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Hunt and Peck: Meet newest Cardinal Ty Kelly!

More Matt Carpenter than Matt Carpenter.

he is my hero, too, Ty.
he is my hero, too, Ty.
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

It is currently 9:30pm on a Thursday evening. News of a minor league deal between the Cardinals and Mariners that sent pitcher Sam Gaviglio to Seattle in exchange for infielder Ty Kelly has broke. Twitter has exploded.

Why has social media exploded over a minor league deal, you ask? To simply try to explain to you why would be a failure of epic proportions, and a disservice to you loyal readers. No. I must show you. Follow me.

The news broke quite humbly:

Then became more intriguing as research began:

The legend of Ty Kelly began to spread to all corners of the Internet:

Then things started to get weird:

The next natural step was to discover his Twitter handle:

That's when all Hell broke lose and the retweets started flooding in:


Welcome to the Cardinals, Ty!

what else is going on in baseball...

what the cardinals are up to...

  • A special exhibit honoring Stan Musial opens today at BallPark Village. - Fox2Now
  • Today also happens to be The Man's birthday. Ironically, he shares this birthday, and a hometown with The Kid. - Cut4
  • The United Cardinals Bloggers sent some questions to John Mozeliak, which he graciously answered. - Cards Conclave
  • Cardinal70 wraps up his Exit Interviews with the Cardinals' GM. - Cards Conclave
  • Adam Wainwright and his charity, Big League Impact, have started something new.
  • Looking fly, Jason.
  • The family of Oscar Taveras has taken to his twitter account to thank all the people who shared their condolences. 

the nl central

  • Why the NL Central is the deepest division in baseball. - MLB
  • The Pirates designate Ike Davis for assignment. - Hardball Talk
viva el stuff...

  • LuckySTLFan thinks the best part of the Heyward trade might be Carlos Martinez. - Viva el Birdos
  • Matt.Conner.21 looks at the Cardinals payroll flexibility in the upcoming years. - Viva el Birdos
  • Episode 8 of the Viva el Birdos Podcast is ready for your ears! - Viva el Podcast
  • The Cardinals finalists for the SB Nation have officially been selected. Thanks to all who voted! - Viva el Birdos
  • You might have noticed the site logo change. This change is continued throughout SB Nation in a partnership with "It's On Us", a campaign dedicated to changing the way we think of sexual assault. - SB Nation

other things...

  • Vladi Tarasenko scored the Blues only goal Thursday night as they drop game two of their road trip 4-1. The look to right the ship tomorrow in Ottawa at 2:00pm. - St. Louis Game Time
  • The Rams look to win two in a row for the first time this season as they take on the Chargers Sunday afternoon. - Turf Show Times
  • Four members of the Greatest Show on Turf are semifinalists for the Pro-Football Hall of Fame: Kurt Warner, Torry Holt, Issac Bruce, and Orlando Pace. - Turf Show Times
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