St. Louis Cardinals

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Things Looked Dire for MLB Team. Then a Cat Showed Up

'Rally Cat' getting credit for dramatic St. Louis Cardinals victory

(Newser) - The Cardinals needed help. They got "Rally Cat"—and now baseball has a new hero and meme. MLB.com explains: The St. Louis Cardinals trailed the Kansas City Royals 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth in a crucial playoff-race game Wednesday, but they had the bases loaded.... More »

Report: Houston Astros Got Hacked—by Cardinals

FBI is investigating a very strange MLB scandal

(Newser) - The FBI and the Justice Department are delving into what's beginning to look like something of a Watergate for Major League Baseball: The New York Times reports today on an investigation into whether the Houston Astros got hacked—by none other than front-office officials from the St. Louis Cardinals.... More »

Baseball's 'Rising Meteor' Dead in Crash at 22

Oscar Taveras, girlfriend suffer accident in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - High hopes for St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, came to a tragic end yesterday when the rising slugger and his girlfriend were both killed in a car crash. The accident occurred on a Dominican Republic highway near Taveras' home, just weeks after he nailed a home run to... More »

Emotional Red Sox Fans Kiss Marathon Finish Line

Meanwhile, riots break out in New Hampshire, at UMass

(Newser) - Celebrations—and, occasionally, riots—broke out all over Red Sox Nation following last night's World Series win, the team's first at Fenway since 1918. But one gathering had particular poignancy: Many of the fans pouring out of Fenway made their way to the Boston Marathon finish line, bringing... More »

St. Louis Man Busted Over World Series Tweets

His last job was as a social media manager

(Newser) - A few years back, Bobby Metzinger's "social media expertise" landed him a job in the field; now, it's landed him in court. Metzinger, a 30-year-old former social media manager for a marketing company, is reportedly a St. Louis Cardinals fan. As the World Series kicked off, Metzinger... More »

Radio Show Canned After Host Claims Pujols was a 'Juicer'

Former Cardinal Jack Clark says Pujols' trainer told him so

(Newser) - A St. Louis radio station has dropped a show co-hosted by former Cardinals player Jack Clark after Clark claimed on-air that Angels player Albert Pujols had used steroids. Clark was only in his first week as a radio host on WGNU when he said Pujols' former trainer Chris Mihlfeld told... More »

Cardinals Might Be 'Most Clutch' Team Ever

Down to the final strike again? No problem: Ryan Bothmann

(Newser) - What the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Washington Nationals last night has Ryan Bothmann at Bleacher Report wondering whether this might be the "most clutch" team in sports history. If you missed it, the Cards once trailed 6-0 in the game but scored four in the bottom of... More »

Angels Land Albert Pujols for $250M

Deal is for 10 years, $250 million

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels made two huge splashes today, snatching up two of the biggest free agents on the market: Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Pujols has agreed to a 10-year deal worth between $250 and $260 million, a source tells Yahoo! Sports . Depending on the exact number, it may... More »

Cardinals' Tony LaRussa: I'm Retiring

Manager announces retirement days after World Series win

(Newser) - If you’re going to retire, there may be no sweeter time to do it than three days after winning the World Series: “I think this just feels like it's time to end it,” said St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa today, as he announced his... More »

Crazy Cardinals Wager Wins Man $375K

Anonymous bettor shrugged off 999-1 odds

(Newser) - Think the Cardinals were a longshot to win the World Series last night? One man who didn't mind 999-1 odds in September made two $250 wagers—and won $375,000, Yahoo Sports reports. His bet for the conference series won him $125,000, and his World Series wager turned... More »

Cardinals Win World Series

St. Louis beats Texas in Game 7, 6-2

(Newser) - It lacked the drama of Game 6 , but Cardinals fans don't care: St. Louis beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 tonight to win the World Series. The Cardinals went up for good in the third on a solo home run from Allen Craig that made it 3-2.... More »

Game 6: The Greatest Ever?

Sportswriters breathless after last night's epic World Series game

(Newser) - The words “best ever” are being thrown around a lot this morning, after the Cardinals’ epic 10-9 win over the Texans in Game 6 of the World Series. Here’s what the breathless sportswriters out there are saying:
  • “The term ‘baseball game’ doesn’t begin to do
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World Series Goes to Game 7

Cardinals stay alive after wild night in St. Louis

(Newser) - The World Series is going to Game 7 for the first time since 2002 after a thrilling game in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings, tying the series at 3-3. The team rallied from two-run deficits in the 9th and 10th innings before David... More »

Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5

La Russa's calls went unheeded thanks to loud crowd

(Newser) - Nobody loves working pitching matchups like Tony La Russa, so it was a bit surprising when he let lefty Marc Rzepczynski in to pitch to Mike Napoli with the bases loaded last night. Napoli knocked a double off him, scoring what would be the two winning runs. But what happened... More »

Cardinals Reach World Series in 'Baseball Miracle'

Team pummels the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6

(Newser) - If you told someone this in August he wouldn’t have believed you, but the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series. The Cardinals clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6, completing a 4-2 NLCS win—and a wild ride that defied all probability. With just 31 games left to... More »

Don't Cry for Mark McGwire

Confessed steroid user is no victim

(Newser) - Mark McGwire's acknowledgment that he used steroids is no surprise to "anyone with a lick of sense," and the backlash now that he's finally fessed up shouldn't come as a shock, either. "Like all confessions that are motivated by public relations as opposed to, say, police interrogation,... More »

Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps

With Dodgers in NLCS, only Philly-Colorado remains up in the air

(Newser) - The Yankees wrapped up a sweep of the Twins tonight in Minneapolis, getting homers from Jorge Posada and suddenly clutch Alex Rodriguez in a 6-1 win. They advance to face the Angels, who mounted an unlikely ninth-inning comeback this afternoon, scoring off Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon three times and... More »

Dodgers Stun Cardinals, Grab 2-0 Lead

Los Angeles scores twice with two out in ninth to beat St. Louis 3-2

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers, trailing by one run and down to their final out, rallied tonight to stun the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five National League playoff series. After Ronnie Belliard tied it with an RBI single off Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin, pinch-hitter... More »

Pujols: Test Me Every Day, and I'll Pay Team Back if Caught

All-Star rips 'guilt by association' with A-Rod

(Newser) - All-Star Albert Pujols is miffed over suggestions his latest enormously productive season comes thanks to drugs, USA Today reports, and says he’ll submit to testing every day—and pay the St. Louis Cardinals back if one comes back positive. “I can understand people being disappointed with A-Rod and... More »

Mo. Lawmakers Fight to Rename McGwire Road

Steroid suspicions mean he doesn't deserve it, say some

(Newser) - Mark McGwire Highway leads out of downtown St. Louis—but some local lawmakers would love to see the road rechristened, the Chicago Tribune reports. Four years ago, the slugger said he wouldn’t “talk about the past” in congressional hearings, prompting suspicion over steroid use. A batch of politicians... More »

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