You know, the All-Star break has come and gone. The second half (I should really put that in quotation marks, but screw it), of the baseball season is well and truly underway. I had a dozen different things I was planning on writing while the break was going on, all kinds of progress reports an ... More >>
Henry Bollinger woke up at 5:30 a.m. last Friday and tried not to disturb his wife and two young boys. He stepped out into the early-morning chill of Oakville, Missouri, and drove north, stopping only for a cup of coffee on his way to Busch Stadium. Once there, he took the elevator two flight ... More >>
This bullpen management really does make me feel like I'm taking crazy pills. You all know that old trope, the one about the definition of insanity, right? You know, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Yeah, there you go. We've all heard it before. Well guess ... More >>
We rejoiced in your fire, Chicago. But you got last laugh.Hard to believe today, but, 140 years ago, one of the most exclusive clubs in town was the St. Louis Philosophical Society. The organization, started by a couple followers of German philosopher Georg Hegel, published the influential journa ... More >>
John H. TuckerDavis struck out only once last year.It's often said that the most difficult thing to do in all of sports is hit a round ball with a round bat. Think about it: Even if you fail seven out of ten times, you've still got a batting average high enough to land you in Cooperstown.
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Ian FroebAn odd scene unfolded at Busch Stadium Tuesday evening. No, not the Cardinals dropping another game to a sub-.500 team. Sadly, Cardinal fans are growing accustomed to that. This scene began before the first pitch. Food Network star Tyler Florence, host of such shows as Ultimate Tyler and ... More >>
boobalikes.comWhat? Oh, come on. That's a funny picture and you know it. It's looking more and more as if the Rich Hill Era is probably going to end before it begins here in St. Louis. Since Hill joined the team, I've been rooting for him to win the vacant fifth spot in the Cardinals' rotati ... More >>
Though it's unlikely Ichiro Suzuki combed through last week's Riverfront Times Guide to the All-Star Game, the Seattle Mariners star did visit one prominent spot on Ian Froeb's fact-packed (if controversial) "Inside Baseball: A tour of St. Louis landmarks, from the famous to the infamous (and everyt ... 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.