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Cardinals news and notes: Bowman, Weaver, uniforms

Let’s power rank an old picture of Whitey Herzog (as well as news and notes)

St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

Lil Scooter has been conducting a fun bracket to see which Cardinals’ uniform over the years reigns supreme. In her piece yesterday on 1981 vs. 1903 (or Ken Oberkfell vs. some really old guy), she dug up this picture of Whitey Herzog sporting his famous red vinyl jacket:

There’s some greatness going on here, such as:

  1. Whitey seems to have his hands down his pants when there’s a perfectly good pocket like right there.
  2. I’ve seen Whitey in this jacket numerous times, and maybe I’m the only one who’s never noticed this so forgive me if I am, but he has “RAT” in all-caps stamped on his left sleeve.
  3. Slugger Bird is and will forever remain the best Cardinals logo over the years. This is second.
  4. The out of focus guy over Whitey’s left shoulder looks really excited to be in the shot.
  5. Whitey looks likes he’s staring into the opposite dugout with a look of annoyance on his face. I’ll assume this picture was taken at Shea.

Here’s what else you may have missed yesterday at VEB:

Matt Bowman

I wrote about Rule 5 draftee Matt Bowman and what he’s meant to the Cardinals and their bullpen in 2016. This year hasn’t been perfect but Bowman’s been a great story.

Luke Weaver

The Cardinals announced today that even with the two days off this week that they will stick with Luke Weaver and the five-man rotation.

That’s good news if you think getting the other starters some rest is ideal and good news if, like me, you came away encouraged from Weaver’s first start on Saturday and after reading Joe Schwarz’s breakdown of Weaver’s repertoire.

Down on the farm

The Cardinals’ affiliates played 18 games this weekend and Josey Curtis has you covered for all of them.

That should do it, have a splendid Tuesday, everyone.