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Hunt and Peck: Michael Wacha meets Wacha

Adorable antics ensued, I am sure.

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Twitter/Andy Cohen

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha was pretty excited to finally meet Andy Cohen's dog, Wacha. #STLCards

Posted by FOX Sports Midwest on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

what else is going on in baseball...

  • David Letterman is retiring. Here are his top ten baseball moments. - Cut4
  • Corey Kluber's 18 strikeouts visualized in Python. - Beyond the Box Score
  • The Closer is alive. - Fangraphs
  • Wil Myers is on the disabled list. - Hardball Talk
  • What have we learned a quarter way through the season? - Sports on Earth
  • Where are these missing baseball cards? - Hauls of Shame
  • The White Sox Stadium has a very unfortunately placed door handle. - SBNation
  • The Marlins middle infield is good. - Fangraphs
  • Bryce Harper is channeling The Babe. - Sports on Earth
  • Matt Joyce was late for a game but he won't ever be again. - Sports Illustrated
  • The Tigers have a good lookin' shirt. - SBNation
  • Madison Bumgarner hit a dinger off Clayton Kershaw. - MLB
  • Who is an All Star second baseman: Dee Gordan or Kolten Wong? - MLB
  • What about third base: Todd Frazier or Matt Carpenter? - MLB
  • Check out these weird baseball rules. - Cut4
  • Keith Law has done his first mock draft. (Paywall) - ESPN
    He projects the Cardinals to take Nate Kirby, a left-handed pitcher from Virginia.
  • Here is the draft order. - MLB
  • The Major's slowest fastballs. - Sports on Earth
  • Rafael Furcal has hung up his cleats. - CBSSports

what the cardinals are up to...
  • Check out this story of Dazzy Vance and his extraordinary effort against the Cardinals in 1925. - Retro Simba
  • Sabr has a new Bruce Sutter biography. - SABR
  • Randy Choate drew a walk... no he drew one, like he was batting and the pitcher walked him. - Cut4
    the kansas city royals

    • Check out this article about Salvador Perez, who doesn't seem to be taking walks (still heart u, tho, Sal). - Beyond the Box Score
    • Here is an interesting fanpost scouting the Cardinals from Royals Review. I was going to say stop in and say "hi" in the comments as long as you behave, but after reading some of the comments I am going to recommend not doing that. - Royals Review
    • Check out Royals Review for more Royals coverage. - Royals Review

    the nl central
  • Carlos Gomez hits a leadoff home run a day after getting beaned. - Hardball Talk
  • Will Smith was ejected from a game for having some sort of foreign substance on his arm. - MLB
  • The Cubs DFA Phil Coke. - Hardball Talk
  • Check out Kris Bryant's Chicago apartment. - YouTube
  • Big Data and the Pittsburgh Pirates. - The Hardball Times
  • Standings:
    St. Louis Cardinals 27 14 .659
    Chicago Cubs 23 17 .575
    Cincinnati Reds 18 22 .450
    Pittsburgh Pirates 18 22 .450
    Milwaukee Brewers 15 27 .357
  • viva el stuff...

    • Don't stress the Jason Heyward-for-Shelby Miller deal. Just remember these things mdred wrote. - Viva el Birdos
    • Or stress about it just like johnjf125. - Viva el Birdos
    • Or don't stress about us and join on for VEB day as we aim to watch Jason Heyward majestically, effortlessly soar across the field like a feather in the wind in person. Hopefully he will jack a dinger, too. - Viva el Birdos

  • other things...

    weekly scoreboard:

    Monday, May 18 Cardinals 1 Mets 2 VEB Recap AA Recap
    Tuesday, May 19 Cardinals 10 Mets 2 VEB Recap AA Recap
    Wednesday, May 20 Cardinals 9 Mets 0 VEB Recap AA Recap
    Thursday, May 21 Cardinals 0 Mets 5 VEB Recap AA Recap

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