The Cardinals made a mistake in passing on Lance Lynn

“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 a Thanos finger-snap in slow motion. Narrator: They were wrong. Lynn aged like a secluded but still beloved can of 4 Hands Pilsner, pumping out … More The Cardinals made a mistake in passing on Lance Lynn

Is Vladimir Tarasenko finished, or just temporarily a shell of his former self?

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: Wednesday night represented the first postseason game where Tarasenko didn’t record a single shot on goal since April 20, 2015. It’s been that long since … More Is Vladimir Tarasenko finished, or just temporarily a shell of his former self?

Why Klim Kostin is the tough guy (with skill) that the Blues need for the playoff run

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 been confirmed by Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic or Lou Korac of NHL.com but suffice to say, if Kostin is with the team, there’s a … More Why Klim Kostin is the tough guy (with skill) that the Blues need for the playoff run

Calling out Paul Goldschmidt and getting an immediate answer

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 duel into extra innings at the ballpark formerly known as Miller and I drove around the city with my dad, I tweeted out a demand … More Calling out Paul Goldschmidt and getting an immediate answer

Albert Pujols hitting #700 at Busch: An imaginary play-by-play

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 just about two hours away. Jose Alberto Pujols won’t take the field, but he will have a shot at home run #700. Could he do … More Albert Pujols hitting #700 at Busch: An imaginary play-by-play

5 reasons (or excuses) why Zach Sanford is still starting for the Blues

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, yet can’t find themselves out of a job. Enter Zach Sanford, a forward for the St. Louis Blues. But don’t mistake forward for anything positive. … More 5 reasons (or excuses) why Zach Sanford is still starting for the Blues

‘We are the ones who changed everything.” Yes, Marvel, you did

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 a gambit that started with a gamble being taken on a troublesome actor named Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Feige and Marvel have reformatted how a … More ‘We are the ones who changed everything.” Yes, Marvel, you did

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