These Old Cardinals Radio Broadcasts Are Dope

Perhaps you are familiar with “radio,” the quaint 20th-century technology used to livestream podcasts to the elderly. For many years, before Progress blessed us with wonders like the ESPN K-Zone, premium cable packages, 40 minutes of commercial breaks per game, and the eloquent wisdom of one Alan Thomas Hrabosky, generations of fans forged a relationship […]

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Aledmys Diaz, Pure and Simple

Think about how freely the Story puns flowed with April’s other breakout shortstop and you’ll see just how hopelessly wordplay-resistant the name is. Between the inscrutable Aledmys and the short, commonplace Diaz, there’s virtually nothing to work with. A few enterprising souls have zeroed in on the Led to varying degrees of success, but that […]

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The Art of Broadcasting No. 1

Originally published on Medium. The following is an exclusive excerpt from a conversation that will be published in the Summer 2014 issue of the Paris Review. DAN McLAUGHLIN One of the things I wanted to take the chance to talk to you all about—you of course have the great tradition of Cardinals broadcasters through the […]

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The Rivalry That Wasn’t

Originally published on Medium. The Cubs are the Cardinals’ biggest rival. Any fan of either team will tell you so, and for good reason. They’ve played each other more than 2,300 times, staring in the 1885 World Series when the Cardinals were called the Browns and the Cubs were the White Stockings. Not many things […]

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