The 2013 season for the St. Louis Cardinals ended with disappointment after the Boston Red Sox hit their way to a third championship in ten seasons. The Cards finished with the best record in the National League and topped baseball darling Yasiel Puig and the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates before being dismantled by the American League’s best. [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
It’s the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox meeting in the 109th World Series, beginning tomorrow night. Game 2 is at Boston on Thursday. Games three through five will be at the St. Louis Cardinals, with the series finishing back up in New England, if necessary.
It’s also the World Series of the two most polarizing fanbases in all of MLB. These are two extremely passionate groups of fans, some would say even irrationally so.
“Two of the originals, two cities with a century worth of history, two cities that are absolutely in love with their baseball team, it’s religion, it’s a way of life,” Curt Schilling said.Follow paulmbanks
The 2013 World Series is just one day away from starting, and the hype and commentary about the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox is peaking. ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk are two of what appears to be many that feel this year’s Fall Classic will be a nail-biter. [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
I am a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, and as excited as I am to see them reach the World Series (again), there is a Twitter account doing great work showcasing how dumb Cardinals fans can be. Actually, it’s all sports fans, but we’ll focus on Cardinals fans for now. [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
The MLB Playoffs are in full swing with the Divisional Series set.
The St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics face off for the chance to win a championship that will be earned after 162 (or 163) games.
Rookie pitcher Carlos Martinez was asked to do a lot in his first career major league start with the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night. Martinez needed to pitch well enough to split a series with the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers, save the arms in the bullpen, and give the offense a chance to compete against a successful import from Japan.
Maybe next time, kid.Follow paulmbanks
The St. Louis Cardinals are in another playoff race? Did not see that coming. Despite having to replace three starting pitchers and one of the better closers in baseball due to free agency and long-term injury, the Cards have the best record heading into the second half of the 2013 season. Not only has the pitching been good, but the offense continues to be one of the best in the majors.Follow paulmbanks
The St Louis Cardinals were mocked for most of the 2000’s for having a lackluster minor league system. As of today it is one of if not the best systems in baseball.
Suck it, Cubs fans.
Unlike the rivals to the north, the St Louis Cardinals have pitching depth that could lead the team to success far beyond 2013. There was supposed to be drop in play this season with age and a regression to the mean forecasted. Heading into June, St. Louis has the best record in baseball without three starting pitchers and one of the best closers from 2012.Follow paulmbanks
The Stl Cardinals have lost pitcher Jaime Garcia for the season because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The injury will require surgery and cost him the rest of 2013.
The lefty starter originally felt pain in his shoulder during a start in the 2012 National League Divisional Series against the Washington Nationals. He pitched two innings before being pulled from the start. Instead of having surgery following the first issue, Garcia chose to rehab and see where things went.Follow paulmbanks
The Chicago Cubs might lose 95 games this year. Who knows with this move today, maybe they’ll only lose 90. Or maybe not. The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the first place St. Louis Cardinals. Getting a cast off from the front-running Cardinals has got to help, right?
To their credit, the Cubs aren’t in last place. They’re penultimate in the NL Central. The Milwaukee Brewers are behind them.Follow paulmbanks