Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Adron Chambers Made His Mark At 'The Right Time & The Wrong Time'

Adron Chambers said he had no idea the commotion he was about to create late in the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals were being blanked 1-0, headed for their second loss in succession to the Chicago Cubs and virtually out of contention for a wild-card spot in the National League playoffs.


'It's A Strange Feeling' - Checking In With Adam Wainwright At Home, Waiting For The Return Of Baseball

Adam Wainwright is doing something that he hasn't been able to do since, well, maybe forever.


Missing Baseball Talk? Rob Rains' Zoom Conversation With Cardinals Fans

This week the rumors were flying about “what ifs” and “what do you thinks” about if Major League Baseball decided to come back, possibly as early as May with “no contact” and “social distancing” rules. Rob Rains got together with these knowledgable fans to talk about this and how everyone is dealing with no sports during this COVID-19.

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Cardinals Capsules, Vol.14: Michael Wacha Delivers A Gem In Pittsburgh To Save The Season, 2013

Welcome back to Cards Capsules, the series in which we take a look back at memorable Cardinals games from the last 20 years in St. Louis baseball history. Without any baseball to watch in the present due to the spread of coronavirus, what better way to fill the time, eh?


For Cardinals Fans, It's Not Warm When Baseball Is Away

Thursday should have been a St. Louis holiday revisited.


April 7 In Peoria History

The highlight for April 7 comes from Opening Day 2017. Just three years ago that Opening Day lineup for Chris Swauger (his first game as Chiefs manager) has already produced three Major Leaguers with a handful of other players in Double-A or Triple-A and on the verge of MLB debuts. Tommy Edman led off the game for the Chiefs and with one out, 18-year old Dylan Carlson launched his first home run of the season for a 1–0 lead. Two batters later, Andrew Knizner collected his first hit of the season and Brian O’Keefe singled as well but the Chiefs didn’t add on.

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Matt Holliday Believes We Need The Distraction Of Sports, With Or Without Fans In Attendance

A lot has changed since early March when baseball and the entire sports world stopped. But now, there seems to be a plan to get MLB games going again in May or June and we asked former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday his thoughts on the idea.


'If They Call Me, I'm Coming:' Mark Hamilton Set To Graduate Med School - In New York

As a student at Tulane University, with one eye on professional baseball and the other trained in the distance on medical school, Mark Hamilton huddled with teammates to outlast one hurricane and was there, packing for evacuation, as Katrina roared toward New Orleans. Almost 15 years later, he sensed a familiar tone in class emails, in warnings, and in the stockpiling of supplies at the hospital, his school, and his New York City neighborhood.


Cardinals' Top Five Second Basemen

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only … if you don’t agree with the order, participate in the Twitter poll to vote for your favorite at this position.

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Shohei Ohtani Throwing Long Toss At 180 Feet

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Bob Gibson's 1968 Season Named 'Most Dominant' MLB Performance

A long-time debate among baseball fans has finally been settled thanks and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson came out on top. His 1968 season has been named the most dominant single-season performance in the Live Ball Era (since 1920).


Cardinals Academic Program Offers At Home Activities

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that selected activities from their award-winning Cardinals Academic Program (CAP) will be offered online at cardinals.com/cap for students to take advantage of while learning from home. In addition, students may bring one of their completed worksheets to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum for one free child’s admission to the museum with one paid adult admission once the museum reopens.

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Chris Sale To Begin Rehab Process Thursday

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Baseball In May? MLB Considering Plan To Relocate, Isolate All Teams In Phoenix, Report Says

The concerns are numerous and the plan’s complications multiple with each new consideration, yet Major League Baseball is discussing how to relocate the sport to Arizona, create a virtual “bubble” around 30 teams and personnel, and start the 2020 season in May, according to a report.


Why A Shortened Season Is Bad News For The Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals' home opener last week was put off, of course. But even if the 2020 season eventually gets going as coronavirus subsides, it may not be a good one for the team.


KBO Hopeful Of Salvaging Full Season Despite Coronavirus

With each passing day, the South Korean baseball league is growing hopeful that it can still play a full, 144-game season, despite the wrench thrown by the coronavirus outbreak earlier in the year.

