Look up, my lord.
Vex not his ghost: O, let him pass! he hates him much
That would upon the rack of this tough world
Stretch him out longer
He is gone, indeed.
The wonder is, he hath endured so long:
He but usurp'd his life.
Bear them from hence. Our present business
Is general woe. - Sparknotes
What Else is Going On in Baseball...
- The MLB Draft is nearly here. Time to familiarize yourself with the farm teams. - Minor League Ball
And the draft system (thanks flood!). - Peter Gammons
- Speaking of draft, bgh sent me this very interesting article about prospect evaluation. - Sports on Earth
- A Clayton Kershaw curveball was struck for a homerun. I know, right? - MLB
- Happy birthday, Yogi!
New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 12, 2014
- An umpire touches Torri Hunter's face. Oh no he didn't. - Deadspin
- Are umpires held accountable? (link courtesy of flood) - SBNation
- Yu Darvish loses another no hitter and that is awesome. (thanks, flood!) - SBNation
- Super thanks to flood for sending this to me! I love pitching .gifs! - Gantland
- Jon Hamm! - Cut4
- Yasiel Puig: The Movie. - SBNation
- Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales still haven't signed. - Fox Sports
- In honor of all the mothers out there, I hope you had a wonderful Mothers' Day this past weekend! Here are some mama links. (thanks to flood again!) - SBNation; SBNation; Cut4
What the Cardinals are Up To...
- In case you missed it, Joe provided us with an Oscar Taveras update from Chris Hrabe of KMOX and John Mozeliak. - Viva el Birdos
- The Cards took on the Pirates Sunday and...
This is the 1st time Pirates have hosted a Sunday Night Baseball game since 1996. Follow along at http://t.co/ov04ANBOB5— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 12, 2014
- It is something you never really want to see, but yet, deep in your heart, you totally do.
ANOTHER position player pitching appearance. pic.twitter.com/UPHAgfnHef— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) May 13, 2014
- Who "won" the David Freese - Peter Bourjos trade? (I maintain it isn't fair to compare Bourjos to Freese because the Cardinals didn't replace Freese with Bourjos. They replaced Freese with Matt Carpenter who was replaced by Kolten Wong, and now Kolten Wong isn't on the 25 man roster. Cool, right?!) (Thanks, flood, for the link!) - MLB Daily Dish
- Jason Motte is a wonderful person. - Fox Sports
- Would the Cards trade Matt Adams or Allen Craig? (thanks again, flood!) - CBS Sports
- Embrace the Arch. (shoutout to flood for this link!) - Sports Illustrated
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
The NL Central
- Todd Frazier scorches this outta GABP for the longest homer of the year. - Hardball Talk
- Aroldis Chapman is back and throwing 100 mph. - Hardball Talk; MLB
- Aramis Ramirez is headed to the DL. - MLB
Milwaukee Brewers 24 14 .632 St. Louis Cardinals 19 20 .487 Cincinnati Reds 17 19 .472 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 21 .432 Chicago Cubs 13 24 .351
The Chicago Cubs (13-24)
- Spants writes a preview on the Cards-Cubs series this week because Aaron is LAY-ZEE. - Viva el Birdos
- Bleed Cubbie Blue also does a preview of the series. - Bleed Cubbie Blue
- For more Cubs info, check out BCB. - Bleed Cubbie Blue
|Friday, May 9||Cardinals||4||Pirates||6||VEB Recap||BD Recap|
|Saturday, May 10||Cardinals||3||Pirates||4||VEB Recap||BD Recap|
|Sunday, May 11||Cardinals||6||Pirates||5||VEB Recap||BD Recap|
|Monday, May 12||Cubs||Nevermind||Cardinals||5||VEB Recap||BCB Recap|
The Cards look to bounce back tonight with their ace on the mound, Adam Wainwright. Waino has struggled against the Cubs in his previous two outings this year, but do not expect that to continue. I hope. Opposing him will be Jake Arrieta. Gametime is 7:15pm on Fox Sports Midwest, WCIU, KMOX 1120 and WGN 720.
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