Randy Karraker

  • The Summer of The Heat is On

    35 years ago this week, the Cardinals finally worked their way over .500.  That’s right, a team that won 101 games and went to the World Series didn’t really hit its stride until Memorial Day…

  • The Easter weekend with seat cushion night

    AP Photo Easter always takes me back to 1987.  The Cardinals and the Mets were the best rivalry in baseball then, and early in the year, in the fourth series of the year, the Mets…

  • The time I suggested a new coach and the team listened…

    AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill Confession time. You may be one of those people that chooses to blame the media for everything bad that happens.  And in many cases, that’s reasonable.  Well, if you want to…

  • Clinching that first trip to the Finals was an amazing night

    I vaguely remember the Blues being in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1970 when I was seven years old, but I certainly don’t remember how they got there that season, let alone in their first…

  • Another favorite moment

    AP Photo/Lennox McLendon It POURED on the morning of October 14, 1985.  Game five of the NLCS between the Cardinals and the Dodgers didn’t start until late afternoon, but in the morning, it was raining…

  • 20 years ago, the Cardinals traded for Jim Edmonds

    AP Photo/Tom Gannam I was in Jupiter on March 23, 2000, covering the final week of spring training.  I finished my afternoon sportscasts and was leaving the Roger Dean Stadium facility earlier than usual…I guess…

  • My first night in the business

    I have been extremely lucky in being a St. Louis sports fan that grew up wanting to be in the sports industry here, and then got that opportunity.  Right after high school, I decided I…

  • Randy’s St. Louis Sports Mount Rushmore

    Randy’s St. Louis Sports Mount Rushmore: – Stan Musial – Brett Hull – Bob Gibson – Jack Buck FreezePops’ St. Louis Sports Mount Rushmore since arriving in St. Louis in the Fall of 2018: –…

  • Ultimate Irishman Bracket

    In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, 101 ESPN debuts the “Ultimate Irishman Bracket,” as we determine the top Irishman in the history of St. Louis sports. #1 Jack Buck v. #16 Neil O’Donoghue #2 Ryan…

  • One thing the Blues are really good at is…winning

    AP Photo/Bill Boyce The Blues head out on the road for a three-game trip and a stretch that sees them play eight of their next eleven on the road.  These days, it doesn’t seem to…