Mike Matheny, a Right-Wing Billionaire, and an Islamophobic Grill Salesman Have a Plan to Change the World

There is a crisis among America’s youth, a clear and present threat menacing our most precious hearts and minds, and the men of the BASE Foundation are determined to stop it, even if they’re not entirely clear on what it is. “I’m concerned, quite frankly, about the culture of youth sports in America,” said Rick Sems, a […]

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Bill DeWitt Is Not Your Friend

One year ago next week, St. Louis sports fans had their hearts ripped out of them by a grotesque Thomas Nast cartoon of a team owner. Stan Kroenke, a wigged weirdo who’d lucked into his fortune as a tapeworm in the intestines of the Walton family, persuaded a roomful of equally talentless and vicious old men—silver-spooned […]

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The Art of Broadcasting No. 1

Originally published on Medium. The following is an exclusive excerpt from a conversation that will be published in the Summer 2014 issue of the Paris Review. DAN McLAUGHLIN One of the things I wanted to take the chance to talk to you all about—you of course have the great tradition of Cardinals broadcasters through the […]

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