The Cardinals are scheduled to begin game one of a double header at 1:15 pm this Wednesday afternoon - if the weather holds, of course. That means this article will only be up for about an hour before we all move on to the next thing. So, instead of bogging you all down with "words", let us all just enjoy this video of Muhammad Ali making a rare public appearance, surprising the world by lighting the Olympic Torch in Atlanta on July 19, 1996. It is one of my favorite sports videos. I still get goosebumps.
what else is going on in baseball...
- Puig breaks belt, turns up in trade rumors | MLB.com
- David Ortiz hits longest home run of season | redsox.com
- Prospects who are ready to help contenders now | MLB.com
- NERD Game Scores for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | FanGraphs Baseball
- Let’s Try To Solve a Mystery | FanGraphs Baseball
- How Batters Have Done Against Aroldis Chapman’s Fastballs | FanGraphs Baseball
- The 3 teams with the hardest decisions to make at the MLB trade deadline | SBNation.com
- The Phillie Phanatic is predictably terrible at Pokemon Go | SBNation.com
- Kansas delegates bragged about the Royals at the RNC until Missouri corrected them | SBNation.com
- Clayton Kershaw of Los Angeles Dodgers shut down due to continuing back pain | ESPN
- Albert Pujols smacks 2 3-run HRs, takes pitch to helmet in Angels' win | ESPN
- Past its time? Urban baseball struggles to make a comeback | STLhighschoolSPORTS.com | stltoday.com
what the cardinals are up to...
- On the Astros: MLB punishment up next for Cardinals? | The Crawfish Boxes
- BenFred: What we don't know about Cards' hacking scandal | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- Jhonny Peralta of St. Louis Cardinals placed on 15-day DL with thumb strain | ESPN
- Trade Deadline Daily: Cardinals not interested in trading for a hitter | MLB Rumor Central | ESPN
- Pham makes the most of his time, on and off the field | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Cardinals Rightfielder Stephen Piscotty: Even Better Than Anticipated | 101Sports.com
- Tuesday's Cardinals game against the Padres Postponed | Viva El Birdos
- Matt Adams did not appreciate this pitch near his head | Viva El Birdos
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the san diego padres
the nl central
- Mets escape jam in ninth to defeat Cubs | MLB.com
- Josh Harrison triples and scores to seal win | MLB.com
- An adorable rabbit found its way onto the field at PNC Park and made the most of it | MLB.com
- The Pirates Have the Easiest Schedule Left | FanGraphs Baseball
- Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon stays in the game despite being struck in the head by a line drive | SBNation.com
- Three trade possibilities for Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy | SweetSpot | ESPN