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  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Metal Costume Tips and Cubs Trash Talk from the Dropkick Murphys' Matt Kelly

    After sixteen years of growl, music lovers can't help but think of Dropkick Murphys when someone mentions Boston. The band with equal parts swagger and bagpipes is as much a part of the fabric of Beantown as the brownstones that dominate the city. Despite the Murphys' undying love for the Red Sox, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    10 Ways to Console Yourself Now That The Cardinals Have Choked

    So the Cards choked. It happens -- not to the Cards, of course, not usually. But life goes on. The World Series starts tonight, and the rest of the world has already forgotten about us. 1. Gather at Busch Stadium. Bring candles. Sob, "It shoulda been us!" Experience catharsis with your fellow membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    [VIDEO] Classy Cubs Fan Mimics a Double-Barrel Blowjob on TV, Gets Ejected

    This occurred late Monday night, after a 3.5-hour rain delay at Wrigley Field caused the Cubs game against the Pirates to stretch well past midnight. At which point, in the ninth inning, we all got a refreshing taste of typical Cubs-fan behavior. We loved the conclusion reached yesterday by Deadspin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    The Cards Keep Running in Place

    And just when things were looking so good, too. The first two games of the series against the Rockies, the Cardinals looked like a team ready to kick ass and chew bubblegum but forgot to bring any bubblegum. An offensive explosion good for 20 runs in two games had the Cards poised for a sweep i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Market Moves and What They Mean For the Cardinals

    The trade deadline is just a few days off now, and the Cardinals are in a dogfight for the NL Central. Whether or not that ultimately translates into actual movement for the Cards on the trade market remains to be seen, but the conditions are certainly right. It's been a fairly robust trade mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Should We Be Worried About Cardinals' 0-4 Slump?

    The Cardinals are mired in their first real slump of the season. That's not to say the Cards haven't faced any adversity before now, of course; there have been a couple of really tough losses already in 2012, and they have seemed to come in bunches, little clusters of misery amidst what has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Does Not Win the Dodgers Bidding War

    ​Apparently, the speed of business is very fast indeed when $2 billion is on the table. That's the record-breaking price offered to current Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt by the investment group helmed by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. McCourt agreed to the sale mere hours after Major Lea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
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    February 15, 2011

    How to Cancel a Reservation Like a Civilized Person

    Surely we don't need to go over something as simple as having the good manners to cancel a reservation on one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, right? Apparently, we do. .bbpBox37365228480114690 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/a/1297726420/images/themes/theme1/bg.png) #C0DEED;pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Five Picks for Cardinals' Rule 5 Draft

    Players line up to be fawned over and poked at in preparation for the Rule 5 draft. ​Baseball's Winter Meetings will come to an end today, with the annual Rule 5 draft one of the final items on the itinerary. In case you aren't familiar with the Rule 5 draft, here's a decent overview of how it all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Yard (F)Art: Cardinals and Cubs Gardners Get Reality Show

    Chances that someone's yard ends up with a mowed arch? 100 percent.​In yet another example of how nothing is too banal for reality TV, we present you with "Yard War: Baseball" -- an hour-long special to air this fall on the DIY Network. The show will feature two St. Louis neighbors battling out fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Et Tu, Fast Eddie?

    Fox 2 (KTVI) reports that Eddie Sholar, the owner of Alton, Illinois, legend Fast Eddie's Bon-Air, will throw out the first pitch of...a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field? Apparently, it's reward for the immense volume of beer -- the area's coldest, I'm told -- sold at Fast Eddie's, but still.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Blago Won't Testify After All; Wife Loses Chance to Catch Up on Summer Reading

    image viaWould this man lie to you?​Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who, for the past year and a half, has been proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen (and even some who don't care), has decided to hold his tongue, for once. Blago announced his intention earlier this we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Last Night: Deadspin Founder Will Leitch Talks Really Fast, Meets with Adoring Fans at Left Bank Books, Gets Beer with Sportswriters

