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When Albert Pujols is inducted into the Hall of Fame his No. 5 will go on the wall, there will be a statue, and there's no plan for anyone to ever where No. 5 again for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have been clear on this topic. This is not my opinion. This is from reporting.
(Also, Commissioner Manfred introduced off-day Fridays to the schedule this year. It's something he wanted to see how it was received. Cardinals have multiple off day Fridays this year, including one before a two-game series in Oakland.)
Have to step down to do some reporting. I will be providing some multimedia elements to the chat from here, and I'll pop in and out to answer some questions. We'll try to go right up to first pitch, assignments permitting.
Jordan Hicks just jumped to catch a ball over the wall and take back a BP “homer” from Yadier Molina. Many laughs ensued.
Alright. Let's plunge back into the questions. Thanks for giving me the time to head down and do some reporting.
Tampa Bay record, you bet.
Also, the Cardinals talked to him, explored what a contract would look like. Didn't have the closer role to offer him, and weren't interested in paying closer money. So there's that.
It is my belief that one way to pick up the pace of play is to lower the strike zone. Even slightly. Force hitters to put that ball in play -- or at last try. Bring back the sinker. Give more depth the strike zone and watch hitters and shifts adjust, and see those balls in play. Voila.
Take a breath. Slow down. Stop rushing.
He is not taking fungo advice from a baseball writer.
Greg Garcia. Excelled as a pinch-hitter. Abe Nunez. He excelled when asked to start.
Collective Bargain Agreement assures it. Part of baseball's international travel rules.
I wish it was just rich. But it's not Rich, either.
If he didn't think it was going to be this bad, then he wasn't paying attention. And he was paying attention. He's going to start one of these games against the Dodgers.