It is an end of an era, folks. For the first year since I began writing for this fine establishment, I will not be able to pick on Matt Holliday and his never-changing facial expression.
But the show must go on. It is photo day and we all know what that means: time to pick out the most awkward, amusing, and flat out lovely photos of our favorite Birdos! It is a tradition like no other.
"Okay Lance, give me a smile."
"Whenever you are ready."
"Hey girl, I know things have been tough lately, but just know I am here now."
"Did someone say double-switch?"
"No, no one said doubl- ugh, never mind."
Matt Adams is looking pretty slim these days
You know what, one more for old time’s sake
what else is going on in baseball...
- Cuban Luis Robert top international prospect | MLB.com
- Yankees' Aaron Judge homers, hits scoreboard | MLB.com
- Shoeless Joe Jackson's great-great-grandnephew is a Minor Leaguer at Rangers Spring Training | MLB.com
- A brief history of MLB players sharing names with Hollywood actors | MLB.com
- A stickball league in Florida, with seniors young at heart. | Sports on Earth
- Bryce Harper homers in first spring at-bat | MLB.com
- Royals remember Yordano Ventura at opener | MLB.com
- Let's all take a moment to appreciate just how adorable Josh Donaldson's puppy is | MLB.com
- Every division in MLB has a dark horse team. | Sports on Earth
- Five baseball stories that we'd most like to see turned into movies | MLB.com
- Oscar winner and Oakland native Mahershala Ali hooked the A's up with a 'Moonlight' screening | MLB.com
- Proven film scholar John Axford went 19-for-24 with his Oscars predictions | MLB.com
- The first full day of spring training is in the books | SBNation.com
- Can Baseball Solve the "Yips"? | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Top Prospect Who Technically Isn’t | FanGraphs Baseball
- How to Fix Arbitration for Relievers | FanGraphs Baseball
- Tim Tebow's baseball journey hits Mets spring training | ESPN
- Contenders that will regret not upgrading their weakest positions | SweetSpot | ESPN
- MLB Rumor Central: Four teams still pursuing Jose Quintana? | MLB Rumor Central | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Dexter Fowler's mission? Change tune in St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- Bowman must prove himself all over again to Cardinals | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Cardinals get their first win of the spring | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Ortiz: Cards prospect Fernandez working on his dream | Jesus Ortiz | stltoday.com
- Wainwright requested extra starts this spring, set for six | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
- Bernie: Can We Just Let Matt Adams Play Baseball? Thanks. | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Javier Baez gets tattoo of World Series trophy | MLB.com
- Joe Maddon likes Jason Heyward's early results | MLB.com
- Kyle Schwarber and Hefty Leadoff Hitters | FanGraphs Baseball