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Joey Butler and Lessons of Early Success

The St. Louis Cardinals have an unexpected early season star in Jeremy Hazelbaker, causing a reminder of a similar emergence and rapid decline of another long shot, Joey Butler, last season.

Is bunting overrated?

An oft-used, oft-second guessed play deployed by the St. Louis Cardinals is questioned by the Tampa Bay Rays manager.

Still flipping out over Flip

The St. Louis Cardinals risked a small missed opportunity cost in releasing infielder Felipe Lopez in September. It looks like it didn’t matter.

Several Rays adopt Cardinals old-school stirrups

Several of the Tampa Bay Rays are modeling hose in the Brendan Ryan, old-school St. Louis Cardinals look.