Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Makeup game from the May 5th rain out.
Game on for the Rams of MICDS and the Bombers of Burroughs. The two teams were rained out on Sunday, May 5, but will play after the Cardinals game with the New York Mets Thursday, first pitch is 4:30 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. This game is free and open to the public. Free parking is available across the street from Gate 3 on the Southwest corner of Busch Stadium. Win or lose, the players from both sides will get to experience the club house and all the trappings of a big league player. For those making it a day at Busch, the Cardinals face the Mets with that game starting at 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The "Cancer Doesn’t Take a Holliday" promotion is urging people to get checked for colon cancer.
Matt Holliday, outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, is teaming with the Siteman Cancer Center to promote colon cancer screenings. Kathy Holliday, mother of the Cardinals' Matt Holliday, was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. She and her son are teaming up with the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, where Kathy was treated, to encourage colon screenings for anyone age 50 and older. “It could save your life,” says Kathy Holliday, who is cancer free after being treated by Washington University surgeon Steven Hunt, MD. Colon cancer strikes 1 of every 20 U.S. women and men in their lifetimes, according to a Siteman press release. Most people survive the disease if it’s …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The greatest Cardinal of them all has now passed on to the ages.
You just knew at age 92, and in failing health this day would finally come--Stan “The Man” Musial would depart this earth and head for his next journey with an All-Star team in Heaven. His wife of more than a half century Lillian “Lil” passed away last year and there was precious little more to live for. Musial had rounded third, and headed home so many times in a 22-year Major League career, the count was almost endless. Having lost he ability to stand on his own and really take any more steps, Stan used to laugh and say “I guess I just legged out too many triples in my career.” Mostly, it was four-baggers that brought the fans at Sportsmans Park to their collective feet. 5 Dingers in one day Once, Musial slugged 5 home runs in a double…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Town and Country's Maryville University is holding a panel discussion on the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday. The public is invited to attend and learn about the team's past and the upcoming 2013 season.
Maryville University released the details of the panel discussion in the following news release this week. Maryville University invites you to look ahead to what 2013 will bring for the St. Louis Cardinals and to relive the excitement of the past World Series playoff season. The University's Sport Business Management Program and Rawlings Sporting Goods are co-sponsoring a spirited discussion about the upcoming season and a chance to learn more about the business of baseball. At Catching Up with the Cardinals, panelists will take part in a discussion about what's next for the team. A panel discussion will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Maryville University Auditorium, located at 650 Maryville University Drive. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Traffic will be able to access downtown for Friday's Cardinal NCLS playoff game. Two lanes on eastbound Highway 40 will be open for tonight’s game, but the 14th Street ramp is closed.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is advising drivers of lane and ramp closures for Friday night's St. Louis Cardinals NLCS game. Two lanes of eastbound Highway 40 will be open, along with the 6th and 11th Street ramps. However, the 14th Street ramp is closed Friday and all weekend. Find more details in the following MoDOT news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the two right lanes on westbound Interstate 64 on the Poplar Street Bridge downtown, approximately one hour after the Cardinals’ National League Championship game starts. These lanes will remain closed until noon Sunday. MoDOT will have two lanes on eastbound I-64 open for tonight’s game. The exit ramps from eastbound I-64 to 6th and 11th Street …
Monday, October 15, 2012
There are a number of lane and ramp closures taking place downtown this week that St. Louis Cardinals fans should know about before heading to the NLCS playoff games.
UPDATE: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 - The closure of westbound Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis scheduled for Tuesday night is CANCELED and is not rescheduled, MoDOT stated in a news release. ORIGINAL STORY: The Missouri Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to a number of lane and ramp closures taking place on Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis this week. The closures are on the routes many drivers will use to access downtown St. Louis. MoDOT officials also stated in a news release that traffic will still be able to get into downtown for the upcoming St. Louis Cardinals home games against the San Francisco Giants. (Check out the game schedule here.) Closures to the westbound lanes will be wrapped up before the Cardinals make it…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Saints drop two sets then win three over sister school Duchesne Academy of Omaha.
The Villa Duchesne volleyball team has become a road show of sorts. Every other year, the Saints visit their sister school, Duchesne Academy in Omaha. Next Oct. 19, they have been invited to the prestigious Aquinas tournament in Kansas City, joining powerful St. Joseph’s Academy, Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, KS), St. Teresa’s Academy of KC and others on the guest list. What the Saints almost became Saturday was road kill. Left for nearly dead, after dropping to sets to Duchesne Academy 25-15 and 25-22, they roared back and defeated the Nebraskan's with scores of 25-19, 25-23 and 15-7 in a five-set match. See lots more game action photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. High school rules call for first to 15 in the fifth set tie …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The organization, Urine Feces Everywhere examined every park in MLB.
As if Cardinals fans need another reason for total disdain of the Chicago Cubs, the Cubbies' Wrigley Field was recently dubbed the least sanitary stadium in all Major League Baseball. The Cardinals' Busch Stadium is the "Best of the Best." That's according to the website, UFE.com (Urine Feces Everywhere). The site had glowing remarks about Busch Stadium fans. "What can you say about Busch Stadium when you consider that it was the only park in our survey to get an “A” rating? One hundred percent of the women wash their hands in the restroom, and the men aren’t too shabby when it comes to restroom hygiene, either. Busch Stadium is one of the few parks that the UFE Team would feel comfortable shaking another fan’s hand." On the other hand.. …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Players are able to find out what the children do to handle their disabilities.
What a great morning Wednesday was at Shriners Hospitals for Children. St. Louis Cardinals players Skip Schumaker, Mitchell Boggs and Allen Craig visited the patients along with Fredbird. The players’ wives, Lele Boggs and Marie Craig, also joined along for a morning of meeting patients, signing autographs and posing for photos. But that wasn’t all. The patients had a big surprise in store for the Cardinals: a few lessons on what it’s like to have a disability. The kids put the players through the paces, taking them through activities that demonstrated challenges such as difficulties in walking, using a wheelchair and having one hand. Patient Ambassador Belinda Eckert challenged Allen Craig to pick up coins from the floor while sitting in…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
He was a fixture at all local sports events, especially those at MICDS.
I lost a near and dear friend this week. Thomas James Franklin James IV (we called him Tommy) passed away suddenly at age 43. He was found dead in his apartment. Tommy was a press box fixture around St. Louis and especially at Mary Institute Country Day, his alma mater. Tommy’s devotion to all things Rams was unparalleled. If the Rams were competing in anything, Tommy was there. He was the team statistician, historian, cheerleader and friend to everyone. He was the major domo of the press box. Just this spring, I was over at the Rams track covering a day-long district track meet. Tommy was official stats keeper for that meet. He was caught in the broiling early spring time heat, and forgot to wear a ball cap. He was so red and roasted, …