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Previewing the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals – First Base

Posted: January 27, 2012 at 12:56 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

For the first time since 2003, the St. Louis Cardinals will open the season with a first baseman not named Albert Pujols. I’ll let that sink in. Stings the nostrils. I’ve already shared my¬†thoughts on Albert and his defection to the Angels, so I won’t delve back into that. Re-hashing the past isn’t what ReviewSTL […]

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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: 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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Weekend Sports Recap: Cardinals, Rasmus, Hall of Fame

Posted: July 26, 2011 at 8:45 am   /   Film, Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Well, what a busy weekend. We’ll start with the Cardinals’ fight for first place with Pittsburgh (when’s the last time anyone could write THAT?), and go through some of the trade rumors, and discuss baseball’s Hall of Fame, which inducted three new members over the weekend. * note* I was going to do a football […]

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St. Louis Cardinals: Birds at the Break

Posted: July 14, 2011 at 6:25 am   /   Local, St. Louis Cardinals, Television

Raise your hand if you predicted the Cardinals would be in a tie for first at the All Star Break. Liar. Most people certainly didn’t. I didn’t. Call them what you want, this team is certainly exciting and fun to watch. The Cardinals finish the first 92 games with a record of 49-43. Six over […]

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Pujols Out 4-6 Weeks; Critics Claim He Was Already Out First 2 Months (Video)

Posted: June 22, 2011 at 5:30 am   /   Local, St. Louis Cardinals

The injury bug has claimed yet another victim on the Cardinals roster, as it was announced today that Albert Pujols would miss approximately 4-6 weeks with a nondisplaced fracture in his left wrist. His critics have downplayed the significance of this, claiming he didn’t show up for the first two months to begin with. Watch […]

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My Apology to Lance Berkman

Posted: April 29, 2011 at 10:27 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Dear Lance, I owe you an apology. When I first heard about your signing in the offseason, I was more than skeptical. I saw the mediocre season you’d had with Houston and New York last season, and upon hearing we signed you for $8 million, which is almost as much as I make in a […]

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You Can’t Spell Ryan Franklin Without “Fail”

Posted: April 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

I think Tony La Russa and Ryan Franklin have a contract with electronics superstores. Seems like every time Tony puts him in to pitch, an inordinate amount of televisions end up with remotes getting thrown through them. First, though…what a difference a week makes. After last Saturday, the Cardinals were in desolate shape, dropping to […]

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