| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:31 PM
1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: —
2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Life's cruel, sometimes.
A year ago, the Cardinals and Rangers were atop the baseball world. They rode their talent and ability to deliver in the clutch all the way to the World Series. Now they're fighting for their lives in a new form of torture,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:44 PM
ATLANTA — Talk about a wild card.
This one was just plain wild.
Chipper Jones played his final game. The Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap after a disputed infield fly. And the St. Louis Cardinals did what they always seem...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:19 PM
Bad calls didn't put the Yankees in 2-0 hole; the pitching of all Tigers not named Jose Valverde did. Nor did that bad infield fly rule call send the Braves home after one game; three infield errors did.
Yet you won't be able to tell the story of the...
| Oct 18, 2012
ST. LOUIS — As the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said, "No Albert, no Tony, no problem.''
With that in the public record, what's the big deal with a marathon rain delay?
It was no sweat for the Cardinals. Not much is these days.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie shortstop Pete Kozma moved to his right, only to watch the ball off Hunter Pence's broken bat inexplicably change directions when the shattered barrel hit the ball a second and then third time.
Three runs scored on...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols).
For the past decade-plus,...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK - Mike Baxter sacrificed his body for Johan Santana's no-hitter. Ramon Ramirez got hurt before he could even celebrate it.
The first no-hitter in New York Mets history was costly: Baxter and Ramirez are headed to the disabled list, both injured...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:57 PM
Future baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa stood next to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on the Patriots sidelines Wednesday in Foxborough, Mass., as both watched coach Bill Belichick teach football at minicamp.
Neither man was there to pick Belichick's brain...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 11:47 AM
The Cubs’ Starlin Castro was named an All-Star for a second straight year and Bryan LaHair for the first time, both as National League reserves selected by player votes.
First base coach Dave McKay will be part of the staff of Tony La Russa....