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Q&A: Matheny talks about concussions

At the age of 35, after having won a Gold Glove the three previous seasons and in four of the previous six, Mike Matheny had to face reality. Back-to-back games in which he took several foul balls off his catcher's mask left his life in limbo. When he went up to hit in the second inning of a May 31, 2006, game at Florida, the Giants' catcher struck out during a five-pitch at-bat -- none of which he could remember seeing.

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Cards Purchase RHP John Brebbia from Memphis

MIGUEL SOCOLOVICH DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT  DENVER, CO., May 27, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Denver that they have purchased right-handed pitcher John Brebbia from Memphis (AAA) and designated right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich for assignment.   Brebbia (pronounced Breh-be-ah), who will be making his Major League debut, has been assigned ... [Read more]

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Cardinals Select John Brebbia’s Contract, Designate Miguel Socolovich

The Cardinals have announced that they’ve selected the contract of righty John Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve designated fellow righty Miguel Socolovich for assignment.

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The St. Louis Cardinals are far from a complete team

The St. Louis Cardinals have been known as a model franchise through their fantastic farm system, and personnel they have been able to pick up. This season early on they showed they were a solid team that was a force to be reckoned with in the MLB. They reeled off six wins in a row at one point and led the NL Central. However, this team has taken many steps backwards since that time. The reality is catching up with the Cardinals. Not only are they not built for the playoffs, but they are...

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Why I’m a Cardinals fan

Another origin story.

Welcome to the refreshed Viva El Birdos! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card.* We’re collecting all of the stories here and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us!


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John J. Fleming

Cardinals news and notes: Rockies, Dodgers, and fandom

Really lookin’ forward to the weekend, you guys.

Some posts were made on Viva El Birdos yesterday. Here is a rundown of what you may have missed.

I wrote about how the St. Louis Cardinals should host a Pride Night. In the post, I openly mocked how entities like the Twitter account Best Fans St. Louis limit social progress by turning serious discussions into divisive sports-fueled regional digs. True to form, they whiffed on a junk-ball pitch in the dirt. Multiple Cardinals minor league...

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Jon Snowzeliak

Rockies Hit Cardinals With Literal Bus: A Recap

The bus was made of good hitting and pitching, but I bet it felt like a regular bus to the Cardinals.

Attention: for a condensed audio recap, please visit here and press play. This condensed recap is a new feature I’m workshopping, and I would very much appreciate your input. Pregame

So, tonight the Cardinals play the Rockies on the moon at Coors field. You know the Rockies. They hit a lot and pitch like crap, and every game at their home stadium turns into a football score. All because...

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Piscotty leaves Cards for personal matter

Outfielder Stephen Piscotty left the Cardinals Friday before the start of a three-game set in Colorado to attend to a personal matter.

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Craig Edwards

Cardinals next three games are against the Rockies

A series preview

The Cardinals had a chance to step into first place yesterday, but they blew it. There were a number of moments you might consider key. One of them involved Stephen Piscotty trying to bunt with no outs and runners on first and second with a 3-1 lead. If Piscotty had been successful in bunting, the Cardinals win expectancy would have gone down. Bunting is bad unless you are a pitcher or trying to get a hit.

Michael Wacha needed nearly 90 pitches to get through four innings,...

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The Cardinals lost to the Dodgers - A recap from May 25, 2017

it was unpleasant

West Coast games are evil. This game seemed to putz around for about two hours and still was only in the fourth inning. I forgot I had to write the recap so I went to bed after the Kenta Maeda hit a two-RBI single to put the Dodgers up four runs to three. Everything else that happened after that, well I cannot tell you about and frankly, do not want to. It does not matter anyway because the Dodgers won and the Cardinals scored no more runs.

What I did see was the Cardinals...

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My St. Louis Cardinals fandom: An Origin Story - A Hunt and Peck

because all the cool kids are doing it

Welcome to the refreshed Viva El Birdos! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card.* We’re collecting all of the stories here and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Prospect watch

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system has been in a bit of a lull since 2013 where it was ranked the best in the league by Baseball America. Since, it has found itself in the mid-teens and many preseason rankings placed it in a similar spot for 2017. ESPN’s Keith Law ranked them thirteenth, Baseball America twelfth and many others placed them just out of the top ten. Yet, with four prospects ranked in MLB.com’s top 100 list, the farm system clearly holds legitimate talent. As we near the...

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Josey Curtis

Daily Farm Report: Derian Gonzalez and Ryan Helsley toss shutouts (and other notes)

Thursday’s notes

Here’s a look back at Thursday’s farm happenings:

Memphis Redbirds

Marco Gonzales (SP): 5 1?3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Todd Cunningham (OF): 1-3, 2B, R

Breyvic Valera (2B): 2-4, BB, RBI

Four runs in the third inning lifted the River Cats over the Redbirds by a 5-3 final score on Thursday.

Marco Gonzales started for the Redbirds, and the River Cats smacked him around for nine hits to complement his command issues - four walks. Nevertheless, it’s just another...

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Proceed With Caution: Cardinals ’17 Season Could Be Slipping Away

With the Cardinals 7-3 loss Thursday night to the LA Dodgers, the team has now lost 3 consecutive series and have slipped to 3rd place in the NL Central. The team is 4-6 in their last 10 games, including 2 losses where starters went a combined 17 innings surrendering 1 run. And that’s the good news… The Cardinals start a 10 game streak tonight in Colorado where they’ll face 3 very good teams – Rockies, Dodgers and Cubs (in that order). The Rocks are 31-18 and leading what has turned...

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Off in LA LA Land

Well, at least they took one? The Cardinals started off a road trip against the top teams in the NL West and looked a lot like the team that just had a miserable home stand.  All those that thought the 6-0 record on the trip to Atlanta and Miami was mainly due to the quality ... [Read more]

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John J. Fleming

The Cardinals should host Pride Night at Busch Stadium

Over half of MLB teams will host an LGBT community night in 2017. The Cardinals should be one of them.

When Major League Baseball teams announce that they are hosting Pride Nights, events designed to show solidarity with the local LGBT community, backlash is inevitable. Fans threatening to boycott the game. Sophomoric jokes which serve no purpose but to reveal the immaturity of those telling them. Replies on social media that the night is unnecessary. And on a rare occasion that the St....

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Dear Cardinals, In Moves We Trust

Many times I feel compelled to vent my frustration and decide it would be better to wait and see as baseball has the longest season of any of the professional sports. This campaign has started not unlike many in recent years, but the waiting game in St. Louis has expired. If the Cardinals are content ... [Read more]

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Alex Crisafulli

Cardinals news and notes: Fandom, Oh, Martinez

Yesterday at VEB

Last night’s game was not great. It happens, so let’s move on straight to yesterday at VEB:

Viva El Birdos and SB Nation has a new look and in conjunction with the roll out I wrote about why I’m a fan of our St. Louis Cardinals. Seung Hwan Oh had one of the best seasons for a reliever in Cardinals history in 2016, but has struggled to miss bats this season. Joe Schwarz explains why. Here’s the daily farm report from Memphis to Springfield to Peoria. Carlos...

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Gyorko continues to exceed expectations

Two months after the Cardinals announced plans to open the season with Jhonny Peralta at third base, the player bumped to the bench by that decision has distinguished himself as the offense's most potent piece.

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Martinez tries to tame hot-hitting Rockies

The National League West-leading Rockies are coming off a road trip full of power and run production. But when they return home Friday night to face the Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set, right-hander Carlos Martinez will test the Rockies' discipline.

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