In case you went totally off-the-grid over the weekend: Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself with a handgun on Saturday. Many outlets have suggested that Belcher's football-related brain injuries were to blame. St. Louis native Bob Costas, on the other h ... More >>
The Los Angeles Dodgers just sent a message to the rest of baseball, and that message is that the big, bigger, biggest money in baseball is no longer confined to the East Coast axis of evil. The Dodgers are currently engaged in the late stages of negotiating an enormous new television deal, wit ... More >>
Sportscaster Joe Buck did some very unusual double-duty yesterday in San Francisco: He first announced the 49ers' win over the the New York Giants at Candlestick Park, then left at 4:32 p.m. and hustled over to AT&T Park by 5:04 pm to announce the Cards' NCLS Game 1 victory over San Franci ... More >>
One thing is clear. St. Louis television viewers love Mike Bush's mop. The KSDK (Channel 5) anchor is nearly always the winner of our Reader's Choice award for Best Hair on Local Television Personality. Such was the case again last week when we unveiled our annual Best of St. Louis issue. See also ... More >>
So, you're probably a Cardinal fan. I mean, why would you be reading a sports column in a St. Louis paper if you weren't, right? (I'm aware of just how gross an oversimplification I'm going with right here, but hey, broad strokes are the only ones I know how to take.) You probably have a whole ... More >>
Local dance-rockers Various Hands (find their music here) are seeking dedicated musicians to fill their old drummer and keyboardist's shoes, having recently posted ads for both on Craigslist. The self-described laid back, easy to work with band has a few rather specific requirements though: - Must ... More >>
You might remember what happened last October: The St. Louis Cardinals, down to their last strike, staged an improbable comeback to win game six of the World Series. The next night, they won game seven and their eleventh championship. So it was with equal parts confusion and bemusement that Gut Che ... More >>
For most of the offseason it's been a poorly-kept secret the Cardinals are trying to move Kyle McClellan. They signed him back in January to a $2.5 million contract for the 2012 season, and pretty much from the moment the ink dried on the deal K-Mac's name has been floating around as potential tr ... 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 >>
Matthew Hathaway over at the Post-Dispatch has a concise look into the particulars of the Edward Jones Dome's pressing need for self- improvement. It's pressing in the sense that there's a February 1 deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to present a plan to upgrade the fa ... More >>
The Cardinals appear to be entering the home stretch of their managerial race. The Cardinals have been conducting interviews and tossing around names in their search for a new manager, and it looks now as if they're likely entering the endgame portion of the process. I have to admit, while I ... More >>
McLaughlin's mugshot for his August 2010 DWI.Cardinals' announcer Dan McLaughlin is fighting for his career after getting his second DWI in a little over a year last month. Both arrests occurred in Chesterfield, and the police report from that first DUI in August 2010 paints a very unflattering p ... More >>
Mark my words. Dan McLaughlin's career is finito in St. Louis. That's a shame. He was a decent broadcaster, but that's just the way it is. He will not survive his latest PR blunder, and he has no one to blame but himself.On Sunday night, the 37-year-old McLaughlin was arrested for driving under t ... More >>
The Cardinals' improbable entrance into the playoffs yesterday wasn't just one for the MLB record books. It was also a record-setting day for St. Louis television. At the risk of stepping on Dan Caesar's toes, Fox Sports Midwest just tweeted Daily RFT to report the news: Yesterday's Cardinals-Ast ... More >>
Good news for Jeremy Maclin.Doctors have given Jeremy Maclin, the former standout at Kirkwood High and Mizzou, the okay to return to professional football.Maclin, 23, was struck by mysterious illness this spring that caused rapid wight loss, iron anemia and irregular blood results. On his birthda ... More >>
A younger, goateed version of La Russa?Cardinals' manager Tony La Russa remains away from the club this week recovering from shingles. Yesterday at Wrigley Field, though, La Russa was there in spirit as pitcher Kyle Lohse impersonated the skipper prior to the game. Fox Sports Midwest has a video ... More >>
image viaMedia preview nights are a chance for restaurants to pull out all the stops and impress. Last Thursday night marked the preview of the new Stadium Bar and Grill at Lumière Place Casino. Stadium, which replaced Hubert Keller's steak house, SLeeK, is the epitome of a modern sports ba ... More >>
