Of all the reminiscences of former Orioles manager and St. Louis native Earl Weaver, who passed away on Friday, few are more touching than the one posted by his grandson Mike Leahy on Facebook. Leahy is the lead singer for the band 7 Shot Screamers and also the non-jumpsuited alter-ego of Clownvis P ... More >>
Earl Weaver, a St. Louis native and Beaumont High School graduate who went on to become a Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles, passed away Friday while on a cruise. He was 82. Though drafted by his hometown Cardinals, he never played in the majors for them or any other team. During his f ... More >>
The other day a colleague forwarded along a link citing a study in which St. Louis was ranked no. 4 in the nation for our Creative Class* contributions to the nation's greater good. Or so it first appeared. In a short paper titled "Is your Region ... Creative, Innovative, Productive, ... or Just P ... More >>
John Mozeliak should be on the phone right now to Roy Oswalt. And I'll tell you why. The St. Louis Cardinals scored nine runs last night. It was a beautiful offensive performance, just the kind of beating a team of this talent level should regularly put on pitchers the caliber of one Joe Blanto ... More >>
For most of the offseason it's been a poorly-kept secret the Cardinals are trying to move Kyle McClellan. They signed him back in January to a $2.5 million contract for the 2012 season, and pretty much from the moment the ink dried on the deal K-Mac's name has been floating around as potential tr ... More >>
Okay, so maybe everyone was just scared to go tell Carp his night was over. So Chris Carpenter was, all in all, pretty brilliant last night. He shut the Orioles down, giving them just one run on seven hits and a walk, threw a complete game, and earned himself his third win of the season. Not a ba ... More >>
Let's just say you don't turn to FOX -- or to Joe Buck, who recited this graphic word for word last night -- for the facts.
This Royal did NOT start against the Cardinals over the weekend; however, I'm convinced he could have thrown six shutout without much of a problem. So the 2010 edition of the I-70 series went about as poorly as one could possibly imagine. The Cardinals managed to lose two of three, Aaron Miles pl ... More >>
It's Christmas in June! Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>
Image sourceHarwell (left) and Paul Carey call a Tigers game.A moment of silence, please, for Ernie Harwell, the longtime Detroit Tigers announcer and one of the greatest ever to call the game, who died last night from cancer. He was 92. He was with the Tigers for 42 seasons, most of them on ... More >>
Behold: A "Stripper Mobile"Man, am I kicking myself right now. Late last Friday I got an invite to tool around downtown in the St. Louis Hustler Club's "Stripper Mobile" -- a converted U-Haul truck outfitted with plexiglass walls and (you guessed it!) strippers.Sadly, though, I had to pass on the ... More >>
Farewell to the glare. We hardly knew ye or your crazy eyes. The Cardinals have agreed to deal utility infielder Julio Lugo to the Baltimore Orioles for either a player to be named later or cash considerations. The deal is still awaiting final approval from the commissioner's office, indicat ... More >>
So apparently the plan from here on out for the Cardinals is the proverbial wall covered in feces. As in, see what sticks and then rosterfy them sumbitches. A comment on the state of Hill's shoulder? The Cards reached a deal yesterday with Rich Hill, former Baltimore Oriole and Chicago Cub. ... More >>
I promised you a palate-cleanser for the first review of 2010, and here it is: a visit to a sports bar, of all places. Specifically, this week I review The Post Sports Bar & Grill in Maplewood. Jennifer SilverbergA preview, after the jump...
The St. Louis-built "minivan" was born in 1983. The number of people looking for jobs in the St. Louis region jumped to 10.2 percent in September, according to Federal Reserve figures. That's an uptick of nearly a full percentage point from the 9.5 percent of the region that was out of work in Au ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/jeyhLet's hear that one more time. Because comments from you, dear readers, tend to get buried pretty quickly on this here blog, we thought it would be fun to highlight a few of our favorite responses for the week. So, here they are -- in no particular order...1. A post question ... More >>
edwinknip.comYou're a heartbreaker. Dream maker, love-taker.I've been trying really, really hard this spring not to get too very excited about Chris Carpenter. All along, I've tried to take the same stance toward him that I eventually had to take regarding Mark Mulder; i.e. I don't expect him to pit ... More >>
Or, well, at least, he has a pain in the ass. What sort of picture were you expecting?Okay, so it isn't quite as good as Kaz Matsui's time on the DL last year to recover from an anal fissure (good from the perspective of making for excellent sports writing fodder; I assume that actually having ... More >>
Hey, you guys remember Larry Bigbie? No? Outfielder? Played a little for the Cards one year, actually? He got hurt quite a bit. No, never really made it big. Oh, yeah, plenty talented; just didn't quite seem to ever get the breaks to fall his way, you know? No, that's Kerry Robinson. Bigbie was ... More >>
The Baltimore Orioles signed pitcher Koji Uehara to a two year, ten million dollar deal on Thursday. Uehara, you may remember, was one of the two Japanese pitchers I profiled a while back whilst celebrating the Cards' previous signing of a Japanese player, a guy by the name of, um, well, I don't rem ... More >>
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"I loved Ned Garver. He was [the Browns'] best pitcher in the '50s. He won 20 games in 1951, but the team lost 100."
Joe makes a pitch for the Gateway Grizzlies
Ian cheers his lowly team from a high-class sports bar
Joe hears from the son of first-class pitcher Pat Scantlebury.
(Sportsman's Park, August 19, 1951)
St. Louis takes the gold and silver medals for urban maladies: first in gonorrhea, second in chlamydia. Oh, and last in the National Hockey League.
Unreal visits a holistic beauty shop, discovers the synergy between consulting groups and Playboy Playmates and checks out a local blogger's anti-Valentine's Day party. Plus: Was it really just the Milky Ways, Willie?
One museum. Five hundred pieces of baseball history. All kinds of sweet!
After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend
Cool Bars Tour goes west, young men
The Gateway Cup equates pain with gain
Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.
Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles