Mike Matheny

The late Oscar Taveras. (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Cardinals, Baseball Try To Cope With Stunning Death Of Young Oscar Taveras

“We loved Oscar, and he loved us,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Yasiel Puig's celebrations have irked some baseball traditionalists. (Getty IMages)

Baffoe: Baseball’s Fun Police Problem

To progress, baseball can’t fear change and deny game and player evolution.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2014

Ryan Freel.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Ryan Freel & The Hurt Of Hustle

When you see one of these great hustle plays from now on just know what you’re clapping it up for.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on August 9, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cubs Get 1st Shutout In St. Louis In 16 Years

With a small sample size from which to choose, Chris Rusin can easily pick his best performances. His latest ranks toward the top.

08/10/2013

Pablo Sandoval collides with the Astros' Chris Snyder  last July. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Time To Ban The Home Plate Collision

Mike Matheny is the ideal champion of a noble cause, and he has decided to take up the fight.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Allen Craig #21, David Freese #23, Jon Jay #19 and Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals  celebrate their 6 to 4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game One of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Beltran, Freese Hit 2-Run HRs, Cards Beat Giants

Boosted by two-run homers from proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese, and 5 1-3 innings from a steady bullpen, the wild, wild-card St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.

10/15/2012

Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair celebrates his 9th inning home run, tying the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on April 24, 2012. The Cubs won in the 10th inning, 3-2. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Soriano’s RBI In 10th Gives Cubs 3-2 Win Over Cards

The Cubs ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ run of 13 consecutive wins Tuesday night, in a dramatic walkoff to secure their first series victory of the season.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Kyle Lohse #26 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during Opening Day against the Miami Marlins  at Marlins Park on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Lohse, Cards Spoil Marlins’ Debut In New Ballpark, 4-1

The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch. Then Kyle Lohse and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals went to work, and the place grew quiet.

04/04/2012