| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The Cardinals held it together without Albert Pujols, going 7-7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game. Tony La Russa was hoping Pujols would be added to the NL All-Star roster so he could avoid a four-day break. … Jim Leyritz, the Yankees' 1996 World Series...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:49 PM
They entered the All-Star break last year with an interim manager, 27 games out of first place in the American League East and with a 29-59 record that had them on pace for a franchise-worst 109 losses.
Yet the circumstances surrounding the current...
| Nov 24, 2011
This started Nov. 3 at the Hartford Club. And make no mistake, it would end spectacularly. This started with an arranged meeting before a World Affairs Council event on Prospect Street. And the prospect of it ending in flames on Yawkey Way isn't really...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 11:47 AM
The Cubs’ Starlin Castro was named an All-Star for a second straight year and Bryan LaHair for the first time, both as National League reserves selected by player votes.
First base coach Dave McKay will be part of the staff of Tony La Russa....
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Regional hero: Freese
Why not an almost local hero? David Freese isn't from Kansas City, but he plays for the Cardinals and grew up outside of St. Louis, about a four-hour drive to Kansas City. He led the Cardinals to the...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Detroit's Justin Verlander and San Francisco's Matt Cain will be the starting pitchers in Tuesday's All-Star game in Kansas City that will air on Fox 5 San Diego.
The choice of Cain (9-3, 2.62 ERA) as the National League starter has raised some eyebrows,...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Listen up, stupid (and you know who you are, Bud Selig), using the All-Star Game to determine home-field advantage for the World Series becomes more idiotic every year.
Selig and Fox Sports tell us the game "counts," but sorry, the game cannot count...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Melky Cabrera has been named the MVP of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. He belted a 2 run blast that put the NL up 8-0.
The San Francisco Giants were well-represented in the game, with Matt Cain, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval starting the game.
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:45 PM
La Russa had big role
Given that neither the Rangers nor Cardinals play in Minnesota's Metrodome, home-field advantage wasn't that crucial in the 2011 World Series.
The Cardinals didn't win because they got to play the last...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Ozzieball was always a misnomer.
Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Bobby Valentine has managed in the World Series and won a championship in Japan but he never has taken a major league team to a division title in 15 seasons as a manager. It's not likely to happen this year either.
A year after widespread indifference...