Friday, April 19, 2013
Pardon the pun, but the local clothing shop's swing at the "Keep Calm and Carry On" trend is proving to be a home run for St. Louis Cardinals fans.
"Keep calm and watch Cardinals baseball." Sound good to you? Paperdolls Boutique, the local women's clothing shop with locations in Ballwin and Kirkwood, decided to put that phrase on shirts to sell in the store just before baseball season started this year. And Paperdolls says the shirts have been tough to keep in stock, initially selling out in less than a week when the shirts went on sale in early April. The "Keep Calm" phrase, originally "Keep Calm and Carry On," was first used as British propaganda during World War II. Recently, the phrase has been spun and parodized repeatedly, even to recommend, as Paperdolls suggests, watching the St. Louis Cardinals play ball. Both locations are in stock for now. An order form is also available …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Use #OpeningDaySTL when sharing your Redbirds photos to Instagram and see them here!
It's St. Louis -- we love baseball almost as much as we love the Cardinals. Show us how you're celebrating the Redbirds' first game of the season at Busch Stadium April 8! If you're on Instagram, follow "websterkirkwoodpatch," use #OpeningDaySTL when sharing your photos and they'll be added to our photo stream right here. GAME TIME: 3:15 p.m. Central Time vs. the Cincinnati Reds Even if you're not an Instagrammer, tweet your pics to @WebsterGPatch, share on our Facebook Timeline or upload straight to our Pics & Clips gallery. What do you think? What's your favorite Cardinals memory? What are you most excited about for Opening Day? Any predictions for the season? Tell us in the comments. Follow these St. Louis Patch sites on Instagram:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The team announced Tuesday that the veteran pitcher is still dealing with effects of previous injury that sidelined him for most of 2012. Mercy doctors will likely be involved in evaluating what happens next.
The Mercy partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals as the team's official medical provider will get a high-profile start. The team announced Tuesday that Chris Carpenter, sidelined for most of the 2012 with thoracic outlet syndrome, will likely not pitch in 2013 after having trouble with offseason workouts. In a news conference broadcast on local media outlets, Cardinals VP and General Manager John Mozeliak announced that Carpenter would "utlize the Mercy network" among others in finding a way forward, after the player notified the team Friday that he was unable to throw at a high velocity after otherwise having had "a normal offseason," according to Mozeliak. Mozeliak said there were issues with numbness and stingers in his shoulder and …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everyone's got a story about the St. Louis Cardinals' legend, right? Musial died Saturday.
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who was widely considered "the greatest Cardinal," died on Saturday. That's the news that broke on Saturday. Today, we're interested in your stories about the pitcher-cum-outfielder who played for the Redbirds from 1941 to 1963. As a relatively newcomer to St. Louis (only here 11 years!) I can't say I have a lot of memories of Musial beyond meeting countless compatriots at the Musial statue at the last two versions of Busch Stadium. How about you? What do you remember about Musial? Your parents' memories? Yours?
Saturday, January 19, 2013
How Cardinal Nation responded to the death of the Redbirds' slugger. Do you have memories like some of the ones shared here?
We're using Storify to collect some of the reaction around the community tonight to the news of Stan Musial's death. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, you can see the collection on our Storify account here.
The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to vote in a player to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m.- CNN reports there will be no new elected entries in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2013. The news agency sayd the hall's president made that announcement Wednesday. According to the BWAA's website, a winning candidate did not emerge from the Hall of Fame balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and verified by Ernst & Young. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of the voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained mention on the required 75 percent for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It is only the eighth time that the Baseball Writers' Association of America has not elected an eligible player, according to a CNN breaking …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Giants beat the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to end the Redbirds' 2012 season.
There will be no World Series in St. Louis this season. There will be no parade down Market Street, no 12th world championship and no rematch of the 2006 Fall Classic. Monday night in San Francisco the Cardinals hopes of a repeat of 2011 were ended at the hands of the Giants. Just like in 1996, the Cardinals, with a new manager, had a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series. And, just like in '96, the Cards failed to get win No. 4, losing in Game 7 in a blowout. The Cardinals were done in by a series of miscues and the inability to get a big basehit. But, credit the San Francisco, the Giants had to play perfect to come back and did just that. The loss in California closes the book on an interesting season for the Cardinals…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A guide to watching Game 7, Oct. 22, 2012, of the National League Championship Series.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse and San Francisco Giant Matt Cain meet again for a pitching duel for the final game of the National League Championship Series Monday night at 7 p.m. Central Time. With the series tied at 3 apiece, the Giants are seeking a happy finale at home and the Cards would gladly take a happy flight. The team moving forward scores home field advantage in the World Series pitted against the Detroit Tigers. Lohse and Cain already matched up during the NLCS last Wednesday for Game 3, leading to a Cardinals win at Busch. The weather dealt a nearly 3 1/2-hour rain delay before picking the game back up in the 7th. The broadcast airs on FOX2, featuring play-by-play with Joe Buck, analysis from Tim McCarver, along with…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Traffic will be able to access downtown for Friday's Cardinal NCLS playoff game. Two lanes on eastbound Highway 40 will be open for tonight’s game, but the 14th Street ramp is closed.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is advising drivers of lane and ramp closures for Friday night's St. Louis Cardinals NLCS game. Two lanes of eastbound Highway 40 will be open, along with the 6th and 11th Street ramps. However, the 14th Street ramp is closed Friday and all weekend. Find more details in the following MoDOT news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the two right lanes on westbound Interstate 64 on the Poplar Street Bridge downtown, approximately one hour after the Cardinals’ National League Championship game starts. These lanes will remain closed until noon Sunday. MoDOT will have two lanes on eastbound I-64 open for tonight’s game. The exit ramps from eastbound I-64 to 6th and 11th Street …