Image via Fox Sports Midwest La Russa of his pinkeye: It's like bad makeup in a horror movie.Did you happen to catch one of the post-game press conferences yesterday with Tony La Russa following the Cardinals' double-header against the Washington Nationals? If not, you missed a real fright ... More >>
How could this guy be such a jerk? When he re-signed with the Cardinals last October, Tony La Russa vowed to be more "loveable" in 2011 following criticism that he often acted like a haggard, old sourpuss when addressing the media -- especially during post-game interviews. Now, just six games int ... More >>
Crocus Cardinals = Spring around the corner.With temperatures plunging back into the 30s today we here at Daily RFT were desperate for some kind of sign that this miserable winter will one day end. We think we've found it. Just as the first crocus blooms suggest the thawing of the spring, so too ... More >>
Ahh, summertime. If you haven't seen it yet, Fox Sports Midwest recently embarked on a contest asking Cardinals fans to rank their five favorite games of last year. FSM will then cut down the five winners into half-hour segments to run on the station during March. Of the fifteen games nominated, ... More >>
Well, that settles that. Yesterday an attorney for Cardinals' television broadcaster Dan McLaughlin confirmed his client was driving under the influence when he was pulled over on Highway 40 in Chesterfield last August. McLaughlin has been placed on two-year probation and already completed commun ... More >>
Your DISH isn't broken, it's just blacked out.Since October 1, Missouri subscribers to DISH Network have been without one of the most popular stations on the local broadcast dial: Fox Sports Midwest. DISH and FSM (which airs the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and Missouri Tigers) have been in a pissi ... More >>
So, Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Dan McLaughlin is due in court today for a hearing regarding his August arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. McLaughlin was driving down Highway 40 when Chesterfield police pulled him over in response to a 911 call for an erratic driver. McLaughlin, the play-by ... More >>
Jack Clark has ended his post-game analysis on Fox Sports Midwest. The former Cardinal, turned broadcast commentator, was supposed to do a show on the station on Monday and a few more telecast this month. According to the Post-Dispatch, Clark says he's too busy to commit to FSM but hopes to return t ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgOne start isn't really enough to make any determinations about a player's overall health, you know. We can't just look at this one game and conclude Chris Carpenter is just fine and ready to dominate in the second half of the season. That being said, Chris Carpenter is b ... More >>
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 >>
With each passing day, the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to hire Mark McGwire as hitting coach is becoming a PR disaster of epic dimensions. Current ballplayers and Hall of Famers alike have turned against him, in many cases, quite bitterly. Ex-Cardinal great and Fox Sports Midwest an ... More >>
flightaware.comRaytheon Hawker jetThat's what website Sports By Brook is reporting today. The site has unearthed documents showing that the Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck owns a Raytheon Hawker jet that it values at around $12.6 million. Big deal, right? Buck flies enough and demands a big enough ... More >>
So it looks as if Al Hrabosky will continue to pollute the airwaves for at least one more season. He is apparently close to signing a deal with Fox Sports Midwest to once again broadcast games alongside Dan McLaughlin for the 2010 season. Thus the circle remains unbroken, and we are all forced to ... More >>
Every year, the day after the All Star Game in the host city, there takes place an event which is, in my ever so humble opinion, quite a bit more interesting that the game itself. The Annual Symposium on Statistics in Sports is just what it sounds like- a gathering of some of the biggest nerds you'v ... More >>
Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Troy Aikman got free U.S. Marshal Service rides and escorts to sporting events, according to Web site The Smoking Gun. In a report issued late last week, the Department of Justice's inspector general found that an attorney for the marshal service, David Band, arranged for ... More >>
My father called me just a little while ago, all excited. Apparently, Fox Sports is reporting that the Cardinals are going to major players for A.J. Burnett. He heard in on the radio on his way in to work; a cursory search of the Fox Web site leads us to Ken Rosenthal's story. Rosenthal usually has ... More >>
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