Things to do on the off day

by on April 20, 2009 · 3 comments

With this unexpected two-day break in action for the Cardinals, how better to spend your time than catching up on odds and ends around the web – and then top it off with some minor league baseball?

1.  A Cubs-based cemetery?

Won’t it be filled up with all of the hopes of Cub fans and seasons lost before the first person can buy a plot?

(Hat tip to @Since1908 – check out their new blog at )

2.  Good reading from Rich Lederer

A story of caution regarding player autographs.  Anyone else not feel sorry for the guy too much, having met the folks who scribbled on his baseball?  I kid…

3.  Listen to the Sunday UCB Radio Hour

Josh from Redbirds Row and I yapped a bit about the Cubs series and the difficulties experienced by the Cards so far already in this young season.  Give a listen by clicking the link above or via iTunes by clicking the UCB logo in the sidebar, above right.

4.  Listen to the Memphis Redbirds play today at 4:05pm CT

Thankfully, gameday audio for MiLB games has not yet been monetized by MLB.  You can listen to the Redbirds play at Oklahoma City via the link above late this afternoon for free.  If you can’t catch that game, listen to another Cards affliate play via the links on this page.  Minor league baseball is wonderful, and even better, you get to listen to some guys whose names may well be coming out of Mike Shannon’s mouth within a couple seasons.

There will be a Pond Scum sighting tomorrow.  Root hard for the home team.

Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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PHE April 20, 2009

Updated link for listening to the Redbirds today, apparently you have to listen to the home team’s radio broadcast.

Go Redbirds!

Mark April 21, 2009

That cemetary cracked me up.

Hey at least the bullpen is rested for today.

PHE April 21, 2009

Should be interesting to see if the “permanent Wrigley home” takes off.

Rested and even with an extra arm now!

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