Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The St. Louis Cardinals look to begin their title-defense today when they kickoff the regular season against the Miami Marlins.
Today's Major League Baseball's official Opening Day, considered by thousands of St. Louisans as an unofficial holiday. And while the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener is really where it's at, that's not stopping us from getting into the baseball mood! There's no shortage of story lines for the 2012 Cardinals as they look to defend last season's World Series Championship when the season kicks off today against the Miami Marlins. Related: Update your Facebook Timeline cover photo with an image that captures your loyalty for the Redbirds. The team is missing perhaps three of its biggest names of the past decade in manager Tony La Russa, pitching coach Dave Duncan—both of whom retired—and, of course, Albert Pujols, who signed with the Los …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Now that we're losing Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols to Los Angeles for an estimated $250 million, 10-year contract, we wondered what you could buy for that.
The news we were all dreading has broken: Albert Pujols is leaving. Word from media reports flying around the Internet is that the Cardinals slugger is going to the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-year, $250 million deal. That beat the Cardinals last offer to Pujols, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "The Cardinals' modified proposal was believed to be worth a potential $220 million for up to 10 years; however, only nine years are guaranteed, according to a source familiar with the bid." And ESPN.com's report said the Cards best offer would have made Pujols the fourth-highest paid first baseman in the Major Leagues. So, $250 million? That's a lot of scratch. In the 1960s, you could have built more than 16 Gateway Arches for that much …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols fans turned out to see the unveiling of the Harry Weber sculpture at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.
Albert Pujols said he points to the sky every time he hits a home run to remind himself and others that he seeks to glorify God. That's the pose an anonymous donor selected for a 10-foot, 1,100 pound bronze sculpture. The donor commissioned artist Harry Weber for the sculpture. Hundreds of fans turned out to Westport Wednesday for the unveiling, attended by the Pujols family, Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Weber and others. The event was emceed by KTRS' McGraw Milhaven. Westport Plaza is home to Pujols' restaurant, Pujols 5 Westport Grill, and the Pujols Family Foundation office.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
"The Pujols Family Foundation wanted to get this up while Albert is still a Cardinal,” the sculptor said.
A bronze statue of St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols will be unveiled Wednesday 11 a.m. at Westport Plaza. Sculptor Harry Weber said the statue shows Pujols as a humanitarian, not necessarily as an intimidating baseball player. Weber said his bronze sculpture of Pujols is a bit unusual, in that the buyer picked the pose—not the sculptor or subject of the artwork. “I didn’t pick it, Albert didn’t pick the pose, his foundation didn’t pick it, the Cardinals didn’t pick it,” Weber said. “The donor. . .wanted to honor Albert not as a great baseball player, but as a great humanitarian." The at 11 a.m. Wednesday outside at in Maryland Heights. about the 10-foot tall 1,100-pound statue.) Weber said probably five people in the …
Monday, October 31, 2011
"Patch" was there as tens of thousands of fans lined Market Street for the parade to Busch Stadium.
"Patch" was there as tens of thousands of fans lined Market Street for the parade to Busch Stadium. Check out the photos from downtown St. Louis, along with video of Cardinals Firstbaseman Albert Pujols.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
World Series MVP David Freese went to high school in West County, at Lafayette.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas Rangers 6-2 Friday in Game 7 of the World Series to become 2011 champs for the 11th time. The Cardinals Victory Parade starts 4pm at 18th St. and Market in downtown St. Louis, moving down Market Street to 7th St. South to Stan Musial Drive to Busch Stadium. In four trucks will be Cardinals players, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, Rally Squirrel and the marching bands of Lindbergh, Pattonville, Seckman and Belleville high schools. There is also a celebration 2pm Sunday sponsored by Budweiser at the stadium with $5 tickets going on sale 2pm Saturday. Two tickets per sale. Cardinals season ticket holders may buy four tickets per sale starting two hours earlier. Cardinals won four games to Rangers' three games for …