Thursday, October 25, 2012
Ladue Horton Watkins High School student Eric Bogard, of Creve Coeur, faces a pair of municipal charges in connection with an August incident at Busch Stadium during a Cardinals baseball game.
A teenager accused of shining a laser pointer onto the field during a St. Louis Cardinals game Aug. 6 had his arraignment continued until late November on Wednesday. Eric Bogard, 17, of Creve Coeur, was scheduled to appear in St. Louis municipal court on charges of peace disturbance at an athletic event and violating a city ordinance regulating possession and use of lasers. Bogard is a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. During an Aug. 6 game with the San Francisco, the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday stepped out of the batter’s box after spotting the green laser pointer on a Giants reliever. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told authorities he spotted Bogard shining the laser onto the field and pointed him out to security guards. Matheny …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The De Smet Jesuit graduate's name has popped up on early lists of candidates now that the Red Sox fired Bobby Valentine Thursday.
The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday the dismissal of Bobby Valentine as the team's manager after a dismal 69-93 record in 2012. The news was not unexpected after a season of discontent in New England, capped by a radio interview this week where Valentine was critical of members of his own coaching staff. ESPN reports that Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Farrell, a former Boston Pitching Coach, is atop the team's wish list. But one of the other names speculated as a replacement is former Red Sox Third Baseman Bill Mueller, a De Smet Jesuit graduate from Maryland Heights. Mueller was a member of the 2004 Red Sox team which swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. He's now a special assistant in the front office of the Los Angeles …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A Creve Coeur teenager is accused of pointing the laser onto the field during a Cardinals game on Aug. 6.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
A teenager accused of shining a laser pointer onto the field during a St. Louis Cardinals game Aug. 6 had his court date continued until Oct. 24. Eric Bogard, 17, of Creve Coeur, was scheduled to appear in St. Louis municipal court Monday on charges of peace disturbance at an athletic event and violating a city ordinance regulating possession and use of lasers. Bogard is a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Nathan Swanson, an attorney with Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass, appeared on Bogard’s behalf and requested the continuance. Swanson said he had no comment on the case and referred questions to attorney Joel Schwartz. A call to Schwartz Monday morning was not immediately returned. During an Aug. 6 game with the San …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny spotted the boy in a Busch luxury suite Monday.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 17 year-old who was arrested after being caught by St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny Monday as the teen focused a laser pointer on a San Francisco Giants Pitcher, is from Creve Coeur. Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com also has a recap of the bizarre incident. The paper reports the St. Louis Circuit Attorney could be asked by police to file charges as soon as today
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Although committed to play collegiately at Missouri State University next fall, recent Westminster grad Matheny was picked in the MLB draft by his father Mike Matheny's team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
It was no surprise and a major surprise, all at the same time Wednesday afternoon, as the St. Louis Cardinals selected Westminster Christian Academy graduate Tate Matheny in the 23rd round of this week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Mike Matheny, Tate's father, Cardinals' manager since November. (Read Previous Story: Tate Matheny Drafted by Dad Mike's Team: St. Louis Cardinals) Matheny (6'1, 180), the star centerfielder for the two-time Missouri Class 3 state champion Wildcats and son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, is one of the top-rated high school players in the country, and many thought he would be chosen sometime Tuesday -- during Rounds 4-15 of the Draft. But instead, most likely because of the Matheny family's …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The former Cardinal catcher has spent much of the past few years focused on his son's high school baseball career at Westminster. Now he takes over for retired skipper Tony La Russa.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Westminster, De Smet standouts get a chance to shine on a big all-star stage.
As the area’s top baseball players stepped onto the field at Busch Stadium for the High School Baseball Showcase, plenty of boyhood dreams came true. Now-former Westminster Christian Academy catcher Ryan Allee told Creve Coeur Patch it was an unreal experience and something he'd never forget. And that's saying something for someone who just won a state championship. His coach, Rich Van Gilst, was also part of the coaching staff for Monday's event. For Brett Graves Monday afternoon's game was also a taste of what could be an everyday occurrence. The recent Francis Howell graduate who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s fun to think about playing at Busch someday,” Graves said. “Even if I wasn’t drafted by the Cardinals, I would …
Monday, June 20, 2011
All-Star games bring Westminster, De Smet, Parkway and Ladue talent downtown.
Fifty of the top senior baseball players in the metropolitan area will get a chance of a lifetime on Monday as they compete at Busch Stadium during the Second Annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase. The event, which will pit the Missouri All Stars against the Illinois All Stars, will be played at 1:15 p.m. The game will be preceded by a home-run hitting contest and a skills competition at 10 a.m. Former Cardinals players Mike Matheny and John Mabry will manage the teams. "Last year's event was a huge success and I'm excited to bring the High School Showcase back to Busch Stadium for the second year," said Matheny, whose son Tate earned all-state honors as a key member of the Class 3 state champion Westminster Christian Academy team…