Tuesday, May 15, 2012
We found a video showing the Albert Pujols statue at Westport exploding.
Many videos from the Chesterfield area are on YouTube—and Patch looks to find an entertaining one among them. This week's is a very odd video, probably based on someone's frustration with Albert Pujols and his leaving the Cardinals. So, the video shows a rocket destroying the Albert Pujols statue in Westport Plaza, though clearly it's a work of fiction. Note: Non-Patch comments on the YouTube page may contain language unsuitable for children. Know of other great YouTube videos from around Chesterfield? Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and you might see it on Chesterfield Patch.
Friday, April 13, 2012
POLL: But are we over him?
Former Cardinals first-baseman Albert Pujols said Friday morning that he's "way past" missing St. Louis, according to CBSsports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler. Pujols joined the Anaheim Angels beginning this season, after being a fan favorite with St. Louis for a decade. He's reportedly had five hits in six games this season, no home runs. Knobler reported Pujols, in New York, was asked if there's anything he missed about St. Louis: "I'm way past that. I have a new family, new teammates." Friday, 2:45 p.m. is opening home game for the Cardinals, against the Chicago Cubs. Rain blew through the St. Louis region Friday noon, delaying first pitch. Get free updates with Chesterfield Patch, click here
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Biz Journal said he'll be keeping it, for now.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Restaurant drops name but new huge statue of ex-Cardinals first baseman stays.
Since owners of Pujols 5 Westport Grill restaurant in Westport Plaza said they were dropping former Cardinals first-baseman Albert Pujols' name, there was a question over the new statue nearby. Now we hear that the 1,100-pound 10-feet tall statue of Pujols will stay. It stands at the parking lot near the restaurant. It was unveiled in November 2011 in a ceremony with Pujols and his family. The eatery's new name is reported to be St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar and Grill and all other Pujols memorabilia has been removed. The restaurant is owned by Patrick Hanon, and used to be named Patrick's. The statue of Pujols pointing to the heavens and dressed in his Cardinals uniform, was donated anonymously to the Pujols Family Foundation, which …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols fans turned out to see the unveiling of the Harry Weber sculpture at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.
Albert Pujols said he points to the sky every time he hits a home run to remind himself and others that he seeks to glorify God. That's the pose an anonymous donor selected for a 10-foot, 1,100 pound bronze sculpture. The donor commissioned artist Harry Weber for the sculpture. Hundreds of fans turned out to Westport Wednesday for the unveiling, attended by the Pujols family, Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Weber and others. The event was emceed by KTRS' McGraw Milhaven. Westport Plaza is home to Pujols' restaurant, Pujols 5 Westport Grill, and the Pujols Family Foundation office.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Cardinals manager goes out with a ring.
St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement Monday, fresh off a third World Series championship as a big league skipper, and 16 years with the Cardinals. No word yet on what Cards first-baseman Albert Pujols may or may not do next season. As MLB.com reported, La Russa leaves the game as the winningest manager in team history and third most in major league baseball history. "It feels like its time to end it," La Russa said in a press conference Monday morning which was broadcast online. La Russa, 67, has typically re-evaluated his status over the past few offseasons and said he came to the decision in late August. For St. Louis sports fans, the decision has some echoes of the move made by the Rams Dick Vermeil. …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The bigger-than-life bronze sculpture of El Hombre will go outside his restaurant, Maryland Heights-based Pujols 5. The Henry Weber artwork was paid for by an anonymous donor.
Albert Pujols will be staying in St. Louis—Maryland Heights, to be precise. At least, a 10-feet-tall, 1,100-pound bronze sculpture of the Cardinals All-Star first baseman will stay here in St. Louis County, at Westport Plaza. The massive statue will be unveiled at 11 a.m., Nov. 2 at Westport Plaza, the outside the Pujols 5 Sports Grill restaurant. Albert and Deirdre Pujols plan to attend the event, which is free and open to the public. However, they will not be available to answer questions. Pujols is a free agent at the end of the season. The event will be between the north entrance of Pujols 5 Westport Grill and the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. However, the event could be rescheduled pending the World Series outcome and any appearance…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
"The Pujols Family Foundation wanted to get this up while Albert is still a Cardinal,” the sculptor said.
A bronze statue of St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols will be unveiled Wednesday 11 a.m. at Westport Plaza. Sculptor Harry Weber said the statue shows Pujols as a humanitarian, not necessarily as an intimidating baseball player. Weber said his bronze sculpture of Pujols is a bit unusual, in that the buyer picked the pose—not the sculptor or subject of the artwork. “I didn’t pick it, Albert didn’t pick the pose, his foundation didn’t pick it, the Cardinals didn’t pick it,” Weber said. “The donor. . .wanted to honor Albert not as a great baseball player, but as a great humanitarian." The at 11 a.m. Wednesday outside at in Maryland Heights. about the 10-foot tall 1,100-pound statue.) Weber said probably five people in the world …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
John Rooney, who broadcasts every Cardinals game with Mike Shannon on KMOX, shared his baseball wisdom with Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce this week, in person.
The silky smooth voice of the Cardinals' radio announcer came with John Rooney to Chesterfield's Doubletree Hotel Wednesday as keynote speaker of the city's Chamber of Commerce. Chamber member and Logan College of Chiropractic official Tom Keller arranged the headliner. Rooney was preaching to the choir during his time at the podium, with a critique of plays, players, competition, teams and leagues—but not managers. Someone asked about current Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. "Baseball—we've all been around it, we all know a little bit about baseball—so we can all manage," Rooney quipped. Rooney described how he believes La Russa takes the team losses hard. "You'd have to scrape him off the floor with a spoon," Rooney said, after a tough …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Longtime Cardinals fan Pat Whittenberg showcases her love for the team by making her home a shrine to the Redbirds.
Pat Whittenberg’s white clapboard house stands like a sentry on a winding stretch of Strecker Road that cuts between the busy shopping districts and residential neighborhoods of Chesterfield, Ellisville and Wildwood. Thick woods and farm fields line the route, making it feel like a throwback to when this part of West County was still considered "the country." “Oh, it was different,” Whittenberg, 80, said. “It was quite different.” Whittenberg was only 18 when she married her husband and moved to St. Louis from Illinois. She didn’t know much about baseball then, much less the St. Louis Cardinals. But six decades later, the display of dozens of bold signs and banners outside her home have all but cemented her status as the number one …