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Archive for July, 2014

Cardinals Telecasts Top-Ranked in St. Louis, No. 2 in MLB

St. Louis Cardinals games on FOX Sports Midwest are the No. 1-rated programming in prime time with the second-highest ratings in Major League Baseball.

Cardinals Log a Losing Record in Series Openers

The 2014 St. Louis Cardinals need to find a way to be more competitive in the first game of series. Scoring more runs would be a nice start.

Steroids Should Have Been Put Aside on Cooperstown Sunday

As Tony La Russa entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame, some tried to drag him down on the steroids subject.

Help United Way While Helping Yourself to Cardinals Baseball

Hall of Fame induction, Chris Carpenter bobbleheads and special-price tickets make August 15-16 a great time to head to Busch Stadium for St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: HoF, Lottery and 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.

Will a Devalued Taveras Follow Rasmus’ Path Out of Town?

Is Oscar Taveras heading for a Colby Rasmus-like scenario in which he is devalued before being traded away?

Join TCN and TCN Blog in Supporting Alana Subleski

Among the items in a benefit auction is a three-month subscription to The Cardinal Nation.

Draw a Bulls Eye on Cardinals Hitters

Never before have as many St. Louis Cardinals batters been hit by opposing pitches than in 2014’s first half. The Cards also seem to retaliate less often than other clubs.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Coming Out of the Break

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

Cardinals First-Half Hitting Does Not Stand Test of Time

The St. Louis Cardinals hitting in the first half of the 2014 was among the worst in the last century.

Talking with Washington University on the Cardinals

St. Louis’ Washington University has a student-operated blog focusing on the St. Louis Cardinals. I answered a series of questions about the team for them.

Cardinals First-Half Pitching Compares Well

By some measures, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching in the first half of the 2014 was among the best in the last century.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Heading into the Break

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.

Lynn Joins Gibson, Dean in First-Half Win Success

Lance Lynn has won at least 10 games in his first three first halves in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation – a rare feat.

Will Joe Kelly Be the Cardinals Wild Card?

If the St. Louis Cardinals add another starting pitcher via trade, could that mean a different role for Joe Kelly?

On Cardinals Mulder, Garcia and Lynn

The cries of concern over the contract the St. Louis Cardinals gave injured left-hander Jaime Garcia are reminiscent of those expressed over Mark Mulder six years ago.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Heading Back Home

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.

New Features at The Cardinal Nation

A number of start-of-month features at The Cardinal Nation focus on minor league standouts in the St. Louis Cardinals system.