Sports and Gaming

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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Get Excited for Mizzou Football Season

August may cause ‘back-to-school’ blues for kids and college students but for many of us in Columbia, it means excitement for the return of Mizzou football. If you’ve never been to a game, here’s what you need to know: We bleed black and gold. Sometimes we have a gold rush or a blackout, and every once in a while, we …

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How to Become a Chiefs Fan

You’re from Missouri. You root for the home team. Perhaps that’s why some of you spent the last 20 NFL seasons wearing variations of blue and gold on NFL Sundays. Those days are over. You’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan now. The bandwagon has seating, climb on. As the season nears, it’s going to be helpful if you know a …

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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: Augusta Winery Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery Chandler Hill Vineyards Montelle Winery …

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Sights to See Before Royals and Cardinals Games

While Major League Baseball action generally heats up after the All-Star break, fans of Missouri’s teams have reason to celebrate before the annual Midsummer Classic. For four nights in late June, the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals face off in the 2016 edition of the I-70 series. On Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, the defending World …

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