The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the TV ratings for the MLB All-Star Game:
The Nielsen Co. says that Fox’s telecast of Tuesday night’s contest from Kansas City was seen in 20.5 percent of homes with a TV in the St. Louis market. That’s up from the 17.8 rating last year and tied with the figure from 2010. The local All-Star rating soared in 2009, when the game was played at Busch Stadium and drew a 37 figure.
All those games were on KTVI (Channel 2). Coming in second this year was KC (18.7), followed by Detroit (16.1).
Best baseball fans in the country. It’s one of the main reasons I like living here. People “get it” when it comes to the game itself.
Every year all MLB teams (probably excepting the Jays) wear a special hat for the 4th of July.
This year’s hat was my Father’s Day present.
Joe Strauss for the Post-Dispatch:
Carpenter, 37, acknowledged last Friday that he would continue to throw until it became clear there was no hope of soon returning to the Cardinals’ rotation. Carpenter said if he reached such a point he would consider other options. Surgery is among them.
Resistant to surgery when the same condition forced his shutdown in August 2008, Carpenter has been told he likely requires the procedure to extend his career.
I’m not an expert—merely a fan—but I would not be surprised to see Carpenter take this cue to retire and end his career at the top of his game, after a championship run last season and the best pitching performance I have seen in my life.
And he’d be forever loved in St. Louis.
It’s designed to pull at you, but the music selection is perfect and the message is one that means a lot to me:
Baseball is something we share with our parents and children—that connects us as family. I love that this commercial isn’t just small kids but older generations as well.