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Cards in the News – April 7, 2006


Game Write-Ups
"Bullpen builds steady bridge to Izzy"
by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cards sweep the Phillies"
from wire services/Belleville News-Democrat

"Streakin' backward"
by Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News

"Phillies drop third straight to Cardinals"
by Ken Mandel, MLB

"Marquis, Cardinals finish off sweep"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

Game Previews
"Up Next: Cards vs. Cubs at Wrigley"
by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cardinals-Cubs Preview"
by The Associated Press/Fox Sports

More on the Cardinals
"Notes: Thompson earns La Russa's trust"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Cards Notebook: Looper is still waiting"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cards earn high grades for first series"
by Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Gibson was a pitcher, not a thrower"
by Kyle Neddenriep, Springfield News-Leader

"These Cards built to last"
by Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune

"Ballpark figures won't add up without Village"
by Eric Heisler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cards Throw Party for Stadium Construction Crews"
by KSDK TV (includes video clip)

At the Birdhouse
"The New Busch Stadium – It's No Wrigley Field"
by Pete Khazen

"Cardinals, MLB Internationally-Flavored"
by Brian Walton

"La Russa Pre-game Comments – Thurs. Apr. 6"
by Brian Walton (subscription)

"Game Observations – Thursday – Cards 4-2"
by Brian Walton (subscription)

"Thursday Post-game Audio – TLR, Marquis, Izzy"
by Brian Walton (subscription)

The Blogsphere
"Money matters"
by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Almost ready to go"
by Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

"sweeo spot"
by Iboros, Viva El Birdos

"Miles, Cards stay red-hot"
by Fox Sports(Scroll down for link)

Cards score a bunch
by MLB(Scroll down to mid-page under heading "Sights and Sounds")

AAA – Oklahoma RedHawks 5, Memphis Redbirds 4 (13)
"RedHawks soar past Redbirds"
by Michael Echan, MLB

AA – Arkansas Travelers 5, Springfield Cardinals 4
"Cards' opening act lacks heroic finish"
by Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader (also includes "Cardinals Report" at lower right)

GALLERY: Opening night at Hammons
- Springfield News-Leader (link to photos is just below the opening story)

"Cardinals fans don't balk at rain"
by Steve Koehler, Springfield News-Leader (with photo of Gibby)

"Travs Win in Awesome Hammons Opener"
- Springfield Cardinals press release

High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals 7, Jupiter Hammerheads 6
"Palm Beach Edges Jupiter on Opening Night"
- Palm Beach Cardinals press release

Low-A – Kane County Cougars 6, Swing of the Quad Cities 3
" Slow start sinks Swing in season opener"
by Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

"Swing scoreboard"
by Quad-City Times staff

"Swing Stymied on Opening Day"
- Swing of the Quad Cities press release

Other Minor League News
"Proud to call New Orleans home"
by Jonathan Mayo, MLB

"Ask BA"
by Jim Callis, Baseball America

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball briefs: April 7"
compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

"Dodgers' Gagne to have surgery Friday"
by The Associated Press/Fox Sports

"The early results are in"
by Dayn Perry, Special to Fox Sports

"Maddux starts what might be beginning of end"
by Chris De Luca, Chicago Sun-Times

"Different directions for Hendry, Baker"
by Jay Mariotti, Chicago Sun-Times

by John Brattain, The Hardball Times

"Philly loves its young 1st baseman"
by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The almighty bullpen"
by John Donovan, SI

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