You know when you zone out at a stoplight, and then you suddenly sense traffic moving around you, and so you accelerate a little too quickly, but it turns out you don’t have a green light, it’s the turn lane next to you that has a green arrow, and so you have to stomp the brakes like a shithead, but now you’re like…
During a sixth-inning rally against the San Diego, Matt Holliday caught a 95 MPH fastball from Andrew Cashner right in the nose. He immediately fell to the ground, and Mike Matheny leapt from the dugout. As you can see in the slow motion shot here, his nose looks worryingly elastic when it gets plowed into.
Check the Cardinals' reactions when Holliday gets back to the dugout. Lot of downward glances, sly smiles. They know. And not one took the opportunity to mutter "XYZ." Some teammates.
I think that's what moths do. I'm not a damned lepidopterist.
Adam Wainwright needs Tommy John surgery. Now Matt Holliday is out indefinitely after an emergency appendectomy. Next Albert Pujols will sign with Chicago. (Probably.)
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like our fine feathered friends (real and symbolic) that will get paid lots of money to play baseball and also not be murdered by them.
Reader Pete sends along this screengrab of poor Buster "breaking" the news of ongoing Holliday/Cardinals negotiations...a mere minute after Holliday announced said negotiations were complete. Twitter can be a cruel mistress.
In the wake of Matt Holliday's fateful decision to play James Loney's soft liner off his testicles, Cardinals Nation expressed several sentiments unbecoming the best fans in baseball but at least cleared all five stages of grief.
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We've certainly made fun of Woody Paige for a while around these parts, but we've still given him a level of esteem and prestige above that of a random late-night talk-radio caller. But considering the amount of basic understanding (or lack thereof) of how the operation of a baseball team works he showed in …