Cards content at the Classic

Hello from Dolphin Stadium, where at the moment it looks like a disappointing crowd for what should be an enjoyable USA-Puerto Rico elimination game in the World Baseball Classic. If you didn’t watch last night’s PR-Venezuela tilt, you missed an incredibly entertaining and compelling baseball game with high quality of play and a great atmosphere.

Anyway, here’s a little Cardinals content from my work down here in Dade County.

As a couple of other scribes and I walked back from press dining, we saw Tony La Russa and Joe Pettini. It’s a Cardinals off day today, so they made the trip down from Jupiter to Miami (or Miami Gardens, or Opa-Locka, or whatever exact municipality this is) to watch Jose Oquendo and Yadier Molina.

Did not get a chance to ask them their rooting interest between the home country and their teammates, but I’m guessing it’s an easy call — a USA win not only means the homeland advances, but it means that Oquendo and Molina are back in camp very soon.

Another tidbit from a very brief conversation (not an interview) — for the split-squad vs. the Orioles tomorrow, TLR will manage the team that goes to Fort Lauderdale (that’s not a surprise), while Pettini will manage the group that stays at home. Albert Pujols and Chris Carpenter will both play in Jupiter.

-M, back on the beat on Thursday.

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What a game that was. Glad to have Jose and Yadi back… double glad to see the USA advance in the clutch. What a sight, eh? Seeing Wright and Rollins hugging while Youk and Jeter were fist bumping like crazy. What a rush!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

That PR-USA game sounds like a classic! Wish I could have seen it, but it wasn’t on any channel I get.

That game was phenomenal, but its time Yadi gets to Jupiter. Happy to have Oquendo back as well. Less than three weeks away.

http://buschshouseofcards.blogspot.com

So Mr. Leach…what do you think about Motte being on the team now? HMMMmmmmm!!!!!

Well, obviously things have changed. But I don’t understand the tone of your comment.

It’s not like I said Motte was performing poorly. It’s not like I said I didn’t want him on the team. It’s not like I said that he COULDN’T make it.

All I said was that at that point, I didn’t figure he’d be on. And now things have changed. The next projection will have him on.

Why is it necessary for you to take a tone like that? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The only rule here is courtesy. If you disagree, great — make your point, make it respectfully and let’s engage in discourse. But nyah-nyah-nyah doesn’t accomplish anything and is against the whole ethos here.

-M.

Ha…hey Mr. Leach…chill out man…I was just teasing you….you seem like a person with a sense of humor but maybe you’re having a rough day at the job or something….I know plenty about that….There was no tone considering my comment had like twelve words in it but I’ll be more “professional” if I do ever leave any comments again…take care Mr. Leach…

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