Thursday camp tidbits

We’re hoping to dodge the rain today. There’s bad weather all over the state, though right now it seems to be getting a little better here in Jupiter. Here’s hoping.

* Rich Hill will start tomorrow’s game against the Red Sox, with Kyle McClellan pitching after him. It’s the fair way, since the two are competing for a spot and McClellan started the last time they pitched on the same day.
* Not much new on Albert Pujols or Matt Holliday today, but that’s to be expected. Here’s TLR:
“My hope is that we use ultimate care and concern and err on the side of waiting [with Pujols].
“I haven’t talked much to Matt. Talked to Albert. He feels better. But I don’t know if he can be cleared. He’s talking about this weekend, but we’ll see.”
* Shelby Miller will likely get another game appearance before he’s sent out. It’s not a certainty, but TLR said today that it’s probable.
“As long as we’re keeping him in shape and he’s getting some outings, [he’s fine to stay in big league camp],” La Russa said. “He’s going to pitch in the Minor Leagues. So whenever it’s better for him, and if we’re not doing enough for him here… But I think he’ll probably get another appearance. We’re not that deep.”
Today’s playlist comes straight off the great WOXY over the course of this morning:
Pixies, “Monkey Gone To Heaven”
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, “Movie Loves A Screen”
Gorillaz, “On Melancholy Hill”
New Pornographers, “Your Hands (Together)”
Jayhawks, “Waiting For the Sun”


Matt, I am leaving for Florida here in a couple hours. So I thought I would give you my play list since I have the first 5 songs already planned out:

Pearl Jam, “Gone”
Stevie Ray Vaughn, “The Sky is Crying”
Pearl Jam, “Inside Job” (because 2 Pearl Jam is always better than one)
RHCP, “Blood Sugar Sex Magic”
The Who, “Behind Blue Eyes”

Love the Chilli Peppers


We spent 11 days in Jupiter (got back last Sunday night). It was wonderful and watching Shelby Miller pitch was a treat. He was nice about signing autographs for folks and posing with them for photos as was Mark McGwire who would sign until people started abusing the privilege by getting back in line.

The team looks good, and you can feel the excitement there! Watching the players practice up close is an amazing opportunity especially for Virginia fans who don’t often get to St. Louis!


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