Sunday marked the eleventh anniversary of David Eckstein's unexpected and glorious wall off grand slam. David has long been a fan favorite due to his being adorable and little, a hard-worker, and the best at picking out walkup songs. Eckstein was and still is a man of the people. And so when our scrappy hero smacked that ball into the left field seats, his achievement felt like our own. It was wonderful. It seems only fitting that the day after a magnificent Cardinal ninth inning comeback that we watch it.
what else is going on in baseball...
- Ichiro Suzuki triples for 3,000th career hit | marlins.com
- A look at the 3,000-hit club | MLB.com
- Ichiro Suzuki’s Greatest Hits | FanGraphs Baseball
- Angels' Mike Trout makes slam-robbing catch | angels.com
- Let’s Watch James Paxton Strike Out Mike Trout Four Times | FanGraphs Baseball
- Alex Rodriguez to retire | yankees.com
- Phillies' thrilled to turn triple play vs. SD | phillies.com
- Miguel Sano sends a baseball where none have gone before: off the Tropicana Field roof | MLB.com
- Ken Giles created and escaped a big jam with the aid of a four-strikeout inning | MLB.com
- David Ortiz spent his day off hanging with Vin Scully and photobombing a field reporter | MLB.com
- Kyle Barraclough on Wipeout Sliders and Missing Bats | FanGraphs Baseball
- NERD Game Scores for Tuesday, August 09, 2016 | FanGraphs Baseball
- Adam Eaton’s Year for the Ages | FanGraphs Baseball
- An Irresponsibly Early Preview of the 2017 Yankees | FanGraphs Baseball
- Tim Tebow wants to play baseball and MLB is curious | SBNation.com
- Hal of a guy: How Steinbrenner brokered peace with Alex Rodriguez | Yankees Blog | ESPN
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what the cardinals are up to...
- Wild Yadi-capped rally eases some Cardinals' concerns | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- A Q&A with Seung Hwan Oh | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- Gordo: Mediocrity is enough for Cards to contend | Jeff Gordon | stltoday.com
- Matheny honored with painting, saluted by Pujols and Holliday | Jesus Ortiz | stltoday.com
- 8/8 Recap: Oh what a night - Cardinals win in stunning fashion | Viva El Birdos
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the cincinnati red stockings
- I Found the Worst Thing About the Reds | FanGraphs Baseball
- Cody Reed finally shines against Cardinals, Reds vomit game away in 9th and lose, 5-4 | Red Reporter
- A Cincinnati Reds community | Red Reporter
the nl central
- John Lackey Q&A: What annoys him about baseball today? A lot of things | Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN
- Chicago Cubs catcher and surrogate father David Ross wishes Anthony Rizzo happy birthday | ESPN