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1. Dream Redux
- Saturday, June 16, 2018
On a recent afternoon at AutoZone Park, manager Stubby Clapp’s team had a two-run lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Assigned the task of getting the last three outs: veteran big league closer Greg Holland, he of 186 career saves and three All-Star appearances, and on this day pitching for the Memphis Redbirds on a rehab assignment.
2. Redbirds Again Will Have Multiple Top Prospects
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday was Media Day at AutoZone Park for the reigning Pacific Coast League champion Memphis Redbirds. And some of the players who helped win that title were back; others likely will be.
The only constant in minor league baseball, after all, is the ever-changing roster. Pitcher Jack Flaherty, 22, was ticketed to begin the season with the Triple-A Redbirds. But when the Cardinals placed veteran Adam Wainwright on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, that opened a starting role for Flaherty; he was slated to get the ball Tuesday night, April 3, at Milwaukee.
3. Tubby May Land at Alma Mater High Point
- Monday, March 26, 2018
For a change, the breaking news isn’t about Penny Hardaway getting a new job. This time, it might be Tubby Smith.
Hardaway, of course, made the headlines last week when the University of Memphis, as expected, hired him to replace Smith.
4. Despite Need, Expanding Health Care Not in Cards
- Thursday, January 18, 2018
Springfield resident Felicity Palma struggled mightily when she moved to Tennessee from Florida two years ago after suffering health problems and losing her job.
The 47-year-old former social worker became homeless for a period when she came here, and now she finds herself in a health insurance coverage gap as she tries to get treatment for ulcers, sciatica, fibroids and thyroid disease. Debt is piling up on her, too, for the care she does receive.
5. Redbirds’ Eversgerd To Coach for St. Louis
- Saturday, November 4, 2017
Bryan Eversgerd, longtime pitching coach for the Memphis Redbirds, will in 2018 work as the bullpen coach for the parent St. Louis Cardinals.
The big league club has made several staff changes of late, including firing pitching coach Derek Lilliquist and replacing him with Mike Maddux, who most recently was with the Washington Nationals.
6. Redbirds’ Eversgerd Promoted To St. Louis Bullpen Coach
- Monday, October 30, 2017
Bryan Eversgerd, longtime pitching coach for the Memphis Redbirds, will in 2018 work as the bullpen coach for the parent St. Louis Cardinals.
The big league club has made several staff changes of late, including firing pitching coach Derek Lilliquist and replacing him with Mike Maddux, who most recently was on the staff of the Washington Nationals.
7. Dugout Future for Redbirds’ Stubby Clapp is Bright
- Friday, September 22, 2017
The Memphis Redbirds had just won an extra-inning playoff game at AutoZone Park. First-year manager Stubby Clapp was in his office. Next to him, changing clothes, was the guy who had managed Clapp on the team’s Pacific Coast League championship team 17 years earlier.
8. Memphis Hustle to Debut Nov. 4, Have 23 Home Games
- Monday, August 28, 2017
The Grizzlies’ minor league team, the Memphis Hustle, will begin play in the NBA G League on Nov. 4 and have 23 home games.
The season starts with a weekend back-to-back, Nov. 4 and 5 to tip-off action at Landers Center in Southaven. The Hustle will make its franchise debut on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, before returning to action the following night against the Salt Lake City Stars at 5 p.m.
9. Rough Start at Kansas for Dedric Lawson
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Admit it: If you first saw news of a Lawson suspended at the University of Kansas, you assumed it would be K.J. It was K.J, after all, who exited the University of Memphis giving coach Tubby Smith double-bird via social media, saying inappropriate things, and let’s not forget this: playing with a selfishness on the court that could make you wince.
10. The Redbirds’ Dream Season is Not Being Duplicated in St. Louis
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
On Monday, July 17, in Oklahoma City, the Memphis Redbirds pulled off their third win in their last at-bat as Patrick Wisdom hit a ninth-inning home run in a 5-3 victory. It was their seventh straight win and their 15th in their last 17 games.
11. House, Senate Approve IMPROVE Act
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
The House and Senate are nearly ready to send the IMPROVE Act to Gov. Bill Haslam, passing it with relatively wide voting margins after months of debate.
Only one adjustment is needed in a measure providing property tax relief for veterans, the disabled and elderly before the measure can be sent to Haslam.
12. Ex-Cub Dexter Fowler a Full-On Cardinal Now
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Center fielder Dexter Fowler’s 2016 season could not have ended any better: winning Game 7 of the World Series, being part of a Cubs team that will forever be legends for breaking that 108-year-old curse.
