So apparently it's become like a thing now for Cardinals sluggers to leave the team in the offseason and head for Southern California. Last year it was Albert Pujols, aka the Second Greatest Cardinal (and who will never, ever reach number one on that list), leaving the Redbirds and taking his talent ... More >>
Dozens of these litter my personal swanktuary.Fired Up Missouri recently pointed out some of the more inane bills proposed by our state legislature, and HB 1063, proposed by Rep. Pat Conway (D-St. Joe) is particularly egregious.And I quote, "HB 1063 designates the exercise known as 'jumping jacks ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgMark McGwire is one of five coaches from Tony La Russa's 2011 staff who will return next season under new manager Mike Matheny.The Cardinals announced their full coaching staff for next season yesterday, putting to paper the group who will support Mike Matheny as he takes ove ... More >>
Mark McGwire: Fortunately we won't be hearing courtroom testimony on what lies beneath this towel.Have you been following Barry Bonds' perjury trial this week in San Francisco? It's been -- how can we put this? -- nuts. Seriously. On Monday prosecutors called Bonds ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Bell, t ... More >>
Will leftover buns score runs next season? Ehh.Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses. So it shall be in the Cardinal clubhouse again in 2011, as the club has agreed on contracts with pretty much the entire coaching staff, including Dave Duncan and Mark McGwire, the only two anyone real ... More >>
Great works of literature are immortal. Baseball records -- especially dubious ones -- are not. So it's fitting then that Missouri legislators yesterday approved a bill to rename a stretch of Interstate 70 after Missouri's America's most famous author, Mark Twain.
So a little over a month into the season, the Cardinals' pitching, particularly the starting pitching, has been absolutely exquisite, while the offense has been, um, let's see...what's the opposite of exquisite? Maybe not the opposite, actually; how about something that's well short of exquisite but ... More >>
The New York Times recently visited St. Louis to report on the hand-wringing over Mark McGwire's steroid confession and his new gig as the Cardinals hitting instructor. The Times notes in its coverage yesterday how both fans and former members of the Cardinals "family" have mixed feelings about M ... 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 >>
In a brief appearance [Sunday], he warned kids not to try steroids and said he was happy about his chance to put on a major league uniform again.McGwire added that he had a "huge Rolodex of knowledge" to pass on to Cardinals hitters.-- Associated Press; Monday, January 18 Mark McGwire's Rolode ... More >>
It started out so well for Big Mac. The Cards hired George W. Bush's former press secretary and master of atonement Ari Fleischer to help the team's new hitting coach gently break the news that he was on the juice. After a misty-eyed interview with local/national broadcaster Bob Costas, media critic ... More >>
Daily RFT readers voting in Friday's "Ass Clown of the Week" election showed Mark McGwire about as much love as those adoring fans at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up yesterday. Which is to say, they seem ready to excuse the former home-run king and he admitted last week to using steroids throughout mo ... More >>
media.urbandictionary.comYou know the rules. Vote for the local newsmaker who you think committed the most scandalous and/or idiotic act of the week. And the candidates...1. Mark McGwire: After years of denying and obfuscating his alleged use of steroids, Big Mac came clean this week -- admitting ... More >>
The shelf-life of the Mark McGwire steroids story turned out to be a little longer than most of us -- and maybe Mark himself -- expected. But after all, it's January and there's nary any other real baseball news to be had.As a result of the relative longevity of Big Mac's coming clean, sports talker ... More >>
Remember Jose Canseco's allegation in his book "Juiced" that he and Mark McGwire shot each other with steroids in the locker room stalls in Oakland? During his steroid confession Monday night to Bob Costas, McGwire denied the claim, saying that Canseco made up the story to help sell his book. Yes ... More >>
If one were a professional baseball player, and if one used performance-enhancing drugs, and if one was evasive about it under questioning from members of the United States Congress, and if one were to come clean five years later after being hired as a hitting coach for one's former team, one wou ... More >>
A lot of polls going around about the stretch of Interstate 70 downtown that's been renamed Mark McGwire Highway:I humbly suggest Prince Joe Henry Highway.
Mark McGwire admitted today that he used steroids throughout much of his career with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. The statement came a week after Cardinals manager Tony La Russa stated publicly that McGwire needed to discuss steroid allegations prior to stepping in as the team's ... More >>
Holy shit. I did not see that one coming. Mark McGwire finally admitted what we've all known for a very long time today, issuing a statement confirming his use of steroids at various times for the better part of a decade. It should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, of course, bu ... More >>
Image ViaThe 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 >>
This soooo totally helps my plan. So yesterday Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch writes an article about Mark McGwire, the day when he will finally have to Talk About the Past, and the way the Cardinals plan on trying to handle the potential reaction of the fanbase. And then, someone did ... More >>
I thought I was still slumbering this morning when I opened up the paper to read that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is expected to sign a new two-year deal with the club on the condition that the Redbirds also sign tainted slugger Mark McGwire as hitting coach. A triumphant return for Mr. McGwire? ... More >>
So maybe, just maybe, perhaps, it might be, maybe, that the St. Louis Cardinals are preparing to name one Mark 'Big Mac' McGwire as their next hitting instructor. Maybe. Okay, first off, to get it out of the way: I think this is a brilliant move. Mark McGwire, despite what shortcomings ... More >>
As you've likely heard by now, it's going to be another year for the Hall of Fame without Mark McGwire. In this year's HoF election, McGwire received only 21.9 percent of the vote, down from 23.6 percent a year ago. He received 23.5 percent the year before that. Not a big change year to year, I know ... More >>
Perhaps they'd look like this. Link via Kopper. More excellent ones at the link and after the jump. Or like this. That's 1985 Topps right there, the style/year of Mark McGwire's rookie card. Why yes, I used to collect baseball cards hardcore.
(Welcome to Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Each Monday, we'll scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye this week.)What? No dessert?: To The Person Who Put A Steak And Mashed Potatoes On My Windshield - 21 (Red Lobst ... More >>
In the most recent edition of his made-to-waste-away-your-workday "Links of the Week" series, ESPN's Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons featured a reader-submitted YouTube clip of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa circa 1998, with the following description: Here's an incredible YouTube find from Tim in Pitts ... More >>
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 >>
Scandals, schmandals: We still can't wait for Opening Day!
Unreal wanders into an un-bear-ably raucous party, plans a Missouri escape and visits a local blogger who's worried about Sheryl Crow; plus, our fantastic suggestion for the Mark McGwire Highway
Unreal visits a holistic beauty shop, discovers the synergy between consulting groups and Playboy Playmates and checks out a local blogger's anti-Valentine's Day party. Plus: Was it really just the Milky Ways, Willie?
Week of September 18, 2002
Week of September 4, 2002
We don't need no stinking McGwire Highway!
Just because Cardinals build it doesn't mean city youth leagues will come
Week of October 17, 2001
Week of March 21, 2001
The wit and wisdom of Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon; the boys on the bus at the Post
Carol Daniel bogeys down with Tommy Chong; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is short-circuited at the Post-Dispatch; Kiel Center should become a Rockets booster
Five percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing, but is that reason enough for local charities to lend their names to a commemorative-bat sale?
Slugger Mark McGwire has given up the vilified supplement, but perhaps his decision was premature