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    devancoggan:

    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.

    Source: devancoggan
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    • Posted at 12:38 pm on 3.20.2012
  2.   derrickgoold:

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)

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    derrickgoold:

    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)

    Source: derrickgoold
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    • Posted at 1:34 am on 2.23.2012
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    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)

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    • Posted at 8:56 pm on 2.22.2012
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    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)

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    • Posted at 8:54 pm on 2.22.2012
  5.   derrickgoold:

52/366 A view from batting practice, with St. Louis Cardinals utility fielder Skip Schumaker waiting his turn while teammate Matt Holliday (leg kick in midseason form) takes his last few cuts of the round. Cardinals position players do not have to report to spring training in Jupiter, Fla., until later this week. (Taken with instagram)

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    derrickgoold:

    52/366 A view from batting practice, with St. Louis Cardinals utility fielder Skip Schumaker waiting his turn while teammate Matt Holliday (leg kick in midseason form) takes his last few cuts of the round. Cardinals position players do not have to report to spring training in Jupiter, Fla., until later this week. (Taken with instagram)

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    • Posted at 1:02 pm on 2.22.2012
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    St. Louis Cardinals infielders Skip Schumaker and Tyler Greene field grounders during an informal workout at spring training camp in Jupiter, Fla. (Video by Derrick Goold / Post-Dispatch)

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    • Posted at 11:09 am on 2.20.2012
  7.   derrickgoold:

47/366 Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright digs in as he prepares to face hitters a few days before pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Photo was taken near batting cage on Field 2 at team’s complex in Jupiter, Fla. More on why his throw today matters can be found at my day job. (Taken with instagram)

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    derrickgoold:

    47/366 Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright digs in as he prepares to face hitters a few days before pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Photo was taken near batting cage on Field 2 at team’s complex in Jupiter, Fla. More on why his throw today matters can be found at my day job. (Taken with instagram)

    Source: derrickgoold
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    • Posted at 10:58 pm on 2.16.2012
  8.   Security guards were stationed at the Albert Pujols statue outside the Pujols5 Westport Grill after news began to spread about Pujols will sign with the Angels. (Photo by Robert Cohen / rcohen@post-dispatch.com)

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    Security guards were stationed at the Albert Pujols statue outside the Pujols5 Westport Grill after news began to spread about Pujols will sign with the Angels. (Photo by Robert Cohen / rcohen@post-dispatch.com)

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 1:29 pm on 12.08.2011
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    Pujols to sign with Angels →

    Albert Pujols has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The deal is for 10 years and $250 million, and could go as high as $260 million. There is no deferred money.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 12:51 pm on 12.08.2011
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    Explaining Pujols' free agency to a 5-year-old →

    derrickgoold:

    One morning in May, The Post-Dispatch ran a photo illustration on its front page that depicted Albert Pujols in a Chicago Cubs uniform. This confused and unnerved by son, who had just turned 5. Ever since he’s been consumed by this notion that Pujols could — gasp! — play for another team. He has waffled from saying that he would find a new Cardinal to cheer to suggesting he would find a new team to root for if Pujols leaves. I tried to explain free agency in his terms:

    To him, Ryan Howard may be from St. Louis but will always play for the Philadelphia Phillies. Derek Jeter and Mickey Mantle will always be New York Yankees because their pinstripes say so. Stan Musial might as well have just retired from the Cardinals, Ruth only played for the New York Yankees, and even Ian Kinsler “is now a Texas and not a (Mizzou) Tiger,” the little guy once said. To him, Pujols’ Cardinals jersey is part of his identity, as essential to the picture as Spider-Man’s webs. It’s how he first recognized Pujols on his baseball cards and on TV. I imagine it was the same for your kids, too. Free agency is not just a foreign concept, it contradicts his world view. Only bad guys change sides, like Anakin Skywalker did when he left the Jedi for a more lucrative lifetime deal with the Sith.

    This article was the result of our ongoing conversations about what a 5-year-old fan is to think about a hero leaving for greener … cash.

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    Source: derrickgoold
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    • Posted at 12:37 pm on 12.07.2011