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Archive for August, 2013

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Bucs just ahead

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.

Schedule works against Cardinals September national television coverage

The St. Louis Cardinals are assured of appearing on FOX Network, ESPN and MLB Network just three times during September, though more games may be picked up later.

Cardinals on more national mid-season prospect lists

Looking at the placement of four St. Louis Cardinals prospects on six national prospect lists.

Gonzalez is the Cardinals’ first 2013 drug suspension – sort of

The St. Louis Cardinals went almost 12 months between drug suspension announcements, but signed two already-suspended players in the interim.

A wildlife weekend

This blog is about baseball, but it is Sunday and my story is related to baseball – kind of.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Big stretch underway

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.

The tale of two Cardinals seasons remaining

The St. Louis Cardinals are entering a 2 ½ week stretch of games against playoff clubs that could shape their post-season plans.

Musial memorabilia auction set for October

Hundreds of Stan the Man’s baseball-related treasures are going up for auction.

Memphis Redbirds leaving Omaha and Iowa behind in 2014

The Pacific Coast League is re-aligning for 2014, with the St. Louis Cardinals’ top affiliate changing divisions.

Talking Kolten Wong’s MLB debut on ESPN 1420 Honolulu

Brian Walton’s discussion about the newest St. Louis Cardinal, second baseman Kolten Wong, with “Sports Animals” Chris Hart and Gary Dickson of ESPN 1420 Radio in Honolulu.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Better Bucs outcome

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.

Kozma is what we thought he is

The offense from St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma has been on a free fall since his surprising September of 2012.

Johnson City remains top market in Cardinals system

According to new rankings from SportsBusiness Journal, Johnson City, Tennessee is the 35th-best market in minor league sports.

Puig pulls ahead of Miller in NL Rookie of Year odds

According to Bovada, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller is no longer the gamblers’ favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award, as Yasiel Puig is staking his claim.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Turnaround vs. Cubs?

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.

Poll: Which reliever should the Cardinals add?

Vote on which Triple-A reliever you think the St. Louis Cardinals should call up on Thursday.

How Major League Baseball odds have shifted in-season

Looking at how the odds to win the six Major League Baseball divisions, the two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April.

FOX Sports Midwest test driving Phantom Cam

New super slow-motion relay camera system to be used during this week’s Dodgers-Cardinals series

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Redemption?

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.

Cardinals to be featured nationally 15 times during August

The St. Louis Cardinals will appear on FOX Network, ESPN and MLB Network 15 times during August.

How rough is the Cardinals current stretch historically?

The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven in a row, including four straight at Pittsburgh, with run scoring at a premium. Just how bad is it?