South City Confessions: Masking up or not shouldn’t be a declaration of war between people

I wore a mask for 14 months. Everywhere. The gym, restaurants for takeout, movie theaters that were actually open, and just about anywhere. I hated it, but did so for the sake of my family and many other families. But that really sounds and even rides off like the tongue like a pile of shit. … More South City Confessions: Masking up or not shouldn’t be a declaration of war between people

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

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

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

The simples of rules: Follow the COVID-19 guidelines, or you’ll get shut down

Some things in life shouldn’t need explanation or that much oxygen to understand. They are called rules. COVID-19 has taken a pound of flesh, in some way or another, from most of us; some more than others. Local businesses-the lovely family-owned and staffed comfort shacks spread out across Macklind Avenue-have taken a particularly nasty beating … More The simples of rules: Follow the COVID-19 guidelines, or you’ll get shut down

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: Please stop running red lights!

Stop running red lights. If there is one annual grievance I have with drivers in general is that they seemingly can’t be stopped. As in, they don’t care for or understand the impact of stop lights. You know, the big traffic posts flashing different colors at the big intersections? Yeah, that one. Pay attention. Why … More South City Confessions: Please stop running red lights!

Lou Brock may have finally stolen heaven, but he’ll live in Cardinal hearts forever

Without Lou Brock, I may not like baseball as much as I do today. One could call it a stretch. After all, my dad’s old man famously paced the front porch of his home off Bancroft and Macklind while ranting about the latest Cardinals’ heartbreaking incident. It could have come naturally since my dad was … More Lou Brock may have finally stolen heaven, but he’ll live in Cardinal hearts forever

Charles “Ed” Brown’s death is proof that we never quite know what’s going on with someone

A lawyer with an eye patch. What could go wrong in a courtroom? I always got a solid kick out of Charles “Ed” Brown, the personal injury attorney of the law practice Brown and Brown who built a reputation as a strong yet sweet presence in St. Louis before his suicide this week at the … More Charles “Ed” Brown’s death is proof that we never quite know what’s going on with someone