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Hunt and Peck: Brett Lawrie is a good man

Brett Lawrie pays a visit to one of his biggest little fans.

Izzy did this A LOT for the Cardinals... like, a record number of times.
Izzy did this A LOT for the Cardinals... like, a record number of times.
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I, among others, became enamored with the story of the young girl (I later discovered her name is Amelia) crying when the Blue Jays traded her favorite player, Brett Lawrie, to Oakland. As someone who knows the heartbreak of trades all too well (I will never forget you, David Freese!) I empathized with this poor girl. I also felt a little bad that her trauma was plastered all over the internet.

But sometimes a little heartbreak is necessary to achieve our dreams. You go girl!

what an amazing moment so cool and privileged to meet this lady

A video posted by @blawrie1313 on

I just love a happy ending!

(Shout out to flood and Overlord for knowing I love this story and sending me links to it!)

what else is going on in baseball...

    • More hot stove (as of 12:57am):
    • Where is Justin Upton going, though? - Talking Chop
    • Oh, the Padres? Okay. - Talking Chop
    • Kris Medlen is a Royal. 
    • Edinson Volquez is a Royal. - Bucs Dugout
    • So Wil Myers was traded. - Fangraphs
    • Mark Grace is going to jail. - AZ Central
    • Jake Peavy is still a Giant. (That made me giggle for some reason.) - McCovey Chronicles
    what the cardinals are up to...

    • Fox Sports Midwest will re-air some of our favorite games on December 25. - STL Today
    • Mike Matheny will wear number 26 to honor a young friend who passed away. - Mike Matheny
    • Trevor Rosenthal will wear 44. 
    • And before you make THAT joke:

      I think we all get the- Et tu, Overlord?
    the nl central
  • Allen Craig, the Brewer? - Brew Crew Ball
  • Allen Craig, the  - eww, nope cannot even type it. Sorry, I tried. - Red Reporter
  • What do Cubs fans think of the Jason Motte signing? - Bleed Cubbie Blue
  • A quick look at the Cubs' financial picture. - Bleed Cubbie Blue
  • How scared should the NL Central be of the Cubs? - Brew Crew Ball
  • viva el stuff...

    • "Where will the 2015 Cardinals be in terms of runs scored?" jlma asks in this fanpost. - Viva el Birdos
    • Sometimes "interested" just means "eh, might as well ask". - Viva el Birdos
    • Our own Joe Schwarz headed over to Game Time to write some thoughts about the boy wonder that is Vladimir Tarasenko. - St. Louis Game Time

    other things...

    • Is there a link between chronic brain injury and suicide? - FiveThirtyEight
    • The U.S. will bid to host the 2024 Olympics. - CBS
    • The Colbert Report is over after a seven nine (has it really been seven? - nope, nine actually) year run. Here are some of his best sports moments. - Sports Illustrated
    • The Blues defeated the Kings then lost to the Kings. - St. Louis Game Time
    • The Rams take on the New York Football Giants this Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. - Turf Show Times
    Per always and forever, please send me links! E-mail me at or tweet me @lil_scooter93!