You may have seen the hashtag #FerrellTakesTheField all over Twitter yesterday.If you are unsure what this was about, allow me to explain. Former SNL cast member, comedian, and actor, Will Ferrell, suited up for ten different teams to play every position on the field in honor of Bert Campaneris, who fifty years ago became the first major leaguer to play every position in the same game. Ferrell's achievement was filmed for a new HBO special from Funny or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball and will be dedicated to the fight against cancer.
Some might have found the stunt annoying (and trust me, I can see that - one more "rich mahogany" pun, man...), but the whole thing was meant to be fun, support a good cause, and bring some attention to the game of baseball. While that may be a little annoying, it cannot possibly be bad, right?
Read the full article with quotes from Commissioner Manfred here. - MLB
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what else is going on in baseball...
- Need to learn about playing baseball? There is an app for that. - TechGraphs
- Demography of the good player. - Fangraphs
- The most likely 20-game winners. - Sports on Earth
- Cardinal70 continues his "Playing Pepper" series with the Dodgers. - Cards Conclave
- A look at the best leadoff men. - Sports on Earth
- Yoan Moncada officially signs today. - SBNation
- Thirty stadiums in thirty days? - Sports on Earth
what the cardinals are up to...
- Michael Wacha looks good. - MLB; Cardinals Farm
- mlb DOT com ranks the Cardinals top thirty prospects. - Viva el Birdos
Matt Holliday decides to throw BP to the first group while Mike Matheny takes pre-game questions. pic.twitter.com/3Mab4wkxz6— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 10, 2015
Matt Carpenter has joined advisory board for Taylor Hooton Foundation. He signed pledge today against PED use, will appear in ads #cardinals— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) March 10, 2015
If anyone needs me for the next 6 months here's where you'll find me: pic.twitter.com/Vxqhj0hzLq— Pat Parris (@PatParrisTV) March 12, 2015
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Brisbee looks at the most important players in the NL Central. - SBNation
- The most compelling players in the Central. - Sports on Earth
- It is like a horror movie. - MLB
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viva el stuff...
- dr. howl projects the 2015 Pirates. - Viva el Birdos
- Submit your own projections for our VEB projections. The most recent subject is Carlos Martinez. - Viva el Birdos
- Check out the newest Cardstoon! - Viva el Birdos
- Episode 19 of the Viva el Birdos Podcast is ready for thine ears. - Viva el Podcast
- Steve Mason would blink first as the Blues defeat the Flyers 1-0 in a shootout. - St. Louis Game Time
- Sam :'( - Turf Show Times