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The Cardinals are Having one of the Most Improbable Home Run Seasons in History

By Randy Karraker | August 21, 2016 | 1 Comment
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With four more home runs Sunday, the Cardinals have a National League leading 173 on the season. Their NL record streak of nine straight multi-homer games ended Saturday night in Philadelphia, but they started a new streak on Sunday. If the club maintains its season pace in the last 39 games, they’ll hit 228, which …

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Cards’ Injury Woes Are Common With Every NL Wild Card Contender

By Randy Karraker | August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Cardinals appear to have found their way for the umpteenth time this season.  In splitting four games at Chicago, the Cardinals were terrible in the first two losses, and pretty darn good in the last two wins.  Obviously, every win is like a piece of gold in the National League wild card race, which …

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NFL Insults Orlando Pace by Removing St. Louis from Hall of Fame Speech

By Randy Karraker | August 7, 2016 | 17 Comments
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Update: Claiming a ‘technical error‘, On Sunday evening, the NFL appears to have removed the edited version of Pace’s speech and uploaded the full version. If you didn’t think the NFL hated St. Louis before, there’s strong evidence now. One of the all-time great St. Louis Rams, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, entered the Pro Football Hall …

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Rams Are Still Doing Everything in Their Power to Alienate St. Louis Fans

By Randy Karraker | August 1, 2016 | 10 Comments
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There’s a drawer in my dresser in which I keep workout shirts and shorts, and several weeks ago I found an old pair of Rams shorts. As I sealed my back patio a few weeks ago, I wore them because it didn’t matter to me if I ruined them or not. When I was finished …

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‘Legends’ Event Proves St. Louis Fans Got Rams’ Best Days

By Randy Karraker | July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Saturday’s Legends of the Dome event, brought to us by the Isaac Bruce Foundation, delivered mixed emotions for fans of the St. Louis Rams.  On one hand, it was great for the 10,000-plus on hand to see the players that provided the only good five-year stretch during the Rams’ 21 year stay here. On the …

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Karraker: Five Questions the Blues Still Face After Re-signing Jaden Schwartz

By Randy Karraker | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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With Jaden Schwartz signing a new five-year contract Friday, the St. Louis Blues have solidified their nucleus not only for the 2016-2017 season, but also the foreseeable future. As General Manager Doug Armstrong noted to upon announcing the deal, “He’s part of that core we have moving forward. Schwartz and (Vladimir) Tarasenko, Robby Fabbri, …

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Backes and Brouwer a Tough Loss, but Necessary for Blues’ Future

By Randy Karraker | July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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One of the best things about the St. Louis sports scene is that we love our guys. When players come back…especially our favorites…they receive a royal welcome upon their return. It happened with Brett Hull, Curtis Joseph and Brendan Shanahan when they returned to St. Louis after leaving. It happened with guys like Jim Edmonds, …

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Rosenthal’s Demotion from Closer May be for Good with Cardinals

By Randy Karraker | June 27, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny has made the logical decision, after a disastrous seven game run, to demote Trevor Rosenthal from the closer’s role. While we don’t know who the Redbird closer is at the moment or in the future, it’s safe to say it WON’T be Rosenthal. While I respect Matheny’s ability to nurture players …

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With Game Seven Win, Cavaliers and LeBron Make History

By Randy Karraker | June 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The two greatest words in sports are “Game Seven,” which we experienced twice in the Blues’ run to the NHL Western Conference Finals this year. As great as those game sevens were for the Blues, and as great as any buildup has been for any game seven ever in any sports, it’s hard to imagine …

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Two Major Improvements Help Cardinals Flex Muscle, Sweep Pirates

By Randy Karraker | June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
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All of a sudden, the Cardinals have won five games in a row and have taken over the National League wild card lead.  It would seem many of the problems the Cardinals encountered over their first 48 games…at which point they were 24-24…have been washed away in the current 11-4 run that has them at …

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