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St. Louis Cardinals links: Rogers Hornsby on film, Taylor Swift on David Freese's feed, and more

Friday's installment of VEB Monitor brings some cool World Series video and an update on who David Freese is following, among other pieces of Cardinals news.


Today in St. Louis Cardinals links: David Freese likes Battletoads and never, ever, ever getting back together; Viva El Birdos likes Stryker Trahan; elbow ligaments hate ground-ball pitchers; and everybody loves newsreel footage from the 1926 World Series. That's Friday's VEB Monitor.

(If you have a link you think would be of interest to VEB readers—yours or someone else's—and you're not selling anything, feel free to send me an e-mail. If you're a VEB regular who thinks collating a semi-regular link-dump sounds like a good time, also feel free to send me an e-mail.)

Aaron Miles' Fastball: Rogers Hornsby And The 1926 World Series
Video from the 1926 World Series, which should probably be enough of an explanation for you to click through.

FanGraphs: Stryker Trahan, Building a D-Backs Backstop
An update on one of VEB's favorite 2012 draft prospects.

Baseball Nation: Bill James on overrating ground-ball pitchers
Really interesting talk about the relative longevity of ground-ball pitchers from Bill James (and Rob Neyer.) Longevity, of course, was never much of a factor for Dave Duncan-ites for a different reason: He usually reached them late in their careers, anyway.

And let's close with two tweets-of-note from David Freese:

I appreciate that one for obvious reasons. A day later he was the cause of some minor confusion when this tweet made its way onto my active-Cardinals Twitter list:

Just in case you were wondering who David Freese follows like you follow David Freese.