Tag: Albert Pujols

End of an Era: Pujols Bolts for the Coast

Posted: December 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

I wasn’t old enough to see Stan Musial in his prime. I wish I could have. I hear stories about his amazing hitting, his generosity, his willingness to break racial boundaries and sit with his teammates in a time that such an act would earn the odium of others. For the last 11 years, I […]

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Hollywood Bound (Sort of): Pujols Heading to Angels

Posted: December 8, 2011 at 10:33 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

In a move pretty much nobody expected, Albert Pujol$ is set to sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a ten-year deal worth between $250-260 million total. The deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause. Right now I think pretty much all of St. Louis is in shock, and from the reactions of […]

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose: St. Louis Cardinals Win World Series

Posted: October 29, 2011 at 11:06 am   /   Featured, Film, Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Sorry, Friday Night Lights. I’m borrowing your line. People tend to overuse superlatives to the point that they become hyperbole. Greatest ever. Best ever. Most incredible. Blah blah blah. The problem is, I don’t know how else to describe the last two months of baseball. When the Cardinals woke up on August 25, they had […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Win World Series Game 6. Ten Down, One to Go.

Posted: October 28, 2011 at 7:30 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

There comes a point in time where words are simply insufficient. There are things in nature you just can’t describe. How do you describe something’s color? With another color. Well, how do you describe that color? And so on. This game started off with the makings of possibly the worst, least climactic World Series clincher […]

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Why They Play the Game

Posted: October 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

With the loss of Adam Wainwright before spring training even got fully underway, most pundits decided to write the St. Louis Cardinals off. It is, after all, pretty tough to win anything when you lose your ace, let alone a 20-game winner who’s placed in the top 3 of the Cy Young voting the last […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Win NLCS, Enter World Series. Four More to Go.

Posted: October 17, 2011 at 1:10 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

It has to start somewhere. Believe it or not, we owe a few members of the Milwaukee Brewers organization thanks. Thanks, Prince Fielder, for hitting the game-winning home run in the All Star game to give us home field advantage. Thanks, Ron Roenicke, for continuing to pitch to David Freese, even though he was absolutely […]

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Game 5. ‘Nuff Said.

Posted: October 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Time to dispense with the furry little rally squirrel. (The Cardinals were 1-1 when he appeared, anyway.) We need this team to be in full out beast mode tonight. Let’s hope Chris Carpenter has 3-4 more good starts left in his arm this season. If so, tonight could be a game for the ages. These […]

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St. Louis Cardinals: 90 Wins Down, 11 To Go

Posted: September 29, 2011 at 11:40 pm   /   Local, St. Louis Cardinals

Dear St. Louis Cardinals, Sometimes, there just aren’t words. This season has had more bounces than Brooke Burke on a trampoline. I’ve been perpetually frustrated and elated because of you, often within the same evening. Lance Berkman, I grew to dislike you for ten years. When I heard the Cardinals signed you in the off-season, […]

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Cardinals Re-sign Berkman through 2012

Posted: September 22, 2011 at 10:22 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

101.1 ESPN Radio is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed Lance Berkman to a one-year deal for $12 million. I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant when I heard last winter the team had signed Berkman, given his struggles in the previous two seasons. Happily, I was wrong, as after a slow start […]

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Sprint Mode – The St. Louis Cardinals

Posted: August 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm   /   Film, Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

I’ve come to the realization that the Cardinals this season are much like my ex: immensely frustrating at times, but always tempting enough to lure me back from time to time. They also never cook for me and pretend they don’t know me in public. With 39 games remaining, the Cardinals have essentially backed themselves […]

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