Blame Rob Manfred and timid umpires, not Genesis Cabrera, for Wednesday’s debacle

Sports and reacting emotionally go hand in hand like heat making water in a pot boil. Something happens and the reactions come in. Baseball claims a lot of these minor disturbances. After hitting two batters with two pitches on Wednesday night in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals, Genesis Cabrera will … More Blame Rob Manfred and timid umpires, not Genesis Cabrera, for Wednesday’s debacle

Buffa’s Buffet: Protecting opinions, the Oscars, and ‘The Spectacular Now’ endurance

When did we feel the need to start taking a shit on other people’s opinions? Don’t look scared. We’ve all done it, quietly from afar or painfully in-person. Someone says something that doesn’t quite line up with your positioning on the subject. Instead of understanding that point of views aren’t relative and everybody walks to … More Buffa’s Buffet: Protecting opinions, the Oscars, and ‘The Spectacular Now’ endurance

Every ounce of hate that goes Stan Kroenke’s way, the better for St. Louisans

Did you hear about Arsenal soccer diehards gathering together to preach about the hatred of a man named Stanley Kroenke? What a shitbag. I think this is something the world should agree on. Look, every time the Colorado Avalanche win a game, especially over the Blues, I feel a little pain in my ass. A … More Every ounce of hate that goes Stan Kroenke’s way, the better for St. Louisans

Why the Cardinals should wear navy blue caps for every road game

There’s one reason why the Cardinals should wear navy blue caps for every road game, and it’s simple. They are so much better than the red ones, and we are talking about St. Louis sports baseball addicts who pitch a tent of deep anger when the little things go wrong. Mixing up the road cap colors … More Why the Cardinals should wear navy blue caps for every road game

Why the Poplar Street Bridge can be fury road for drivers

About a month ago, I wrote about five worst places to drive in St. Louis. The Poplar Street Bridge was mentioned, and a comment today on the article sparked a deeper dive into the traffic death trap that connects Illinois with the Lou. Here’s what commenter Kyle had to say about the article: “Your over … More Why the Poplar Street Bridge can be fury road for drivers

Interview: Between jobs, longtime MLB reporter Mark Saxon finds rejuvenation in teaching the game to his sons

While the rain made plans to fall and the St. Louis Cardinals were getting set for first pitch at Busch Stadium Thursday afternoon, Mark Saxon was at home. For the first time in 23 years, he didn’t have a team to cover or a ballpark desk spot to sit at. He couldn’t, however, miss Cardinal … More Interview: Between jobs, longtime MLB reporter Mark Saxon finds rejuvenation in teaching the game to his sons

Nolan Arenado’s game-winning blast culminates a memorable homer opener in St. Louis

According to Adam Wainwright, it was an acquisition many hitting videos in the making. Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright said over the last two years, Arenado would send Wainwright videos of him hitting to show to "Mo" (John Mozeliak) …. "when he was trying to get traded over here." 🧐 — Katie Woo … More Nolan Arenado’s game-winning blast culminates a memorable homer opener in St. Louis

Nicholas Castellanos deserved a suspension and here’s why

There’s a difference between a child’s game and childish, so allow me to prove it. First, I want you to imagine a scenario for me. Take a big pull of that coffee and think about this. It’s mid-summer and the Cardinals lead the Reds 4-3 in the ninth at Busch Stadium. Nicholas Castellanos walks to … More Nicholas Castellanos deserved a suspension and here’s why

Top 10 bad things in St. Louis that are now Matt Carpenter’s fault

During Sunday’s game between the Cardinals and Reds, a fan blamed Matt Carpenter, the idle bench bat during today’s contest (UPDATED: he drew a walk), for Tommy Edman’s rough at-bat. By the end of the day, he will probably take an at-bat, fly out to right, and will be blamed for the loss. If they … More Top 10 bad things in St. Louis that are now Matt Carpenter’s fault

3 ways to bring back Byron Balasco’s ‘Kingdom’ for one last ride

On May 1, Byron Balasco’s “Kingdom” will become a streaming free agent. Netflix plans to release the MMA drama after just ten months, in one of those classic dump jobs. It had nothing to do with quality and everything to do with inventory. The show found new life last July after Netflix acquired it from … More 3 ways to bring back Byron Balasco’s ‘Kingdom’ for one last ride