King Edwards Chicken in Crestwood is offering a lemon freeze at the price of Pujols' daily batting average.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The St. Louis Cardinals look to begin their title-defense today when they kickoff the regular season against the Miami Marlins.
Today's Major League Baseball's official Opening Day, considered by thousands of St. Louisans as an unofficial holiday. And while the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener is really where it's at, that's not stopping us from getting into the baseball mood! There's no shortage of story lines for the 2012 Cardinals as they look to defend last season's World Series Championship when the season kicks off today against the Miami Marlins. Related: Update your Facebook Timeline cover photo with an image that captures your loyalty for the Redbirds. The team is missing perhaps three of its biggest names of the past decade in manager Tony La Russa, pitching coach Dave Duncan—both of whom retired—and, of course, Albert Pujols, who signed with the Los …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Now that we're losing Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols to Los Angeles for an estimated $250 million, 10-year contract, we wondered what you could buy for that.
The news we were all dreading has broken: Albert Pujols is leaving. Word from media reports flying around the Internet is that the Cardinals slugger is going to the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-year, $250 million deal. That beat the Cardinals last offer to Pujols, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "The Cardinals' modified proposal was believed to be worth a potential $220 million for up to 10 years; however, only nine years are guaranteed, according to a source familiar with the bid." And ESPN.com's report said the Cards best offer would have made Pujols the fourth-highest paid first baseman in the Major Leagues. So, $250 million? That's a lot of scratch. In the 1960s, you could have built more than 16 Gateway Arches for that much …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols fans turned out to see the unveiling of the Harry Weber sculpture at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.
Albert Pujols said he points to the sky every time he hits a home run to remind himself and others that he seeks to glorify God. That's the pose an anonymous donor selected for a 10-foot, 1,100 pound bronze sculpture. The donor commissioned artist Harry Weber for the sculpture. Hundreds of fans turned out to Westport Wednesday for the unveiling, attended by the Pujols family, Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Weber and others. The event was emceed by KTRS' McGraw Milhaven. Westport Plaza is home to Pujols' restaurant, Pujols 5 Westport Grill, and the Pujols Family Foundation office.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The bigger-than-life bronze sculpture of El Hombre will go outside his restaurant, Maryland Heights-based Pujols 5. The Henry Weber artwork was paid for by an anonymous donor.
Albert Pujols will be staying in St. Louis—Maryland Heights, to be precise. At least, a 10-feet-tall, 1,100-pound bronze sculpture of the Cardinals All-Star first baseman will stay here in St. Louis County, at Westport Plaza. The massive statue will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westport Plaza, the outside the Pujols 5 Sports Grill restaurant. Albert and Deirdre Pujols plan to attend the event, which is free and open to the public. However, they will not be available to answer questions. Pujols is a free agent at the end of the season. The event will be between the north entrance of Pujols 5 Westport Grill and the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. However, the event could be rescheduled pending the World Series outcome and any …
Monday, October 31, 2011
An Anonymously commissioned Pujols sculpture captures the Cardinals first baseman's caring side, not as an intimidating ballplayer, sculptor Harry Weber says. The statue will be unveiled in Westport Plaza Wednesday.
Harry Weber said his bronze sculpture of Albert Pujols will be a bit unusual. Weber did not pick the pose as he typically does with his sculptures. “I didn’t pick it, Albert didn’t pick the pose, his foundation didn’t pick it, the Cardinals didn’t pick it,” Weber said. “The donor picked the pose. He wanted to honor Albert not as a great baseball player, but as a great humanitarian." The at 11 a.m. Wednesday outside at in Maryland Heights. An anonymous donor came up with funds for the sculpture. Weber said probably five people in the world know who the person is. He did say the donor does not live in St. Louis. Fine Art Ltd. in Chesterfield commissioned Weber to do the sculpture. A moving sculpture Weber couldn’t give too much away about …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A Sunset Hills dentist offers help; Helen Fitzgerald's fights for kids with cancer.
Baseball was the big topic at the Sunset Hills and Crestwood sports bars this week with both Albert Pujols and Stan Musial being in the news. With all the hoopla of Pujols’ contract, it’s nice to know a local dentist has seen another side of the Cardinals’ slugger than baseball or a high salary. Dr. Mark Fernandez of Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills has gone on mission trips with Pujols and the Pujols Family Foundation. On one trip they visited an orphanage in the Domincan Republic, helping children get dental care. Fernandez has been using his dental skills and Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills practice by volunteering for many charitable causes including “Give Kids A Smile,” St. Baldrick’s, and many mission trips. . . It must have …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It's hot stove time for baseball lovers.
Lindbergh High School alums Dan Martin and Keith Dodel were the toast of the pre-party for the Baseball Writers’ Dinner at the Millenium Hotel. The pair created the program cover for a fundraiser roast including Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa. Martin drew the picture and Dodel’s Gene-Del Printing printed it. A special picture featuring LaRussa surrounded by roastees including Billy Bob Thornton, Bobby Knight and Jim Leyland was auctioned off for journalism scholarships given by the Baseball Writers. The winning bid was a whopping $5,000 by Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. Lindbergh teacher Patty Wood stood guard beside Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot as he signed autographs during baseball's Winter Warm-Up Sunday at the Hyatt Hotel…