posted on June 25, 2012 06:53
The Monday Morning Scrappy Utilityman
Not only have the Cardinals won four of five, they’ve climbed to within two games of first place, they’ve done something that I---personally---value quite a bit: they’ve been in every game dating back to Friday June 8th against the Indians.
Now, I realize I’m making up my own category of statistics which sounds rather arbitrary, but by “in every game” I mean they’ve either won or been within three runs in the 7th inning or later in every game they’ve played since that 6-1 loss to the Indians.
Unfortunately, despite being in all 15 of the games since the second game of Interleague Play, the Cardinals were only able to go 8-7. But, a few things look much better now on June 25th than they did on June 8th:
-The roster: Jon Jay, Skip Schumaker, and Matt Carpenter are back…with Chris Carpenter improving by the day.
-Adam Wainwright has gone from a question mark to the guy that the rotation can lean on. He’s gone seven innings in each of his last three starts and allowed no more than two earned runs in any of them.
-The Cardinals scored 30 runs in a series for the first time since last April, and yeah…while it was against the Royals…it was the first time they had everyone (but Lance Berkman) back since early May.
-Maybe, just maybe---and I’m doing some hoping here---the worst is behind them. It’s hard to imagine the roster getting more fucked up by injuries, but considering the ages and injury histories of many of the key players, it’s possible. I have a tough time believing the day will come where the Cardinals will be able to field a lineup that looks like this:
But…whereas I would’ve said the chances of that lineup taking the field together would be impossible on June 8th, it now looks like it’s got a shot of happening. And…that would mean Allen Craig would be coming off the bench as a ridiculously dangerous weapon.
-And, finally, the Cardinals will return home Friday having played 43 on the road and only 33 at home. That’s a hell of a disparity…and one that works to their advantage. And while I realize nobody’s playing better than the Pirates, I’d say finishing off the first half with 10 against the Pirates, Rockies, and Marlins all at home isn’t a bad way to pick up some momentum going into the All-Star Break.
Another Magical Foot Fetish Friday
Iggy brought it strong again this Friday to complete his first week on TheITDRoll.com Morning After. A few weeks ago he had our Girl Next Door of The Year Sara and her friend Hanna come in studio for some lesbianism and toe sucking fun and games.
Last week, he brought in adult film legends Seka and Kitten Natividad.
So, how could he top that fine work for this most recent Foot Fetish Friday?
Jennings Randolph Jr. was in…and so were a couple of ladies who had their bodies painted. Well, not their entire bodies. They just had socks painted on.
Once again, the insideSTL cameras were there to capture the creepiness. Take a look at this edition of Foot Fetish Friday...featuring body paint:
New Message From Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme sent out a message to all the haters this weekend.
It puts a lot in perspective:
Has Krispy Kreme Been Exposed?
I received this email from a loyal listener last evening. This evidence lends itself to my theory---and the theory of a growing number of other people---that Krispy Kreme is comic genius:
I tried to tweet you earlier but I think the image was flagged immediately. Basically a poster on www.the-mainboard.com found out that Krispy Kreme's real name is Tyler Cassidy and he graduated from Bendle High School in Flint, Michigan. Not only is the Kreme not from Alabama, but he graduated as valedictorian of his high school with a gpa of 3.95. There's a bunch of older rap songs by a Tyler Cassidy @ http://tweetmysong.com/members/tscassid.htm , that are very different than the Kreme we hear today. I attached the picture from the yearbook but it can also be viewed at http://blog.mlive.com/flintcommunity_impact/2008/06/Graduates_section.pdf . Obviously you guys aren't the only ones fascinated by Krispy and someone did quite a bit of research. The greatness that is Money Maker Mike has yet to identified.
Take a look at the image sent over by Blake…and you’ll see someone named Tyler Cassidy who looks mighty similar to Krispy Kreme.
Even if Krispy Kreme is a Will Ferrell-esque character, his music will live on forever, and his message to never give up on your dreams---unless you want to be an astronaut---has inspired millions.
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