On May 31, 2014 Oscar Taveras made his highly anticipated big league debut. On that date, Oscar proved he was worth the wait.
Oscar Taveras time about to begin in StL. Word from a source in Memphis is that he is on his way to the majors. #STLCards STLCards— Rob Rains (@RobRains) May 31, 2014
Oh, hello. pic.twitter.com/yxbHRat453— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) May 31, 2014
Congrat to my best friend oscartaveras19 today call up to the show mlb.....usssssss felicidads broth… http://t.co/qzG0Zeb9ig— Carlos Martinez (@Tsunamy27) May 31, 2014
Oscar Taveras anagram: cover as a star— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) May 31, 2014
By my precise calculations, Oscar Taveras is currently on pace to hit 107 homers, cure cancer, and ascend to the throne at King's Landing.— Craig Edwards (@craigjedwards) June 1, 2014
That's not rain. The universe weeps with joy as Oscar Taveras unloads on his first major league homer.— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) May 31, 2014
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.
St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 31, 2015
Sam Tuivailala (@Stuivailala) May 31, 2015
#stlcards just honored Oscar Taveras and family. Carlos Martinez, who wears No. 18 for his late friend, stopped his warmup during tribute.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 31, 2015
Oscar tribute prior to the game. pic.twitter.com/UzAmibqCIV— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) May 31, 2015
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Some scenes are better in silence.
May we never forget that sweet swing.
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- The Phillies may be willing to eat more contract to trade Cole Hamels. - Full Count
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
Carlos Martinez's Game Score of 80 today the best of his MLB career. #stlcards— Chris Hrabe (@chrabe) May 31, 2015
NOW THINE ENEMY...
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
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
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