Wednesday, January 9, 2013
For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to vote in a player to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m.- CNN reports there will be no new elected entries in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2013. The news agency sayd the hall's president made that announcement Wednesday. According to the BWAA's website, a winning candidate did not emerge from the Hall of Fame balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and verified by Ernst & Young. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of the voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained mention on the required 75 percent for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It is only the eighth time that the Baseball Writers' Association of America has not elected an eligible player, according to a CNN breaking …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Giants beat the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to end the Redbirds' 2012 season.
There will be no World Series in St. Louis this season. There will be no parade down Market Street, no 12th world championship and no rematch of the 2006 Fall Classic. Monday night in San Francisco the Cardinals hopes of a repeat of 2011 were ended at the hands of the Giants. Just like in 1996, the Cardinals, with a new manager, had a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series. And, just like in '96, the Cards failed to get win No. 4, losing in Game 7 in a blowout. The Cardinals were done in by a series of miscues and the inability to get a big basehit. But, credit the San Francisco, the Giants had to play perfect to come back and did just that. The loss in California closes the book on an interesting season for the Cardinals…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
LETTER TO EDITOR: An open letter follows to the board of directors of Ellisville and Ballwin Athletic Associations from the president of the Eureka Sports Association. ESA remains committed; moves forward.
After the events of the last several days I would be remiss not to express my disappointment with the arrogance and short-sightedness shown by the board of directors of Ellisville and Ballwin Athletic Associations. Your positions on your respective associations require you to first look after the best interest of your youth sports programs. However, your membership in St. Louis County Athletic Association (SLCAA) gave you a much larger responsibility for the entire youth of West St. Louis County. A more ethical way of leaving the SLCAA would have been first to air your grievances/concerns in the open forum of a County meeting. No mention of your concerns reveals your desire to keep your decision under the table with lack of respect for …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Rest can be a good thing when struggling to find victories in close games; the Cardinals have Monday off to prepare to perform in the thin air one mile above sea level.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tweet #freeseplease and let's get our World Series MVP a spot on the all star team.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Jack Buck's death. What is your favorite memory of the Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster?
Seemingly everybody in St. Louis—baseball fan or not—has a great memory of Jack Buck, the legendary St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster. Whether it was a candid moment on the streets outside Busch Stadium or a famous play-by-play call heard around the country, Jack Buck touched so many lives that he is considered St. Louis royalty. Here's a tribute Bob Costas, a St. Louis-native, left for Jack Buck in the book "Remembering Jack Buck: Wonderful Stories Celebrating The Life Of A Broadcasting Legend": "Jack had a presence in the life of anyone who was around St. Louis for any period of time. There were highlights—Ozzie Smith's home run, Jack Clark's home run, and the reading of the poem when baseball returned after the September 11 tragedy. …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Writer and little league umpire Jimmy Feeney talks about what makes baseball at the Ballwin Athletic Association great.
When you think about baseball in St Louis, you most likely think of the Cardinals and Busch Stadium. When it comes to baseball inside Ballwin, however, some different images likely come to mind: Pint-sized boys and young girls swinging bats and tossing balls, wobbly legs running bases and warm patrons drinking slushees. These are the things that have helped shape the character of the Ballwin Athletic Association for more than 70 years, and are just a few of the things that help make the association great. The beautifully manicured fields are tucked behind Manchester Road behind the Schrader Funeral Home. The facilities have expanded since BAA's inception, but the game has remained the same. Ask anyone you know from Ballwin about the fields…