Randal Grichuk Returns To St. Louis Cardinals

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Randal Grichuk Sets Busch III Record In Return As Cardinals Beat Pirates

Randal Grichuk returned from his minor league stint yesterday and propelled the St. Louis Cardinals to a 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Grichuk hit a home run that traveled an estimated 478 feet, a Busch Stadium III record. It was also the longest home run hit by a Cardinal since 2015.

The home run by Randal Grichuk was the fifth-longest hit in Major League Baseball this season, accoirding to Statcast.

Luke Voit, a St. Louis native and former Missouri State Bear, made his major league debut yesterday. Voit attended Lafayette High School in St. Louis before heading to Missouri State.

The St. Louis Cardinals are back in action today at 3:15 pm against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha is scheduled to take the mound, while the Reds will start Brandon Finnegan.

Today’s contest is a makeup contest that was originally scheduled for April 29. The Cardinals will travel to Arizona tomorrow to being a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

John Oliver Talks Vaccines On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver talked about vaccines on this weekend’s episode of Last Week Tonight. Oliver called vaccines one of the greatest scientific advances of our times. He also highlighted President Donald Trump’s views on vaccines and thought to dispel some of the opposition to vaccines.

John Oliver on vaccines

Saint Louis FC Falls In Cincinnati

Saint Louis FC again struggled on the road over the weekend.  The United Soccer League club fell to FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium for the second time in two trips this season. The loss drops STLFC to 1-3-3 on the road this season.

Cincinnati scored the game first goal in the game’s 7th minute on an unlucky bounce of defender A. J. Cochran’s leg after an Adam Grinwis save.

Cincinnati scored again in the 66th minute for the 2-0 final score.

Saint Louis FC returns to Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park, where they are 3-2 on the season, on July 5th to face the Rochester Rhinos. Tickets for the match can be purchased at SaintLouisFC.com

John McEnroe Says Serena Williams “Would Be Like 700” On Men’s Circuit

Former tennis star John McEnroe is on a press tour for his new memoir, But Seriously. During an interview over the weekend with NPR, McEnroe got into a discussion about tennis player Serena Williams. When NPR’s Lili Garcia-Navarro questioned McEnroe on why people feel they need to include the word “female” when talking about Serena Williams’ status among the best players in the world, McEnroe responded with the words that have him in hot water.

“Well because if she was in, if she played the men’s circuit she’d be like 700 in the world,” McEnroe said. ” … That doesn’t mean I don’t think Serena is an incredible player. I do, but the reality of what would happen would be I think something that perhaps it’d be a little higher, perhaps it’d be a little lower. And on a given day, Serena could beat some players. I believe because she’s so incredibly strong mentally that she could overcome some situations where players would choke ’cause she’s been in it so many times, so many situations at Wimbledon, The U.S. Open, etc. But if she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story.”

The Monday Roundup from RealLifeSTL featuring John Oliver, Saint Louis FC, Randal Grichuk, Blues, St. Louis Cardinals and more.
The Monday Roundup from RealLifeSTL featuring John Oliver, Saint Louis FC, John McEnroe on Serena Williams, Blues, Cardinals and more.

Tim Tebow Promoted To High-A By New York Mets

Tim Tebow is movin’ on up. Tebow will leave the low-A Columbia Fireflies for greener pastures in St. Lucie, Florida. The former Florida Gators football star was promoted of the weekend to the St. Lucie team of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. Sandy Alderson, the general manager of the New York Mets said he believes Tebow will keep getting better as he progresses through the Mets’ system.

Transformers: The Last Knight Opens To Franchise Low

Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth film in the franchise, brought in an estimated $69.1 million between its Wednesday debut last week and the end of the weekend. An estimated $45.3 million of those receipts came in over the weekend. The film’s numbers were much smaller than those of the other films in the franchise.

Be sure to check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for our Weekend Movie Guide. We’ll take a closer look at the weekend box office numbers and preview the films opening this week, Baby Driver, Despicable Me 3 and The House.

Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer Released

Speaking of movies, the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 has been released. The Barden Bellas are taking on the world in what is being billed as the final film in the trilogy.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld and the rest of the crew are back in theaters this Christmas. They will be joined by John Lithgow and Ruby Rose, among others.

Watch the trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 below.

Pitch Perfect 3 trailer


Ryan Reaves Traded By St. Louis Blues To Pittsburgh Penguins

Ryan Reaves was traded by the Blues on Friday to the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blues received a first round pick in the 2017 NHL draft — which the Blues used to select Klim Kostin of Russia — and Oskar Sundqvist for Reaves and their own 51st overall pick.

Reaves told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he was honored to be protected by the Blues in the Expansion Draft before hearing about the trade. He was also honored that the Penguins thought so highly enough of him.

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