13. Cardinals Conceding Nothing to Anyone in 2017
- Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Chicago Cubs made history in 2016 by winning the World Series and breaking a 108-year draught. The St. Louis Cardinals made a little minor history by missing the playoffs after getting there five straight years and six of the last seven seasons.
14. Fans Fill AutoZone Park for 'Battle of the Birds'
- Friday, March 31, 2017
During batting practice Thursday afternoon at AutoZone Park, new Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp looked up at a clear blue sky.
“We got the Kissell Dome today,” Clapp said, referring to the late and beloved St. Louis Cardinals field instructor George Kissell.
15. Cardinals Pick Martinez to Pitch on Opening Night vs. Cubs
- Thursday, March 23, 2017
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez to start on opening night against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
16. Cardinals, Matheny Agree to 3-Year Contract Extension
- Friday, November 4, 2016
ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, whose team missed the playoffs in 2016 for the first time in his five-year tenure, has agreed to a three-year contract extension.
17. Sports Notebook: Norvell and Tigers Making Mark in Recruiting
- Wednesday, August 17, 2016
One spot behind Wisconsin and just ahead of Kentucky, 44th nationally. That’s where scout.com has the University of Memphis in its recruiting rankings for the class of 2017. Maybe even more telling is that first-year Tigers coach Mike Norvell and his staff aren’t that far behind Texas (40th) or Oregon (35th) or Ole Miss (31st).
18. Will Memphis Make the Big 12 Cut?
- Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Another day, another media source outside of Memphis ranking the Big 12 expansion candidates. The following evaluation comes from The Orlando Sentinel.
The good news? The University of Memphis made the cut as one of five favorites.
19. Cards' Carpenter Goes On DL; Diaz Named Replacement All-Star
- Friday, July 8, 2016
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals will have to make do without All-Star second baseman Matt Carpenter for an extended period. They've struggled plenty even with Carpenter in the lineup.
20. Sports Notebook: Lynch at Gruden’s QB Camp, Memphis Defense, Cards' Leadoff Hitter
- Monday, March 28, 2016
If you want to see the whole thing, Jon Gruden’s QB Camp with former University of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch will air at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, on ESPN. The NFL Draft is April 28-30 in Chicago.
21. With Peralta Out, Gyorko, Diaz to Vie for Shortstop Job
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – With shortstop Jhonny Peralta sidelined with a thumb injury, the St. Louis Cardinals are left with a hole in their starting lineup.
Jedd Gyorko, who arrived in a trade with the Padres billed as a semi-regular, will get the first shot at filling the gap,
22. Sports Notebook: Tigers End With Win, Suns Beat Grizzlies
- Monday, March 7, 2016
A laugher. The University of Memphis basketball team hasn’t had many of those this season, but they got one to end the American Athletic Conference schedule with an 83-53 victory at East Carolina.
23. St. Louis Cardinals Manager To Speak in Jackson, Tenn.
- Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, will speak at a fundraiser for Special Needs Athletics at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn.
24. Even Joe Buck Knows Value Of a Cubs World Series
- Friday, October 9, 2015
Baseball needs the Chicago Cubs.
And Jake Arrieta, and Joe Maddon, and what Joe Buck, of all people, called “old-school ratings.”
25. Times Are Good. Try To Enjoy it, Memphis.
- Friday, October 2, 2015
Someday, Vince Carter is going to be in basketball’s Hall of Fame. But recently, he was all about that college football.
Carter was at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to see the University of Memphis win a wild shootout over Cincinnati in an ESPN Thursday night game. Last season, he went to Oxford and saw Ole Miss upset Alabama.
26. Redbirds Manager 'Taking Notes' As Cardinals Drive Toward Division Title
- Friday, September 25, 2015
If his business was something other than baseball, first-year Memphis Redbirds manager Mike Shildt might be at conference somewhere, shuttling from one hotel ballroom to another, listening to speakers and participating in workshops.
27. Taking Their Hacks? FBI Investigates Cardinals in Breach of Astros’ Database
- Friday, June 19, 2015
One funny man posted a picture of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Luther Hackman, deeming him a “person of interest.”
Just about everyone took a swing at the Cardinals’ tiresome Best Fans in Baseball moniker by pointing out that “you can’t spell BFIB without FBI.”
28. The Joy of Tony Allen; Inflategate Worse Than Deflategate
- Friday, May 8, 2015
Wading in with a few quick takes …
If I had the money and the inclination to open up a bar on Beale Street, the name is set: One-Eyed Charlie.
Mike Conley’s masked-man performance in Game 2 as the Grizzlies defeated Golden State to even their Western Conference playoff series at 1-1 now stands atop the list of true grit-n-grind moments. And for the record, playing point guard with a broken face > than pitching with a bloody sock.
