Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Parkway Central graduate will pitch Sunday in hopes of avoiding a San Francisco Giants sweep.
Max Scherzer pitched in the game that got the Detroit Tigers to the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees to end the American League Championship Series. Sunday, he'll pitch to keep his team from getting swept away in the Fall Classic. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The San Francisco Giants kept up their postseason push with a 2-0 win Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Scherzer, the Parkway Central graduate will face Matt Cain. "I absolutely relish it,” Scherzer told The Washington Post. In a media briefing prior to Sunday's start, Scherzer's continued ability to pitch through the pain of losing his brother, Alex, who died in June, was a topic of conversation. "Life goes on no matter …
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. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) 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 …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The third baseman sent the St. Louis Cardinals to Game 7 of the World Series with his clutch performance, but he hasn't secured a spot on the National League's All-Star Game roster yet. Fans can still vote him in.
Why doesn’t the World Series MVP have a spot on the All-Star team yet? David Freese rescued the St. Louis Cardinals when they were one strike away from losing the World Series twice, and started this season with 13 home runs. Aside from baseball, he created his own baseball camp, suffered through an obnoxious interview at Six Flags St. Louis and made this 7-year old’s dream come true. Does that sound like an All-Star to you? Vote here or text N2 to 89269 to cast your ballot for Freese, who is competing against Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals), Michael Bourn (Atlanta Braves) and Aaron Hill (Arizona Diamondbacks). Freese was in the running against favorite Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones, when Major League Baseball announced Jones would …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It won't make it to West County until March 10, but there are many other stops where fans can take photos with the trophy at no cost.
St. Louis Cardinals fans hoping to view the team's championship trophy will get a chance during a tour running until April. The Commissioner's Trophy—awarded to the Cardinals organization following its 2011 World Series victory—will be on display during the 53-stop tour at U.S. Cellular locations in Missouri, Illinois and Tulsa, OK. Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III and Michelle Groves, sales director of U.S. Cellular in St. Louis, made the announcement during a press conference at the company's Maplewood location on Thursday morning. "We are always looking for ways to enhance the fan's experience," Groves said. At each stop, fans may take have their photo taken with the trophy at no cost. They're also welcome to bring their own cameras…
Monday, November 14, 2011
It was a big week for the Matheny family, as Westminster Christian Academy students Tate and Katie Matheny also make collegiate decisions this week.
Mike Matheny spent a lot of time last spring following his son, Tate, and the Class 3 state champion Westminster Christian Academy baseball team. But Matheny will not be spending as much time at Westminster during Tate's senior season as he just got a new job, as manager of the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. "That balance of power of career and family has always been a tough one for me, and I believe it's tough for everybody in this industry," Matheny said at a press conference Monday. "But the dynamics in my particular family have certainly changed, and a great example is yesterday was a tremendous day for our family. Not just for me, but my son (Tate) signs his national letter of intent to go to Missouri State. My daughter …
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
Just days after winning the World Series, Tony La Russa announces he is leaving the Cardinals. What do you think? Take our Patch poll question.
Just one day after St. Louis celebrated the Cardinals World Series win, Tony La Russa announced he is leaving the Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals held a press conference at 9 a.m. this morning to announce Manager Tony La Russa's retirement from the team. La Russa leaves the team just days after winning the 2011 World Series in seven games over the Texas Rangers. The Cardinals and La Russa also won the 2006 World Series. 2011 was La Russa's 16th year with the Cardinals organization and his 33rd year in Major League Baseball. No word yet on who will fill La Russa's role as the Cardinal's new leader.
"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 …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Give us your insights on what you think Cardinals manager Tony La Russa should do to complete the Cardinals' amazing season with a win.
OK, St. Louis Cardinal fans. You just got to witness the most exciting game in World Series history. But the job isn’t over. They need to win Game 7 to complete the most improbable World Series championship in history. For now, let’s put you in the manager’s office. Tell us your decisions in the comments section. If you were Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, what would you do with the following decisions.