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Archive for April, 2012

St. Louis Cardinals checkup: April 2012

Looking back at how the National League Central leaders performed in April and ahead to their May schedule.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Returning home

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Joe Quinn of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Third and fourth chances for World Champs ring coming

Another chance to receive a free World Championship replica ring is coming in both St. Louis and Springfield.

Cardinals to appear on MLB Network five times in May

Out-of-market St. Louis Cardinals fans have additional opportunities to see their club on television during May.

Should MLB players and social media mix?

Can professional athletes and fans get too close to one another for their own good?

To err is human, but the 2012 Cardinals do it rarely

Through the first 17 games, the St. Louis Cardinals are playing much improved defense.

Where would the Cardinals be without Lohse and Westbrook?

Two starters some fans wanted the St. Louis Cardinals to get rid of are leading the staff in the early going in 2012.

Humber surpasses Wainwright – for one day at least

Philip “Perfect Game” Humber entered baseball’s history books on Saturday. Like Adam Wainwright, he is a Tommy John survivor, but one who took a long route to success.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Heading into Steel City

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Where is Matt Adams, already?

Despite the current injury situation of the St. Louis Cardinals, their top first base prospect remains at Triple-A. I believe that is the right way to go – at least for now.

2012 Cardinals tied for best start in modern era

With a 9-3 record through the first 12 games of the season, the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals have tied the club-record best start since 1900.

Cardinals World Series 8-disc set trivia: “Minors up the middle”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

Second chance for replica Cardinals World Series ring

2,000 Springfield Cardinals fans will receive their own collectible version of the major league club’s World Series rings on Thursday.

Cardinals World Series Game 6 DVD Set trivia: “Mo’s beginnings”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6 DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

Cardinals World Series 8-disc set trivia: “No Mr. 30-30”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

Cardinals World Series Game 6 DVD Set trivia: “RBI kings”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6 DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

AT&T U-verse resolves Cardinals game dispute with FS Midwest

Major cable carrier comes to agreement with St. Louis Cardinals television provider to pick up entire remaining slate of games in 2012.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Home opener

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Friday Cardinals home opener festivities

All the details behind the St. Louis Cardinals 2012 home opener this Friday, April 13.

Cardinals World Series 8-disc set trivia: “Chicks dug me early”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

Walton with Rains radio duo on Cardinals minors

Brian Walton’s Tuesday St. Louis Cardinals minor league segment with Rob and B.J. Rains on St. Louis Sports Radio 1380.

Cards World Series Game 6 DVD Set trivia: “We’ll see you tomorrow night!”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6 DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

AT&T U-verse to miss first of 20 Cards games Monday and Tuesday

A fee-based dispute means many St. Louis-area Cardinals fans will miss 20 games on television this season, including three this coming week.

Win more Cardinals World Series DVD sets at The Cardinal Nation Blog

An even bigger giveaway than last time! Pre-registration to answer St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia questions is required.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Opening week

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Furcal, the other Greene and why March doesn’t matter

An Opening Day reminder that spring training results aren’t worth much of anything.

Cardinals all-time Scrabble leaders by decade

The top Scrabble-scoring names by decade in St. Louis Cardinals team history.

Looking through Rosenthal-colored glasses

No first-time player in St. Louis Cardinals major league camp this spring was talked about more than right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2012 full-season

The St. Louis Cardinals system view reflects rosters for 2012 full-season play with all organization players listed by level and position.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 04/01

Highlights from Sunday’s final St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.