Saturday, April 20, 2013
Pardon the pun, but the local clothing shop's swing at the "Keep Calm and Carry On" trend is proving to be a home run for St. Louis Cardinals fans.
"Keep calm and watch Cardinals baseball." Sound good to you? Paperdolls Boutique, the local women's clothing shop with locations in Kirkwood and Ballwin, decided to put that phrase on shirts to sell in the store just before baseball season started this year. And Paperdolls says the shirts have been tough to keep in stock, initially selling out in less than a week when the shirts went on sale in early April. The "Keep Calm" phrase, originally "Keep Calm and Carry On," was first used as British propaganda during World War II. Recently, the phrase has been spun and parodized repeatedly, even to recommend, as Paperdolls suggests, watching the St. Louis Cardinals play ball. Both locations are in stock for now. An order form is also available …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Use #OpeningDaySTL when sharing your Redbirds photos to Instagram and see them here!
It's St. Louis -- we love baseball almost as much as we love the Cardinals. Show us how you're celebrating the Redbirds' first game of the season at Busch Stadium April 8! If you're on Instagram, follow "websterkirkwoodpatch," use #OpeningDaySTL when sharing your photos and they'll be added to our photo stream right here. GAME TIME: 3:15 p.m. Central Time vs. the Cincinnati Reds Even if you're not an Instagrammer, tweet your pics to @WebsterGPatch, share on our Facebook Timeline or upload straight to our Pics & Clips gallery. What do you think? What's your favorite Cardinals memory? What are you most excited about for Opening Day? Any predictions for the season? Tell us in the comments. Follow these St. Louis Patch sites on Instagram:
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The promise of one free beverage in a collectible Cardinals cup has one businessman's Facebook page going crazy.
Update: The contest is now closed as of mid-morning. Two winners were Mary Ann Withouse and Tina Autry. Are we crazy for the St. Louis Cardinals? Ummm, yeah. You could say that. That's what Jeremy Kubicek, who owns the Smoothie King in Kirkwood, learned when he decided to try and juice the numbers on his Facebook page on Friday by offering one — yes, just one — free smoothie in a collectible Cardinals tumbler. "Yes, this is all for ONE free smoothie, albeit in that sweet Cardinals tumbler," Kubicek told Patch. "I apparently stumbled upon some magical combo of Cardinals tumbler + spring timing + free smoothie + Contest rules." His goal was to increase "likes" on that page, and increase them he has. He was at 631 by Friday afternoon—nearly …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The team announced Tuesday that the veteran pitcher is still dealing with effects of previous injury that sidelined him for most of 2012. Mercy doctors will likely be involved in evaluating what happens next.
The Mercy partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals as the team's official medical provider will get a high-profile start. The team announced Tuesday that Chris Carpenter, sidelined for most of the 2012 with thoracic outlet syndrome, will likely not pitch in 2013 after having trouble with offseason workouts. In a news conference broadcast on local media outlets, Cardinals VP and General Manager John Mozeliak announced that Carpenter would "utlize the Mercy network" among others in finding a way forward, after the player notified the team Friday that he was unable to throw at a high velocity after otherwise having had "a normal offseason," according to Mozeliak. Mozeliak said there were issues with numbness and stingers in his shoulder and …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Patch partners KTVI Fox 2 and KPLR News 11 will broadcast the funeral on television and live stream it on their websites.
Crowds filled the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Thursday to pay tribute to Stan "The Man" Musial. A private family funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. St. Louis Cardinal fans can watch live coverage of the funeral on Patch partners Fox 2 and News 11. Coverage of the funeral will begin at 10 a.m. The special will include the funeral, the procession from the Cathedral to Busch Stadium and the prayer service at Busch stadium after the funeral. The special will also be streamed on FOX2Now.com and KPLR11.com. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will join St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Bishop Richard Stika to say the funeral Mass. Immediately after the Mass, the funeral procession will make its way…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A KMOX petition campaign is gaining steam and prominent Missouri State Senators are backing the idea with legislation.
In the days since Stan Musial passed away Saturday night, tributes have poured in from around St. Louis, the baseball world and beyond. Everyone, it seems, has a Stan Musial story. He may already have a statue outside Busch Stadium, but something even bigger could be on the way. KMOX Radio has started a petition campaign urging the Governors of Missouri and Illiniois to name new bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Musial's honor. KMOX reports the bridge will be finished next year. Late Tuesday afternoon, State Senators John Lamping (R-Ladue) and Eric Schmidt (R-Glendale) confirmed that they had filed legislation on the issue. Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois must agree on the official name of th bridge. Visitation for Musial, …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame legend died Saturday at the age of 92.
A public visitation for Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who died at his Ladue home Saturday at the age of 92, will be held Thursday at Cathedral Basillica, MLB.com reported Monday. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at the same location Saturday starting at 11 a.m. KMOX reports that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Bishop Richard Stika will officiate the mass. A procession will then lead to Busch Stadium for a ceremony at the Musial Statue. Share your memories of Stan Musial with Patch
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everyone's got a story about the St. Louis Cardinals' legend, right? Musial died Saturday.
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who was widely considered "the greatest Cardinal," died on Saturday. That's the news that broke on Saturday. Today, we're interested in your stories about the pitcher-cum-outfielder who played for the Redbirds from 1941 to 1963. As a relatively newcomer to St. Louis (only here 11 years!) I can't say I have a lot of memories of Musial beyond meeting countless compatriots at the Musial statue at the last two versions of Busch Stadium. How about you? What do you remember about Musial? Your parents' memories? Yours?
Saturday, January 19, 2013
How Cardinal Nation responded to the death of the Redbirds' slugger. Do you have memories like some of the ones shared here?
We're using Storify to collect some of the reaction around the community tonight to the news of Stan Musial's death. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, you can see the collection on our Storify account here.
The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…