The New York Times new data journalism blog, the Upshot, is off to a hell of a start, especially if you're a fan of baseball and/or zooming in and out of interactive maps. Built on Facebook data, the map reflects areas' individual allegiances down to the ZIP code. Unsurprisingly, the Cardinals hol ... More >>
(c) 2012 ToppsAnd take your restaurant with you, mang!Pujols 5 Westport Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439-0595) is no more. With Albert Anaheim-bound, the owners of the restaurant bearing his name and number announced today that, effective immediately, it will be known as t ... More >>
Earlier today we mentioned that St. Louis isn't having an anti-GMO rally this weekend, despite rallies happening around the country. No one locally stepped up to organize. That doesn't mean everyone's apathetic. Frank LeBeau of Brick City Gardens is trying to do his part. You might remember him fr ... More >>
Ken Burns: Someday Barry Bonds will be in the Hall of Fame.Ken Burns, the nation's most prolific documentarian, has chosen for his next opus baseball's steroid era as a postscript to his 1994 landmark Baseball series. Entitled The Tenth Inning, a two-part, four-hour documentary that will a ... More >>
Who's got a softball question? You, with Fox News. Tiger Woods is preparing his return to golf following his self-imposed exile to deal with, um, domestic issues. ESPN is reporting that Woods has hired PR maven Ari Fleischer (George W. Bush's former press secretary) to help smooth his return to t ... 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 >>
Mark Twain and his jockey enter the on-ramp of I-70, circa 1880.I'm not sure which of his quotes on foolishness Mark Twain would choose to comment on the recent actions in the Missouri Senate where legislators are attempting to rename a stretch of Interstate 70 through St. Louis. Back in 1999, st ... More >>
Amen. Here in St. Louis we like to think we clap for the other team when they make a good play. We're gracious and forgiving of our pro athletes (fans here give needle-in-the-butt guys like Mark McGwire minutes-long standing ovations.) We love them, even when they're not talking about sports a ... More >>
Todd OwyoungGreg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan at Pop's, 12/12/09. More photos here.(Via metalinsider.net) As everyone knows by now, Mark McGwire admitted on Monday that he tried steroids throughout his baseball career. On the surface, this doesn't have much to do with the music industry. ... More >>
RamirezI would be remiss if I didn't at least mention the reception of one Manfred Ramirez. (I wish his name really were Manfred. That would be awesome.) Manny was, of course, quite roundly booed every time up in last night's game between the Cardinals and Dodgers, and really, I don't think anyon ... More >>
Missouri State Treasurer's OfficePill boxes, salad tongs and a lint brush: Who would ever leave such treasures in a safe deposit box ? It's that time of year again: The Missouri State Treasurer's Office is trying desperately to clean out its vault full of unclaimed loot. (These are items that folks ... More >>
Before we begin, let's have a moment of silence, shall we? The Stache is gone, and I don't think it's coming back.
Stupid goddamned Houston Astros. Normally, I have a pretty good relationship with the Houston Astros. I hate Astros players, I hate their crazy owner, and I hate that glorified amusement park they call a stadium. All as it should be for the team that I consider to be the Cardinals' real rivals ... More >>
Lot's of good stuff can be found on RFT blogs not named Stlog. (BTW: That's pronounced "sta-log." Who knew?) Anyway, here are a few of the highlights: From A to Z:Concert promoter John Mancuso's letter stirred up a hornet's nest of replies from St. Louis musicians fed-up with pay-to-play gigs in St. ... More >>
Sports blog Deadspin is reporting today that Mark McGwire's younger brother, Jay McGwire, is circulating a book to New York publishers titled, "The McGwire Family Secret: The Truth about Steroids, A Slugger and Ultimate Redemption." On his Web site, Jay McGwire looks to be a dead-ringer for his olde ... More >>
Week of February 1, 2007
Week of April 20, 2006
The spendingest opening day in the big leagues this year!
Week of April 13, 2005
One museum. Five hundred pieces of baseball history. All kinds of sweet!
Unless they've got the ball
Tower Tee Batting Range
A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Fredbird made them do it
Tony La Russa
A million words plus one -- goodbye
Week of March 6, 2002
Local apathy over one of St. Louis' most noted exports, Miles Davis, isn't stopping his fans from organizing a bang-up commemoration of what would have been his 75th birthday
Local youngsters create dreamy domiciles from sweet edibles
Inevitability and Intimacy
Written and directed by Aviva Kempner
Published the week of July 12-18, 2000
It's one for all, all for one and every county for itself
The St. Louis Cardinals want your money for their $370 million ballpark. But before the game begins, somebody needs to reshuffle the deck.
(Inspired by the Martell Cognac Billboard Slogan "Beaucoup de Cool")
That giant sucking sound at the Post-Dispatch, part 2; a circus of errors in the city's 25th Ward
Cardwell's on the Plaza, featuring some of the city's most inspired cooking, is the one place in Plaza Frontenac where debt and energy are devoted to the sustenance of the internal self
Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose
The Cardinals want a new stadium. They'll probably get it. But unless baseball cures its own ills, it might be better being a no-show.