On Sunday, I drove north to Jupiter to see my beloved Cardinals take down the Marlins in a spring training game. There were occasional showers, but most of the time it was sunshine and the crack of bats. It was weird seeing Berkman at first base, but he played well, and David Freese, of course, saved the day with a three-run homer in the eighth. Like a boss. I missed my beloved Skip Schumaker, out with another oblique injury, but all the familiar faces (Yadi, Motte, Jay, even Rzepczynski, known better as Scrabble) were there.
All in all, one of the best days I’ve had in a while. Go cards.
Magic City performs “Good Times Ride.” Band members are Larry Bulawsky, J.J. Hamon, Adam Hesed, Sam Meyer and Anne Tkach.
Singer Davy Jones of the Monkees died today; he was 66. “I’m a Believer” was one of the group’s many hits.
Monkey business • Two gorillas romp (and briefly scare a small child) at the St. Louis Zoo.
Check me out! Leg!!— Angelina Jolie’s Leg (@AngiesRightLeg) February 27, 2012
54/366 Carlos Beltran, the Cardinals’ biggest offseason acquisition, takes his first cuts with the club from the left side during BP on a back field in Jupiter, Fla. (Taken with instagram)
53/366 They call this the six pack because it is six pitching mounds packed into one area near the Cardinals clubhouse, and here are for pitchers (closer Jason Motte nearest) using the six pack this morning for their second bullpens of spring training. (Taken with instagram)
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese joins the team for informal workouts in Jupiter, Fla., on Feb. 21, 2012. (Video by Derrick Goold / Post-Dispatch)
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday takes his first round of BP at spring training camp in Jupiter, Fla., on Feb. 21, 2012. (Video by Derrick Goold / Post-Dispatch)