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Alex Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Albert Pujols Is "Bitter" About The Way Cardinals Front Office Handled His Departure

    Albert Pujols loooves St. Louis, but is just a little tiny bit bitter about some aspects of his departure from the Cardinals. The more he talked about St. Louis in his interview with Jon Paul Morosi, "the more he smiled." That is, until he stopped smiling. "St. Louis is still a special place fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    A-Rod, Other Athletes, Linked To Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Miami New Times

    The talk of sports media this week comes from our sister paper Miami New Times, which has uncovered a South Florida clinic that allegedly gave performance-enhancing drugs to some high-profile athletes, notably Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. A former employee of Biogenesis, the company in question, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Knock It Out the Park Like Albert Pujols: Top 25 Wale Sports References

    ​Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem: "John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    How Much is Albert Pujols Worth?

    Lamar Pierce, an associate professor of strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School, wants to make it clear: He does not think Albert Pujols, who's likely to get a substantial raise in 2012 no matter which team he plays for, is overpaid. "Pujols should be the highest-paid player in bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Breaking Down Pujols' Salary Per Plate Appearance, Hit, Home Run

    Wikimedia CommonsAlbert Pujols earns $23,529 every time he strikes this pose.​Albert Pujols has reportedly rejected the St. Louis Cardinals' latest offer to resign the All-Star first baseman. In so doing, Pujols supposedly won't revisit negotiations until the end of the season when he could become ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne

    7:30 p.m. Friday, December 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Albert Pujols: The Weight of Being The Mang

    Remember that pose?​Another series, another bad loss trying to go for a sweep. It would be funny if it weren't so frustrating. The deciding moment of the game yesterday was a telling one, a moment that for me summed up nearly everything that's been wrong with this season. It was the bottom of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    The Ryan Howard Contract and What it Means to You

    commons.wikimedia.org"How much did you get? Wow, that's a lot of money, mang. So that means I should be worth like a billion dollars, right?" ​Ryan Howard, St. Louis native and current-hated first baseman for the always-hated Philadelphia Phillies, just signed himself a capital 'E' Enormous contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Trade Rumor: Albert Pujols to Philly for Ryan Howard

    Could Ryan Howard be returning to his hometown of St. Louis? ​That's the speculation over at ESPN.com, where the sports network says the Philadelphia Phillies are discussing the possibility of swapping Howard for Pujols. The two first basemen are the same age and put up gaudy offensive numbers -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    In Which the Author is Forced to Defend Tony La Russa Against His Will

    commons.wikimedia.org​Well, it was inevitable, I suppose. Finally, after years of little passive-aggressive asides and snarky jabs being tossed surreptitiously toward Tony La Russa, someone came out and said it straight up: La Russa doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Thom Loverro, of ESPN 98 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    New York Times Analyzes McGwire's 'Roids Reveal Strategy, Finds it Sound

    ​If one were a professional baseball player, and if one used performance-enhancing drugs, and if one was evasive about it under questioning from members of the United States Congress, and if one were to come clean five years later after being hired as a hitting coach for one's former team, one wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Big Mac Finally Comes Clean

    Holy shit. I did not see that one coming. ​Mark McGwire finally admitted what we've all known for a very long time today, issuing a statement confirming his use of steroids at various times for the better part of a decade. It should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, of course, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    The Year of the Collapsing Closer

    ​When people look back at the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship (it's going to happen, sadly; get used to the idea), there will be talk of Alex Rodriguez finally breaking through and becoming the clutch genius we all knew he had locked away inside him, or Derek Jeter leading the Yanks to the ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
  • Music

    July 1, 2009

    Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp

    5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2. GCS Ballpark, 2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Khlosure for Khalil

    At last, the suspense is over. Our long national (or at least local), nightmare is over. We finally know who the player to be named later in the Khalil Greene trade is. The Cardinals and Padres completed the deal that brought Greene here yesterday, with Luke Gregerson, a right-handed relie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Slimmed-Down Albert Pujols on Sports Illustrated Cover

    The last time Albert Pujols was in the national spotlight was back in November, when he won the National League MVP award. Back then, just a few days before turkey day and almost two months removed from the season, it looked like El Hombre, as some are prone to call the slugger, had laid into the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Jose Canseco Sleeps With the Fishes

    You know, I had never really thought about the steroid issue from this angle before, but Ron Kittle thinks that Jose Canseco may want to watch his back. After the former Oakland slugger broke baseball's code of silence, Kittle (who once won the AL Rookie of the Year Award with the Chicago White ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Breaking News: Murder Apparently Worse Than Steroids

    Yesterday was a rough day for baseball. The A-Rod press conference wasn't so good, and the game took yet another hit to its already-crumbling credibility. All in all, just a bad scene. However, all was not bad in the land of baseball. The lord giveth, and the lord taketh away; yesterday he gave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    A-Rod's $30 Million Blues

    Let me tell you something, folks: it ain't easy being Alex Rodriguez these days. Sure, he's got all the money and talent that most of us only dream of ever possessing, but what kind of life has it gotten him? First, it was the whole Madonna thing. Really, Alex? I mean, come on, man. Dude's got like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    You Say A-Roid, They Say A-Fraud, Unreal Says Lying Sack of Shit

    Here's Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees' $300 million man, in December 2007, telling Katie Couric on 60 Minutes that he never used steroids:And here he is today, February 9, 2009, speaking to Peter Gammons on ESPN:Can you say, "Lying sack of shit"? (Not to mention what the latent effects of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    CC Sabathia and Yankees: Scoffing at the Recession 161 Million Ways

    As our scene opens here on Baseball Card of the Week Theatre, we find CC Sabathia, a pitcher newly signed by the New York Yankees, talking to an excited sports reporter. Let's take a listen, shall we?Reporter: So, CC Sabathia! You've just signed the largest free agent contract in history for a pitch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Dustin Pedroia

    Today, we finish up our cardboard tour of the 2008 Award Winners with the American League Most Valuable Player. We had a Pujols card a while back, so rather than duplicate Albert, I thought we'd go with the mouse that roars, Dustin Pedroia.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Dream Team Builder: Pujols or A-Rod?

    Interesting, if idle, discussion over at espn.com, regarding this question: If you're a general manager starting a major league team today, which superstar would you build your franchise around: Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols? Chatmeister Jerry Crasnick gives the narrow edge to A-Rod, then open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Dream Team Builder: Pujols or A-Rod?

    Interesting, if idle, discussion over at espn.com, regarding this question: If you're a general manager starting a major league team today, which superstar would you build your franchise around: Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols? Chatmeister Jerry Crasnick gives the narrow edge to A-Rod, then open ... More >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2006
  • Film

    May 10, 2006

    Unamerican Dream

    Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy

  • Home Entertainment

    April 26, 2006

    Wild Pitch

    MLB 2K6 throws more chin music than strikes.

  • Film

    July 6, 2005

    Dark Alleys

    Chris Browne's bowling documentary has gloom to spare

  • Film

    September 15, 2004

    Shallow Pop

    Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.

  • Film

    September 15, 2004

    Entertain Your Brain

    This new docudrama is a real mind-bender

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2002

    Deuces Wild

    Forest Park's Dwight Davis Tennis Center is the sweet spot for fans of World Team Tennis

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