Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis Cardinals’
ALBERT PUJOLS/JIM HENDRY MANHUG
The St. Louis sports world is aghast! In what is being discussed as “The Hug,” free agent-to-be Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols was photographed in a manhug with Jim Hendry. Hendry is the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals arch-rival Chicago Cubs.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Blake Hawksworth is recovering from being hit in the face by a line drive over the weekend. Hawksworth required nearly 30 stitches to sew up his lip.
Former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jack Clark absolutely eviscerated his former club on the radio this week. Clark told ESPN Radio in St. Louis that the Cards “had poopy in their pants”
The Cardinals have played terribly recently. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games and have fallen seven full games behind the upstart Cincinnati Reds in the N.L. Central standings.
Clark isn’t happy with the Cardinals recent play. He said the team wasn’t suffering from a lack of effort. Instead, they were putting out a “pathetic” effort. Clark clobbered the Cardinals calling them “awful” and “pathetic.”He concluded it may be time for the club to”back up the truck (and) ship ‘em all out” referring to Cardinals players.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently carried the story of a local gay rights group accusing baseball of discrimination. Pride St. Louis is negotiating with the St. Louis Cardinals about holding a gay-friendly ”OUT at the ballpark” day.
BECK AND PUJOLS SHAKE HANDS
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, who recently hit his 400th career home run, was honored by conservative talk show host Glenn Beck at his “Restoring Honor” gathering in Washington D.C., Saturday.
Beck gave Pujols a “Hope Award” for his charity work.
CARDINALS MANAGER TONY LARUSSA ALSO SPOKE AT BECK’S RALLY
Last night’s Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals game was a fight for first place. Literally.
The two clubs were involved in a melee in the first inning after Reds infielder Brandon Phillips tapped his bat against Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina’s shin guard. One day earlier, Phillips, the Reds All-Star second baseman, had mouthed off to the papers saying he “hated” the Cardinals and calling them “whiney little bitches.”
Cardinals backup catcher Jason LaRue actually ended up on the disabled list after he was UFC-kicked in the ribs during the fight by Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The umpires failed to kick Cueto out of the game even though he spent the entire bench-clearing brawl running around on the field karate kicking Cardinals players.
The Cardinals ended up winning the game to move into first place in the N.L. Central percentage points ahead of theReds.
RYAN HOWARD FOR ALBERT PUJOLS?
ESPN writer Buster Olney shocked the baseball world yesterday when he wrote a column suggesting that the Philadelphia Phillies had been having “internal discussions” about acquiring three-time MVP Albert Pujols from the St. Louis Cardinals. In exchange, according to Olney, the Phillies would ship their 50-homer first baseman,Ryan Howard, to the Cardinals.
Talk of the proposed swap has blown up on the Internet. However, not everyone is happy with the proposed trade. Cardinals fans are so irate that they have ridiculed the website “MLB Trade Rumors” simply for mentioning the idea and linking to the Olney article.
A Pujols/Howard trade would be one of the biggest in baseball history, Baseball legend has it that Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey once agreed to a Joe DiMaggio for Ted Williams swap but called it off the next day after sleeping on it.
DRUNKEN, RACIST RED SOX OWNER TOM YAWKEY ONCE AGREED TO TRADE TED WILLIAMS FOR JOE DIMAGGIO BUT SOBERED UP AND CALLED OFF THE TRADE
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEAMMATES ALBERT PUJOLS AND RYAN FRANKLIN DURING A TOUR OF NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE FACILITIES
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Franklin is not happy. Sunday’s edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes Franklin, who the paper describes as an “avid outdoorsman.” Franklin is upset with with MLB’s decision to ban all guns, long knives and explosives from Major League clubhouses.
According to Franklin, “a few guys (with guns in the locker room) screwed it up for everybody.”
JACK CLARK: CALLS OUT MCGWIRE
When the St. Louis Cardinals “Winter Caravan” meets today the two featured ex-players will be:
1. Mark McGwire-the most famous home run hitter in the history of the team and
2. Jack Clark-who hit arguably the most famous home run in the history of the team
The two former slugging first basemen will be side-by-side signing autographs for fans. Unfortunately, as it turns out, Clark hates McGwire’s guts.
In an interview with St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Rick Hummel, Clark said of McGwire:
“I’m not even going to say hello to him. I’m not going to shake his hand. Just seeing him in uniform makes me throw up.”“
Clark goes on to call McGwire a “cheater” who should be banned from baseball because of his admitted steroid use.
Clark’s opinion of the “steroids era?”
“The whole thing is creepy. They’re all creeps. “
Clark also hammered Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa over the steroids issue.