Wrigley Field, one of the last standing original baseball parks in America, is a special place to play-that is if you like grape vines covering the outfield wall, winds taking … Continue reading The Cards and Cubs at a packed Wrigley brings out the best in the baseball rivalry
A regular guy who feels a journalistic hunger to tell the news. I blog because its wired into my brain to write what I think in print. I offer an opinion. A solo tour here. Take regular stories and offer my spin on them. Sports, film, television, music, fatherhood, culture, food, and so on. Commentary on everything. A St. Louis native and Little Rock resident who wants to write just to keep the hands fresh and ready.
I know. “Shelter from the Storm.” “All Along the Watchtower.” “Like a Rolling Stone.” Ten to fifteen others could be listed ahead of “Not Dark Yet,” a song Bob Dylan … Continue reading Why ‘Not Dark Yet’ is my favorite Bob Dylan song
“He won’t age well as a pitcher.” That was the main takeaway from every Lance Lynn critic. As he gets older, his effectiveness on the mound would die away like … Continue reading The Cardinals made a mistake in passing on Lance Lynn
The only thing more heartbreaking than losing Game 2 to the Colorado Kroenke’s Avalanche was seeing a less-than-whole Vladimir Tarasenko exist as a non-factor in a playoff game. Not-so-fun fact: … Continue reading Is Vladimir Tarasenko finished, or just temporarily a shell of his former self?
The moment has finally arrived. Klim Kostin, the wrecking ball also known as a young Russian hockey player, is with the St. Louis Blues and could skate tomorrow. Nothing has … Continue reading Why Klim Kostin is the tough guy (with skill) that the Blues need for the playoff run
When you’re hanging with the old man, the need to impose your way grows–or so I think. Tuesday night, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers dragged a 1-1 … Continue reading Calling out Paul Goldschmidt and getting an immediate answer
Imagine something for me, it’ll just take a few minutes. 2022. Busch Stadium, St. Louis. Clark and Spruce are jam-packed. It’s a few minutes before five and first pitch is … Continue reading Albert Pujols hitting #700 at Busch: An imaginary play-by-play
Let’s get this right out in the open before we get into it. I love enforcers, toughness on an NHL roster, and lived to see Tony Twist, Cam Janssen, or … Continue reading Tom Wilson is trash and bad for the NHL
What if I told you that one could suck at their job and continue to keep it? They could do just about anything to make matters worse for the business, … Continue reading 5 reasons (or excuses) why Zach Sanford is still starting for the Blues
In a brief clip from ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER Chloe Zhao’s upcoming “Eternals,” Gemma Chan’s Sersi says, “we are the ones who changed everything,” Indeed, you did. 23 films and counting into … Continue reading ‘We are the ones who changed everything.” Yes, Marvel, you did
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 … Continue reading Blame Rob Manfred and timid umpires, not Genesis Cabrera, for Wednesday’s debacle
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 … Continue reading Buffa’s Buffet: Protecting opinions, the Oscars, and ‘The Spectacular Now’ endurance