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Archive for April, 2014

Springfield introduces Hall of Famer costumes

The St. Louis Cardinals Double-A club in Springfield has commissioned three interesting new characters.

Cardinals Hall of Fame announcement Wednesday

The three or four members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced before Wednesday’s game.

Two losses would put Cardinals in biggest April hole since 1988

Playing red-hot first-place Milwaukee offers opportunity as well as danger for the St. Louis Cardinals’ division title hopes.

Catch my Monday morning appearance on SiriusXM

Brian Walton to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals from a fantasy baseball perspective.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Finally home

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

Spikes to don “Fresh Prince”-themed jerseys

The St. Louis Cardinals’ affiliate in State College is planning a special promotion for June 29.

Cardinals RBI leaders on pace for just 81

In just four of the last 45 years did the St. Louis Cardinals’ team RBI leaders through 22 games have fewer than in 2014.

Guess who is leading the Cardinals in hitting?

Who would have guessed that after three weeks, big first baseman Matt Adams would be leading the St. Louis Cardinals in batting average and multi-hit games?

Finding Cardinals broadcasts on Monday and Wednesday

This week, two of the four St. Louis Cardinals games from New York overlap with Blues hockey, so alternate broadcast arrangements have been made.

Lynn is the only undefeated 10+win March-April pitcher in MLB history

All Lance Lynn does in the early going each season is win games – at a historic rate.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: East coast swing

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.

Discussing Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot and voting

With just a few days remaining in 2014 voting for the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, the club’s Brian Finch and I discuss the process and candidates.

A tour of FOX Sports Midwest’s Ballpark Village studio

An audio and photographic look into the new studio used for St. Louis Cardinals pre- and post-game shows on FOX Sports Midwest.

Lynn’s Milwaukee gem in historical context

Lance Lynn dominated hot-starting Milwaukee’s lineup Monday night. He has done the same kind of thing before.

Brian Finch on St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

One of the principals of the new St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum discusses the behind-the-scenes preparation and opening the new facility.

Six-inning Joe Kelly may have been a better idea

Articulating a concern different from some others with how Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals home loss was managed.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Cleaning up on the Cubbies?

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.

Celebrating MLB iTunes download sale with free DVDs

Win one of five free copies of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6 DVD/Blu-ray Combo.

Springfield Cardinals minor league talk on “The High Road”

Joining Allen Vaughan’s podcast on Springfield’s TAGSGF to discuss St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum grand opening

Brian Walton’s first-hand photo gallery of a very important event in St. Louis on Monday.

Bourjos among 10 worst starts through five Cardinals games

New St. Louis outfielder Peter Bourjos is just the 10th player in the last century to go hitless in 10 or more at-bats over his Cardinals team’s first five games.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Pittsburgh and beyond

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 organization roster matrix: 2014 regular season

The St. Louis Cardinals’ full system view by position and level reflects rosters for the 2014 regular season.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Opener and beyond

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.

2014 season-opening MLB odds

Reviewing the lines on six division races in Major League Baseball, the league championships and World Series.