I do not like this look.
Remember when the Cardinals let their fans vote on their road cap? Despite what appeared to be a clear majority vote for the blue caps, there was some controversy about it and fans wondered if the Cardinals lied about the results.
According to Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, we have some clarification on it.
Finally heard back from Cards president Bill DeWitt III regarding the team’s road caps: “The fan voting was for only two days. We just wanted to get a sense of how fans feel about the road caps (red or blue). We will continue to wear red on the road for a little while, so fans have a good point of reference for both. Then we will decide on how to rotate the blue into the mix. Wearing blue against red teams is still an option.” In other words, this is still a bit of a mess.
Voting has already begun. Click to enlarge.
During the offseason, it was expected that the Cardinals would make their red cap their full-time look for their home and road games. Instead they confirmed that the navy caps were still going to be used.
Now the team will let the fans decide when those caps will be worn. They’ve set up a poll on their site to let the fans decide which combination will be used.
By the looks of it (as you can see by the screen shot I took several minutes ago) the original look they’ve had for years appears to be staying. But who knows what the fans will decide on.
Cardinals going old school with their new alternate jerseys.
For the first time in 80 years, the St. Louis Cardinals will have a jersey that has the team’s city name on it. The Cardinals will officially unveil these later Friday as their new Saturday alternate.
Different from their current home set, the jersey is a cream color and will not feature the player numbers on the front. This leaves the Yankees, Tigers and Dodgers as the only remaining MLB teams without an alternate jersey.
“Yes, it’s traditional. And if you ask me should we stay in that elite company of having home whites and road grays, I would say we should, but … ” President Bill DeWitt III said. “Look at this (third) jersey. I see it and think, ‘We’ve got to wear that thing.’ ”
Since joining the Angels, Albert Pujols is now the enemy to me. He plays for a division rival and I don’t want to see him succeed.
The fans of the St. Louis Cardinals probably feel the same way after seeing their star slugger leave. But guess what? The Cardinals are a win away from the World Series while the Angels finished in third place in their division.
Cue up the creative signs! This is from Game 3. Well done sir!
You explain this to me.
The infield fly rule is to prevent an infield from intentionally dropping a pop up to start a double play. But as you can tell, that ball was in in the infield. And the ball wasn’t intentionally dropped. It fell because of the fielder’s error. And with the umpire giving such a late call on the fly rule, we had angry fans tossing beer bottles onto the field.
Whatever explanation MLB sends us, it will not make any sense. The fact that this was one of the worst calls in league history, it led to two outs and the Braves were unable to build on their rally.
But I do look forward to whatever explanation MLB gives as to why the Braves protest was denied or how they explain the rule — a rule they don’t even know.
Last night, the San Francisco 49ers (and the New Orleans Saints) won the award for Best Game of the Year at the ESPYs. I covered that game and saw it live. It was one of the greatest games I have ever seen.
But it wasn’t the best game of the year.
As Mike Klis of the Denver Post points out, Game 6 of the World Series was a whole lot better — and I didn’t even watch the game (I was at a concert).
The fact that the Cardinals scored in the bottom of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th to stay alive in that game was amazing. The Rangers had the win, but the Cardinals never gave up. That might have been the most exciting game in baseball history.
But then again, baseball is my favorite sport so there is some bias there.
Compared to the 49ers game, the Cardinals had drama and high stakes that was at a whole different level. But as Klis points out, football is king in this country.