Former St. Louis Cardinals Staffer Chris Correa To Be Sentenced Later Today In Hacking Scandal
The St. Louis Cardinals have not started off the second half of the 2016 MLB season the way they wanted ti, losing two out of three games to the Miami Marlins over the weekend. The team lost the opening game of the series 6-3 on Friday night and lost the final game of the series 7-6 on Sunday. Sandwiched in between those loses was a 5-0 win on Saturday where ace Adam Wainwright pitched a complete-game gem.
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-44 on the season and sit eight games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. The team opens a four-game series at home today against the San Diego Padres. Mike Leake is scheduled to pitch in the opening contest, while Carlos Martinez, Jaime Garcia and Wainwright are scheduled to start in the rest of the series.
In other Cardinals news, former St. Louis Cardinals staffer Christopher Correa is scheduled to be sentenced later today. He plead guilty to five charges of illegally hacking into a database maintained by the Houston Astros. He’s likely to serve at lease three years in prison. Correa was originally fired by the Cardinals last summer for illegally gaining access to the Astros’ database. He has said he was attempting to see if another former St. Louis Cardinals staffer, Jeff Luhnow, had stolen information and work from the Cardinals to use while working in Houston.
Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in jail this afternoon.
Saint Louis FC Falls In Tulsa
Saint Louis FC went to Tulsa on Friday night with the intent of returning home with an extra three points in the USL standings. Things did not go according to plan. Head coach Dale Schilly made some lineup changes in a attempt to right the ship, but the local lads fell 2-0 to Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
STLFC currently sits in eighth place in the USL’s Western Conference. With a 6-8-5 record and 23 points, they are holding on to the conference’s final playoff spot by one point.
Saint Louis FC takes on the Colorado Springs Switchbacks this Saturday night at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. Tickets are available by calling 636-680-0997 or through SaintLouisFC.com.
Ghostbusters Tops $40 Million In Debut
The Secret Life of Pets took the weekend box office crown with the second straight weekend with an estimated $50.6 million in its second weekend of release. The Ghostbusters reboot had a solid debut with an estimated $46 million over the weekend.
Check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. Star Trek Beyond, Ice Age: Collision Course and Lights Out open in theaters this weekend.
Week-Long Heat Advisory Issued For St. Louis Area
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the St. Louis area effective from Noon today until 7 pm on Friday evening. The advisory specifically targets St. Charles and St. Louis county as well as St. Louis city. It warns of mid-to-upper 90s actual temperatures each afternoon with heat indices in the 100s.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch warns that the high temperatures will extend into the weekend. It also has contact information for area cooling centers.
Vin Diesel Returning As Xander Cage
Vin Diesel is returning to the role of Xander Cage for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. A teaser trailer for the film was released earlier today. The full trailer is set to be released this Wednesday with the film scheduled for a January 20, 2017 theater release.
Vin Diesel first played Xander Cage in the 2012 film XXX. It debuted to the tune of $44.5 million and eventually made $277 million worldwide. 2005 saw the sequel XXX: State of the Union. Vin Diesel was not involved with the sequel. Instead of Xander Cage, the lead role was played by Ice Cube as Darius Stone, a new recruit in the program that drafted Cage. That film was a relative disappointment with a $12.7 million debut and a $71 million worldwide box office take.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage teaser trailer
“Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian” Killed By Own Brother
Here in the United States, Kim Kardashian made headlines over the weekend as she put a video out to her Snapchat followers of a phone call between her husband, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift. In Pakistan, a social media start said to by “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian” was killed over the weekend by her own brother. Qandeel Baloch was strangled by her brother on Friday. The brother called it an “honor killing” as Qandeel had brought shame to the family in his eyes. Us normal people call this murder. An “honor killing?” Utterly ridiculous. An online petition has been set up in the name of stopping these ridiculous and horrendous murders.
John Oliver On 2016 Political Endorsements
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is still on break, but Oliver released a web-exclusive video last night. Oliver takes on the subject of endorsements in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election in this video. He also refers to the election as “Uncle Sam’s Rock-Bottom Yankee Doodle Suicide Pact 2016” and endorses a few things himself.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns with new episodes on July 24.
John Oliver on political endorsements
World Naked Bike Ride Goes Through Downtown St. Louis
The annual World Naked Bike Ride went through downtown St. Louis Saturday night to the delight of some and the anger of others. You’re probably better off not trying to understand the ride and just moving on with your life.
A few local media outlets were on hand to capture the event in the name of journalism and page views. Stltoday has a photo gallery. The Riverfront Times also has a 2016 World Naked Bike Ride – St. Louis photo gallery. Warning: There’s nudity. That’s kind of the point of the ride so NSFW kind of goes without saying.
Want to know more about the World Naked Bike Ride? Check out WorldNakedBikeRide.org
Magnificent Seven Reboot Trailer Released
The trailer for the upcoming reboot of The Magnificent Seven was released today. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and Hayley Bennett are among the stars of the film, which is set to hit theaters on September 23.
Magnificent Seven trailer
Brought to you by Mills Apartments