Last season the St. Louis Cardinals' Khalil Greene was put on the disabled list twice, missing 46 games, because of his recurring social anxiety disorder. In 77 games, he hit just .200 -- and made $6.5 million. The 30-year-old Greene, a one-time offensive spark plug for the San Diego ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBuck O'Neil, Kansas City Monarchs manager, first black coach in Major League Baseball and founder of the Negro Leagues Museum.The count is rising against the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.Strike one: The recession, which is hurting museums all over the country, but ... More >>
As the World Series heads back to Philadelphia tied at one game apiece, both the Yankees and the Phillies have reason to be optimistic. The Phillies have to feel great about where they stand, as they succeeded in wresting home field advantage away from the Yankees and now have three games in thei ... More >>
Saw this linked on a random blog, and nearly keeled over from laughing. Here's the show Mad Men, if it took place in Boston and starred New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre. The characters spend the entire time drinking Budweiser and swearing -- so this is very NSFW, if your office frowns on such t ... More >>
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 >>
With the Cardinals out of the playoffs, I've had to decide what team I'm going to root for the rest of the playoffs. Sure, I could just watch the games impartially and enjoy the sport itself, but where's the fun in that? No, I'm one of those people who are always going to set up a team to root fo ... More >>
Coming off the three-hour, 54-minute letdown last night in Los Angeles, there's nothing we want more than to look ahead to this afternoon's Game 2 start time of 5:07 p.m. and put Matt Holliday's plate failures and Chris Carpenter's perplexing inability to find the outside of the plate behind us.T ... More >>
fortsanders.netBad Idea. I know I've mentioned before - numerous times, most likely - how much I hate no-trade clauses in baseball contracts. In particular, the no-trade clause in Kyle Lohse's contract has proven to be a source of major irritation to me, not because I don't think Lohse is a usefu ... More >>
Sadly, it looks as if Boston - or, more accurately, Pawtucket - just wasn't far enough for Chris Duncan to escape the shadowy conspiracy against him. Keep on humping, Chris, and keep reaching for that rainbow. Duncan has been released by the Boston Red Sox, less than a month after he was acq ... More >>
A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>
uploaded by Uncle Pilot to the RFT Flickr PoolTechnically as of last night, we're about to wrap up just the sixth coolest July on record. That doesn't mean it wasn't the coolest, though. The lowest average temperature in July came in 1961 and 1891, when it was typically a balmy 74.9 degrees. Here ... More >>
I try not to get too very sanctimonious over much of anything in life. I don't consider myself a moral relativist, by any means, but I just don't believe things are very often defined sharply in black and white. We all do what we have to to get by in life, and all too often, that means compromising ... More >>
Just a few minutes ago, Mark Buehrle, the lefty from the Chicago White Sox who just also happens to be a St. Louis native, completed the eighteenth perfect game in baseball history. Congratulations to Mark, who actually attended college three minutes from my childhood home. Of course, my congra ... More >>
Press cameras officially were not allowed into Lure Nightclub last night, because of presence of the dozens of pro athletes, musicians and actors promised to be in attendance. For those willing to pay $175 to get in the door (but hey, there was an open bar!), there were indeed a few athletes with wh ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/sumaresSt. Louis thinks about Chicago a lot. It's bigger. It thinks it's better. Its National League team is our baseball team's most deadly rival.But to Chicagoans, the National League team's most deadly rival is the American League team across town. When Chicago bothers to consid ... More >>
Well, here we go, everybody. The Draft is finally here, and now we wait for the Nationals to tell us what we already know. Aaaaand there we are. Strasburg is the pick at #1. In other news, the sun came up in the East this morning, and likely will again tomorrow.
sbnation.comIn his "Five Minutes" column today, the local daily's Bernie Miklasz offers up a few ideas on how the Cardinals could improve at the hot corner. The big man does a pretty stellar of job analyzing the stats behind a few trade prospects, including calling out the Coors-inflated numbers of ... More >>
One of my favorite pastimes is to go over to Fangraphs and look at the win probability charts for baseball games after they end. It's especially fun to look at games in which really wacky things have happened, as the peaks and valleys are often marvels to behold. Never before, though, have I ever s ... More >>
I don't know if anyone's noticed, but something pretty extraordinary is happening on the other side of the state. Zack Greinke, the Royals' young phenom right-hander, may have become the best pitcher in baseball while no one was looking. So far this year, Greinke's record stands at 6-1, with an ... More >>
blogs.seattleweekly.comThat's the line one of the best baseball writers on the planet, the Seattle Times' Larry Stone, uses to talk up the intelligence of the animal rights activist formerly known as Cards manager Tony La Russa in his always-hilarious "Power Rankings" column.Stone happens to think p ... More >>
Amazingly, just this past week, a story actually came along that got everyone to stop talking about Alex Rodriguez, even if only for a moment or two. The source of such distraction was the Boston Red Sox. More specifically, it was the closer for the Boston nine, Mr. Jonathan Papelbon, giving hi ... More >>
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