The St. Louis Cardinals sat out of the season nearly two weeks as the team recovered from its coronavirus outbreak. That time was apparently not used to come up with creative nicknames, though. Brad Miller paid homage to both retired basketball player Tim Duncan along with his current teammate Paul Goldschmidt’s respect of fundamentals with an old nickname:
Brad Miller just called Paul Goldschmidt “The Big Fundy.”— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) August 25, 2020
“He’s the Tim Duncan of baseball. We’re pushing that.”
And so, let it be pushed. #stlcards
It didn’t stop there, though.
Brad Miller ran us through the nicknames they've adopted all based around Paul Goldschmidt as their Tim Duncan -- "The Big Fundy," as in fundamental.— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) August 25, 2020
Miller is "Small Fundy." Edman "Mini-Fundy." Carpenter "Medium Fundy." They're working on DeJong's.
I suggest: "Sci-Fundy"
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Austin Dean and Lane Thomas have cleared. Dean worked out yesterday, both headed to SPG to get their legs under them. #stlcards— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) August 25, 2020
Shildt says Kodi Whitley is “working through some things right now” physically, aside from the COVID return, and is back and forth from St. Louis to Springfield “based on need,” taking his rehab slowly. Worth putting a pin in. #stlcards— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) August 25, 2020
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Really tough day for the Cubs organization as sources confirm that a significant number of staff from player development along with amateur and pro scouting are being let go. Story coming soon with more details.— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) August 26, 2020