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Mark McGwire

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    November 6, 2012

    Mark McGwire Gamble Paid Off For Cardinals; Will Successor Prove The Same?

    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 >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Screw Your Jumping Jacks, Pat Conway

    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 >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Cardinals Finalize Coaching Staff for 2012

    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 >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Mark McGwire Should Thank His Testicles For Giving Him the Balls to Admit to Steroids

    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 >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Cardinals Stuck in Routine: Rehire McGwire and Duncan for 2011

    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 >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Mark McGwire Highway To be Renamed After Mark Twain

    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. ​

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    May 13, 2010

    Is McGwire to Blame for Cardinals' Lack of Offensive? The Numbers Don't Suggest It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Whitey Herzog Doesn't Want to Talk About the Past, Closes Door on New York Times Reporter

    ​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 >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Question to Cardinal Nation: Is Mark McGwire the Next Thomas Eagleton?

    ​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 >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Mark McGwire's Rolodex

    ​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 >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Public Relations Fail: Mark McGwire, the Cardinals and a Crowded Hallway

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Scoundrel Who Robbed Home of Murdered ABB Victim

    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 >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Who is Ass Clown of the Week, January 8-15?

    media.urbandictionary.com​You 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 >>

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    January 15, 2010

    5 Comments We're Tired of Hearing About Mark McGwire

    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 >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Canseco to McGwire: "Hook Yourself to a Polygraph and Call Me a Liar!"

    ​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 >>

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    January 12, 2010

    New York Times Analyzes McGwire's 'Roids Reveal Strategy, Finds it Sound

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Replacement for Mark McGwire Highway: Honor Prince Joe!

    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.

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    January 11, 2010

    Mark McGwire Now Ready to "Talk About the Past", Issues Statement on Using Steroids

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Big Mac Finally Comes Clean

    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 >>

  • 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

    November 19, 2009

    The Best Headline Ever, And a Possible Solution to a Very Tough Problem

    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 >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Mac is Back! La Russa to Install Mark McGwire as Cardinals Hitting Coach

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Return of the Mac

    ​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 >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Hall of Shame: Big Mac's a Martyr for the Steroid Era

    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 >>

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    December 16, 2008

    What if Rockstars Were Old-School Baseball Players?

    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.

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    December 8, 2008

    Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Best of Craigslist Missed Connections, December 1-7

    (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 >>

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    March 17, 2008
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    March 17, 2008

    McGwire and Sosa Share a Moment

    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 >>

  • 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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    April 6, 2005

    Safe at Home

    Scandals, schmandals: We still can't wait for Opening Day!

  • News

    April 6, 2005

    * Power

    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

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    February 23, 2005

    Willie McGee Denies Ever Using Steroids

    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?

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    September 18, 2002

    Catfight

    Week of September 18, 2002

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    September 4, 2002

    Puppy Love

    Week of September 4, 2002

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    August 21, 2002

    E.T. Trumps Andro

    We don't need no stinking McGwire Highway!

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    April 24, 2002

    Fallow Fields

    Just because Cardinals build it doesn't mean city youth leagues will come

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    October 17, 2001
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    March 21, 2001
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    October 6, 1999

    FLOTSAM & JETSAM

    The wit and wisdom of Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon; the boys on the bus at the Post

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    September 1, 1999

    Flotsam and Jetsam

    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

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    August 25, 1999

    CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME PLATE

    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?

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    August 25, 1999

    IT MIGHT, IT COULD BE, IT IS ... ANDRO

    Slugger Mark McGwire has given up the vilified supplement, but perhaps his decision was premature

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    May 5, 1999
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    March 17, 1999
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    January 6, 1999
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    January 6, 1999
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    December 30, 1998
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    November 25, 1998
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    November 25, 1998
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