Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 16, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. Do you want to know what your fellow St. Louisans got for Ch ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 28, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. St. Louisans, you have made I Could Pee On This: And Other Po ... More >>
It felt like 1996 all over again, you know? I'm not sure how many of you out there really remember that year, the first of Tony La Russa's tenure as manager, but it was an interesting season. The Redbirds had spent the first half of the 1990's sucking quite badly, struggling under the weight of ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending September 30, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. Tony LaRussa! The 2011 World Series! Wooooooo! Is there an ... More >>
I wrote not too long ago about the San Francisco Giants' extraordinary presence at the All-Star Game, and how it was a perfect example of why the current format for baseball's midsummer classic is badly broken. Well, the game itself was played last night, and I have this to say: thank god that ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgMark McGwire is one of five coaches from Tony La Russa's 2011 staff who will return next season under new manager Mike Matheny.The Cardinals announced their full coaching staff for next season yesterday, putting to paper the group who will support Mike Matheny as he takes ove ... More >>
If you're surprised it was a double play that broke the Cardinals' collective back, then you just haven't been paying attention. The story of the season -- the historic number of double plays the Cards have grounded into this year -- popped up once again, killing an eighth inning bases loade ... More >>
Image ViaStay with us on this: Tony La Russa's daughter, Bianca, just auditioned for and became a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. La Russa is famously cagey about his personal life, so of course he won't mention his daughter or her life at any of his press conferences. But he's also a dad, ... More >>
Yes, if you've somehow managed to miss it, today is election day. To that end, two of the biggest names in St. Louis sports are encouraging you to vote. Tony La Russa (@TonyLaRussa) reminds every Missourian to vote "yes" on Proposition B to limit the size and increase the oversight of dog-breeding f ... More >>
From the shameless self-promotion department: If you happen to be in the Quincy, Illinois area around eight o' clock this morning, I'll be appearing (so to speak), on ESPN 1440's morning show with Josh Houchins to discuss my feelings on the return of Tony La Russa. (Spoiler alert: they are l ... More >>
hmhbooks.comBissinger and La Russa in happier times.So, you think you have strong feelings about Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa attending a Glenn Beck rally this past weekend at the Lincoln Memorial? You've got nothing on Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger. Trust me. Bissinger and La Russ ... More >>
Okay, so it's a picture of a riot in LA, not Detroit. Still, it's too funny to pass up, because these people are looting a Payless Shoes, which is actually more expensive than shopping at a Payless. I think we can all safely say this: last night totally wasn't Jake Westbrook's fault. That's ... More >>
You know what time it is? Time to cast your vote for Ass Clown of the Week. Select this week's newsmaker who you feel most embarrassed or shamed themselves by words or deeds. And the nominees...1. Lori Pellin: The woman who left her pets -- all 27 of them (25 cats and two dogs) -- locked in her C ... More >>
You talkin' to me!? How dare you!If you haven't heard by now, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had the audacity to ,um, manage his team Friday night. It didn't sit well with Albert Pujols. With Pujols up to bat in the eighth inning with two outs, La Russa had Ryan Ludwick attempt to steal second b ... More >>
Jeez, Tony, take a chill pill, will you? Give it a break. Smell the roses. Your rants and raves have grown old and tired. At issue, of course, is Temperamental Tony's latest flameout, chronicled this morning in the Post-Dispatch by Cardinals beat writer Joe Strauss. Tony La ... More >>
Last week, the Daily RFT reported that KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who is spearheading the cause to get a Chuck Berry statue built in the Delmar Loop, hosted an online/on-air auction to raise money. The results are in: Over $13,000 was raised. The highest bids? $2000 for Tony LaRussa's personal season t ... More >>
I thought I was still slumbering this morning when I opened up the paper to read that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is expected to sign a new two-year deal with the club on the condition that the Redbirds also sign tainted slugger Mark McGwire as hitting coach. A triumphant return for Mr. McGwire? ... More >>
A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>
After a two week hiatus, Daily RFT is back at you with its Ass Clown of the Week poll. You know the drill: Vote for the local newsmaker you believe made headlines for the most dubious achievement of the week. Back at you Monday with the results. Here are this week's candidates: 1. Tony La Russ ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, we saw what was, in my ever so humble opinion, the best start so far this year from a Cardinal go to waste. Chris Carpenter deserves some apologies, and a better outcome next time out. The question, of course, is how do you get him a better outcome next time?
Spring training is officially underway, with real, no-foolin' games being played and everything. The beginning of a long, twisty road that leads through summer and into autumn, hopefully ending late in October with a nice, new piece of hardware to add to the trophy case at Busch Stadium.At the very ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, the dream is over. Todd OwyoungCardinals manager Tony La Russa enjoying a hilarious moment.It was just a small, simple dream that I had; a dream of a Cardinal rotation without Joel Pineiro. A simple dream for a simple man, with simple tastes. A dream of summer evenings spe ... More >>
It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>
Mike Holmgren is in the midst of stumbling through his final year as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Today on the sports blog of our sister paper, Seattle Weekly, former RFT staff writer Mike Seely has an interesting take on the likely legacy of Holmgren.Seely speculates that Holmgren will go do ... More >>
The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?
Why didn't the Cardinals skipper take more heat for his DUI?
Tony La Russa loves So Taguchi; Kevin McGowan hates Twain. And as for Unreal? Well, we're pretty darn fond of Budweiser slogans and a rather imaginative local blogger.
Stars to the Rescue promises to rock
Five nights in November with the "Card-Carrying Rocker"
A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas
See Redbirds in January at the eighth annual St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up
Phoenix columnist howls in protest at La Russa's threat
La Russa endures a hell of a season, escaping the purgatory of tradition
Even with broken wings, the Cardinals can still fly in their weak and injury-plagued division