Opening Night is only three days away. Yes, in three short days real, actual baseball will begin.
Today is Thursday, which normally means Tsunamy Thursday, but today, let’s change it up a bit. We are throwin’ back to 1994, when Ray Lankford - one of my (and the incomparable Daniel Moore’s) favorite Cardinals (and my go-to guess as the answer for obscure Cardinals trivia) - hit a leadoff home run against the Cincinnati Reds. Enjoy.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Dexter Fowler do the same thing Sunday night.
what else is going on in baseball...
- Hitters trying for homers may be part of surge | MLB.com
- Tim Anderson bought his mom a sleek new car with his new contract money | MLB.com
- Here are my picks for the entire 2017 MLB postseason. | Sports on Earth
- On Mistakes and Baseball’s Long Memory | FanGraphs Baseball
- 2017 Positional Power Rankings: Summary | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Unchanging Prices of Breakout Stars | FanGraphs Baseball
- Ichiro Suzuki wants to play until he’s 50 | SBNation.com
- How to find your favorite baseball walkup song | SBNation.com
- Mets’ Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for violating domestic violence policy | SBNation.com
- President Donald Trump declines to throw Nationals first pitch, breaking century-old tradition | SBNation.com
- One. Run. Away. Can the Indians can pick up the pieces in 2017? | ESPN
- Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper is back | ESPN
- Indians ace reliever Andrew Miller will end the tyranny of the save | ESPN
- MLB - Joe Peta predicts records compared to Las Vegas expectations for all 30 MLB teams heading into 2017 | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- BenFred: Time for Molina deal is growing short | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- Commish's Classics: The Busch III Opening Day jinx | Cardinal Beat | stltoday.com
- Resurgent Wacha asserts his place as Cards starter | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- St. Louis Cardinals: 25 Players, 25 Quick Takes, 700 Words | 101Sports.com
- Mozeliak Says Wong Got a 'Wake-Up Call' After Recent Comments | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
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