Allen Craig Selling St. Louis Home After Trade to Boston (PHOTOS)

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Who wants to buy Allen Craig's home?
As Allen Craig settles into life with the Boston Red Sox, he is selling the home where he and his family lived while he played for the St. Louis Cardinals for just under $800,000.

His 4,881-square-foot Chesterfield home may not be as fancy as the 10,800-square-foot mansion retired Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter put on the market in May, but hey, not everybody gets $63.5 million contract offers.

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Fan Promises Free Drinks Forever if Michael Sam Sacks Johnny Manziel, Sam Does Twice

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Michael Sam celebrates after sacking Johnny Manziel.
Be careful what you bet on, or you'll have to put your money where your tweet is.

Twitter user @SquareKnight made a boldly hyperbolic wager with the world before Saturday's matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns.


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Ride a Camel at Busch Stadium Today for "Hump Day"

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"Hop on, kid."
What's the one thing that makes going to a St. Louis Cardinals game even better? Riding around the stadium on camelback, of course.

Grant's Farm is bringing some of it's most popular animals -- camels, baby goats and a Clydesdale -- to Busch Stadium for tonight's Cardinals game against the Boston Red Sox. Starting at 5:15 p.m., fans can ride camels for free outside the stadium and pet the goats and Clydesdale inside.

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The St. Louis Cardinals Is One of America's Most Hated Sports Teams: Survey

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These fans don't care who hates them.
A survey released on Reddit shows seven states hate the St. Louis Cardinals more than any other team. And by "hate," we really mean, "are jealous of."

The only team more hated than the Redbirds? The New York Yankees.

Reddit user scolbert08 surveyed baseball fans all over the world, and the results are pretty entertaining, if predictable.

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Who Wants to Buy Chris Carpenter's Palm Beach Mansion? (VIDEO)

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Chris Carpenter's Palm Beach pad.
Don't let that $625,000 price tag fool you. To buy former St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter's 3,335-square-foot home, you'll need to pony up another hundred thou' or so just for the country-club membership.

Just like all the residents of the BallenIsles Country Club, Carpenter bought a membership in order to live on his quarter acre in a house with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, $50,000 sound system and private pool. A basic tennis membership costs $65,000, according to the Los Angeles Times, while access to the full clubhouse, including three championship golf courses, starts at $120,000.

Want a peek at the Cy Young Award winner's Florida pad? Here's the video, which has already been viewed more than 5,400 times:


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St. Louis All City Boxing Offers At-Risk Kids Free Lessons, Vegan Grub

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DeMarcus Murphy and Marcus Luther in a friendly spar at STL All City Boxing.
It's almost 6 p.m. at a south-city boxing gym and young folks -- boys and girls ranging in ages from eight to seventeen -- are warming up by throwing shadow punches, practicing their footwork, or catching their breath from a run. In a few moments, two youngsters will lace up some gloves and enter the ring for a friendly spar to practice the skills they learned from their coaches.

Marcus Luther and DeMarcus Murphy, both eight years old, strap on their head gear and get into their corners. One of their coaches, a burly, no-nonsense man, holds a stopwatch. "Go!" he yells, and the two young fighters move toward each other with a boxer's swagger well beyond their age, each maintaining a well-structured stance, ready to strike.

Murphy throws a punch, causing his dreadlocks to fly back. Luther ducks and returns a swing that barely misses his opponent. They back up, do it again, this time connecting more than the last, and again.

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St. Louis GateKeepers: Men's Roller Derby Reps STL at RollerCon in Las Vegas

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Roller derby players from St. Louis' top male and female teams practice together at the St. Louis Skatium.
It's a good time to be a dude on roller skates in St. Louis -- especially if you're the kind of dude that likes to hit people.

For the members of The St. Louis GateKeepers, the city's top male roller derby team, these past five months have gone by in a blur of lopsided victories. They're ranked third in the Men's Roller Derby Association, just behind The New York Shock Exchange, but this weekend could change that. The two rivals will be going head-to-head in Las Vegas on Saturday.

"There's very few moments in life where you feel like you're a part of something special, that you know that you're in it," says GateKeepers coach Scott Meyer (a.k.a "Magnum P.I.M.P"), who wrangled a practice Wednesday night with the players still in town. About half the team had already arrived in Vegas for RollerCon, a worldwide derby convention that hosts tournaments and attracts thousands of skaters.

"It's fun as hell," says Meyer, a bearded 33-year-old from Ladue who co-founded the GateKeepers in 2009.

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Yadier Molina Leaves Brother Jose a Present on Home Plate, Cracks Himself Up

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Oh, Yadi!
Yadier Molina may have broken our hearts when his injured thumb put him on the DL for up to twelve weeks, but he quickly reminded St. Louis Cardinals fans why we love him with a cute little gag at the expense of his brother and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina.

Before the bottom of the first inning, Molina had third base coach Jose Oquendo leave two packages of peanut butter cheese crackers on home plate for his brother.


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Blues Let Fans Ask Coach Ken Hitchcock Questions on Twitter, Things Get Crazy

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Ken Hitchcock be like, "What?"
It's summer. There's no hockey anywhere, and puck fans are desperate for hockey news. So the Blues decided to do their fans a solid and hold a Q&A on Twitter allowing their fans to ask head coach Ken Hitchcock questions by using the hashtag #AskHitch.

But instead of asking about hockey, many Blues fans mostly decided to crack wise, asking "Hitch" about everything from how to get butter out of one's hair to how the appropriate number of balloons for a birthday party.

And it was great because it offered scientific evidence that non-hockey months are not good for society.

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Michael Sam Admits Thinking He Shouldn't Have Come Out During NFL Draft

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Michael Sam in his Mizzou days.
As the 2014 NFL draft went into its third and final day, Michael Sam says he was afraid his decision to come out publicly would mean he'd never hear his name called.

The SEC's Defensive Player of the Year admits he feared his sexuality would stop him from achieving his dream of playing professional football during an interview with Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts.

"I was kind of second-guessing myself, whether, you know, maybe football turned its back on me," Sam says. "I was like, 'Maybe I shouldn't have done what I did.'"

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