in the making. I was about to start my senior year of college the last time. Finally, finally the National League won the All-Star Game.Nice to see a little Cardinal influence on the win...

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  13. Looking Back, Looking Forward

    The All-Star Break is a great time to start doing a little examination of the team. You can't use the "it's early" excuse--that gets replaced with the "strong second half" notion, but still, you have a pretty solid notion of what this team is...

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  14. Two Series, Then A Break

    I can hear you saying, "Break? You've been gone?" Sorry, but the work schedule hasn't left me much time for getting my thoughts down here, which was probably good after that Colorado series...

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  15. Up And Down Weekend

    OK, let's hit the game highlights, such as they were. I've had to take some motion sickness medicine, because this team seems to stop and start like the kids in their first day of driver's ed...

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  16. Reflections On Our Military

    I have to admit, most of the time I don't give a lot of thought to the military. I don't come from a military family. My father was in ROTC in college, but that was the extent of it...

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  17. Pujols The Great

    Sometimes, it's all sound and fury signifying nothing.Before the game last night, there was a lot of discussion (or whining, depending on your point of view--since I was part of it, ...

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  18. Christmas In June

    To: St. Louis CardinalsFrom: Arizona Diamondbacks Note: You can use it more than we can. Enjoy this gift-wrapped win!There's really no words to describe what happened in the ninth last night...

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  19. Mea Culpas

    While taking my regular weekend sabbatical from blogging, I got to thinking about some of the posts that I've written this week and I realized I've strayed a little bit from what the general tone of this blog usually is...

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  20. Press Release: I70Baseball.com

    As you probably know, I write a weekly column over at Baseball Digest. Bill Ivie was the one that got me set up over there and has gotten very involved with the United Cardinal Bloggers...

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  21. Cano, Longoria Headline All-Star Voting By Baseball Bloggers Alliance

    CANO, LONGORIA HEADLINE ALL-STAR VOTING BY BASEBALL BLOGGERS ALLIANCE New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was the leading vote-getter in All-Star Game ballots cast by the ...

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  22. Another Chance To Sweep

    Pitching duels are a lot of fun. At least, they are when you come out on the winning side. I'm not sure Ian thought last night's game was as enjoyable as we did...

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  23. Cards Soar In Foreign Land

    You know, when the discussion of launching pad stadiums comes up, I never think of Toronto's Rogers Center. Wrigley, Coors, even the old Atlanta stadium that started the nickname...

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  24. Cardinals Skip The Country

    The day off was pretty quiet, save the fact that the Cardinals skipped the country. It's a night of two national anthems tonight as the Battle of the Birds begins in Toronto...

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  25. A Holliday Weekend

    It's late in the day, I've already written about my electronic tragedy of the weekend and I've worked up my Baseball Digest column (to be up later this evening, probably). Let's take a quick crack at this weekend's series with the Oakland A's...

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