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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Don’t Boo Jason Heyward, You Morons

“Bad St. Louis Cardinals Fans Assail Rent-A-Player For Leaving For Real City.” “Bad Cardinals Fans Boo Jason Heyward on His Return to St. Louis.” “Smug Cardinals Fans Cheer Jason Heyward on His Return to St. Louis.” “Bad, Smug Cardinals Fans Greet Jason Heyward With a Uniquely Obnoxious Combination of Booing and Cheering on His Return […]

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The Motte-and-Bailey Method of Cardinals Trollery

Ten years ago, Oxford University philosopher Nicholas Shackel published a controversial paper that critiqued the overreliance of postmodernist analysis—wait, stop, come back—on what he called “motte-and-bailey doctrines.” The name comes from a style of medieval fortification—stay with me, we’re almost through this—that Shackel describes as follows: Being dark and dank, the Motte is not a […]

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