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@jack visits Busch Stadium

Matthew Leach
MLB.com

Blog: Obviously You’re Not a Golfer
Twitter: @MatthewHLeach

Evidently there are no hard feelings. Perhaps that’s the power of baseball.

St. Louis native and Cardinals fan Jack Dorsey visited Busch Stadium on Friday night as a local-boy-made-good. Dorsey is one of the co-founders of Twitter — and that means that for a while, he was not a favorite person of manager Tony La Russa.

The skipper sued Twitter earlier this year over a fake La Russa page that appeared on the site. However, the matter has since been resolved, and La Russa and Dorsey — who tweets under the name @jack — shared a handshake and brief conversation on the field.

Dorsey, who had several friends and family members in attendance with him, admitted to being nervous both about throwing out a first pitch and meeting La Russa — and wasn’t sure which was the greater concern.

“If [La Russa] comes out of the meeting with a bad feeling,” Dorsey said, it would make him even more nervous about the pitch.

But nothing of the sort happened — and in fact Dorsey did a decent job with his pitch. It sailed a bit wide, but didn’t hit the ground or the backstop.

Soon after meeting La Russa, he tweeted:

“Tony La Russa just told me not to throw it into the dirt. And said he’s going to take me out to dinner in the bay area. Holding him to it.”

La Russa said earlier in the afternoon that he would be pleased to meet Dorsey.

“Recently, well after we settled it, some of their people visited ARF and were really impressed with it,” La Russa said, referring to his Animal Rescue Foundation in the Bay Area. “I don’t think he was one of the ones who made the visit, but yeah, I’m looking forward to meeting him.”

It was a busy day for Dorsey, who spoke at Webster University and gave numerous interviews before coming to the ballpark.

Sunday evening tidbits: K.Greene moving to his right

It’s another lovely night in Cleveland, following a terrific day. Your faithful correspondent, joined by friend/colleague/competitor D.Goold of the Post-Dispatch, made an afternoon run to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it was again excellent. Highly recommended.

* Khalil Greene will return to Memphis to get some work at third base. TLR was a bit cagey about the whole thing, but there was this quote that laid it out pretty starkly: “When he’s ready to get here as a player, he needs to be ready to play third base.”

The Cardinals have understandably been pleased with what they’ve been getting from the shortstop position with Greene out. This allows them to keep playing Brendan Ryan (and perhaps Tyler Greene, depending on what move they decide to make once K.Greene is activated), while also providing another option at third base.

* Kyle Lohse began a throwing program today, playing catch from about 90 feet. He said he’s almost entirely symptom-free in his recovery from a right forearm injury. He’ll keep ramping up his throwing as long as he feels good, but no date has even been set for a throw off the mound, never mind a return to game action.

* The Cardinals won’t get any favors when the Tigers come to town later this week. Detroit will roll out three imposing starting pitchers: Justin Verlander on Tuesday, Edwin Jackson on Wednesday and Rick Porcello (remember him?) on Thursday.

* Bill Lubinger of the Cleveland Plain Dealer had a piece on Dave Duncan run today, and it’s worth checking out for Duncan’s insights on many of the great pitchers who have worked with him. It even includes a video interview. Follow this link to give it a look.

* Welcome to the newest blogger with the Cardinals: Rick Ankiel. The first entry in his new MLBlog went up today, and you can visit Rick’s blog by following this link.

* Time for my periodic reminder, while we’re linking to things. I talk ball over at Twitter. Follow me there at Twitter.com/MatthewHLeach.

Today’s playlist, with a RnRHoF theme:
U2, “Bad” (saw the handwritten lyric sheet, perhaps my favorite thing in the whole place)
Bruce Springsteen, “Badlands” (saw the same thing for this song, my OTHER favorite thing)
Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”
The Clash, “London Calling”
Metallica, “Enter Sandman”

-M.

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