29. Cardinals Place Grichuk on Disabled List, Recall Infielder Dean Anna
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says outfielder Randal Grichuk, put on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, will have to change his workout routine to avoid further problems.
30. Grichuk Makes Cardinals’ Roster as Reserve Outfielder
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015
When outfielder Randal Grichuk arrived at spring training this year, he could look down the schedule to the April 3 St. Louis Cardinals’ exhibition game with the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park and wonder if he would be staying behind while the big club left for Chicago and the start of the major-league season.
31. On Saban, Calipari and NCAA grandstanding
- Friday, April 3, 2015
Hold up your hand if you’re an Alabama football player and you have not been arrested in the last week. Three Crimson Tide players were arrested, one on suspicion of domestic violence, another for driving under the influence and another on a marijuana charge.
32. Redbirds, Cardinals Might Dodge Rain Again This Year
- Thursday, April 2, 2015
A year ago, rain washed out the scheduled exhibition game at AutoZone Park between the St. Louis Cardinals and their top farm club, the AAA Memphis Redbirds.
The forecast is a bit of a knuckleball for this year’s exhibition game with the Cardinals, scheduled for a first pitch at 6:05 p.m. Friday, April 3. It might rain. It might storm. But the predicted high is in the 70s, and there is always the chance the worst clouds might flutter right on by.
33. Mike Shildt: From College Walk-On To Memphis Redbirds Manager
- Friday, February 27, 2015
Any professional baseball player can tell you about the stigmas he has to fight. For one guy, it might be that he doesn’t hit with enough power. And for another it might be that he doesn’t make consistent enough contact.
34. Martinez Pitching for Himself, and for Taveras
- Friday, February 20, 2015
Carlos Martinez’s English isn’t very good. But you don’t need a translator to communicate the raw facts.
35. A Better Sports Village Than We Knew
- Friday, January 16, 2015
When the historic 2014 University of Memphis football season was just getting started, hope and doubt were still equally matched opponents.
The athletic department, as we all know now, had gone with a risky slogan: “Wait Til This Year.”
36. Redbirds Family Loses Former Player
- Monday, October 27, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.
37. Cardinals Finding Way Back to Playoffs
- Friday, September 12, 2014
Everyone always says the expectations are highest in their clubhouse. But when the St. Louis Cardinals say it, well, it has a certain depth. The past decade has seen seven playoff trips and two World Series championships. And this season, the Cardinals are hunting their fourth straight Red October.
38. Piscotty Becomes Memphis’ Forgotten Prospect
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Memphis Redbirds outfielder Oscar Taveras is the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect. Memphis outfielder Randal Grichuk was the one to get called up to St. Louis this week as the Cardinals try to pump some life into their struggling offense.
39. AutoZone Park Field to Get Makeover at Season’s End
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
This season the Memphis Redbirds are celebrating their 15th year playing at AutoZone Park and the stadium at Third and Union is still a head-turner, even after all these years.
But the playing surface is also celebrating its 15th season and hasn’t been a beauty for a while now.
40. Taveras Aims to Prove Himself at Top
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Before every Memphis Redbirds season, there is picture day. On Monday, March 31, the Redbirds held an open workout at AutoZone Park, but first, players lined up like school kids in the first-base dugout to don a Redbirds jersey and cap and get their pictures taken.
41. Former Redbird Ready for MLB Spring Training
- Monday, February 10, 2014
If a double play is a pitcher’s best friend, then as a rookie with the St. Louis Cardinals last season Seth Maness was all about making new friends.
Maness led all National League relievers with 16 induced double-play groundballs. He became manager Mike Matheny’s go-to-guy for getting the Cardinals free from less-than-two-out jams before the ninth inning.
42. Cardinal Way Has St. Louis Back in Fall Classic
- Friday, October 25, 2013
From 2002-2006, the St. Louis Cardinals had a farm director named Bruce Manno. He was a guy who had his own ideas on how things should be done. One of them was to require that all Cardinal minor-league players – from Rookie ball to Triple-A Memphis – wear their pants pulled up to their knees so their stirrup socks would show.
43. Wacha Handling Latest Example Of Pitcher Care
- Friday, June 21, 2013
A few days ago, when the St. Louis Cardinals optioned young Michael Wacha back to Memphis, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny did not utter some of baseball’s most frightening names.
44. More Than Pujols Can Say
- Friday, October 26, 2012
When manager Tony La Russa retired and slugger Albert Pujols went panning for gold in California, there was no reason to expect the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 season would stop just a game short of the World Series.
45. Tenn. Anti-Terror Bill Advances in House
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A contentious proposal that would authorize the governor and attorney general to decide whether an entity is a terrorist organization advanced in the House on Tuesday after assurances from the sponsor that the measure does not target Muslims.