CARDS IN THE NEWS - April 9, 2005

A new daily feature

Editor's note: Ray and I are pleased to welcome UConnCard, a.k.a. Leonda Markee to The Birdhouse, bringing her daily report of links to articles, video clips and all the news about the Cardinals organization from every corner of the web. Now, there's one more reason to make The Birdhouse your primary source for Cardinals news 365 days a year.

Note that some of these sites require reader email registration. An alternative is to use BugMeNot, for which the link is also provided. - Brian

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Cardinals
"Cards save best for last" by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Bases-loaded walks provide tying, winning runs" by David Wilhem, Belleville News-Democrat

"Phils' pen is poison again" by Todd Zolecki, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Cards survive exciting finish with Phils" by Matthew Leach, MLB
4/08/05 boxscore

"Notes: Final Busch opener special" by Matthew Leach, MLB

"The beginning of the end for old Busch" by Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Sentimental day as Busch hosts last home opener" by Jim Salter, The Associated Press/Kansas City Star

"Park's last opener has many fans in nostalgic mood" by Bill Smith, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Loyalty stretches borders for family of Cards fans" by Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"For Pulsipher, Down Doesn't Mean Out" by Bill Pulsipher, as told to Alan Schwarz, Baseball America (must read)

"Cardinals aren't pretty, but peskiness pays off" by Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Mabry pulls hamstring, awaits today's evaluation" by Joe Strauss & Derrick Goold, Post-Dispatch

"Rocky opener fails to keep Mulder from hanging tough" by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Gritty style of play continues to lead Eckstein toward success" by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Philadelphia's bullpen blows lead for third game in a row" by Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Eckstein goes over big with Cards fans" by Joe Ostermeier, Belleville News-Democrat

"Fans' hearts beat faster with Izzy on mound" by Rod Kloeckner, Belleville News-Democrat

"LaRussa will keep bench players busy by starting some of them this weekend" by David Wilhelm, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Last opening day at Busch Stadium provides plenty of great memories" by Rod Kloeckner, Belleville News-Democrat

"Debut leaves Mulder unhappy" by Joe Ostermeier, Belleville News-Democrat

"Eckstein, Mulder endear themselves" by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Beginning of the end at Busch II" by Kirk Wessler, Peoria Journal Star

Video
"Redbirds rally" by Fox Sports (Scroll down for link)

Minors
AAA – Memphis Redbirds 8, Oklahoma Redhawks 4
"Berger's homers lift 'Birds" by Don Wade, Memphis Commercial-Appeal

"Redbirds postgame" by Don Wade, Memphis Commercial-Appeal

"Redbirds Rally Past Redhawks, 8-4" – Memphis Redbirds press release

AA – Arkansas Travellers 4, Springfield Cardinals 1
"Arkansas catches break in win" by Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

"Travs Pitching Shuts Down Cardinals' Bats" – Springfield Cardinals press release

High-A –Jupiter Hammerheads 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 6
"Hammerheads outlast Cardinals in 7-6 Thriller" – Palm Beach Cardinals press release

Low-A –Beloit Snappers 6, Quad Cities Swing 2
"Beloit Rally Topples Swing" – Quad Cities Swing press release

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball contracts more than just for on-field play" by Rod Beaton, USA Today

"Baseball notebook: April 9" compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

"Tracy Ringolsby's weekly baseball notebook" by Tracy Ringolsby, Rocky Mountain News/Knoxville News Sentinel

"Rangers field major league's best infield: Annual spring rating" by Bob Matthews, Gannett News Service/The Desert Sun


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