Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 7/13/12
Here we go. No better way to kick off the REAL start of the baseball season than with a three game kerfuffle with the Reds. (Side: Ho-ly crap, can we raise up off the Pirate’s business for about two seconds ESPN? They had a really good first half. Just like they did last year. Why don’t we wait until September before calling them ‘the real deal’. 19 straight losing seasons do mean something…)Turns out that TLRs parting shot to Dusty and his band of underachievers was a stroke of genius as people that didn’t represent Cincinnati did a really nice job of beating the AL without their services. Hopefully they were able to watch from a bar somewhere. I think Joey Votto might have blown them a kiss when he did his patented peel off of first and head back to the dugout after another weak grounder in an All-Star game. So that was sweet.The Cards and Reds have several more games left after this weekend, so this isn’t going to determine the outcome of the NL Central by any means, but I think ...
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