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Archive for January, 2015

Two Dodgers Respect and Target Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers Yasier Puig and Clayton Kershaw each made recent comments noting their club’s failures to eliminate the St. Louis Cardinals in the post-season.

Interview: Stan Musial Biographer Joseph Stanton

Exclusive interview with Stan Musial biographer Joseph Stanton.

Keith Hernandez Should Not Be Considered a Met Only

Consider a player’s team Hall of Fame credentials rather than discarding his candidacy because he starred for another team, too.

Former Cardinals Broadcaster Jerry Gross Passed Away

A versatile San Diego-based broadcaster who once called St. Louis Cardinals games has died at 81.

About Tony Cruz and Bob Uecker

Thinking about two St. Louis Cardinals reserve catchers a half-century apart.

Recapping Cardinals Awards from Writers’ Dinner

A series of St. Louis Cardinals were honored at last Sunday night’s Baseball Writers’ Association Dinner.

Poet Joseph Stanton on Cardinal Points

Interview with the author of a fun book on St. Louis Cardinals history, told via verse.

Reds-Cardinals Had Their Own “DeflateGate” in 2009-2010

Remembering a series of escalating incidents that began with accusations of improperly rubbed up baseballs in 2009 and 2010.

Cardinals Assign Numbers to Reynolds, Belisle, Walden

The St. Louis Cardinals’ newest additions have official uniform numbers for 2015.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Monday, 1/19/15

St. Louis Cardinals photos from Monday’s third and final session of the 2015 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Sunday, 1/18/15

Selected St. Louis Cardinals player and executive photos from Sunday’s second day of the 2015 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Saturday, 1/17/15

Selected St. Louis Cardinals player and executive photos from Saturday’s first day of the 2015 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

Matt Carpenter’s Dad Rick Wins National Coaching Honor

The father of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is the nation’s top high school baseball coach in 2014.

Is Waiting the Hardest Part for Cardinals Rotation?

How crucial is it really for the St. Louis Cardinals to add another front-line starting pitcher right now?

Cole Hamels and the Doppelgangers

A star baseball player and a television car show host could be brothers – though they are not.

Evolving 2015 Cardinals Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

A major part of the St. Louis Cardinals spring training television and radio plans have been disclosed, but there is a lot more ahead.

Marco Gonzales’ Dad Becomes Minor League Manager

The father of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Marco Gonzales, Frank Gonzales, will be managing in the Northwest League in 2015.

Eight Reasons Why the St. Louis Cardinals Could Want More Pitching

The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly looking at one of three top pitchers to add to their rotation. Here are some potential reasons why.

Three New Arizona First-Time Managers Have Cardinals Ties

Former St. Louis Cardinals Mark Grudzielanek and Joe Mather are among new managers in the Arizona Diamondbacks minor league system.

James Shields and St. Louis Cardinals Non-Rumor Surfaces

A misrepresentation of a Ken Rosenthal remark lead to a new and unfounded rumor, this time connecting James Shields and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Projected Top Five St. Louis Cardinals Stories of 2015

A look ahead to what may be the top stories surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015.

Past Predictions: TCN Blog’s Top Five Cardinals Stories of 2014

A look back at the top projected stories across the St. Louis Cardinals world in 2014 from last January.

2015 Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Autograph Prices

Some autograph prices at the St. Louis Cardinals charity fan event, Winter Warm-Up, are up slightly for 2015.

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #1: Another Central Division Title

The 2014 St. Louis Cardinals spent five months in second place before taking over first in September and winning their second straight National League Central Division title on the final day of the season.