Mark McGwire: Fortunately we won't be hearing courtroom testimony on what lies beneath this towel.Have you been following Barry Bonds' perjury trial this week in San Francisco? It's been -- how can we put this? -- nuts. Seriously. On Monday prosecutors called Bonds ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Bell, t ... More >>
Can he pull a Ted Williams and stay dominant till he's 41?Interesting analysis by The New York Times yesterday on the Pujols situation. The writer, Dan Rosenheck, trolls into the statistical annals of baseball history to compare No. 5 with other players of his caliber -- Musial, Aaron and Wil ... More >>
He didn't even leave a note. So after witnessing quite possibly the worst idea I've seen in literally years, the ESPN/LeBron James joint project entitled "The Decision", the question, of course, will predictably be asked around these parts, "Could Albert Pujols be next for this sort of thing?"&nb ... More >>
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 >>
Ken Burns: Someday Barry Bonds will be in the Hall of Fame.Ken Burns, the nation's most prolific documentarian, has chosen for his next opus baseball's steroid era as a postscript to his 1994 landmark Baseball series. Entitled The Tenth Inning, a two-part, four-hour documentary that will a ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgWell, 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 >>
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 >>
commons.wikimedia.orgBill James has called him the perfect player, and this year, the voters apparently agreed. Albert Pujols won his third MVP award today, second in a row, by a unanimous vote. In other news, the sun came up today in the East, much as had been expected. Pujols nearly d ... More >>
Hey, you know what I like? Jokes. How about you guys? You do? Well that's just great. Have I ever got a treat for you. Have you heard the one about the little girl who was kidnapped, tossed into some dude's yard, raped repeatedly, impregnated, forced to give birth in a shed, and kept im ... More >>
RamirezI would be remiss if I didn't at least mention the reception of one Manfred Ramirez. (I wish his name really were Manfred. That would be awesome.) Manny was, of course, quite roundly booed every time up in last night's game between the Cardinals and Dodgers, and really, I don't think anyon ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already read Joe Posnaski and Bill James' Sports Illustrated cover story from last week on Albert Pujols, well, what else are you doing on a Monday morning. Working?In what was probably the best piece of writing/analysis to come out of All-Star week, James makes the c ... More >>
The fallout from the suspension of Manny Ramirez is coming hard and fast now.
Before we begin, let's have a moment of silence, shall we? The Stache is gone, and I don't think it's coming back.
Stupid goddamned Houston Astros. Wikipedia.orgBerkman before his "Fat Elvis" period, when he was known as "Pudgy Elvis."Normally, I have a pretty good relationship with the Houston Astros. I hate Astros players, I hate their crazy owner, and I hate that glorified amusement park they call a stad ... More >>
As you've likely heard by now, it's going to be another year for the Hall of Fame without Mark McGwire. In this year's HoF election, McGwire received only 21.9 percent of the vote, down from 23.6 percent a year ago. He received 23.5 percent the year before that. Not a big change year to year, I know ... More >>
Joe theorizes why the Cards have gotten so many "Get Out of Jail Free" cards.
Readers call out Paul McKee and Prince Joe.
Joe to Hank Aaron: Don't sell out! Back Barry!
Week of February 1, 2007
Todd Snider's restless soul belies a heart of gold.
A pair of local entrepreneurs has a Barry Bonds home run ball for sale, but so far they're going down swinging.
When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.
Week of June 8, 2006
Rose explains her beef with Ruth's Chris
Week of April 20, 2006
But St. Louis sportswriters unapologetically cast MVP ballots
Friday, September 23; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Week of August 10, 2005
Week of July 27, 2005
Week of November 10, 2004
We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson
This new docudrama is a real mind-bender
Fairmount Park's owner can't squander his prize filly's talent on home turf
Unreal steps into the Thickburger fray, gets good gossip at Pujols' fête and seeks dream interpretation -- and hey, keep your dirty pictures away from Ameren UE
Week of December 24, 2003
At the end of a star-crossed season, Cardinal Nation still doesn't know where the Redbirds will roost after they leave Busch
La Russa endures a hell of a season, escaping the purgatory of tradition
We don't need no stinking McGwire Highway!
Letters from the week of October 31, 2001
Week of October 17, 2001
Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose