St. Louis Cardinals

Weekend security measures
2:50 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Rams fans can expect normal gameday experience on Sunday, despite Sept. 11 anniversary

Fans going to the St. Louis Rams game this weekend will see more police presence, but won't need to go through any additional security screenings.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fans heading down to the Edward Jones Dome for the Rams home opener this weekend will see more police and security personnel around the stadium.

But Bob Calderon, the Dome's director of public safety, says fans won't have to do anything different.

"They will continue to go through the pat-down process and have the same gameday experience that they would have prior to this particular anniversary," Calderon said.

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Dave Duncan
3:05 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan (L), shown here during a July 10 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, has taken a leave of absence from the team to be with his wife as she recovers from surgery.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The man who's been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa's managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan's wife underwent major surgery on August 21 and will require additional tests and rehabilitation. Duncan asked to stay with his wife during that period. No date's been set for his return.

Here's the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals:

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St. Louis Cardinals / Colby Rasmus
1:50 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

Cardinals trade Rasmus to Blue Jays for pitchers Jackson, Dotel

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus (L) is shown celebrating a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros with right fielder Skip Schumaker at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 26, 2011. The Cardinals have traded Rasmus to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Colby Rasmus and three other players in a three-team deal that gives them pitchers Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzepczynski.

The deal announced Wednesday also gives the Cardinals outfielder Corey Patterson and three players to be named later or cash considerations. Besides Rasmus, Toronto also gets pitchers P.J. Walters, Trever Miller and Brian Tallet from the Cardinals.

Pujols out with broken arm
1:14 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Pujols out 4-6 weeks with broken forearm

Albert Pujolsmakes an unassisted play at first base against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 19, 2011. Pujols was injured in the sixth inning making a play at first base.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis Cardinals fans got some bad news today. Star first baseman Albert Pujols will be out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left forearm.

The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan today, one day after Pujols was injured in a game against Kansas City at Busch Stadium. Pujols was hurt on a play at first base in the sixth inning. He was fielding a throw that was off-target and Kansas City's Wilson Betemit collided with his glove hand as Pujols was pulled toward home. The Cards' three-time MVP went down to the ground in pain.

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St. Louis Cardinals / Tony La Russa
4:14 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

La Russa rejoins Cards after shingles absence

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa in 2008.
(via Flickr/SD Dirk)

Manager Tony La Russa is back with the St. Louis Cardinals after missing a six-game road trip to be treated for shingles.

The Cardinals were 2-4 during La Russa's absence and were swept in a three-game weekend series at Cincinnati. They began a four-game homestand Monday night with the first of two games against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Cardinals Opening Day
4:52 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Some fans "nervous," others "feeling positive" about Cardinals' outlook on Opening Day

Fans celebrated Opening Day for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter took the mound earlier today against the San Diego Padres for Opening Day of the Cardinals' season.

Chris Novak from Maryland Heights is attending his ninth-straight opening day.

Like many Redbirds fans, Novak says he's hoping the Cardinals find a way to re-sign their MVP first-baseman Albert Pujols when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Busch Stadium head painter Billy Martin makes last minute touchups to the Opening Day logo, painted behind homeplate at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on March 28, 2011. The Cardinals will host the San Diego Padres on Opening Day March 31. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Opening Day in St. Louis  is Here

Albert Pujols is about to begin what could be his final season with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team expects a rousing welcome for the three-time NL MVP, even though Pujols is playing hardball off the field. Year 11 for Pujols, all with the Cardinals, begins today at Busch Stadium against the San Diego Padres. Game time is 3:15 p.m.

House Redistricting Map Would Eliminate Third District

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Parking meter break
3:47 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Park for free at some downtown meters on Opening Day

Billy Martin, the head painter at Busch Stadium, touches up the Opening Day logo. About 1500 meters in the city will be free on Opening Day from 10am until 30 minutes after the game ends.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The city treasurer is a Cardinals fan - and so he's cutting other Cardinals fans a break on Opening Day.

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Morning News Round-up
9:51 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

A 2010 Census outreach event in July of 2010. New Census data will be released today for Missouri. (via Flickr/jennaddenda)

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

  • Missouri Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Nixon expect to receive population an demographic figures from the U.S. Census Bureau today. The data is important for state lawmakers to start developing new congressional districts. Missouri officials already know the state will drop from nine to eight congressional districts based upon statewide population figures released in December by the Census Bureau. State lawmakers will develop and approve the new boundaries for Missouri just like any other legislation. The Legislature plans hearing on redistricting in the state Capitol and across the state.
  • Missouri lawmakers are poised to make another run at outlawing some synthetic drugs. Missouri was among more than a dozen states last year that banned a synthetic form of marijuana known as K2, which is a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. But before the law even took effect, alternatives were hitting the market that had made slight changes to the synthetic formula and thus got around the new law. Republican Rep. Ward Franz of West Plains is sponsoring legislation this year that would add more synthetic cannabinoids to the outlawed list. The bill also would outlaw a synthetic form of cocaine that is being sold as bath salts in some Missouri stores.

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Morning round-up
9:26 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Morning headlines: Attorneys for Blagojevich ask judge to throw out wiretap recordings, Drew Bauer dies, hiring by Mo. state agencies increases

Attorneys for former Governor Rod Blagojevich are asking a judge to throw out secret wiretap recordings. (Flickr/soundfromwayout )
  • Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are asking a judge to throw out secret wiretap recordings made of the former Illinois governor in 2008, claiming there are gaps in the tapes. Defense attorneys say the gaps may contain context needed to understand the conversations. In their motion filed early today, they asked a judge to prevent jurors from hearing any wiretaps. Blagojevich faces an April 20 retrial on 23 charges, including that the impeached governor tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.
  • Andrew N.
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