i contributed a guest piece to South Side Sox, an SB Nation brutha site with a vacationing blogger (aka The Cheat). wrote it up a week ago, before The Cheat had left town -- and before the cards' last two series wins. how were we feeling back then?
the cardinals have won 13 of their last 18 games vs defending world champs: 2-1 vs boston last year, 4-2 vs florida in 2004, and 7-2 vs arizona (including a sweep in the nlds) in 2002.
will carroll on pujols' accelerated recovery schedule, at today's baseball prospectus:
caveat: that's not fact, it's just informed opinion; it may turn out that they can hold jimmy together through the end of the season. cross fingers . . .
stl affiliate quad cities hosts the midwest league all-star game tonight; follow the action here.