History says St. Louis fans should cheer against the Patriots

On second thought, St. Louisans, the Patriots are the enemy this year; Boston teams have so battered their St. Louis counterparts in recent years that everyone in our area should be rooting against the Patriots come Sunday.

| Editor-in-Chief

Ballpark Village dress policies deserve (further) criticism

Major League Baseball is back in St. Louis for 2014, and Busch Stadium has new neighbors. Ballpark Village, a new district in downtown St. Louis for dining, drinking, shopping and partaking in St. Louis sports culture, represents the completed first step in developing land left over by the 2006 construction of Busch Stadium III.

| Charlie Beard | Class of 2015

Tony La Russa named commencement speaker

Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been named the 2014 commencement address speaker, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced at the senior class toast Monday. La Russa is the third-winningest manager in Major League Baseball history and led the Cardinals to two World Series championships in his 16 seasons with the club.

| Editor-in-Chief

Cardinals are king, but St. Louis athletics have rich history in five professional sports

In the professional sports world, St. Louis may be best known for predominantly being a baseball city. But one would be mistaken to assume that the city’s fans historically have cheered for just America’s pastime.

| Senior Sports Editor

For former Cardinal Maxvill, decades in baseball started at Wash. U.

The most recent of 17 Washington University baseball players to net professional contracts was Russ Chambliss in 1997, but the most distinguished alumnus of the program, and the only one to play in the majors since 1970, is unquestionably Dal Maxvill. While Chambliss never made it out of the minor leagues, Maxvill helped his hometown St.

| Senior Sports Editor

Monday night melancholy in St. Louis

For the thousands of St. Louis sports fans in the downtown area Monday night—a crowd that included droves of the Washington University community—hope and anticipation progressively eroded into disappointment and frustration. First, the Cardinals dropped to a 3-2 deficit in the World Series in their final home game of the season.

| Senior Sports Editor

Scoring the teams in the 2013 Fall Classic

Not sure who to root for? Can’t quite decide who the more appealing team is in this World Series? Here, we’ll help you by evaluating the teams (from 0 to 10) in several categories of the utmost importance. Stadium Red Sox: 8 Cardinals: 7 It’s the battle of old versus new.

Sports Staff

Breaking down the 2013 Cards vs. Sox World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox will meet in a World Series for the fourth time in history. St. Louis won the first two meetings, but the last time the teams met with a championship on the line was 2004, when Boston swept the Cardinals.

| Editor-in-chief

Staff World Series predictions

Anybody but Boston. As a Yankees fan whose team tragically missed out on the playoffs, “anybody but Boston” was the team I was rooting for to win the World Series once the postseason began.

Sports Staff

A letter of sympathy to Cardinals fans

Dear Cardinals fans, We’re very alike, you and I. Just as your hearts bleed for the Cardinals, my veins throb and pulse to the Bronx Bomber beat.

| Sports Reporter