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Kolten Wong!

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During Thursday night's game, Kolten Wong hit two dingers. Twitter flipped out in a glorious way. Here it is for your enjoyment:

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Brace yourself for this one:

Here are Kolten's and Matheny's reactions. - MLB (Wong); MLB (Matheny)

what else is going on in baseball...

  • Allen Craig heads to the DL with a foot (yes, that foot) injury. - MLB
  • It appears Cliff Lee will not need surgery! - Sports Illustrated
  • Some people are actually saying Bryce Harper should been sent down to the minors... I just... what? - SBNation
  • This is a video of Mark Teixeira interviewing Brett Gardner on some odd talk show bit that he does? I really cannot quite figure it out. Is he really like that or just playing a part? Anyway, it is funny. - MLB Fancave
  • Here is an idea: why don't we stop telling professional athletes when they can and cannot have kids? - SBNation
  • Scary moment as Dan Jennings of the Marlins leaves a game after being struck in the head by a line drive. Pittsburgh just cannot help but hit people! - Hardball TalkVideo
  • Some players have been able to have quite "successful" careers while accumulating negative WAR. How did they do it? - Hardball Times
  • Albert Pujols teaches Yasiel Puig a valuable lesson on respecting your elders (and one of the greatest players of our generation), all narrated by Vin Scully. Perfection. - MLB
  • The Hunter Pence sign insults are taking off. - SBNation
  • Spread the MLB hate. Also, Chicago has totally taken over Illinois. Almost all of southern Ill. is Cards Land, but freakin' Chicago... - SBNation
  • This is a really cool article about the declining use of the curveball. Guess who gets a mention? - Sports on Earth
  • Mike Trout turned 23 this week. - MLBSBNation
  • Adam Dunn pitched a baseball in a real game. - Cut4
  • Jeff Sullivan attempts to defend Tony LaRussa's remarks on intentional beanings and pitching high and tight. - Fangraphs
  • On this day in baseball history, the White Sox did something no team had ever done. - Chicagoist
what the cardinals are up to...

  • Joe Kelly faced Shelby Miller on Wednesday. Awwww.... - STLTodayCut4
  • Craig, Allen discusses the trade from the Cardinals to the Red Sox. - Fox Sports
  • And they played Kelly's walkup music! - Fox Sports
  • Dang, Pat Neshek, guys. 
  • As Craig and I have pointed out a few times, Matt Holliday is starting to really heat up. - STLToday
  • Wacha is throwing again and his arm feels "alive". - STLTodayMLB
  • Lance Lynn reminds us to look on the bright side of the trade. Kind of.
  • We love Matt Carpenter's plate discipline, but it wasn't always so cherished. - Fox Sports
  • Vexed Techie has updated his Sabermattrics sheet. - Google Docs
  • Pat Neshek would like to stay with the Cardinals. - STLToday
  • Ever wondered what it was like to run a manual scoreboard for the Cardinals? - Cards Conclave
  • Ben sent me this very good BP article on Oscar Taveras, including GIFs and video and other awesome stuff! - Baseball Prospectus
  • Jason Motte lands on the DL with a "back strain". - CBS Sports
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central

the baltimore orioles

  • The Continental gives us a very special preview for this series. - Viva el Birdos
  • Camden Chat also does a preview. - Camden Chat
  • For more in depth Orioles news, check out CC! - Camden Chat

viva el stuff...

  • Ghosty wrote this brief fanpost about the Cardinals possibly dodging a bullet with Wagner Mateo. - Viva el Birdos
  • Today I am in the mood for A Play in One Act. - Viva el Archives

other things...

  • Sports are dangerous. New York Giants' runningback David Wilson must leave football due to a serious neck injury. - NFL
  • I cannot stop watching these "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets". Here are some ones towards NBA players. - YoutubeYoutube
  • Are you a pathological reader? - Oprah's Book Club
weekly scoreboard:
Tuesday, August 5 Red Sox 2 Cardinals 3 VEB Recap OtM Recap
Wednesday, August 6 Red Sox 2 Cardinals 1 VEB Ruicap OtM Recap
Thursday, August 7 Red Sox 2 Cardinals 5 VEB TCCap OtM Recap

Tonight Justin Masterson and the Birdos head to Baltimore to take on Chris Tilman. Game time is 6:05pm CST.

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