After Adam Wainwright and coach Bryan “Gerdy” Eversgerd, the Cardinals have continued their mic’d up series with centerfielder Harrison Bader. Bader is a likeable and charismatic guy so the video is pretty fun. Here were some of my favorite #Baderisms:
“Sippin’ the Baderaide, so say ‘Hello’, be nice to my friends.”
“Huge... he looks like a scorpion.”
“I don’t think Knizner sleeps.”
“It’s like a crisp apple out of the freezer!”
[To Tyler O’Neil] “Hey when you ask how fast a pitch was do you look back at the umpire and say ‘About 160, 180 kilometers?”
“Arenado’s so smooth like he looks like connected every swing. Ya know?”
“Dude. Spinach is it.”
what else is going on in baseball...
BREAKING: Texas Rangers plan to open to full 40,518 capacity for 2 final exhibition games and Opening Day, with plans to have social-distanced sections available in subsequent games.— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) March 10, 2021
The Dodgers will play before 21,000 fans on Opening Day in Denver. The Rockies just got clearance to play to 42.6% of capacity.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 9, 2021
Padres starter Blake Snell has noticed the laces are thicker in the new baseball, allowing him to dig in his fingers so he can more easily throw breaking balls. He also noticed fly balls not carrying as much as they might have previously.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) March 9, 2021
“It’s definitely a different ball.”
what the cardinals are up to...
#Cardinals met with him today about this plan, and told Alex Reyes that he'll be a reliever this season, no longer vying for starting rotation.— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 9, 2021
The club's idea is for him to be a starter in 2022. Plan accordingly. https://t.co/QPJpQL1wS3
#STLCards GM Michael Girsch confirms to @DannyMacTV and me on @101espn there's no structural issue w/ Miles Mikolas' shoulder, but acknowledges that Mikolas' schedule will have to be close to perfect from now until Opening Day for him to break with the big league club.— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) March 9, 2021
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
Joey Votto has tested positive for COVID-19. He allowed the team to release the diagnosis through official channels— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 10, 2021