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College Baseball

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Untangling the Wrongful-Death Lawsuit That Blames Wash. U. for Fall From High Rise

    As October 26, 2013, bled into a new day, Yongsang Soh sat at a table at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles with three friends, all seemingly content with drinking and gambling their way into Sunday. Affluent, serious and handsome, Soh appears in photos with a messy mop of black hair, a barely the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Tim Tebow and 3 More Reasons Missouri Sports are So Hot Right Now

    Live in St. Louis? Don't like sports? Still want to have a social life? Here's why everyone in town has athletics on the brain lately: 1. Rams: After the St. Louis Rams lost the game and their quarterback to an injury Sunday, the NFL Network says the team could be eyeing Tim Tebow, also a Heisman T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Museums, Theaters, Barbecue: An Updated Guide to Midtown

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Midtown in a larger map As its ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Arizona Winning, And What It Means to St. Louis

    Last night, the Arizona Wildcats won the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, putting an end to the hopes for a third straight national title for South Carolina. It's the fourth national championship in school history for the U of A, their first since 1986, and caps off a magical run that saw th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    The Cardinals Draft Report, Part One

    It's been right about two weeks since the 2012 edition of the MLB First-Year Player Draft; the Cardinals have had time to come to terms with the majority of their selected players already. It was a remarkably interesting draft for the Redbirds, and one I've had kind of a tough time getting my head w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    A Brief Cardinals Draft-Day Primer

    The Major League Baseball first-year player draft is just a few hours away, taking place in New York City and beginning at six pm central. The Houston Astros have the first overall pick, and are expected to take Mark Appel, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford, with their selection. Appel isn't a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Knock It Out the Park Like Albert Pujols: Top 25 Wale Sports References

    ​Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem: "John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Miracle Weekend for Missouri Sports: Is God to Thank?

    The gift of life and the gift of winning.​October 28-30, 2011, may just go down as the greatest weekend for Missouri sports ever. On Friday the Cardinals won their 11th World Series title in one of the greatest come-from-behind stories ever in sports. On Saturday the struggling Missouri Tigers tra ... More >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Reviewing the Cardinals' Draft -- Rounds 36-50

    ​And so we come to the final push, dear friends. The very last gasp of the draft class. The final group of players taken by the Cardinals for 2011 contains a couple very intriguing talents, including a tough sign from St. Louis who could wind up with as high a ceiling as any player drafted this ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Reviewing the Cardinals' Draft -- Rounds 11-20

    ​We're starting to get into territory where the names are hard to find and the scouting info thin on the ground, ladies and gentlemen. Of the 10 players the Cardinals drafted between the 11th and 20th rounds, there were only four whose names I had heard before the draft. Which, I'm somewhat sorry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Reviewing the Cardinals' Draft -- Rounds 6-10

    ​When we last saw our red-clad heroes, they were trapped deep in the bowels of the 2011 draft, having just attempted to extricate themselves with the help of a polished sinker-y righthander from Oregon State named Gaviglia. He was the first pitcher taken by the Redbirds, after a truly bizarre run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The Opening Day Crystal Ball: 2011 MLB Predictions

    I actually dressed up like this to write this post. I predict the itching of this beard will soon drive me to madness. ​Just a bare handful of hours, now, until the Cardinals' 2011 season gets underway. Plenty of ink and bytes have been spilled talking about what the season may bring, lots of it r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    SBNation St. Louis Launches

    Hey, sports fans! As of yesterday, you officially have a new online destination where you can fritter away your working hours. SBNation, a national community of sports blogs, launched its St. Louis site Tuesday, a one-stop repository of news and opinions -- for what value is a conversation about spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Previewing the Padres

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdmit it. That's a creepy effing mascot. ​​The Cardinals travel to San Diego tonight to begin a series against the surprising Padres, who sit atop the NL West. Looking over at the other dugout, the Cards just may see a mirror image of themselves, a team succeeding mostly on ... 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

    March 29, 2010

    Lessons From a Busted Bracket

    ​Well, at least I had Duke. I suppose one could put that squarely in the Good News column. Kind of sparse column, but not entirely empty. The Bad News column, on the other hand, that bitch is full. Overflowing, even. Going into the NCAA Tournament this year, I felt really, really good ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Rams Snatch Defeat From the Jaws Of Victory Against Vikings

