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Cooperstown

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Tony La Russa Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    What do you give to a man who has everything? Immortality. That's what former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is experiencing now that he's been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During a weekend full of parades, speeches, dedications and parties, La Russa's legend has been secured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Five Things We Learned from Tony LaRussa's Commencement Address at Washington U.

    Former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa doesn't just inspire greatness on the field -- he also inspires greatness in life. Last Friday, LaRussa gave the commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, bidding thousands of students good luck as they go from the minors to the big leagues. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Tony La Russa, Former Cardinals Manager, Unanimously Voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. The committee that selects hall of famers unanimously chose La Russa along with Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, for the honor.

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    April 5, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    image viaJohn Hodgman: barefoot sage of the Mad Art Gallery.​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 6, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    The Allen Craig Experiment

    Tony La Russa, center, discussing Allen Craig's future with John Mozeliak, left. Craig is shown far right. ​It's been an interesting season, to say the least, for the Cardinals so far in 2011. Between injuries to top players, one of the most fraught, complex slumps in major league history, and ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Wash U Baseball Turns to New Coach, New Era

    John H. TuckerDavis struck out only once last year.​It's often said that the most difficult thing to do in all of sports is hit a round ball with a round bat. Think about it: Even if you fail seven out of ten times, you've still got a batting average high enough to land you in Cooperstown. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    10 Possible Sources of Illegal Drugs Found in Adrienne Martin

    Prosecutors don't know, and August Busch IV isn't saying. Here then is Daily RFT's list of ten likely sources of the lethal amounts of cocaine and oxycodone (now known as a "Huntleigh Highball") found in Adrienne Martin's blood. And we're not talking about caffeine...​1. Gakkers, the God of Cocain ... 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 8, 2010

    La Russa: McGwire Could Bat as Pinch Hitter (But Only Until Ted Williams' Body Defrosts)

    Image Via​The probability of the Cardinals new hitting coach Mark McGwire returning to the plate as a pinch hitter isn't likely, though manager Tony La Russa hasn't entirely ruled it out. Speaking this week to the Bay Area's Contra Costa Times, La Russa had this to say of the slugger who retired f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Show Review Photos Setlist: Fall Out Boy at the Creepy Crawl, Wednesday, December 3

    At the end of a rambling bit of stage banter about Fall Out Boy being known as "emo boys made good" or being a "douchebag pop band," swoop-haired bassist Pete Wentz (who noted that he is/was often on the receiving end of the douchebag tag) said, "We're okay being your guilty pleasure." Slide Show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    John Smoltz: A First-Ballot Hall of Famer

    The Cardinals didn't play Wednesday, but something big happened in the world of baseball. John Smoltz announced yesterday that he'll have to have surgery on his right shoulder, thus ending his season. He stated that he intends to come back and pitch again next year, but I have to question how legi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2008

    He Is Iron Man

    And iron author, too

  • News

    November 28, 2007

    Hopelessly Devoted

    "I loved Ned Garver. He was [the Browns'] best pitcher in the '50s. He won 20 games in 1951, but the team lost 100."

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    That's Why They Play the Games

    The wags around the Cardinals press box call Rick Hummel "The Commish." Unreal doesn't call him that; Unreal doesn't call him anything at all. We pretty much just try to stay out of his way. After all, being the dean of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports section -- and on the cusp of being enshrin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    That's Why They Play the Games

    The wags around the Cardinals press box call Rick Hummel "The Commish." Unreal doesn't call him that; Unreal doesn't call him anything at all. We pretty much just try to stay out of his way. After all, being the dean of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports section -- and on the cusp of being enshrin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Marked Mark

    photo and manipulation by Jennifer Silverberg As anyone who's not been living in a sensory-deprivation tank is aware, former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and steroid-I-mean-home-run king Mark McGwire looms among the new names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot. While you ponder which way t ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006
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    January 18, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of January 19, 2006

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    August 24, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of August 24, 2005

  • Film

    June 22, 2005

    1987 World Series: There's No Place Like Home (1987)

    Phyllis remembers a kinder, gentler Series

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Drop-Kick Gorgeous

    Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.

  • Film

    September 15, 2004

    Shallow Pop

    Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.

  • News

    June 30, 2004

    Brilliant!

    The Beer Hall of Fame is a cool idea -- perhaps too cool for St. Louis

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
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    September 26, 2001

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