    Fast-talker Will Leitch last night at Left Bank Books.​It's just after after nine o'clock Thursday night at Left Bank Books downtown, and Will Leitch is still going strong. The writer-turned-blogger-turned-writer-again is seated at a desk in front of cookbooks and to the left of glossy-covere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Cubs Ace Carlos Zambrano Moves To the Bullpen, Lookout Gatorade Machine

    The Cubs have decided to move former ace and known perpetrator of crimes against Gatorade machines Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen. Big Z has gotten off to a slow start this season, with a 7.45 ERA in four starts and 26 hits allowed in 19.1 innings, and the Cubs' bullpen has been less than inspi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    18 Symbols That Should Be Made "Official" in Missouri

    ​In Missouri, legislators didn't think it was a good idea to name a dead dog as the official state canine. On Thursday, the state House defeated a bill aimed at making "Seamen," the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their trip West, the official canine in our state. As the Post-Dispatch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Stuck to My Ribs: Bono's Pizzeria

    Josh Bacott​One of the detriments to living in a city that claims its own "style" of pizza? A significant chunk of the locally-owned establishments ignore the alternatives.Seemingly every neighborhood joint that offers delivery specializes in thin-crust St. Louis-style pizza. As a lifelong reside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Proof Cardinal Fans are Douchebags, Too

    While perusing the interwebs looking for something or other (I think I was searching for an image of some sort), I came across something rather fun. It was an old post on Bleacher Nation (a Cubs blog, for those of you who are unaware), back when the author was doing his previews of all the NL Centra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    St. Louis T-Shirt Maker Inspires Chicago Copycats; White Sox Manager a Fan

    Ozzie GuillenChicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen might not know it, but he's a fan of St. Louis-based Rina Wear clothing company. The Chicago Tribune reports that prior to today's inter-league match between the White Sox and Cubs at Wrigley Field, Guillen came across a street vendor selling T-sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    The Five Most Offensive Cardinals-Cubs Shirts

    The snarky commenters at Deadspin are loving this controversy-causing T-shirt worn by an always-classy Cardinals fan during one of the Cubs games last weekend. Apparently this was allowed to slide while the wearer of a relatively innocuous "Cubs Suck" shirt was forced to turn it inside-out when he e ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2009
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    March 5, 2009

    Combos Snack Food Ranks St. Louis 6th Manliest City in U.S.

    Combos, the pretzel-and-processed-cheese food that comprised an unhealthy proportion of my adolescent snacking, has released a new study revealing the 50 "manliest" cities in the country, and St. Louis ranks sixth! It trails only (in order) Nashville, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Cincinnati and Denver. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Combos Snack Food Ranks St. Louis 6th Manliest City in U.S.

    Cross-posted at Gut Check.Combos, the pretzel-and-processed-cheese food that comprised an unhealthy proportion of my adolescent snacking, has released a new study revealing the 50 "manliest" cities in the country, and St. Louis ranks sixth! It trails only (in order) Nashville, Charlotte, Oklahoma Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Not News: Cubs Manager Flunked Square-Dancing

    Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella never earned his college degree because he flunked square-dancing. At least that's what the 65-year-old skipper tells MLB.com reporter Carrie Muskat: "I flunked square dancing," he said. "I didn't show up for the final, that's what happened." Flunked square dancing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Obama Shouts out Metro East, Reluctantly Mentions Cardinals at Ball

    Perhaps the new president is still a little peeved about losing Missouri in the general election (though unlikely), but it's probably his allegiance to the Chicago White Sox that caused him to reluctantly mention the Cardinals and give a shout-out to Scott Air Force Base during Tuesday night's Comma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Aaron Miles: Upping the Cubs' Grit

    Okay, I have to say, I just flat out don't know what to make of this. Apparently, the Cubs have just signed Aaron Miles. Huh. Alright, everyone who saw this coming, raise your hands. Be honest. Yes, that means you. That's right, put your hand back down. Seriously, has there ever, and I mean eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Undecided Voters Are Stupid, Some are Cubs Fans, Jokes Daily Show

    The wits over at The Daily Show -- along with the rest of America -- haven't pulled any punches against Chicago Cubs fans lately, which is just fine by all of us here at The Rundown.

