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Governor Jay Nixon is putting Missouri's athletic organizations to work in helping to rebuild Joplin.

Teaming with the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, Nixon is challenging members from the St. Louis Rams and Cardinals among other teams across the state to build 35 houses by June.

 "When people know that these sports teams are coming, and when they see the players and the other folks, it really really helps," said Nixon.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 4, 2012 - Oh, those St. Louis Cardinals.

They. Just. Won't. Go. Away.

Here it is, just days before that big Super Bowl thingy -- when Whozit will play Whatzit at Wherever -- and the Cardinals public relations office is sending out press releases about a new website for the team's Hall of Fame and Museum.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 17, 2012 - Need a little afternoon break?

We suggest a 2 p.m. visit to cardinals.com or MLB.com to watch live online coverage of our favorite Boys of Summer -- Freese, Berk, Carp -- meeting President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Members of the St. Louis Cardinals were honored at the White House Tuesday for the team's World Series championship last year.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Chicago White Sox and Cubs fans respectively, both heaped praise on the Cardinals for their late-season comeback and their ability to beat the odds in the playoffs, defeating the Texas Rangers in the World Series.  

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Though the victory parade was held months ago, the St. Louis Cardinals get to do one more victory lap in honor of their 2011 World Series win. This time, however, the party moves to our nation's capital.

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Squirrels are the sometimes adorable creatures that eat from your bird feeders, dig through your garden, and occasionally just can’t quite figure out how to successfully cross a road.

But the furry rodents were elevated to something approaching “hero” status in the 2011 Major League Baseball Playoffs – and that made it a very good year for a local charity.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 26, 2011 - Two months after the World Series, Cardinals fan Travis Weihermuller is still reveling in the team's unexpected 11th franchise championship, despite the off-season twists and turns that have left Cardinal Nation questioning how the Redbirds will fare in 2012.

See ya in Cooperstown, Tony.

Breaking up is hard to do, Former No. 5.

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New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant

A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.

Commentary: Fallen angels are part of the game

Dec 15, 2011

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 15, 2011 - Somewhere within the ocean of news ink devoted to the departure of Albert Pujols from St. Louis to Anaheim, I read that the slugger had prayed for divine guidance while contemplating his options as a free agent. If that report was accurate, it's not surprising that he split for the coast because you'd have to figure that God would wind up playing on the side of the Angels.

Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dec 7, 2011
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Cardinals submit new offer to Pujols

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Mike Matheny is taking on one of baseball's most high-profile jobs even as he continues to recover from a big financial setback.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Matheny and his wife may still be responsible for more than $4 million from a business deal gone bad. The St. Louis Cardinals say they were aware of the situation when they named Matheny manager last week.

It's official: Cardinals choose Matheny as La Russa's successor

Nov 14, 2011
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As expected, the St. Louis Cardinals have introduced Mike Matheny as their new manager.

Matheny will replace Tony La Russa, who retired after the Cardinals won the World Series last month. Even though Matheny has no managing experience, general manager John Mozeliak said the four-time Gold Glove catcher stood out from a group of candidates that began with about 35 names.

Matheny to replace La Russa as Cardinals manager

Nov 13, 2011
(Sean Collins)

The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.

Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired Tony La Russa.

La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series title.

The 40-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San Francisco.

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nov 10, 2011
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Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

Bob Forsch, former Cardinals pitcher, dies at 61

Nov 4, 2011
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Will be updated.

We've received news this morning that former Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch has died. He was 61.

According to the Cardinals' official website, Forsch was the third-winningest pitcher in Cardinals history, and threw two no-hitters.

Cardinals' Molina wins fourth straight Gold Glove

Nov 2, 2011
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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's 2011 season won't only end with a team-earned World Series win, but also a personal accomplishment. Molina has garnered his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove award.

Hundreds of thousands attend Cardinals victory parade, rally

Oct 31, 2011
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Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in downtown St. Louis on Sunday to celebrate their World Series champs at a Cardinal victory parade and rally.

Cloudy skies and the occasional drizzle didn’t discourage the fans, who thronged the parade route along Market Street.

They cheered and snapped pictures as the Budweiser Clydesdales went by, followed by Cardinals team members and marching bands from area high schools.

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A rainy weather forecast means another day off for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.

Morning headlines: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oct 26, 2011
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Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium tonight

Jaime Garcia takes the mound tonight for the Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, and the Texas Rangers will counter with Colby Lewis. The two pitchers faced each other in Game 2, with the Rangers ultimately getting the victory.

The Rangers have a 3-2 lead in the series. If the Rangers win tonight's game it will be their first World Series title.

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