When Scott McCaughey isn't producing, recording and writing songs for his bands the Minus 5, the Young Fresh Fellows and the Baseball Project, he's probably following the major league box scores and stats and working up his fantasy baseball strategies. He may have gone so far down the rabbit hole of ... More >>
At the end of our talk, Scott McCaughey -- founder of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, once-upon-a-time sideman in R.E.M. and veteran clutch hitter with the Baseball Project -- expresses some disappointment that this interview is even happening at all. "Hey, it's opening day in St. Louis," h ... More >>
In this week's issue, Annie Zaleski heralds the arrival of In Concert: KSHE and 40 Years of Rock in St. Louis, a scrapbook of the area's latter-day music history. Reading "Raised on Radio" put a few of us locals in a nostalgic state of mind, inspiring an e-mail frenzy of the KSHE Klassics o ... More >>
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 >>
Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>
Readers call out Paul McKee and Prince Joe.
Joe to Hank Aaron: Don't sell out! Back Barry!
icemannyr Maybe the baseball playoffs are filmed in too high definition. Watching the Cardinals' improbable run on TV is fun. John Mellencamp's pick-up truck song is more enjoyable after the nine-hundredth listen than Bob Seger's or Taylor Hicks' were, and the color commentary is solid. (Luis Go ... More >>
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Ivan Tcherepnin settled the score
Where was Joe Henry when Major League Baseball coughed up money for ex-Negro Leaguers? In the dark.
Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.
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