At this point, the score was 2-1 Cardinals. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. It was great TV, too. LOUIS (AP) – St. At this point, the score was 2-1 Cardinals. In May of that year, he missed a few games because of shingles, a skin ailment. The Cardinals skipper is also the only manager in Major League Baseball history to win multiple pennants in both leagues and the second to win a World Series title in each as well.

It’s a very simple fact of athletic life that no matter how gifted you are, no matter how wondrously talented you might be, no matter what accomplishments you pile up during the course of a Hall of Fame career, sooner or later Father Time demands to be recognized. Four players changed positions and Pujols said the biggest change was Allen Craig (FSY) moving from second base, where he has very little experience, to right field. And if you throw in the postseason, it’s even closer still. Some hitters do it to pitchers. “Of all their starters, our staff thought we had the best read on how to make adjustments to beat (Shaun) Marcum,” La Russa writes. He tends to have one solid three to four game stretch of starts per year where he can replicate that arm slot where he’s very competent and solid. Louis Cardinals.

But we’ll handle it,” Duncan said. Who’s With Me? Berkman entered the game as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, struck out twice, and saw his average tumble from .402 to .383. Follow him on Twitter @nickpiecoro. The White Sox fired Kessinger with a 46–60 record two-thirds of the way through the 1979 season and replaced him with La Russa. #4 Who really needs lunch (or dinner) when there are Cardinals to photograph and write about? Catch the drama as high-priced attorneys defend ESPN personalities from charges ranging from domestic abuse to drunk driving to child pornography.

Garett to the MLB version of Facts of Life! Milwaukee finished six games ahead of the second-place Cardinals this year. It’s a style a teenager would appreciate. Oh wait, now he doesn’t. St. The Athletics scored twice in the eighth to take a 3-2 lead over the Cardinals. A season expected to be defined by slugger Albert Pujols’ impending free agency got more complicated in February, when it was learned 2010 Cy Young Award runner-up Adam Wainwright needed Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

He will be up for consideration for the Hall of Fame in December 2013, at the same time as Torre and Bobby Cox. Schroeder said he and La Russa spoke by phone Wednesday morning, touching on several topics. By balancing the various reasons to root for each team against the various reasons not to root for each team, and then by introducing the X-Factor: the contribution each team made to the historic collapse of the Red Sox, since that was pretty much the most awesome thing that ever happened. The problem was the why of moving Rasmus, with the manager doing all he could to make an already challenging situation completely untenable. He did maintain his improved control (2.65 BB/9). As for me, I had chicken pox twice, so I’m a rare and special case, but all the same, I’m glad I don’t have to worry about that aspect of it. Louis.

…as opposed to all the other really super useful monuments around our great nation. Pettini, the acting manager, also caught a shot from Brennaman before La Russa came back. Follow Big League Stew on Facebook and Twitter. Get well Tony, and no need to rush back too soon. Two psychologists advised—with agreement by both sides—that La Russa have “no personal or telephonic contact” with his two daughters, five-year old Andrea and four-year-old Averie, until they could make an “independent determination” about his role in their lives. Since you’re new here, and have probably been buried in your own team’s season, I hope we can help you find your way around. Cole had to be removed after the fifth, though, after having thrown 105 pitches, and it was clear there was the potential for drama with the Pirates’ weak current bullpen.

3. Game 1 of the 2011 World Series is Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, with the Cardinals facing the American League champion Texas Rangers. Like most kids growing up in North Texas, my father taught me to love the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks (in that order) — if for no other reason than because they were our hometown teams. Brandon Phillips, the Reds second baseman decided to talk a bunch of crap on the Cardinals and the city of St. Me neither. Louis Cardinals 11-4. Stuck here til 4.

And both looked like Babe Ruth next to Steve Holm .118/.167/.176), but at least the Twins invested just 18 PAs in him.