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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Image sourceThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.
The icon of postmodern architecture has a sense of humor. Who knew?
Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.
PR flops. Staff upheaval. Shrill talk-show hosts. The Cardinals' flagship station can't seem to find the strike zone.
Dewey's Pizza aims to keep it all deliciously local
The Year in Review: A Quiz
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
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
A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas
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?
The Cards overreached -- now San Francisco shows them the way
At the end of a star-crossed season, Cardinal Nation still doesn't know where the Redbirds will roost after they leave Busch
Master of extreme video gore scandalized by shocking profile of his work
Busted waterworks balloon shows Slay hasn't learned a Cardinal rule
The stadium hand Slay should have played, and gets to play again
What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died
Week of May 23, 2001
Here are 10 good reasons
Week of April 25, 2001
Legislators ready massive corporate welfare for "Missouri's Team"
When it comes to a new stadium, not even opening day is immune from a sales pitch
It's welfare for the wealthiest
Week of February 14, 2001
When it comes to being given a stadium, Cardinal owners want it both ways
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.
The strategy for a new baseball stadium includes enlisting the involvement of key downtown developers while limiting public say over subsidies
And if the fans must be milked, the fans should get a piece of the action