    Wikimedia Commons​As miserable as the past seven days have been in the St. Louis sporting world, local fans can take solace in the fact that it could be a hell of a lot worse.Take Seattle and their unfathomably depressing 2008: the Mariners lost 101 games, the Seahawks went 4-12, the once-proud Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    My Cardinals: Will Leitch, Blogger Superhero

    Opening Day is finally here. Winter has loosened its grip on our little corner of the world (well, sort of, anyway), and spring is beginning to bloom. Our annual ritual of renewal and rebirth is a few scant moments away, after the months of waiting impatiently for it to arrive. I could giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The First Baseball Game of the Year at Busch Stadium

    It wasn't played by the Cardinals (you'll have to wait till Monday, when the Pirates come to town to see the Redbirds in action) but by the Mizzou and SLU. The Tigers trounced the Billikens 19-6.If a confused spectator had wandered into the stands, there was zero chance of confusing this game for bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Show Review: Tony La Russa's Stars to the Rescue with Huey Lewis & the News, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, REO Speedwagon and more, Chaifetz Arena, Sunday, January 19

    It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Red-Light Cameras, Cocaine Addiction and Public Radio: 2008's 10 Most-Read Stories

    (The eyes have it! Here are the Top 10 most-read stories online, which were published in 2008 by the RFT. After the jump, we also included a few stories that came back from the dead in '08 because of timely news -- earthquakes and college basketball among them. Below, RFT Editor Tom Finkel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: How the Cardinals Could Have Drafted Chase Utley of the Phillies

    Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    It's Time to Jump on the Mizzou Bandwagon

    It's shaping up to be a tough winter for St. Louis sports fans. The Cardinals are ending on a definite low note, leaving their fans with a sour taste in their mouths. The Blues top young player, a big defenseman by the name of Erik Johnson, wrecked his knee -- wait for it -- stepping out of a go ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    2008 Cardinals Draft Pick Analysis

    Going into this year's First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a very different situation from years past. The farm system is much healthier now, and the team was in a position to draft more according to talent available, rather than constantly trying to build depth and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Cards Blog: Pujols Gets Headlines, Parisi Shows Promise

    We may have seen the single greatest play of any of our lifetimes last night. I don't know about all of you, but that's definitely the first time I've ever seen a run score from second base on a ground out to the second baseman. (See video here.) Also, I don't really expect to see it again. Ever. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Cards Blog: Pujols Gets Headlines, Parisi Shows Promise

    We may have seen the single greatest play of any of our lifetimes last night. I don't know about all of you, but that's definitely the first time I've ever seen a run score from second base on a ground out to the second baseman. (See video here.) Also, I don't really expect to see it again. Ever. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    And the Top Five Baseball Draft Picks Will Be...

    With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, and all the surprises seemingly gone from the top teams, let's look ahead to baseball. But first, on the Cardinals game last night: I'll sum up last night's game very succinctly. The offense jumped on Ian Snell early, and then went to sleep. Anthony Reye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    And the Top Five Baseball Draft Picks Will Be...

    With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, and all the surprises seemingly gone from the top teams, let's look ahead to baseball. But first, on the Cardinals game last night: I'll sum up last night's game very succinctly. The offense jumped on Ian Snell early, and then went to sleep. Anthony Reye ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2007

    A Mathews-Dickey coach does all he can to take black kids out to the ballgame.

    African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Unreal News Challenge 2006

    Week of December 21, 2006

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    October 5, 2005

    See Me, Hear Me, Read Me

    Ethical issues take a back seat to synergy and branding in local sports media

  • News

    September 21, 2005

    Alley Cat

    Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

    Strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a minor-league hitting coach

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    The Sporting Crowd

    No Final Four tickets? No problem -- just grin and bar it!

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

  • 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

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2004

    Bouton's Balls

    Are chin music for MLB

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Underdogs

    Hoop dreams die hard for coach John Campbell and his Sanford-Brown Indians

  • News

    May 14, 2003

    Foul Ball

    Baseball coach Jim Brady has been fighting his bosses in the UMSL athletic department for seven years. And he thought colon cancer was a pain in the ass.

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    Penalty Kick

    Faded soccer glory seen in a U.S. World Cup team without St. Louis talent

  • 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 31, 2001

    New Kid, Old School

    Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.

  • News

    January 6, 1999
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