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It’s a rare occasion when the BFIB are outgunned in a demonstration of fanaticism that revolves around someone wearing the Birds on the Bat.  We are after all, the Best Fans in Baseball.  If you don’t believe it, just ask one of us.  But there comes a time when another obsession takes center stage – [...]

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RIP Ernie Hays

01
Nov
2012
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Longtime St. Louis Cardinals organist Ernie Hays passed away at the age of 77 late last night. Undoubtedly, for those that consider Jack Buck as the voice of their childhood documentary, certainly Ernie Hays would be providing the soundtrack.

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The idea behind How They See It is to take a look at how St. Louis area sports issues are playing out in national media circles. But the Rams recent face-off across the pond with the New England Patriots allows us to broaden our horizons even further and get an international perspective. I know, exciting [...]

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In case you hadn’t heard from the littany of blogs and tweets that centered around the topic yesterday, Mizzou is selling t-shirts to commemorate their victory over the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend, despite the fact that Kentucky is atrocious enough at the sport that the Tigers – winless in the SEC to that point – [...]

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We've been known to unearth the underbelly of St. Louis fan legends on the JoeSportsFan Show and Busch Stadium's "Sign Guy" is at the top of that pyramid. We're happy to have him this week, to learn a little more about the man behind the magical Sharpie markers.

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Prior to the start of both Cardinals playoffs series, Mayor Slay made bets with the mayors of opposing cities. It turns out that he is terrible at winning and losing bets. We would have never guessed that.

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The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals won’t become the first team in franchise history to win back-to-back World Series. They won’t even be the first to win back-to-back NL pennants since 1967-68. It’s a total bummer, but the dream of 12 in ’12 is over (not to mention 13 in ’13, 14 in ’14, 15 in ’15, [...]

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The only thing more embarrassing than the Cardinals' 2012 NLCS collapse is the selection of artists chosen to represent our fair city in singing the pregame national anthem. We can do better. We challenge you to do so in this week's Weekly Hypothetical.

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JSF Playoff Recap: NLCS Game 7

23
Oct
2012
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With the three game meltdown complete and the Cardinals playoff run officially over, we muster one final playoff recap complete with a thorough 10-word summary, pictorial breakdown of previous Game 7′s after a 3-1 lead was blown and a list of 10 things Cardinals fans won’t miss about the postseason…

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Game Recap in 50 Words or Less Ryan Vogelsong doesn’t throw baseballs, he throws butterflies that dance across the strikezone and wink at Cardinals hitters as they land for strike three. Game 6 was effectively over in the 3rd Inning as it was clear that the bats were not going to dig Chris Carpenter out [...]

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