Cardinals Monday Morning Eye Openers

It’s Monday, we’re all still bummed about the ending of yesterday’s game and today is an off day to dwell upon the closer situation. But there is other news in Cardinal Nation, and you can catch up right now as you drink your coffee.

  • Skip Schumaker and Allen Craig will have their injuries examined today in St. Louis. (Skip hyperextended his elbow on Friday, Allen strained his groin stealing that base Saturday night.) Find more details of that, as well as Tony La Russa’s swollen eye, from Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch.
  • Speaking of Allen Craig, get to know him better — he has a pet tortoise, by the way — in this from USA Today.
  • To lighten your Monday mood, check out St. Louis Cardinals Review: A Series of Lists and A Work of Fiction at SB Nation St. Louis — it includes a sneak peek at The Poet’s latest literary gem.
  • Sure, it’s all turtlenecks and frivolity until someone blows a save … And, before and during the game, we heard plenty about the team-bonding turtleneck wearing yesterday (and were not surprised to read that LB was one of the creators). Plenty was written about it too, by Strauss in the link above and also here. But nowhere other than on the broadcast was the thing that’s most required with such a story: pictures.
  • Going to any of the games on the upcoming homestand? Check out what you can bring along with you to support the Cardinals second annual Green Week that starts tomorrow and runs through April 26.

OK, it’s impossible to avoid what’s on all our minds. Here’s a look at some of the opinions about Ryan Franklin and what the Cardinals need to do.

Happy Monday! (Have more coffee, it will be fine — this week’s games are at a decent time again.)

Christine Coleman is the senior St. Louis Cardinals reporter for Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Follow her on Twitter, @CColeman802, or e-mail Also follow @AMilesFastball for the latest updates.

2 thoughts on “Cardinals Monday Morning Eye Openers

    • Thank you for the video — and glad you finally got to see it! Some awards (based on those we saw) –
      Most creative: Mitchell Boggs
      Least creative: Trever Miller (I’m sure that was something he owns)
      Best dressed: CC
      Worst dressed: Jake Westbrook

      Still, very fun idea. But, during the game, they mentioned leather pants day. That’s scary.

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