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Hunt and Peck: Special Oscar Taveras Edition, Part II

A year ago Oscar hit a home run. We thought it would be the first of many. Sadly, his time with us was shorter than we had expected. But man, what a time it was.

Rest in peace, Oscar
Rest in peace, Oscar
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

On May 31, 2014 Oscar Taveras made his highly anticipated big league debut. On that date, Oscar proved he was worth the wait.

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Hunt and Peck: Special Oscar Taveras Edition

On Sunday, the anniversary of Oscar's debut, there was also anticipation caused by Oscar, but of a less joyful variety. On October 26, 2014 Oscar Taveras, along with his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, was killed in automobile accident in his home town of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Tragically, his home run in the rain on his major league debut is one of the few precious memories we have with him. We intended to do that memory justice.

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Some scenes are better in silence.

May we never forget that sweet swing.

what else is going on in baseball...

what the cardinals are up to...

  • Last week, Craig wrote that Jhonny Peralta is the best shortstop in baseball and other people are starting to notice now, too. - MLB
  • Carlos Martinez has another blog post out. This is a spectacular thing Carlos is doing and it gives me an inexplicable sense of pride to read it. - The Wave of Perseverance
  • "In that moment in the bullpen, I had seen too much," Martinez said, speaking via a translator. "For a second, I thought, 'Oh man, I don't know if I can throw today because I'm so sad.'" - MLB

the milwaukee brewers

  • Gerardo Parra plays offense and defense at the same time... kinda. - Cut4
  • Cardinals/Brewers preview. - STLToday
  • Brew Crew Ball looks at the upcoming series. - Brew Crew Ball
  • Check out BCB for more Brewers news! - BCB

the nl central

  • This is the most precious thing I have seen in a long time and I think I might cry forever. Andrew McCutchen is the man. - Cut4
  • Cutch also changed his walkup music. - Cut4
  • Joey Votto, OBP monster, walks on ball three. - Cut4
  • Bryce Harper versus Aroldis Chapman, - Fangraphs
  • Standings:
    St. Louis Cardinals 33 17 .660
    Chicago Cubs 26 22 .542
    Pittsburgh Pirates 26 24 .520
    Cincinnati Reds 22 27 .449
    Milwaukee Brewers 17 34 .333

weekend scoreboard:
Friday, May 29 Dodgers 0 Cardinals 3 TBLA Recap VEB Recap
Saturday, May 30 Dodgers 5 Cardinals 1 TBLA Recap VEB Recap
Sunday, May 31 Dodgers 1 Cardinals 3 TBLA Recap VEB Recap

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