It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.
What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.
Former Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman is joining the White Sox coaching staff. He has been hired by Chicago as a base-running instructor. Coleman led the National League in stolen bases six times as a member of the Cardinals. He finished with 752 swipes in 13 big league seasons.