check this out: one week to the day after a blogger named Sister Daedalus stuck pins in voodoo albert, dude goes down with an injury. that's some serious hocus pocus . . . .
will carroll wrote up his notes on pujols' injury at baseball prospectus; subscription only, but here's the gist: "I'd expect the Cards to be ultraconservative with this injury, keeping Pujols on the shelf beyond the minimum, but less than the oft-quoted six weeks." if it's less than 6 weeks and he comes back healthy, big whew. i'm not sure, though, if carroll knew about the voodoo thing when he wrote that opinion.
Update [2006-6-5 17:33:0 by lboros]: just saw this, at my SB Nation brother site Fake Teams:
carroll, by the way, doesn't think the edmonds deployment was such a terrible idea. on the contrary:
agree or disagree with how his case has been handled, let's all agree that the guy's showing some laudable toughness. he's got a nasty injury; that was a pretty heroic display he put on yesterday.
on the eve of the amateur draft, derrick goold profiles a potential steal from last year's draft, 22d rounder jaime garcia.
more amateur news: potential 1st-rounder max scherzer is trying to pitch the missouri tigers into the college world series today in a winner-take-all showdown vs regional host pepperdine. missouri has allowed only 9 runs in 33 innings during the regional, or 2.45 runs per 9 innings -- vs aluminum bats, mind you. the game started at 3 pm central; it's now 1-0 missouri in the bottom of the 3d. updates in this thread as available, or head to this page and click on the game tracker link to follow the action live. or you can watch it on pepperdine's tv network -- go here.
supps has turned in 6 quality starts in 11 outings this season. his opponent, brandon claussen, has made only 3 q.s. . . .