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St. Louis Cardinals Honor Oscar Taveras by Helping Current Players

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to launch full-squad workouts in Florida as spring training commences. Yet, they cannot seem to escape the biggest story of their offseason: the tragic death of Oscar Taveras. The team is not trying to hide from it, though. When one of baseball’s top prospects does something as careless as operating a vehicle while reportedly intoxicated, it is...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training gives Cardinals a chance for some closure on Taveras’ death

  Oftentimes one of the best ways to cope with a tragic death of someone close to you is to be around others you love who also loved the person who died. The Cardinals weren’t really afforded that opportunity when Oscar Taveras died. His tragic car accident happened on Oct. 26. The 2014 season ended 10 days [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Claybourn of High Sock Sunday discusses the Oscar Taveras jersey patch controversy with ESPN Evansville’s Paul Lukas caused a bit of controversy with an article in which he contemplated the merits of a memorial jersey patch for the late Oscar Taveras. Taveras, a rising MLB star and the likely future cornerstone of the Cardinals going forward was killed, along with his 18-year-old girlfriend, in a car crash in the Dominican Republic in [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: The Importance of The Taveras Patch

I’ll be the first one to admit that when I saw the ESPN article written by Paul Lukas on the Oscar Taveras patch on Thursday, I got steamed and reacted subjectively. I thrashed it without giving it a couple reads and could have provided a more professional reaction.  My initial thoughts were full of red steam and I apologize for that. There are a number of reasons for this. ESPN...
Via Cardinals Farm
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar’s Memorial Patch Controversy Now A Thing

Candidly, I’ve been trying to avoid it. But now it’s on ESPN and we’re going to have to deal with it. The ‘it’ I speak of is Oscar Taveras and the memorial patch that the Cardinals have planned to wear in his memory during the 2015 season. Should the @Cardinals honor Oscar Taveras with a memorial patch on their uniform?
Via Cardinals Diaspora
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras’ BAC was five times limit at time of fatal crash

A toxicology report revealed that former St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras was driving drunk at the time of his fatal car crash on Oct. 26. Taveras, 22, and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, were killed when Taveras crashed his car on a highway in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the attorney...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began to circulate social media after his death

The baseball world is mourning the tragic passing of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveres and it appears thanks to a ghoulish practice by some reporters, a photo of his corpse, taken at the morgue, has begun to circulate social media, according to a report from Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today Sports. Taveres, 22,...Read More The post Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

On a night that was supposed to be highlighted by Game 5 of the World Series, the baseball world was delivered some shockingly terrible news. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car crash along with his girlfriend Sunday while driving to his hometown of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Taveras’ agent confirmed the news to reporters Sunday night...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras: A look behind the numbers through 9 games

Oscar Taveras has played a whole 9 games and stepped to the plate 36 times for the St. