Sports and Gaming

Come for the Baseball Stay for the Wine

Missouri baseball fans are some of the best in the world. As you’re planning your next trip to the ballpark, whether you’re headed to Kaufman or Busch Stadium, include a Missouri winery or two on your itinerary.   Wineries near St. Louis: The Augusta/Defiance area just southwest of St Louis is home to: Augusta Winery Balducci Vineyards Blumenhof Vineyards & …

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It’s Deer Season in Missouri

It’s autumn. The leaves are falling, the days are cool and crisp, it’s the time of year when the thoughts of men and women across the country turn to … deer hunting. And it doesn’t get much better than in the Show-Me State. In fact, Wide Open Spaces rated Missouri No. 3 in the top 10 places to hunt whitetail …

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Mid-Missouri Pubs Welcome Tiger Watchers

Columbia’s Memorial Stadium is electric on game day, especially when the Tigers are hosting an SEC opponent. Clearly, nothing beats watching a game in person, but there are times when tickets are hard to come by. When that happens, don’t settle for sitting at home, watching your TV and further indenting the cushions on your couch. Get out with like-minded, …

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SEC Games in Columbia, Missouri: What To Do?

You’re coming to Columbia, Mo., to see the Mizzou Tigers mop the floor with your beloved team in SEC action. Although you won’t have success on the field, diamond, court, mat or pitch, or in the pool, there are plenty of ways to forget the crushing loss just (or about to be) suffered. Missouri’s fourth-largest city has a wealth of …

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Playing A Round in Missouri

They’ve been sitting all winter. Watching. Waiting. Looking for a sign. Then one morning, they notice your heavy coat has given way to a lighter jacket. You’re smiling more. The temperature in the garage is a few notches warmer. Finally, the day they’ve been waiting for arrives. You approach. They’re excited, ready to spring into action. Now, it’s up to …

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What To Do Before and After the Baseball Game

It’s officially spring which means it’s officially time to get excited about baseball in Missouri! Whether you wear Kansas City Royal blue or St. Louis Cardinal red, there are few things more exciting than game day in the Show-Me State. The crowds, the smell of ballpark food, the sound the bat makes on a long home run … they’re all …

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Springtime in Missouri and Golf is in the Air

I have a confession to make. I’m married to a golf addict.  I learned to golf in the interest of matrimonial harmony (to call me a duffer is to insult duffers everywhere) and I watch a lot of golf. I’ve always liked watching the older golfers best (more finesse in their games), and I think a skins game is absolutely …

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2017 Baseball Season is Almost Here in Missouri

How can you not be romantic about baseball?” – Brad Pitt, as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, in Moneyball It’s time to rekindle that old flame. Baseball is coming back. As the 2017 season approaches, Missourians find themselves fortunate to have two big league teams (not to mention minor league and semi-pro teams) for which to cheer. At the …

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What To Do Before and After a Blues Game

You’re coming to Missouri and hope to catch the blues.   The St. Louis Blues, that is. Tickets for the game are in hand and you’re excited for the puck drop, but aren’t sure how to spend your free time in the hours leading up to the game. And more importantly, you’re not sure what you’ll do after. Fret not. …

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Enjoy the Slopes in Missouri

Brisk conditions and a light snowfall in some areas of Missouri signaled a seemingly early (and unofficial) start to winter, but the seasonal change doesn’t mean an end to outdoor adventure. In fact, there are two spots in Missouri where fun and the cold go hand in hand … well, maybe hand in glove. About 40 minutes north of downtown …

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