MIKE CLAIBORNE

Been in the business since 1981. Seen it all since then. I want my home teams to win for the most part but don't consider myself a "homer."

FAVORITE JOB: The ones I have now.

FAVORITE ATHELETE to COVER: Long list

LEAST FAVORITE: Barry Bonds, and there are a few more that are tied for second

BEST SPORTS CITY OUTSIDE of ST. LOUIS: Anywhere but Boston

FAVORITE COACH or MANAGER: Gene Stallings, Whitey, Mike Martz and Joel Quenneville. Honorable mention... Charlie Spoonhour, Tony, Lorenzo Romar

FAVORITE GM: Ron Caron, Larry Pleau, Mo/ Doug Armstrong

BEST MEDIA GUY TO RUN WITH: Really? Kelly Chase has second all by himself

BEST OWNERSHIP GROUP: The Dewitt regime. Their body of work speaks for itself, plus they thought it was cool to hire me.

WORST OWNERSHIP GROUP: Three way tie of Stan Kroenke, Dave Checketts, Harry Ornest

CLASSIEST ATHLETE STILL ALIVE in ST. LOUIS: Long list as we are blessed to have so many

ATHLETE YOU WERE GLAD TO SEE GO: Another long list

NEVER A DULL MOMENT ATHLETE: Brett Hull, Tommy Pham

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT : Watching my kids graduate (not from just high school)