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…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The organization, Urine Feces Everywhere examined every park in MLB.
As if Cardinals fans need another reason for their 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 …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tweet #freeseplease and let's get our World Series MVP a spot on the all star team.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Chief physician has 15-year business in torn ligament repair.
The doctor for St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, Dr. George Paletta, awaits the green light from the city in order to expand his specialized orthopedic surgery practice into Chesterfield Valley. Paletta came before Chesterfield's Planning Commission Wednesday night, asking for amendments that would allow patients to stay overnight for "observation" after surgery at a proposed facility near Boone's Crossing exit from Highway 40/64. He testified that out of 150 surgeries a week, maybe six people would stay overnight for observation. There are 10 doctors associated with the specialized practice, Paletta said. Paletta said he primarily does surgery on torn ligaments in the leg, shoulder and arm. "It's a very select group of patients," …
Friday, April 13, 2012
We'll give away a Patch cap and T-shirt to three people drawn at random from among the photos you submit.
Is there a bigger holiday in St. Louis than Opening Day? The perfectly green grass. The bright white uniforms. The possibilities... If there's a bigger day to celebrate, we don't know what it is. So we're hoping Patch readers will share their excitement about the home opener between the Cards and the Cubs on Friday by uploading their favorite photo from the afternoon. We've stirred the pot a little with a few photos from previous openers from Associate Regional Editor Brian Feldt. We hope you'll add a few more to the gallery. Just click the button that says "upload photos and videos" and follow the instructions. We'll send a Patch T-shirt and ballcap to three of you at random from among those who share a photo before the first pitch of …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cardinals see former player return, to help.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Former Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds is returning to the Redbirds as a "special assistant," NBC Hardballtalk reported Thursday. Edmonds retired February 2011 at 41 years old from play, after signing a minor league contract with the Cardinals. His new assignment is on the management side. Edmonds played major league ball with the St. Louis team 2000-2007, joining the 2006 World Series win by the Cardinals with 4 RBIs, according to Wikipedia. He was born in southern California in 1970. Spring training starts Feb. 18 for the Cardinals, in Jupiter, FL, for the 2012 Season. MLB.com shows the Cardinals play eight games in 10 days, in Jupiter, March 21-30.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Relive the thrill of the Cardinals' 2011 World Series win through the tweets of fans throughout the season.
Whether you're a serious baseball fan or a data nerd (or both), these clear and colorful graphics of St. Louis tweets about the Cardinals during the 2011 World Series are for you. Infuz, a creative digital agency owned by Jason Fiehler, mined through the hundreds of thousands of tweets about the Cardinals within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis city from Feb. 1, 2011 to Nov. 3, 2011. "By telling the story of the season through the conversations on Twitter we can start to see the living, breathing soul of the Cardinals as seen through the eyes of its fans," said O'Fallon resident Brad Hogenmiller, who oversaw the project as Infuz's director of social media, on the company's blog. "Twitter presents us with a new channel of discussion, not …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Cardinals player said he's humbled by huge statue of self in Westport Plaza.
First basemen Albert Pujols and his wife Deidre Pujols thanked swarms of Cardinals fans coming out to Westport Plaza Wednesday, where officials unveiled a bronze 10-foot, 1,100-pound statue of the baseball player about 11 a.m. "I don't even know what to say...," Pujols told the crowd, describing the experience as very humbling. The anonymously commissioned statue sits in front of Pujols 5 Grill, Pujol's restaurant. Pujols also talked about Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa's retirement. He said La Russa had been like a dad to him, and a mentor. Pujols said he will miss La Russa, yet wished him the best. Pujols fans came from across St. Louis County and across the Mississippi River to the unveiling. Syl and Judy Biermann of Town and Country …
First 275 Macy's shoppers get the honor.
St. Louis Cardinals third-basemen and World Series MVP David Freese will be at Macy's in Saint Louis Galleria on Wednesday night, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The first 275 Macy's customers to purchase $50 or more in licensed World Series championship apparel will have the opportunity to meet Freese. The lucky few will also get an autographed commemorative baseball—time permitting and while supplies last. More information is available by calling Macy's at 314-726-1810.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Each World Series title has a unique and special story line. This one was no different.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one must be worth about a million. I have been lucky enough to now sit in on six World Series in my own modern era (starting back in 1982). No, I was not there for the Gas House Gangs championship in 1926. I’ve now seen World Series play from the stands, the press box and the streets outside the stadium. Each offered its different views and unique perspectives. Fans in hotel bars and tail gate parking lots revere their Cardinals as much as those who paid $20,000 for one seat in the prized box area. I’ve covered the Olympics, the Pan American Games; the NCAA Final Four and countless state prep championships. Each event has its own story line and unique set of circumstances and values. This …