Shuttered since 1959, the once bustling Cotton Belt Freight Depot is a 750-foot-long concrete ruin of graffiti, rot and trash. The structure is virtually invisible to city dwellers, hidden as it is behind a row of factories on the north riverfront. But with the opening of the nearby Stan Musial Ve ... More >>
St. Louis loves to believe it has the best fans in baseball. And Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny seems to agree. In a blog post written in honor of the Redbirds first 2014 game at home, Matheny says the city's "tradition, history, legends and passionate fan base" make St. Louis a uniquely wonderful ... More >>
Everyone loves a great lost cause. In 2007, RFT named the efforts to save the Mullanphy Emigrant Home as the "Best Lost Cause" of the year. Coming around on seven years later, the Mullanphy has stood proud, battered by dozens of brutal storms as ferocious as the one that toppled its southern wall y ... More >>
Congratulations to St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha, who won more than 40 percent of the votes in the battle for the title of 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.
Today in local celebrities who have not forgotten their roots, we bring you Phyllis Smith, St. Louis native and former star of The Office, who is back in town to perform at the Muny and this week got a chance to swing by Busch Stadium. She threw a ceremonial pitch, chilled with the team, had an em ... More >>
Lewis Reed, president of the Board of Aldermen and candidate for St. Louis mayor, has just filed a new campaign finance report that reveals his donors. And up top in the filing, on view below, is Bob Romanik, a.k.a. the "Grim Reaper of Radio" and subject of an RFT cover story back in August. Reed, ... More >>
When we heard that the Pujols Family Foundation was about to unveil a nine-foot bronze statue of Albert Pujols, our first question was: Is Albert wearing a Cardinals jersey?"He is," says sculptor Harry Weber, who's been working on the piece since around the time Pujols ended contract-extension ta ... More >>
Missing: Brian Sutter's teeth and more Blues players in the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.Need more proof that St. Louis is a "baseball town"? Check out the names (below) of the athletes and broadcasters inducted yesterday to the inaugural class of the new St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Ten of th ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgBill James has called him the perfect player, and this year, the voters apparently agreed. Albert Pujols won his third MVP award today, second in a row, by a unanimous vote. In other news, the sun came up today in the East, much as had been expected. Pujols nearly d ... More >>
This past year, over at Viva El Birdos, I wrote a post on Christmas Eve called "God Bless Us, Everyone." It wasn't about baseball, as is often the case with the things that I write, but about my own feelings at Christmas about, well, just life in general. I was pretty proud of the way the piece turn ... More >>
Well, the writers got it right. Hallelujah. And yet, even as I celebrate Albert Pujols winning his supremely deserved second MVP Award, I still just can't let go and simply be happy about the results. Even thought Jack is wearing this shirt for Kobe, it's still pretty cool. I bet he's a Pujol ... More >>
One of the best Cardinal bloggers out there, goes by the name of Cardinal70, runs a group called the United Cardinal Bloggers. It's a great idea; get together a bunch of different voices of people who write about the Cards, and then use that collected brain power for the good of all mankind. Well, m ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Schoolhouse Rock's songwriter celebrates a few special birthdays in St. Louis while we pit Kenny G vs. Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a fight to the holiday death.
Ian cheers his lowly team from a high-class sports bar
PR flops. Staff upheaval. Shrill talk-show hosts. The Cardinals' flagship station can't seem to find the strike zone.
Week of September 15, 2004
Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?
Week of August 20, 2003
Baseball coach Jim Brady has been fighting his bosses in the UMSL athletic department for seven years. And he thought colon cancer was a pain in the ass.
Chuck Norman says WGNU will still be wacky after he's gone
We don't need no stinking McGwire Highway!
Halo and hype over Jack Buck pierced by the passing of Darryl Kile
How Frisco success ruined case for stadium welfare handouts
The St. Louis Cardinals want your money for their $370 million ballpark. But before the game begins, somebody needs to reshuffle the deck.