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Hunt and Peck: Matt Carpenter highlight reel/"Fat-Bottomed Girls" mashup

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The Hall of Fame voting results will be released later today, but instead of looking at those, let's look at some Matt Carpenter highlights.

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When I first logged on to Twitter on the hunt for links, it was slow going. Hall of Fame ballot defense, Skip Bayless, then... a lead.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>YouTube rabbit hole leads to some Matt Carpenter highlights set to &quot;Fat-Bottomed Girls.&quot; Today&#39;s all right, you see.</p>&mdash; Dayn Perry (@daynperry) <a href="https://twitter.com/daynperry/status/552222097024749568">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Wait, what?

Luckily, Overlord was already on the case.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/daynperry">@daynperry</a> Link, please.</p>&mdash; Ben (@b_g_h) <a href="https://twitter.com/b_g_h/status/552222424855375872">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Mother of God.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p>This is a must watch/listen for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/STLCards?src=hash">#STLCards</a> fans. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/daynperry">@daynperry</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/b_g_h">@b_g_h</a> Truth: <a href="https://t.co/HOG0nozIZd">https://t.co/HOG0nozIZd</a></p>&mdash; viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) <a href="https://twitter.com/vivaelbirdos/status/552223087111180289">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Then things got weird.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/vivaelbirdos">@vivaelbirdos</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/daynperry">@daynperry</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/b_g_h">@b_g_h</a> brb just going to rewatch this 12 more times.</p>&mdash; Heather Simon (@lil_scooter93) <a href="https://twitter.com/lil_scooter93/status/552503693380452352">January 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Here is the embedded video:

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Oh gosh, there are Michael Wacha highlights, too?! Yes, yes there are.

AND JASON HEYWARD. Right here.

other things going on in baseball...

  • ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at the age of 49. I will have more reaction on this in Friday's post. - MLB
  • Dan Haren does not want to play in Florida. - Fish Pond
  • Does James Shields have  $100 million offer on the table? (Please not Cardinals, please not Cardinals). - Fox Sports
  • 2015 Tigers ZiPs. - Fangraphs
  • Beyond the Box Score attempts to predict the Hall of Fame vote. - Beyond the Box Score
  • Could the Phillies have received more for Marlon Byrd? - Just a bit outside
  • <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Phillies announce they have signed RHP Aaron Harang to a one-year, $5 mill contract</p>&mdash; Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JSalisburyCSN/status/552148367376412673">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  • John Smoltz and the Hall of Fame. - MLB
  • This link comes with the Overlord recommendation. - Baseball Prospectus
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A thought-provoking read at <a href="https://twitter.com/baseballpro">@baseballpro</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/LewsOnFirst">@LewsOnFirst</a> on how anonymous voting skews the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HOF?src=hash">#HOF</a> election results: <a href="http://t.co/QAMple4gDP">http://t.co/QAMple4gDP</a></p>&mdash; Ben (@b_g_h) <a href="https://twitter.com/b_g_h/status/552235267944230912">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  • These managers desperately need a good year. - Sports on Earth
  • Randy Johnson's Hall of Fame case is pretty strong. - MLB
  • The Rays are interested in Colby Rasmus. - MLB Daily Dish
  • Ken Rosenthal reveals his Hall of Fame ballot. - Just a bit outside
  • The Tigers sign lefty Tom Gorzelanny. - Hardball Talk
  • A look at the Mike Piazza/steroids myth. - Amazing Avenue
  • Jon Heyman reveals his Hall of Fame ballot. - CBS Sports

what the cardinals are up to...

  • Jon Jay will be having his fourth annual charity bowling fundraiser. More info can be found here. - Jon Jay Challenge

NOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central

  • The Brewers signed hand-handing pitcher Buddy Carlyle to a minor league deal. - MLB
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