the announcement was made that Tony LaRussa had been selected for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. For the most successful manager born within the last century, the honor is due and he saw to achieving it on his own terms.
One year ago, Cardinal Nation tasted the very definition of bittersweet as the team reveled in its 11th—and inarguably most dramatic and improbable—World Series Championship while also saying goodbye to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, the outgoing brain trust of so much on-the-field success over a decade and a half in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals entered the final two series of the 2012 regular season with something to play for: the Second Wild Card, which would assure them a one game playoff—the winner of which goes on to play in the NLDS against the playoff team with the best record.
Replacing a Cardinal legend…those words could mean a lot of different things coming into the 2012 season.
Crying… Are you crying? There’s no crying in baseball.
It’s the second-richest contract for a catcher (Mauer, MIN) in baseball history. Or any history for that matter, I suppose.
Looking behind the plate at the National League Central.
The story of the Cardinals’ 2011 – 2012 Offseason
The Tigers sign Prince Fielder and it’s the Kool Aid Drinker to the rescue, Royals fans!
On the very same night the Los Angeles Angels were finalizing a deal to sign Albert Pujols, the Houston Astros named Jeff Luhnow their new general manager.