Monday, March 13, 2006

Back at the blog...

Sorry about the lack of updates and if I have not commented at your blog lately, I apologize.

Mark Mulder started on March 10th against the Mets in which the Cards won 11-3. Jason Marquis started on Saturday against the Orioles. Jeff Suppan started yesterday. Chris Carpenter started today. Sidney Ponson starts tomorrow against the Yankees.

Mulder talks golf and pitching.

So Taguchi was re-signed for a one year deal. Brian Daubach is having a great preseason.

The Springfield Cardinals will honor Chris Lambert with his own official bobblehead day this season.

On Saturday, Jim Edmonds played his first preseason game this season.
Baseball balancing act: Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and starting pitcher Jason Marquis joked before the game in the locker room about the rigors of balancing baseball with family life. "If [my wife] can find a way to make $5 million, then I'll be happy to stay home," Marquis said.

Dog lover La Russa: Before the game, La Russa was paid a visit by the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach to do a photo shoot. La Russa, wearing his Animal Rescue Foundation ("ARF") necklace, rolled around with Jake, an 8-year-old boxer up for adoption.
Braden Looper is glad to be back with the Cardinals and he hopes to finish his career with the Cardinals. Larry Bigbie feels at home with the Cardinals.

Going into Sunday, the Cardinals were 5-5. Scratch that, 5-6 after the loss yesterday. They are 6-6 with today's victory.

Don't expect to purchase a luxury box at Busch anytime soon. Check out some of the sponsors while you're at it.
From the Bank of America replays to two Hardee's branded concessions and Big Mac Land, most of the St. Louis Cardinals' former advertisers and sponsors are following in the steps of Anheuser-Busch and making their presence known at the new Busch Stadium.[...]

Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America and Coca-Cola are the top sponsors, all holding exclusive sponsorships in their respective categories, although the Cardinals declined to disclose the value of the agreements. Included among their sponsorships will be the Coca-Cola Rooftop Deck and Scoreboard Patio beyond center field, similar to Power Alley at the old stadium, and the Bank of America Club, similar to the old Batter's Eye Club, at loge level above third base.

Other returning exclusive sponsors include Ford, AT&T, MasterCard, Casino Queen and BJC Health Systems.

The new partner at the park is U.S. Cellular, which signed a $5.2 million, five-year deal last month to be the Cardinals' exclusive wireless sponsor. U.S. Cellular, which entered the St. Louis market in July, already is the exclusive wireless provider for the St. Louis Rams and has its name associated with numerous sporting facilities, including the Chicago White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field.

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