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The last two episodes, we briefly talked about the Pittsburgh Pirates. In Episode 17, we dissected the Pirates chance of finishing over .500 for the first time since 1992. And in Episode 18, we gave Episode 18’s namesake to Andy Van Slyke, who wore #18 for four years in St. Louis and throughout his career with Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Philadelphia. This week, we welcome Andy Van Slyke onto the JoeSportsFan...

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At least in 2012, there are no expectations that the St. Louis Rams are a Super Bowl caliber team. This is understood from the team’s executive vice president/chief operating officer Kevin Demoff to standout RB Steven Jackson down to the deputy equipment washing mechanic. The legendary lower nose foliage of the team’s new head coach Jeff [...]

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Editing isn’t fun. And if, heaven forbid, you happen to be working without the red squiggly line that lets you know when you’ve bungled the spelling of a word, you’re bound to make a few mistakes. Some of them are ignored as a simple typo by your audience and others inevitably make readers giggle like a teenager. When the St. Louis Rams laid out their schedule on the team website there was a little sampling of both.

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After tapping into some natural forces that helped propel them to an all-time improbable postseason run a season ago – most notably the Rally Squirrel and Torty Craig – it’s apparent many Cardinals think they need a little extra boost to duplicate that magical effort this year, leading some to turn to the supernatural for [...]

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When your franchise is fresh off of a 10-38 stretch over three years and has chalked up exactly zero winning seasons in the last eight, it’s probably time to dip into the bag of tricks to get fans in the building.  In addition to hiring a new head coach and new GM, the 2012 Rams [...]

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Yesterday's 19-inning affair (and lack of scrappy infielders to post an inning or two on the mount) got us thinking: what are the finest accolades an underprivileged athlete can achieve on the baseball diamond?

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The 2012 NFL season is right around the corner. It’s time to start getting excited about football again. And why wouldn’t there be excitement? A lot of players and coaches have changed venues since last year, seemingly more so than usual. The St. Louis Rams have a new coach in Jeff Fisher. The Indianapolis Colts [...]

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If you’re the owner of a prime tailgating-friendly RV that you can’t afford to maintain anymore and you’re looking to sell, the fact is you need to find an angle that will get you some eyeballs. Sorry, but buying a classified ad in the Post-Dispatch doesn’t qualify anymore. But you know what might?

Preying on hyped-up Mizzou fans.

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Lets look on the brightside, Rams fans.  Sure the preseason was opened with a 38-3 thrashing by the only team that was worse than them in 2011.  But, at least with the Steve Spagnuolo-version of the Rams, production in the preseason was inversely related to the regular season.  Take a look: In 2009, they went [...]

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Tyle Greene was promptly traded to the Houston Astros on Thursday, much to the delight of many fire-breathing St. Louisans. After the game, Yadier Molina and Jason Motte bid their (former) teammate farewell. At least, we think it was them.

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