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Scott Spiezio

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Repeat DUI Arrestee Dan McLaughlin Keeps Job as Cardinals Broadcaster

    ​Good news, sports fans. The glory days of baseball broadcasting -- when a commentator could be forgiven for a bit of misbehavin' -- are alive and well. Why's that? Because this week Fox Sports Midwest announced it will retain Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin for the 2012 season. ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Dan McLaughlin: Broadcaster's Fate Sealed After 2nd DWI Arrest

    ​Mark my words. Dan McLaughlin's career is finito in St. Louis. That's a shame. He was a decent broadcaster, but that's just the way it is. He will not survive his latest PR blunder, and he has no one to blame but himself.On Sunday night, the 37-year-old McLaughlin was arrested for driving under t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    A Fond Farewell for Jeff Suppan. From a Keyboard-Playing Cat.

    Jeff Suppan, the Cardinals' 2006 NLCS MVP, was released yesterday by the Milwaukee Brewers, the club that signed him to a four-year $42 million contract after the Cards' World Series run. Here's an indication of how much "Soup" will be missed by the Brew Crew faithful:With Aaron Miles already back i ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Freese! You're Under Arrest

    ​St. Louis Cardinals third-base prospect David Freese was arrested in Maryland Heights early Saturday on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Few other details have emerged about the incident, though Freese was not involved in an accident when detained by police.The Post-Dispatch notes this ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Ryan Franklin's New Beard Must Be Stopped

    Okay, the time has come for someone to put their foot down, and that foot is me. Something has got to be done about that thing on Ryan Franklin's face.  I don't know what the fuck it is, or exactly what Franklin thought he was going for when he started trying to cultivate it, but this has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    My Six Questions for Scott Spiezio

    This morning, on his show on KSLG (1380 AM), Tim McKernan had on Scott Spiezio for an interview. Spiezio, I'm sure you'll all remember, is the red-bearded utilityman who rose to such prominence during the Cardinals' 2006 World Series run. Spiezio is also the same guy who was released from the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    When Did La Russa Become a Sacred Cow?

    I really don't know exactly what to say anymore. I really don't. I've exhausted pretty much all my powers of analysis. I've used up all the wisdom that I've accumulated. I've tossed out pretty much every metaphor that I could devise, every single bizarre analogy I could imagine. Hell, I've even used ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    10 St. Louis Sports Tough Guys, Thugs and Criminals

    Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Joe Mather a Bright Spot in a Frustrating Season

    Ah. I see your game now, Tony. You give Ryan Franklin the vote of confidence, causing me to go into a raging tirade about making Kyle McClellan the closer, then you come out a couple of hours later and make Izzy the closer again. I see what you did there. Tony La Russa is trying to destroy my br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

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    March 12, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    Wanted: Scott Spiezio

    Another spring, another booze-related Cardinals train wreck? From the Associated Press: An arrest warrant has been issued by the Irvine Police Department for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. CNN/SI The warrant alleges driving un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    More on Scott Spiezio

    Here's a link to the Orange County Superior Court Web page that details the charges against St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio in connection with his alleged DUI in December. As the courts in OC see it, Speez is a fugitive. Also, here's two relevant paragraphs from a statement from the O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Cardinals Release Scott Spiezio

    Here's the scoop from Matt Leach at mlb.com. The Post-Dispatch has a story, of course, but they never link to us, so why should we link to them? The kicker to Leach's story: [St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony] La Russa, who said he hadn't talked to Spiezio since learning of the arrest warrant, sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Cardinals Release Scott Spiezio

    Here's the scoop from Matt Leach at mlb.com. The Post-Dispatch has a story, of course, but they never link to us, so why should we link to them? The kicker to Leach's story: [St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony] La Russa, who said he hadn't talked to Spiezio since learning of the arrest warrant, sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Wanted: Scott Spiezio

    Another spring, another booze-related Cardinals train wreck? From the Associated Press: An arrest warrant has been issued by the Irvine Police Department for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. CNN/SI The warrant alleges driving un ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

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    September 19, 2007

    Free Ride

    Joe theorizes why the Cards have gotten so many "Get Out of Jail Free" cards.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007
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    June 18, 2007

    The Secret Weapon Jr.

    Arriving in town Friday afternoon after a scorching-hot three-day drive from Seattle, lathered in sweat after toting a carload of junk up three flights of stairs, I promptly crashed on the couch, hoping to test the limits of the a/c in my new apartment and catch the end of the Cards-A’s game. Tuni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    The Secret Weapon Jr.

    Arriving in town Friday afternoon after a scorching-hot three-day drive from Seattle, lathered in sweat after toting a carload of junk up three flights of stairs, I promptly crashed on the couch, hoping to test the limits of the a/c in my new apartment and catch the end of the Cards-A’s game. Tuni ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2006

    Race Goggles

    Unreal gets liquored up and starts demanding tasteless jokes. And in unrelated news, we talk teen sex with a Seattle sexologist and check out the locker room at the new Busch.

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