St. Louis Cardinals

2011 World Series
9:11 am
Wed October 19, 2011

2011 World Series: A few things to know as Cards, Rangers get set

"I don't know how to pick this one," NPR's Tom Goldman conceded on Morning Edition today, says NPR's "The Two-Way." Check out this quick round-up, from a national perspective, regarding the biggest bout in baseball that starts tonight here in St. Louis.

2011 World Series
4:33 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Preparing the field for dreams; Busch Stadium gets World Series paint job

A painting crew from the Warren Sign Company puts the finishing touches on the World Series logo at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 17, 2011. The St. Louis Cardinals will host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the 2011 World Series on October 19, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 5:10 p.m. with second photo.

We don't really think much needs to be said beyond the captions for these photos. St. Louis is readying for a World Series to begin - starting with the field of play.

World Series / Michelle Obama/ Jill Biden
2:06 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to attend World Series opener in St. Louis

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joke together while taping a Joining Forces public service announcement in the East Room of the White House, April 4, 2011. Obama and Biden will attend the first game of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

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St. Louis Cardinals / NLCS
12:13 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Cardinals win NLCS, take "happy flight" to 2011 World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate on the field at Miller Park after winning Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6. The World Series against the Texas Rangers starts Wednesday.
(photo by Benjamin Singer)

Updated with new picture, information about Freese winning series MVP

The Cardinals will have a "happy flight" home following their efforts tonight.

David Freese hit an early three-run homer and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as the St. Louis Cardinals captured their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.

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St. Louis Symphony / St. Louis Cardinals
3:43 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Cardinals meet classical: St. Louis Symphony plays "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

You don't normally think of the words "symphony" and "sports" in the same sentence - but when they interact, the results can be pretty fun.

To show their support for our hometown baseball brethren, the St. Louis Symphony offers this rendition of ballpark standard "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Give it a listen!

Morning Round-up
9:41 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, October 10, 2011

The St. Louis Cardinals lost game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisc.
(via Flickr/ConspiracyofHappiness)

Cardinals lose Game 1 of NLCS

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St. Louis Cardinals
7:37 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Cardinals lose to Phillies

Busch Stadium, St. Louis
via Flickr/ brianandjaclyn

Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series. 

Francisco batted for pitcher Cole Hamels and broke open a scoreless game with a three-run homer in the seventh inning

Madson earned a five-out save. He induced a double play the escape in the eighth and gave up a run in the ninth before nailing down his first multi-inning save of the year.

Morning News Round-up
9:36 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, October 3, 2011

St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols enters the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium on April 21, 2011. Last night, Pujols hit a go ahead single to edge the Phillies 5-4.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Cardinals top Phillies 5-4

Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single in the seventh to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. John Jay added two RBIs for the Cardinals, who evened the National League division series matchup at one game apiece. St. Louis will send Jamie Garcia to the mound tomorrow in game 3.

Brunner expected to announce U.S. Senate candidacy

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Berkman returns
11:18 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Berkman signs with Cardinals for another year

Lance Berkman connects for a three-run homer during a June 23rd blow-out win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals announced on Thursday that Berkman will return to the team next year.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

"Puma" will be back for another season.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Lance Berkman has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.  The team did not announce any more details, but other reports say the deal is for $12 million. Berkman made $8 million this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals
10:47 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Cardinals to host Cubs in 2012 home opener

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch to the Chicago Cubs in the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 5, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Cardinals have released their 2012 schedule and will host their oldest rival in their 2012 home opener.

The Cardinals said Wednesday their first home game next season will be April 13 against the Chicago Cubs. It will be the latest home opener in St. Louis since the Cardinals opened on April 19, 1991, against Philadelphia.

Interleague games include a home stand June 8-17 against Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City.

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