Happy birthday, Vincent Daniel Buffa: Tough little fella of mine

My son was born during a playoff race. Think of a notification hitting an infant right as he or she is about to exit the belly and head out into the real world, “your dad is a baseball maniac and you are arriving with less than three weeks left in the regular season, so good … More Happy birthday, Vincent Daniel Buffa: Tough little fella of mine

The 5 toasted ravioli in St. Louis that Jack Flaherty should try first

The St. Louis Cardinals begin play tomorrow, but there’s a more pressing matter. According to a recent interview with the SB Nation website, Viva El Birdos, their ace pitcher hasn’t tried one of the Midwest’s finest culinary creations: the toasted ravioli. You can thank the late Lou Oldani Sr. (he passed in 2015 after 103 … More The 5 toasted ravioli in St. Louis that Jack Flaherty should try first

Should assholes be (temporarily) celebrated for good deeds?

Hello, I’m Dan Buffa and here tonight I will be taking apart my own column. A man who goes by Cross Check Raise on Twitter once did this with one of my columns, and it was humbling. Look for my edits in BOLD.  Say what you want about Dave Portnoy, but the Boston native (remember … More Should assholes be (temporarily) celebrated for good deeds?

What I Voted For | Buffa’s 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association award ballot

Good evening, everyone. It’s a new dawn and a new day, and there’s a lot of work to be done. But before we place 2020 in the trunk for good, let’s look back at the year in film one last time here. For the first time in my four years of voting in the St. … More What I Voted For | Buffa’s 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association award ballot

South City Confessions: A drunk driver, Interstate 44, and my wife driving like Jason Bourne

Ten years ago, I almost died. Some things in life are just a matter of fact. If my wife hadn’t driven like an absolute badass one otherwise calm evening in St. Louis county a decade ago, I may not be on the right side of the grass. Yet here we are, still playing life’s games … More South City Confessions: A drunk driver, Interstate 44, and my wife driving like Jason Bourne

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #77: Is the confusing yet intriguing ‘Tenet’ worth your time?

A film can aim to be challenging, daring, action-packed, and mean something-but that doesn’t mean you will like it when the credits roll. Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” tries to be something remarkable and candy for the eyes, but was there any possible way I was going to be able to get Frank O. Pinion and company … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #77: Is the confusing yet intriguing ‘Tenet’ worth your time?

10 jobs Rob Manfred should consider instead of MLB commissioner

According to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, there will certainly be baseball this season. “Unequivocal” was the word used. On Wednesday, during ESPN's telecast of the draft, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told @karlravechespn "unequivocally we are going to play Major League Baseball this year." When asked the likelihood, he said: “100%.” — Jeff Passan … More 10 jobs Rob Manfred should consider instead of MLB commissioner

From Parent to Teacher: Why homeschooling can be a huge challenge

My son thinks of me as a father. Daddy basically. I am his life teacher and coach. A general safe place to escape into after a tough day at school. Sometime last month, daddy became teacher. It happened in an instant or what the kids like to call it these days, an email. Suddenly, I wasn’t … More From Parent to Teacher: Why homeschooling can be a huge challenge