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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sosa as a young shortstop for the Texas Rangers, left, and unholy creature of the night, right. Sammy Sosa wants everyone out there to know that, no matter what you may have heard, and despite seemingly incontrovertible photographic evidence to the contrary, he has not become a gay vampire. ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
But Sugar is sweet and Traces of the Trade leaves its mark.
But St. Louis sportswriters unapologetically cast MVP ballots
Cubs and Cards fans partying together?
Written and directed by Aviva Kempner
Purple annoyance Barney upstages Mayor Clarence Harmon -- and sounds strikingly similar to KMOX-AM's Randy Karraker; please, we don't need to see McGwire or Sosa strike out; KZJZ- AM snags an award from the National Association of Broadcasters
Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose