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…
Get the full schedule on the National League Championship Series and see the results from the first four games.
It all comes down to this. Despite trailing 3-1 in the series, the San Francisco Giants have won two straight forced a Game 7, at home, in the National League Championship series. On Monday night at the St. Louis Cardinals will start Kyle Lohse in yet another win-or-go-home game for the Redbirds. The Giants will counter with Matt Cain. The two met up in Game 3 with Lohse picking up the win. The Cardinals didn't hit Cain hard, but a big two-run home run by Matt Carpenter helped St. Louis win 3-1 and take a 2-1 series lead. The broadcast airs on FOX2, featuring play-by-play with Joe Buck, analysis from Tim McCarver, along with field reporters Erin Andrews and Ken Rosenthal. You can also watch the action at a Wehrenberg Theatre at the St. …
Thursday, July 5, 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, Hazelwood? 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 …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
It was a beautiful 7 game stretch. Let's take a look back down memory lane with a some photos highlighting memorable aspects of each game of the series.
The St. Louis Cardinal's are the 2011 World Series Champions. Are you surprised? The Cards won Game 7 Friday night, 6-2 against the Texas Rangers. The Series saw some incredible sports moments and mishaps. From the Umpire Ron Kulpa controversy to the Albert Pujols homerun show in Game 3 to the David Freese walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 6, Cardinals and Rangers fans endured a wide range of emotions during this series. The Cardinals and Rangers made this both a memorable series and time for baseball. Some would even argue this was one of the best World Series' in a long time. Here's a look back at series play.
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.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Lafayette grad jacked one over the centerfield fence to steal Game 6 from the Texas Rangers. Do the Cardinals have a chance in Game 7?
Minutes after the St. Louis Cardinals clawed back and won Game 6 of the Worlds Series just before midnight, fans on Twitter were raving about the game and the performance of hometown hero David Freese, the Lafayette High grad whose walkoff homer won the game. The Cards won 10-9, knotting the series 3-3 for a deciding Game 7 tonight. "Why is David Freese not trending?!" tweeted "ndrewAllen." "If the #Cardinals win the World Series, they have to build a statue of #DavidFreese," posted JYOUNGNEXTLEVEL, hailing the alum of the Wildwood high school. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on the homepage of its STLtoday.com website, headlined its story "Freese it! Hometown hero sends series to Game 7." Nobody could resist the play on words. MLB.com …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
World Series play continues and Hazelwood residents, businesses and students are showing their support for the team.
As the St. Louis Cardinals partake in World Series action, the home team fever has spread to the Hazelwood area that is rooting on the team for an 11th World Series title. Sports and Education Mesh Beyond the roadside stands setting up shop on a corner near you selling apparel, schools in the Hazelwood School District (HSD), as well residents and businesses are showing their pride. HSD students and staff members are "blushing with red," which began Wednesday when all were allowed to wear St. Louis Cardinals gear in honor of the World Series trek. Teachers are also getting creative with curriculum using the Cardinals as a focus in subjects such as science, math and social studies. Hazelwood in the House From school spirit days to red carpet…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The St. Louis BBB is warning fans who are traveling to Texas for the World Series about suspicious hotel offers.
Earlier in the week, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau warned Cardinal nation about World Series ticket scams. Now an alert is spreading about hotel ads targetting fans who may be scrambling to find accommodations in the Dallas area. The BBB said the ads are popping up on Craigslist. The alert A release from the BBB reads in part: Several ads for World Series hotel packages on a classified ad site claimed to offer tickets for a Rams-Cowboys game along with the hotel, a tip-off that the person who placed the ad may not be familiar with the teams in the World Series, the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Some ads are full of misspellings, which also can be a characteristic of fraudulent ads. “Sports fans may be anxious to get a hotel room …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The St. Louis area Better Business Bureau gives tips on how to avoid dropping wads of cash on fake tickets and con artists.
St. Louis Cardinal fans’ excitement can help carry their team to an 11th World Series title. However, it also can lead to scams that cost them big money. “Sports fans can get burned by purchasing counterfeit tickets or paying in advance for tickets that never arrive,” said Michelle L. Corey in a statement issued by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Corey is the president and CEO of the organization, which warns consumers against scams and fraud. The secondary market for sports and entertainment tickets is a $10 billion a year industry. But during last year’s World Series, scams involved counterfeit tickets or tickets that never arrived, said Chris Thetford, vice president for communications for the St. Louis area BBB. “Basically, there’s …