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Baseball Begins Now And The Friday Links

It’s finally here people. 

Baseball season.

Like it or not, there is no more LeBron or Durant or Westbrook or Wade to talk about. Although, ESPN will surely spend millions reporting the most recent bowel movement of Osi Umenyiora, the actually football is still many months from now. If you want live sports, you’re getting baseball.

In St. Louis, this may or may not be a good thing.

GOOD: The Cardinals have 34 wins and are in the hunt for the NL Central title. They’ve been banged up, but get a big boost with the return of CF Jon Jay and 1B Matt Carpenter this weekend. They haven’t seemed to reach their potential yet, meaning there is room for improvement.

BAD: The Cardinals have 34 wins and are falling out of the race in the NL Central. They’ve been banged up, but P Chris Carpenter, P Jamie Garcia and 1B Lance Bermkman are out this weekend and for the forseeable future. They haven’t seemed to reach their potential yet, meaning that if it hasn’t happened by not, it probably won’t.

Again, the whole middle of the road thing from earlier in the week.

With the summer now cranking, it’s time the Cardinals decide to do the same. Piss poor hitting and questionable management have led the Cardinals into a deeper hole in June than we’d have expected. It’s time for someone to step up and go on a tear. It’s time for this team to actually get off the median and pick a lane. Up or down. Where are we headed fellas?

What I do know for sure is now we have the time to actually watch and pay attention closely.

Now, the Friday Links…

That’s it. That’s the week. Hope you made it count at work so you can make it count after work. If you’re downtown for the Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday morning, stop by and say hello.