A surprise for Holliday
At this morning’s All-Star managers’ news conference, NL manager Bruce Bochy announced his lineup — which included Matt Holliday batting seventh and playing left field. Holliday steps in for Ryan Braun, who is unavailable due to injury.
So, during Holliday’s media availability session this morning, I asked him when he had found out that he would be in the lineup. And, well…
“I didn’t, actually,” he said. “Am I? Oh, cool. Perfect.”
I was inclined to believe him, but Holliday has been known to deadpan a joke or two. A couple more questions were asked, and I followed up. You really didn’t know?
“I honestly didn’t. Freese texted me earlier and said something about starting and I didn’t know what he was talking about.”
More to come on all of the Cardinals’ All-Stars both here and at the site later today.