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.
Cristina Torre, daughter of former Cardinals manager Joe Torre, was apparently on a Brooklyn, New York, street yesterday when she noticed something troubling: A one-year-old baby was hanging from a fire escape two stories above her. Then the baby fell -- right into Torre's arms. "I was getting c ... More >>
It felt like 1996 all over again, you know? I'm not sure how many of you out there really remember that year, the first of Tony La Russa's tenure as manager, but it was an interesting season. The Redbirds had spent the first half of the 1990's sucking quite badly, struggling under the weight of ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgWell, it was inevitable, I suppose. Finally, after years of little passive-aggressive asides and snarky jabs being tossed surreptitiously toward Tony La Russa, someone came out and said it straight up: La Russa doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Thom Loverro, of ESPN 98 ... More >>
With the Cardinals out of the playoffs, I've had to decide what team I'm going to root for the rest of the playoffs. Sure, I could just watch the games impartially and enjoy the sport itself, but where's the fun in that? No, I'm one of those people who are always going to set up a team to root fo ... More >>
Okay, so it wasn't quite the start the Cardinals were hoping for. Okay, so maybe that isn't quite strong enough. Going into last night's game, the Cardinals should have been confident. Hell, even I was confident, and I am never, ever, ever confident when it comes to October baseball. Th ... More >>
I try not to get too very sanctimonious over much of anything in life. I don't consider myself a moral relativist, by any means, but I just don't believe things are very often defined sharply in black and white. We all do what we have to to get by in life, and all too often, that means compromising ... More >>
Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?
Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?
Dick Gephardt also likes kittens and cross-stitching; Unreal has fun with greed and other mortal sins
Historian Charles Korr debunks a few myths about baseball