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…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Here's how members of libraries in Clayton and Richmond Heights can get a great deal on a baseball game this season.
Library-goers in Clayton and Richmond Heights can attend a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game for little money this fall. As part of Library Night on Oct. 2, members of the Richmond Heights Memorial Library and the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library can visit Busch Stadium for $10. The Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds that night. Additional information is available by going to the Cardinals website. More recent library stories on Patch:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Washington University will host a free screening of "The Sandlot".
Friday, May 18, 2012
Micah and I spent some time recently at the Clayton park's inclusion playground. It proved to be good exercise for both of us. You can be the judge as to how it affected my son's hair.
In an effort to give my wife some time to herself, Micah and I took a guys' outing to Shaw Park on Saturday. I thought he might enjoy visiting the inclusion playground and taking a walk around the area. It proved to be a good-mood sort of day, so he giggled for most of the car ride down Interstate 170. When we arrived, I popped him out of the car seat and into his umbrella stroller. We trekked over to the playground, where lots of youngsters—most older than him—were busy frolicking on the faux trees, slides and swings. I sat Micah on top of a ledge to gauge his feelings about the place. He gazed around in wonderment. Yup. Right decision. During our visit, we played on the swings, climbed through a tunnel (well, Micah did) and traveled up …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The induction of David Ostapowicz and other athletes into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame happened April 26.
Former Clayton High School (CHS) baseball player David Ostapowicz joined the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame last week, Creve Coeur Patch reported. Quoting from the Creve Coeur Patch article: "For one night, people of all ages came together to honor the past, present and baseball future during ceremonies for the 39th annual St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame inductions." Read more and check out dozens of photos from the event in the complete Creve Coeur Patch article. More about CHS baseball on Patch:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Jorie Jacobi and Jennifer Murphey Workes auditioned to serve as on-air baseball announcers for KMOX 1120 AM during spring training by the St. Louis Cardinals.
KMOX 1120 AM, the CBS radio affiliate in St. Louis, wants to be more engaged with its vast audience. So over the course of the last month, KMOX has conducted simulated live tryouts with the goal of selecting a winner to join sports director Tom Ackerman as an on-air announcer during baseball spring training in March. The lucky contestant will get an all-expenses paid trip to Jupiter, FL to work alongside Ackerman during “Total Information AM and PM” shows at the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training. The winner will be selected from some 125 candidates. The field has been narrowed to 10 finalists selected by website visitors, who may vote in an online poll through noon Feb. 21. The overall winner will be announced Feb. 22 sometime during “…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Vote on whether it's a big deal or meaningless pageantry.
We want to know how Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch readers feel about Friday night's Game 7 of the World Series. So weigh in by voting in our poll, then elaborate on your response by posting a comment.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We can't all make it to Busch Stadium to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals in the home stretch. That's where your social networks come into play.
I'll say it right off the bat: I am not a big sports fan. Yes, I feel a sense of satisfaction when the Cardinals win, especially in the World Series. I get slightly more excited (and a bit smug) when my alma mater, Michigan State University, beats the University of Michigan in any sport. I am not among those who worship at the altar of sports. I am, though, an enthusiatic adherent of the religion of Twitter when it comes to engaging in real-time conversation. And, I have been intrigued by the ways in which sports fans use Twitter to interact during major sporting events. Twitter and the big games In July, an ESPN.com article reported the final moments of the face-off between the American and Japanese women soccer teams "saw Twitter …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The edibles with a World Series theme will be available for the next week and a half.
Beef sliders, Cardinals-themed cocktails and more are on new menus at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton. The hotel's staff served up a few of the offerings for this photo shoot. More on Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
How should St. Louis parents manage baseball madness internally?
This week, we're asking parents to tell us how they'll manage St. Louis Cardinals fever among their youngsters. The World Series games start at 7 p.m. each night, but first pitch doesn't occur until around 7:20 p.m. or later. And your elementary school-age children want to stay up on school nights and watch the games. So onto this week's question: What are your rules for the road? Must all homework be done first? Can they do homework while watching the games?