Anyone interested in some reading before tonight’s game? Yeah, I thought so…
- If you haven’t been following already check out Steve Treder’s fabulous “what if?” scenarios – Part 1 and Part 2 – for the 1971-1980 Redbirds over at The Hardball Times.
- The Flagrant Fan digs on Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Colby Rasmus and the rest of the Cards.
- Joe Pawlikowski at Fangraphs is pretty high on the Cards’ outfield situation, particularly with Jay and Craig mashing in Ryan Ludwick‘s absence.
- With Leather is a fan of the Cardinals’ promotions department, as evidenced by Saturday’s honorary first pitch guest.
Finally, a more serious approach – the Baseball Bloggers Alliance has affiliated with a group called Pitch in for Baseball, a group that helps provide baseball equipment and instruction for children. PIFB has recently been selected to participate in a campaign with State Farm to earn some money for the charity as well as give away some World Series tickets to lucky fans. To wit:
Pitch in for Baseball joins the State Farm “Go To Bat” campaign
Pitch In For Baseball is delighted to have been selected to participate in State Farm’s ‘Go To Bat’ campaign. Now we need your help!
‘Go To Bat’ was launched nationally during the State Farm Home Run Derby. ’Go To Bat’ gives entrants a chance to win tickets to the upcoming World Series and selected charity partners the chance to receive significant financial support.
Here’s how to play and how to help Pitch In For Baseball:
* Go to www.statefarm.com/gotobat to register for your chance to win World Series tickets.
* As you register, you will get a chance to designate a charity that could win up to $25,000/week.
* To designate Pitch In For Baseball as your charity, select PUBLIC GOOD as the charity category and then choose Pitch In For Baseball from the drop down list.
* Revisit www.statefarm.com/gotobat each day and play the ‘Go To Bat’ online game to increase your chances for tickets and Pitch In For Baseball’s chance at financial support