Tomorrow it is Opening Day — no foolin’! As is the case of all Opening Days from the past 17 years, Yadier Molina will be starting at catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. It is the longest of such a streak in MLB history. Per Jon Mororsi:
History: Yadier Molina makes his 17th consecutive Opening Day start at catcher for the @Cardinals, extending the longest streak ever for a catcher with one team in @MLB. Jack Flaherty said Molina and @UncleCharlie50 are inspirations to every player on the team. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 31, 2021
In honor of his 17 years I put together a little collage of his photos through the years. After 17 years, a bit more muscle mass, and a lot of tattoos later, Yadi is still behind the plate.
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Mike Shildt just said the Cardinals did, in fact, reach the 85% threshold for Tier 1 members of the organization receiving the COVID vaccine.— Kevin Wheeler (@KevinWheeler94) March 31, 2021
Per MLB rules that will relax many of the protocols they've had to follow since last year after about two weeks.https://t.co/Q8sXBTM2Vb