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Roger Clemens

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    February 24, 2012

    Roy Oswalt Sez: Call Me Back in July

    ​So, after months of dancing and dodging, hemming and hawing, flirting and some other word that starts with an F, Roy Oswalt finally came out and made it official yesterday: Eh, just call me back in a couple months. Oswalt announced yesterday he isn't going to sign with any team at the m ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Ken Burns' New Documentary Takes a Nuanced Look at Baseball's Steroid Era

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    In Which the Author is Forced to Defend Tony La Russa Against His Will

    commons.wikimedia.org​Well, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    October 28, 2009
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    July 28, 2009

    Welcome to St. Louis, Manny

    Ramirez​I 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 >>

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    February 11, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    How Larry Bigbie Became the Most Important Man in Baseball

    Hey, you guys remember Larry Bigbie? No? Outfielder? Played a little for the Cards one year, actually? He got hurt quite a bit. No, never really made it big. Oh, yeah, plenty talented; just didn't quite seem to ever get the breaks to fall his way, you know? No, that's Kerry Robinson. Bigbie was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Did Mizzou Hoopster 'Misremember' His Relationship to NBA Superstar?

    This courtesy of Deadspin. Apparently New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul, aka "CP3," has missed a lot of family reunions or freshman Missouri Tiger guard Miguel Paul made up a heck'uva story. (Roger Clemens might call it a "misremember.") In November, Miguel Paul told a reporter with the Colum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Shhh... Greg Maddux to Quietly Retire from Baseball

    There's an old Irish blessing, one that I've always been rather fond of, to be honest, and it goes something like this: "May you find yourself in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead." It seems fitting on a morning like this, because it appears that Greg Maddux has chosen to end his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    The Mark Mulder Pitching Obituary

    Well, it certainly did shoot the idea of a prediction contest all to hell and back, didn't it? Who had a third of an inning, with no runs? No one? Really? Didn't see that one coming? Seriously, though, that's obviously the sort of line that no one could have really predicted. However, I am a man ... More >>

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    January 4, 2008

    Today's Chuck Knoblauch Joke

    Program your TiVos! This just in from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (whatever that means) and Chairman Henry A. Waxman: "On January 15 and 16, the committee will hold hearings to obtain additional information regarding the Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Today's Chuck Knoblauch Joke

    Program your TiVos! This just in from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (whatever that means) and Chairman Henry A. Waxman: "On January 15 and 16, the committee will hold hearings to obtain additional information regarding the Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Indepe ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Mitchell Report Names Names -- and Not Pujols'

    The full text of report former Senator George Mitchell released today is available for download here. A list of current or former Cardinals whose names are mentioned: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick Ankiel David Bell Larry Bigbie Kent Mercke ... More >>

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    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

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    February 27, 2007

    Play Ball...

    Courtesy of thechiefsource.com Symbolic. Upon hearing on the radio this morning that Cardinals single-game tickets are going on sale this Saturday morning, I smiled. And it's not because I'm a Redbirds fan. (Don't hate.) Wait, keep reading: I'm excited because this means that spring (and summer!) ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Is Prince Joe a bigot?

    Week of June 8, 2006

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    July 14, 2004

    Stone Diaries

    After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend

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