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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    A Giants Fan Tries to Make Sense of St. Louis

    Former RFT staff writer Albert Samaha, a Bay-Area native, just published the following for our sister paper in San Francisco, SF Weekly. Enjoy!Today, roaming bands of Giants Nation will converge on Busch Stadium to watch game three of the NLCS.Of course, San Franciscans leaving the safety of our pen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Chuck Prophet at Off Broadway, 3/22/12: Review and Setlist

    Chuck Prophet | The Jans Project Off Broadway March 22, 2012 In Austin a few days before his semi-annual stop in St. Louis, Chuck Prophet sat outside a Mexican restaurant and said, "You know, I think we finally cracked that town." Maybe. Or maybe it will take another twenty years. Or as he recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    NYT: Pujols Asking for $80 Million Over Value

    Can he pull a Ted Williams and stay dominant till he's 41?​Interesting analysis by The New York Times yesterday on the Pujols situation. The writer, Dan Rosenheck, trolls into the statistical annals of baseball history to compare No. 5 with other players of his caliber -- Musial, Aaron and Wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 5, 2010

    Opening Day Ought to be a National Holiday, But Since it Isn't...

    ​The Daily RFT has compliled for you work-tethered fans some of the most classic quotes that describe the glory of our National Pastime. The San Francisco Giants in the early 1970s had a scappy third baseman named Al Gallagher. He wasn't much of a ballplayer and only hung around for fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Albert Pujols Wins MVP Award

    commons.wikimedia.org​Bill 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    July 11, 2007
  • News

    June 13, 2007

    Strong Bonds

    Joe to Hank Aaron: Don't sell out! Back Barry!

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of May 5, 2006

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    January 18, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of January 19, 2006

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    November 23, 2005
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    September 14, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of September 14, 2005

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    August 24, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of August 24, 2005

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    3 Nights in June

    Strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a minor-league hitting coach

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Prince Joe's Lament

    Where was Joe Henry when Major League Baseball coughed up money for ex-Negro Leaguers? In the dark.

  • Film

    September 15, 2004

    Shallow Pop

    Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.

  • News

    July 21, 2004

    Star Flack

    Publicist extraordinaire Jane Higgins has put St. Louis hip-hop on the map

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
  • News

    March 13, 2002

    Giants' Lesson: Part 2

    How Frisco success ruined case for stadium welfare handouts

  • Culture

    June 13, 2001

    Man Trouble

    A new biography of Stan Musial adds complexity to "baseball's perfect knight"

  • Culture

    December 6, 2000

    Bless the Blockhead

    How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost wasn't, then became a tradition

  • Culture

    October 25, 2000

    The Man of Ink

    Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero

  • Culture

    January 5, 2000

    '99 THESES

    Ruminations on the dilemma faced by arts critics

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