Friday tidbits: Holliday, Freese and more

Greetings from St. Petersburg, which is the closest that the Major Leagues get to my hometown. I’m likely to be in good spirits all weekend. It’s good to be in Florida.


* Matt Holliday has some sort of illness that has left him achy and short of energy. He’s serving as the designated hitter instead of playing the outfield tonight. He and TLR both played it down, and Holliday said that if the DH weren’t an option, he’d probably be in the lineup.

* David Freese is playing for a fourth straight day. TLR acknowledged the fairly obvious, which is that Freese’s ankles are in excellent shape. There was definitely a silver lining to Freese’s wrist injury, which was that it allowed him to really rest up his ankles. He’ll be playing more often than he did earlier in the year.

* A few minutes ago, a little less than an hour before first pitch, the Cardinals announced a slight lineup change. Jon Jay and Lance Berkman switched between left and right field.

* The Cardinals will wear 1953 throwback uniforms tomorrow. If you want to see how the jerseys will look, follow this link.


And, finally, the playlist, which is also a throwback. Feeling a little nostalgic back in the home state, so here are some favorites from when I was in high school in Tallahassee:

Living Colour, “Elvis Is Dead”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Give It Away”
Beastie Boys, “Pass the Mic”
Pearl Jam, “Even Flow”
Nine Inch Nails, “Sin”


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