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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
commons.wikimedia.orgMoney for nothin' and chicks for free.Gary Sheffield is getting paid $14 million to just go away. Do you have any idea what sorts of things I would be willing to do for $14 million? It would certainly make turning tricks at the bus stop again a whole lot easier to stomach, I'll ... More >>
Google EarthTruman Sports ComplexSo frets Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders in Kansas City. This week Sanders told radio station KMBZ (980 AM) that the city's $85-million budget shortfall could make the Royals and Chiefs "free agents" so to speak. That's especially true, says Sanders, after Kans ... More >>
Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>
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