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Bill Dewitt

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Videos: Stan Musial Honored at Funeral Service Featuring Bob Costas Eulogy

    Since news broke that St. Louis icon Stan Musial has died, fans have had many opportunities to pay tribute to the late, great Cardinal. And on Saturday, fans got to say a final goodbye to the baseball legend, packed inside the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis for Stan the Man's public funeral servic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Repeat DUI Arrestee Dan McLaughlin Keeps Job as Cardinals Broadcaster

    ​Good news, sports fans. The glory days of baseball broadcasting -- when a commentator could be forgiven for a bit of misbehavin' -- are alive and well. Why's that? Because this week Fox Sports Midwest announced it will retain Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin for the 2012 season. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Cards Launch Imaginary Museum; Reality Still Less Encouraging

    ​Way back when in the magical days of the early 2000s, when Busch Stadium III was still just a twinkle in the eye of Bill DeWitt, the Cardinals proposed a new development next to the proposed stadium. It was to be called Ballpark Village, and it was going to be glorious. The highlight of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Ugly T-Shirts Hope to Keep Pujols in St. Louis

    I would like to announce my plans to post prints of this painting all over the city in order to make a new Pujols contract a reality. ​We all want Albert Pujols to be a Cardinal for life. He's a once-in-a-lifetime player, the best baseball player I've ever personally had the pleasure of watching p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Tony La Russa Returning to Cardinals for Another Season -- Possibly Two

    ​Mr. Pouty Face, a.k.a. Tony La Russa, is returning to the Cardinals in 2011. The deal announced today includes a mutual option that could also have TLR returning to manage in 2012 -- if he or the team feels like it. While many Redbirds fans had hoped that the increasingly testy La Russa would han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    So Where Do You Get a Vuvuzela in This Town?

    Image source​The rise of the vuvuzela has been nothing short of astonishing. Last week, nobody outside South Africa had even heard of the things. This week, they have spawned outrage and jokes and even iPhone apps. Next week, they may even be banned. What a trajectory! Of course we all know t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Cardinals Ranked as No. 8 Most-Valuable Franchise Worth $488 Million

    Bill DeWitt Jr. as depicted in a 2001 RFT cover story.​It's the Cardinals home opener this afternoon, and if the team's owner Bill DeWitt Jr. were to give a speech today, one suspects it would begin: "The state of Redbird Nation is strong."  The Cardinals have won their first two series on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Shelby Miller a Cardinal

    Our long regional nightmare is over. Shelby Miller, the Cards' first round draft pick in this year's draft, has now been signed, sealed, and delivered, to the tune of $2.875 million. Good for him, and good for the Cardinals. They badly needed to get this deal done, in order to begin restocking ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    How Awesome Was That John Mozeliak Chat Today?

    Earlier this afternoon the Post-Dispatch allowed Cardinals fans to chat with the team's general manager John Mozeliak. The resulting dialogue reveals that not only are the Cardinals not going to do much with their roster between now and the start of the season, but that the Internet makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    John Cusack is John Mozeliak in "Do Anything"

    Our hero, the shy, rebellious young GM of a small market team tries desperately to get the attention of any free agent pitcher he can. He may not be able to get the valedictorian, but he's going to get somebody. In the end, the best I think we can possibly hope for is for Johnny Mo, on Ben Shee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Joe Mather a Bright Spot in a Frustrating Season

    Ah. I see your game now, Tony. You give Ryan Franklin the vote of confidence, causing me to go into a raging tirade about making Kyle McClellan the closer, then you come out a couple of hours later and make Izzy the closer again. I see what you did there. Tony La Russa is trying to destroy my br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Hits Galore

    Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.

  • News

    June 13, 2007

    Fuck Frank Gehry

    The icon of postmodern architecture has a sense of humor. Who knew?

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Behold, the Cubs!

    Cardinals homers: The end is near. It's a week into the baseball season and already folks are making World Series predictions, with the New York Yankees and Mets enjoying the best odds (4/1 and 11/2, respectively) to play into late October. The Cardinals, for the record, are at 14/1 to repeat as ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Behold, the Cubs!

    Cardinals homers: The end is near. It's a week into the baseball season and already folks are making World Series predictions, with the New York Yankees and Mets enjoying the best odds (4/1 and 11/2, respectively) to play into late October. The Cardinals, for the record, are at 14/1 to repeat as ch ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2006

    A Whole New Ballgame

    Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    Foul Frequency

    PR flops. Staff upheaval. Shrill talk-show hosts. The Cardinals' flagship station can't seem to find the strike zone.

  • Dining

    January 26, 2005

    Unchained Melody

    Dewey's Pizza aims to keep it all deliciously local

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Berger Bit

    Unreal bids fond farewell to Jerry Berger, witnesses a presidential Opening Day and a six-foot-tall termite and gives out a very, very special award

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Bush Strikes Out

    Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • News

    January 21, 2004

    Cowboy Him

    A hometown boy's skills on the open range could win him $25K, Mariano Favazza offers a money-back guarantee, and Unreal gets to the seat of the issue at the new ballpark; plus, won't someone from the STL break the marathon-bowling record?

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    Déjà Vu

    The Cards overreached -- now San Francisco shows them the way

  • News

    October 16, 2002

    Safe at Home?

    At the end of a star-crossed season, Cardinal Nation still doesn't know where the Redbirds will roost after they leave Busch

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    Stanze's Two-Step

    Master of extreme video gore scandalized by shocking profile of his work

  • News

    June 26, 2002

    Splish-Splash

    Busted waterworks balloon shows Slay hasn't learned a Cardinal rule

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    Seven Card Stud

    The stadium hand Slay should have played, and gets to play again

  • News

    May 29, 2002

    Nowhere Road

    What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died

  • News

    May 23, 2001

    Letters

    Week of May 23, 2001

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Stop the Stadium Madness

    Here are 10 good reasons

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Letters

    Week of April 25, 2001

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Ballpark Village Idiots?

    Legislators ready massive corporate welfare for "Missouri's Team"

  • News

    April 11, 2001

    Homer Town

    When it comes to a new stadium, not even opening day is immune from a sales pitch

  • News

    March 14, 2001

    Cardinal Sin

    It's welfare for the wealthiest

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Letters

    Week of February 14, 2001

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Switch Hitters

    When it comes to being given a stadium, Cardinal owners want it both ways

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    The Midas Touch

    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.

  • News

    January 12, 2000

    FIELD OF SCHEMES

    The strategy for a new baseball stadium includes enlisting the involvement of key downtown developers while limiting public say over subsidies

  • News

    November 24, 1999

    NO PUBLIC DOLLARS FOR A NEW STADIUM. PERIOD.

    And if the fans must be milked, the fans should get a piece of the action

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