Theo Epstein Wonders Why The Cardinals Are Getting Extra Draft Picks

Beginning in 2012, MLB's collective bargaining agreement created the Competitive Balance Lottery, meant to give the scrappy underdogs of baseball a hand up with an extra draft pick to help them turn their franchises' fortunes around. The lottery drawing was yesterday. The third pick belongs to the Cardinals, the… » 7/24/14 12:07pm Thursday 12:07pm

Cardinals Fan Drops Beer On Fans Below

This Cardinals fan takes us on a very satisfying 10-second journey. Dressed in his road grays and holding a newly purchased and refreshing beer, he saunters back to his lady friend at the railing, rests his hand against the rail, drops his beer instantaneously, does a quick welp gesture, and looks to be heading back… » 7/19/14 6:25pm 7/19/14 6:25pm

Replay Review Doesn't Prevent Umpires From Completely Blowing Call

In the seventh inning of last night's game between the Rockies and Cardinals, Matt Carpenter went to first after seemingly being hit by a Franklin Morales pitch. The Rockies challenged the play, and after a lengthy replay review, the original call was upheld despite it being pretty damn clear to everyone at home that… » 6/24/14 5:14pm 6/24/14 5:14pm

Tony La Russa Warns Grads About The Machines During Commencement Speech

Tony La Russa gave the commencement speech at Washington University last week. It was, like most commencement speeches, sort of rambly and boring. But there was one La Russian moment that caught our attention, in which the old manager started going on about Styx, the machines, and sabermetrics. » 5/19/14 5:46pm 5/19/14 5:46pm

Guy Dressed As Superman Breaks Up Pathetic Fight At Cardinals Game

Two sad, possibly drunk guys just sort of lean on each other in the way that sad, possibly drunk guys tend to do when they start a fight that they don't necessarily want to finish, and the world cries out for a hero to stop this madness. In comes Superman, who defuses the situation, and pauses in front of the camera… » 5/16/14 4:31pm 5/16/14 4:31pm

Cardinals Fan Makes A Mess Out Of Catching Foul Ball

In the seventh inning of yesterday's Cardinals-Cubs game, Mark Ellis hit a foul ball down the right field line and into the stands. Our man, in enemy territory, was in perfect position for a free souvenir. But then that ball kept hurtling at him and soon, it was too late. The ball was on him and he turned a great fan… » 5/03/14 11:10am 5/03/14 11:10am

Developer Of Ballpark Village Also Sued For Being Racist In Kentucky

Yesterday, we poked fun at the ridiculous dress codes that will be instituted at a handful of bars within St. Louis' new Ballpark Village. We also noted that Cordish Companies, the developer of the entertainment district, has been previously sued on two occasions for racially discriminating against customers at other… » 3/27/14 12:01pm 3/27/14 12:01pm

New St. Louis Ballpark Village Has A Ridiculous Dress Code

This year, a massive dining and entertainment hub known as the St. Louis Ballpark Village is set to open across the street from Busch Stadium. It is described as "sports anchored entertainment district." It is also the sort of place where the bars have a dress code to keep out what your bigoted great-aunt might call… » 3/26/14 1:54pm 3/26/14 1:54pm