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Barry Bonds

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Mark McGwire Should Thank His Testicles For Giving Him the Balls to Admit to Steroids

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    NYT: Pujols Asking for $80 Million Over Value

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Will Albert "The Great" Follow "King" James' Footsteps?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Albert Pujols: The Weight of Being The Mang

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Ken Burns' New Documentary Takes a Nuanced Look at Baseball's Steroid Era

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Big Mac Finally Comes Clean

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Albert Pujols Wins MVP Award

    commons.wikimedia.org​Bill 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    The Worst Thing Ever: Mark Whicker, Jaycee Dugard, and Why Rape Victims Aren't Funny

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Welcome to St. Louis, Manny

    Ramirez​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    "The Most Perfect Player Who Ever Did Live"

    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 >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Manny Being Manny, Being Suspended

    The fallout from the suspension of Manny Ramirez is coming hard and fast now. 

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Swingin' Dick Loses Mustache, Respectability

    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. 

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    The Houston Astros are Trying to Drive me Insane

    Stupid goddamned Houston Astros. 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 stadium. All as it should be for the team that I consider to be the Cardinals' real rivals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Hall of Shame: Big Mac's a Martyr for the Steroid Era

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Howard, Pujols Battle for MVP

    We hear a lot 'round these parts about just how underrated Albert Pujols is. We hear how he should have half a dozen MVP awards by now, how he's putting up numbers that almost no one in the history of the game has, and how no other player in the game of baseball right now even begins to intimidate o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: John Tudor in 1987

    Howdy, folks. Friday is upon us yet again, and that means, as always, a Baseball Card of the Week. I actually have a bit of a double whammy for everybody this week, so strap yourselves in. First off, I've got a card that I had been planning on getting to or quite a while now, because I really, rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Crumbling Giants: The Cards Head to San Fran

    The San Francisco Giants present a cautionary tale for the Cardinals. What you see in San Fran this season is exactly what happens when a team puts all of its fortunes on the shoulders of one player for far too long. For the last decade and a half, San Francisco Giants baseball has been the Barry B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Crumbling Giants: The Cards Head to San Fran

    The San Francisco Giants present a cautionary tale for the Cardinals. What you see in San Fran this season is exactly what happens when a team puts all of its fortunes on the shoulders of one player for far too long. For the last decade and a half, San Francisco Giants baseball has been the Barry B ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2007

    Free Ride

    Joe theorizes why the Cards have gotten so many "Get Out of Jail Free" cards.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8/3

    So that microwaving-inappropriate-stuff Web site I mentioned yesterday? It's a freakin' viral marketing campaign for Kraft Easy Mac. I just get so excited by the prospect of seeing food explode that I don't bother snooping around for answers. On to the news: www.alwayswow.com Ethanol pro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2007
  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Follow the Money

    Readers call out Paul McKee and Prince Joe.

  • News

    June 13, 2007

    Strong Bonds

    Joe to Hank Aaron: Don't sell out! Back Barry!

  • News

    January 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    Gorgeous George

    No matter the season, there's always a lively scene at Larry Borowsky's stellar Cardinals blog vivaelbirdos.com. In musing today about Tony "Bunny Ears" La Russa's recent run-in with Barry Bonds, Borowsky got to wonderin' about the most profound assholes ever to wear the Birds on the Bat: keith he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    Gorgeous George

    No matter the season, there's always a lively scene at Larry Borowsky's stellar Cardinals blog vivaelbirdos.com. In musing today about Tony "Bunny Ears" La Russa's recent run-in with Barry Bonds, Borowsky got to wonderin' about the most profound assholes ever to wear the Birds on the Bat: keith he ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    Ballsy

    A pair of local entrepreneurs has a Barry Bonds home run ball for sale, but so far they're going down swinging.

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Oblique Strain

    When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Is Prince Joe a bigot?

    Week of June 8, 2006

  • Dining

    May 10, 2006

    Meat the Family

    Rose explains her beef with Ruth's Chris

  • News

    April 19, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of April 20, 2006

  • Music

    September 21, 2005

    Serengeti

    Friday, September 23; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)

  • News

    August 10, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of August 10, 2005

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of July 27, 2005

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Keep It Real

    We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Film

    September 15, 2004

    Entertain Your Brain

    This new docudrama is a real mind-bender

  • News

    September 15, 2004

    Shipping Blues

    Fairmount Park's owner can't squander his prize filly's talent on home turf

  • News

    May 5, 2004

    Patty Dukes

    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

  • News

    December 24, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
  • News

    October 2, 2002

    Redbird's Burden

    La Russa endures a hell of a season, escaping the purgatory of tradition

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    E.T. Trumps Andro

    We don't need no stinking McGwire Highway!

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    We Deserve Better

    Letters from the week of October 31, 2001

  • News

    October 17, 2001
  • News

    May 5, 1999

    Foul Ball

    Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose

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