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KBO Inches Closer To Early May Start As New Virus Cases Stay Below 50

Buoyed by the recent decline in new coronavirus cases nationwide, the South Korean baseball league said Tuesday it has moved closer to an early May opening of the new season.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

MLB, Union Discuss Playing All Games In Arizona

Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.


Busch Visit By Mookie Betts & Dodgers Would Have Been Early Test Of Cardinals' Contending Aspirations

ith the bases loaded and the bullpen spent from Saturday’s 14-inning slog, the Cardinals curiously seemed ready to essentially, virtually abandon Sunday’s game and get on with the week.


Cardinals Capsules, Vol.13: Cardinals Storm Back To Beat Nationals In Game Five Of 2012 NLDS

Welcome back to Cards Capsules, the series in which we take a look back at memorable Cardinals games from the last 20 years in St. Louis baseball history. Without any baseball to watch in the present due to the spread of coronavirus, what better way to fill the time, eh?


Which Cardinals Look Like Themselves On MLB The Show 2020?

We’re nearly a week into the month of April, which means we should also be a couple weeks into the new Major League Baseball season. We should be breaking down this weekend’s St. Louis Cardinals home opening series against the Baltimore Orioles, while gearing up for tonight’s game against the heavyweight Los Angeles Dodgers.


Bob Gibson News 'Uplifting' To Mike Shildt, Cardinals

Cancer, you messed with the wrong person.


Would Shortened Season Help Or Hurt Cardinals' Postseason Chances? One Model Suggests The Latter

Now that everybody and their brother has predicted when Major League Baseball will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic to begin playing games again, what are we supposed to debate?


Your 2020(?) Memphis Redbirds

If the Memphis Redbirds play a 2020 season (granted, a tremendous if these days), it's bound to be successful. Sure to have moments we'll remember a generation from now. And almost certain to culminate with a playoff appearance. Why such optimism in such uncertain times? Well, the history books don't lie. And Memphis baseball loves the start of a new decade. Check this out:

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Kolten Wong On Xavier Scruggs' Xtraordinary Athletes 4-6-2020

Joe Buck Reveals Why You Think He Hates Your Favorite Team

Joe Buck has been the lead announcer for FOX's MLB coverage since 1996, and has led their NFL coverage since 2002. Over that timespan, if you haven't said it yourself, you've probably had a friend - or 10 - that have asked during a prime-time game why they get the impression that Buck isn't a fan of their favorite team.


Yadier Molina Wants To Go Out & Play

The forced delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic has left Puerto Rican receiver Yadier Molina in a position he did not expect to be in and in which he may have to make decisions about his glorious career in the Major Leagues, which many think will take him to the Hall of Fame.  (Translated)

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Mexican Ballplayers Unpaid During Shutdown

Professional baseball has shut down almost everywhere around the world due to the Wuhan Virus, with only Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League still planning to open their season on time when the CPBL commences their regular season on April 11 playing in empty stadiums. While major and minor league players in the USA are being paid during their indefinite stoppage of play, most of their counterparts south of the border have not been as fortunate.

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Self-Isolation For Foreign Baseball Players To End This Week

The two-week self-isolation period for 15 foreign players in the South Korean baseball league will end this week, allowing them to rejoin their clubs in their preparation for the new season that has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

NC Cancels Practice After Ill Coach Gets Tested For Coronavirus

The South Korean baseball club NC Dinos canceled their practice for Monday after one of their coaches got tested for the coronavirus.

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Insight Into The Battle Of Batting With Kolten Wong

At a picnic table under the spring training sunshine, in what seems like a lifetime ago, Kolten Wong talked about the battle of batting.


Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 4-5-2020: Edgard Montiel Hits A Grand Slam; Ronald Medrano Strikes Out Six & Allows Four Runs Over Five Innings for The Win

Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) 1-for-5 with one home run, four RBIs, and one run.

Ronald Medrano (former GCL-Dantos) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, four runs (three earned), three walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (7-2).

How Jim Wynn Tried To Dismantle St. Louis Scoreboards

In the ballpark on Grand Boulevard and Dodier Street and at the stadium downtown, Jim Wynn hit home runs to spots few others could reach in St. Louis.