Although the St. Louis Cardinals have returned to Busch Stadium for a playoff run, one thing is still missing: The fiberglass cake that was originally placed at the stadium celebrating St. Louis’ 250th anniversary.
And, there’s no longer a question of whether the cake will return before the end of year. It will not be available to the public in any capacity.
Busch Stadium has hosted "football" before - but not of the American variety. That changed on Saturday, when Southern Illinois University - Carbondale faced Southeast Missouri State on an improvised gridiron in "baseball heaven."
A major sports rivalry comes to Busch Stadium on Thursday - but it doesn't involve the Cubs, or the Brewers, or baseball at all.
The exhibition game between Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will be the first time that the stadium locals sometimes call "Baseball Heaven" hosts a sporting event other than baseball since it opened in 2006.
Here's how you convert a baseball diamond to a soccer pitch.
Here's something fun for baseball fans - USA TODAY has put together what it considers to be the "most awesome ballpark in the world" using their favorite elements from baseball stadiums across the country. St. Louis' Busch Stadium gets a nod for its view of the Gateway Arch and the ability of the grounds crew to represent the Arch in the grass on the field.
With Wrigley Field celebrating its 99 th birthday on Tuesday amid talk of renovation, we got to thinking about which existing, iconic ballpark elements could be used to create a hybrid super park - the greatest park of them all.
St. Louis soccer fans rejoice - you'll get a chance to see a storied rivalry right here in the city.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will play an exhibition match at Busch Stadium on May 23, with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. There will be a practice the day before open to those holding all-inclusive tickets.
The $100 million project would be built on the north side of Busch Stadium and would contain space for retail stores, restaurants, an open-air event space with a retractable roof, and a St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Team President Bill DeWitt III says the project got sidetracked by the economic crisis that hit the country four years ago.
Rachel Otwell contributed reporting from Springfield, Ill.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made it official on Tuesday - he will close two state prisons, including the state's supermax facility in Tamms.
Rep. Brandon Phelps, of Harrisburg, says he received a brief memo from Quinn, saying that Tamms and a prison in Dwight will close, as well as juvenile detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro. That's despite legislators including money in the 2013 budget for the facilities.
The man who's been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa's managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan's wife underwent major surgery on August 21 and will require additional tests and rehabilitation. Duncan asked to stay with his wife during that period. No date's been set for his return.
Here's the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals: