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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

just because he is big doesn't mean it doesn't hurt... his body or his feelings.
just because he is big doesn't mean it doesn't hurt... his body or his feelings.
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Take me out to the ballgame,
Take me to see the Cards!
I want to see a triple Matt attack,
Yadi's returned and now Wacha's back!
So let's root, root, root, for the Cardinals!
They're the ones teams will now chase!
For it's 2.. 3... 4 games ahead
In the NL Central Race (bah-bah-baaaaahm)!

Centerfield

what else is going on in baseball...

  • What is the most hopeless team in baseball? - SBNation
  • I linked this before, but I just enjoy it so darn much. Orbit vs. J.P. Arenciba. - Cut4
    Awww... then they made up. - Cut4
  • Cole Hamels and three Philli relievers team up to throw combined no-hitter of the Braves. - MLBMLB(Video)
  • What Bo Porter's firing means about the power structure of baseball. - Sports on Earth
  • PUUUUUUIG and Van Slyke. - Cut4
  • Here is the wildest swings of August. - Fangraphs
    And wildest pitches. - Fangraphs
  • Mo'ne Davis throws out the first pitch at a Dodgers game. It was better than 50 Cent's, let's just say. - Cut4
  • With the post season around the corner, here are some storylines to watch for as the season draws to a close. - Sports on Earth
  • Kevin Towers is out as the Diamondbacks GM. - AZ Snake Pit
  • These teamed are primed for a run with a soft schedule remaining. - Sports on Earth
  • After two Tommy John surgeries, Daniel Hudson is back in baseball. - 120 Sports
  • Adam Dunn is an Oakland A. - Fangraphs
what the cardinals are up to...

  • The Cardinals finally have a back-up first baseman as they have called up Xavier Scruggs while Matt Adams rests a strained oblique. - STL Today
  • Let the hate course threw your veins. Let is strengthen you. Feed off it. Embrace it. - Sports on Earth
    Here is why the move makes sense. - STL Today
  • MICHAEL WACHA IS BACK! I mean... that's cool. Whatever. - Viva el BirdosSTL Today
  • We may see more Holliday-Bourjos-Jay outfields and why we will like it. - STL Today
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central...

  • The Reds shut down Homer Bailey for the season. - Sports Illustrated
  • Clint Hurdle calls Shelby Miller's pitch behind Andrew  McCutchen a "cheap shot". I would call it more of a "missed shot" since it didn't hit him, but you know, semantics. - STL Today
  • Winter is coming. - Fangraphs
  • Standings:
St. Louis Cardinals 77 63 .550 -
Milwaukee Brewers 73 67 .521 4.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 68 .511 5.5
Cincinnati Reds 66 74 .471 11.0
Chicago Cubs 64 76 .457 13.0

Holy moley, I didn't realize the Reds and Cubs were so close to each other....

the milwaukee brewers...

  • The Brewers have acquired Jonathan Broxton. - MLB
  • The Brewers are running out of time to recover from their free-fall. - Sports on Earth
  • Noah from Brew Crew Ball writes that baseball is more fun when you are positive, and he is right, right, right. - Brew Crew Ball
  • This fanpost at BCB shows the Brewers players as internet memes. It is pretty funny. - Brew Crew Ball
  • Aaron Finkel previews the series against the Brewers for us! - Viva el Birdos
  • BCB also previews the series. - Brew Crew Ball
  • For more news and insights on the Brewers check out their SBN blog, Brew Crew Ball. - Brew Crew Ball
viva el stuff...

  • vances law brings us some nice info from Peoria. - Viva el Birdos
  • The Cards have been getting power from some historically punchless positions, writes Ben Cerutti. - Viva el Birdos
  • I wrote this about women's place in sports broadcasting and CBS's new show. Is this shameless self promotion. Yes. Yes it is. - Viva el Birdos
  • Ben and Joe star in the second episode of Viva el Podcast! - Viva el Birdos
other things...

  • The NFL kicked off its season last night as the Packers fell to the Seahawks 36-16. - SBNation
  • The Rams take on on the Vikings this Sunday at 12:00pm CST. - NFL
    You can check out Turf Show Times for even more in-depth Rams coverage. - Turf Show Times
weekly scoreboard:
Tuesday, September 2 Pirates 4 Cardinals 6 VEB Recap BD Recap
Wednesday, September 3 Pirates 0 Cardinals 1 VEB Recap BD Recap
Thursday, September 4 Cardinals 3 Brewers 2 VEB Recap BCB Recap

Tonight John Lackey squares off against what has been a very good Mike Fiers. The Cardinals look to keep winning tonight at 7:10pm CST.

Also of note, this Sunday is the Viva el Run, the Cardinals Care 6K. Let's hope we all make it through intact this time!

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