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For the children!

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Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals Care is the community foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals. Through this foundation the team is able to support the St. Louis area youth by funding health, educational, recreational, mentoring, and arts programs. One of the main fundraisers for the Cardinals Care foundation is its annual 6K. This race takes the runner around downtown St. Louis for six kilometers - six in honor of the late Stan Musial - and finishes on the field. Since 2012 Viva el Birdos has been a proud participant in this event, raising over $15,000 for Cardinals Care in that time. Of course, we could not have done it without the wonderful assistance of you kind, charitable readers. And so, it is time to ask for your help once again.

We at Viva el Birdos, a group of writers and loyal readers, will once again be running in this 6K for charity. Last year we as community raised over $7,000 for the children of the St. Louis area. As is the case every year, we will be trying to surpass the amount of the previous year. It is an ambitious goal, and if we have a prayer at meeting it we must get an early start. And so we ask for your help, VEB, in whatever way you can. Whether it is in the form of a tax deductible donation, tickets or merchandise we can raffle off, t-shirt designs, fundraiser ideas, or simply spreading the word of our endeavor, all help is appreciated.

One of my favorite things about this community is how we band together outside The Internets for things like this wonderful event. It just further shows this place is so much more than a Cardinals blog - it is truly a community of compassionate and good people. Stay awesome, folks!

Click here to donate to Cardinals Care! Viva el Birdos Team 1 (Main Fundraising Team); Viva el Birdos Team 2

You can check out some of previous campaigns here: Viva el Run 20122014

what else is going on in baseball...

  • Brandon McCarthy just underwent Tommy John surgery. Brandon McCarthy is on some pretty powerful pain meds. 
  • Batting Stance guy does a top ten of the current managers' stances. - YouTube
  • Major League Baseball games are now nine minutes shorter THANK GOD. - Cut4
  • Blue Jays hitting coach got in a little spat with an umpire after a game. - Hardball Talk
  • Yasiel Puig is on a rehab assignment. - Hardball Talk
  • On May 6, 1915 Babe Ruth hit his first home run. - Baseball Hall
  • A member of the Fangraphs community built a concussion database. - Fangraphs
  • Edward Mujica has been DFA'd. - Hardball Talk
  • The Red Sox also fired their pitching coach. - Hardball Talk
  • Check out these cool old-timey photos! - The Hardball Times
  • These teams need these injured players back something fierce. - Sports Illustrated
  • FORKBALL ALERT! - Baseball Prospectus
  • An attempt to predict Bryce Harper's career. - SBNation
  • 25 years ago, a cat ran onto the field, inspiring Tony LaRussa to help animals. - ARF
  • Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell have a mini A League of Their Own Reunion. - SBNation

what the cardinals are up to...
  • Marlins Man was at the Cardinals game:
  • The Cardinals are weathering the loss of Adam Wainwright (well sorta). - 101.1 ESPN
  • Carlos Martinez is writing a blog and it is GLORIOUS! - MLB
  • Jordan Walden will be out six to ten weeks. - Viva el Birdos
  • Cardinals fans might owe Torii Hunter a solid. - USA Today
  • The Cardinals have the best record in baseball, but it is too soon to call them the best. - Sports Illustrated
    the pittsburgh pirates

    the nl central

    St. Louis Cardinals 21 7 .750
    Chicago Cubs 14 13 .519
    Cincinnati Reds 14 14 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 13 15 .464
    Milwaukee Brewers 9 20 .310
    viva el stuff...

    other things...

    • The Sports Emmys were given out this week. Ernie Johnson does something sweet with his. - Fox Sports

    weekly scoreboard:
    Monday, May 4 Cubs 9 Cardinals 10 VEB Recap BCB Recap
    Tuesday, May 5 Cubs 4 Cardinals 7 VEB Recap BCB Recap
    Wednesday, May 6 Cubs 6 Cardinals 5 VEB Recap BCB Recap
    Thursday, May 7 Cubs 1 Cardinals 5 VEB Recap BCB Recap

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