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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:19

Former Cardinal Hal Smith dies

Former St. Louis Cardinal's catcher Hal Smith has died.  Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Arkansas says he died Saturday at age 82.  Smith first signed with the Cardinals in 1949. He played for the Redbirds from 1956-61 and was named to three National League All-Star teams.  He later played briefly for Pittsburgh in 1965 before becoming a scout and coach for several teams.  He's survived by his wife and three adult children.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 03:46

Cardinals to take replay ruling to New York

   JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals are going to replay school.
   Manager Mike Matheny believes a contested play late in the Cardinals' 9-8 loss to the Mets would have been overturned had the new review process used the same video feed the team saw so he's planning on discussing the call with officials in the commissioner's office.
   Matheny says he wants to get an idea of how the system will work under the established guidelines.
   During the regular season, rulings under new expanded replay system will be made in New York. This spring, the league gas been testing it by using video trucks parked outside ballparks. Fewer television angles are being used for exhibition games.
   Umpires in Jupiter needed about two minutes to uphold a call on a play at third base.
 
Published in Sports
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:12

Wacha workload not a concern for Cardinals

   JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The Cardinals are not putting a limit on the workload for young pitching star Michael Wacha.
   Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist says there's no reason to. Wacha pitched 170 innings last year and his coach says he could be a 200 inning guy this year.
   Wacha's readiness became more important this weekend after Jaime Garcia returned to St. Louis to have his surgically repaired shoulder examined.
   Last season, only Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn eclipsed the 200-inning mark for the Cardinals.
   Shelby Miller exceeded 170 innings as a rookie, but the team slowed him down.
 
Published in Sports
   Cardinal's spring training camp officially gets busy Thursday with the first official workouts.  Pitchers and catchers reported to Jupiter, Florida the day before.  
   Cardinals' Manager Mike Matheny says the talent pool of young pitchers this year is amazing. "Some of the guys we have as leaders in the group don't have a whole lot of experience, but that's just kind of the club we have," he said.  
   Matheny says it's going to be fun watching this group of young, talented pitchers continue to improve and grow.  But the bottom line is competition.  "We've got some very young guys and very talented guys and they're going to have to step in and compete," he said.  "That idea that we're just constantly going to be hounding on them is just competing non-stop.  No matter who you are, no matter what you've done, come in here and work in Spring Training like you've got something to prove, which you do."
   Eight pitchers with proven major league experience are competing for five starting positions.  
 
Published in Sports

The Cardinals have made another move to improve their hitting against left-handed pitching.

 

The team announced they have signed infielder Mark Ellis to a one-year deal. Ellis has spent more than 11 seasons in the majors. Last year, Ellis was with the Dodgers and hit .270 with 48 RBI.

 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Sports
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:28

Tony La Russa picked for Hall of Fame.

   When the new members are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame next summer, former Cardinal's manager Tony La Russa will be among them.  The third winningest manager in the major leagues was voted in Monday at Baseball's winter meetings in Orlando.

   Mangers Joe Torre and Bobby Cox were also voted in unanimously.  

   La Russa skippered the Cardinals from 1996 to 2011, retiring after the Cards won the World Series.  Before coming to St. Louis, he steered the Oakland A's and Chicago White Sox.

   The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown.

Published in Sports
Friday, 06 December 2013 13:10

Cardinal ticket packs on sale

Good news if you can't wait for baseball to return.

The Cardinals have put ticket packs on sale for the 2014 season. Single-game all-inclusive tickets are available for several areas in the stadium. Complimentary food and beverages are included in the price of each All-Inclusive ticket, which start at $50 each. There are also five-game and ten-game ticket packets available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cardinals website or by calling 314-345-9000.

Published in Around Town
Friday, 06 December 2013 13:09

Cardinals ticket packages on sale today

Good news if you can't wait for baseball to return.

The Cardinals have put ticket packs on sale for the 2014 season. Single-game all-inclusive tickets are available for several areas in the stadium. Complimentary food and beverages are included in the price of each All-Inclusive ticket, which start at $50 each. There are also five-game and ten-game ticket packets available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cardinals website or by calling 314-345-9000.

Published in Local News

The Cards have made a move to provide some depth at outfield.

Fox Sports reports third baseman David Freese and relief pitcher Fernando Salas are headed to California. They will join former teammate Albert Pujols with the Angels.

The Cards are getting Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk.

Freese rose to stardom after his postseason heroics in 2011, but had an off 2013 campaign--batting just .262 with nine home runs. 

Published in Local News
Thursday, 14 November 2013 08:35

Ted Drewes opening at Ballpark Village

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the final tenants of Ballpark Village. They include Drunken Fish, Howl at the Moon, and iconic St. Louis business Ted Drewes. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the first phase of Ballpark Village is now completely leased. Drunken Fish is a sushi restaurant and lounge with multiple locations in St. Louis including across the hall from KTRS at Westport. Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar with 16 location in the United States. And of course Ted Drewes will serve their famous frozen custard. The first phase of Ballpark Village is expected to open in April. 

Published in Local News
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