  • News

    October 1, 2008
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    September 12, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Wellemeyer's Rookie Card

    Ahhh. Welcome to Friday. You know, Loverboy may have believed that everyone worked for the weekend, but I happen to know differently. We don't work for the weekend. We work for the Baseball Card of the Week. And you know what? I'll bet Loverboy knew it, too. It just doesn't have the right number o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Now for the Bad News About the Cardinals

    Yesterday, I took a look at some of the biggest positives from the first half of the season. And really, it's been mostly positive so far. A team that no one really gave any chance of competing has reached the All-Star break in second place in the division, and is leading the wild card race. All g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Cardinals at the Crossroads

    You know, so far this season, the new Cardinals GM has led a pretty charmed life. True, John Mozeliak did inherit a mess of a front office at the beginning of his tenure. He did some nice work with that situation, moving quickly to restore harmony and begin healing the rifts between various factio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Photos from Fair St. Louis, Live OFF the Levee, Cardinals vs. Cubs

    Another Independence Day weekend, another fireworks-caused house fire. Here's what else went on over the weekend: Fair St. Louis On Friday, Fair St. Louis and the Live OFF the Levee concert series got underway for the summer. Held in Soldier's Memorial Park, the festival drew out a couple thousa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    What Fans Already Knew: A Red Sox vs. Cardinals Review

    The St. Louis Cardinals took two of three from the World Champion Boston Red Sox this weekend. This, after getting swept by the god-awful Kansas City Royals a few days before. I wanted to know if the Cardinals were a team that just played to the level of the competition, and what we saw this weeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nice Line in Deadspin Comments Thread

    A recent post on Deadspin.com addresses rumors that Jim Edmonds might sign with the Chicago Cubs. Not surprisingly, Deadspin founder Will Leitch blanches at the mere thought -- though fortunately, as he points out, Cubs fans do too. Anyhoo, commenting on Leitch's kicker -- "By the way, this mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nice Line in Deadspin Comments Thread

    A recent post on Deadspin.com addresses rumors that Jim Edmonds might sign with the Chicago Cubs. Not surprisingly, Deadspin founder Will Leitch blanches at the mere thought -- though fortunately, as he points out, Cubs fans do too. Anyhoo, commenting on Leitch's kicker -- "By the way, this mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Cards Blog: A Houston Rivalry's Backe

    You know, the Cards-Cubs rivalry tends to get all of the press around these here parts, but I much prefer the rivalry with the Astros. Over the weekend, we saw again a prime example of why this is one of the truly great, and truly underappreciated, rivalries in all of baseball. You put Houston and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Cards Blog: A Houston Rivalry's Backe

    You know, the Cards-Cubs rivalry tends to get all of the press around these here parts, but I much prefer the rivalry with the Astros. Over the weekend, we saw again a prime example of why this is one of the truly great, and truly underappreciated, rivalries in all of baseball. You put Houston and ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 24, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2006
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    April 5, 2006
  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Vacant Lots

    The Cards are in the playoffs. So why are there so many empty seats?

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2004

    Butt Those Bears

    The Rams take on Chicago

  • Culture

    December 17, 2003

    Drive, They Said

    Hellcab is a 70-minute angst ride in a one-horse-open taxi

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Wrap the Pimp

    We raise our glass to John Goodman, the Cubs (please don't hit us) and the almighty Pimp; plus, not everyone is buying what the Department of Homeland Security is selling

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2003

    Die, Cubs, Die

    And then die some more

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    You Don't Know Dick

    St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign

  • News

    July 12, 2000
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    June 28, 2000

    Getting What You Don't Pay For

    Success ruins some of baseball owners' most tearful tales

  • 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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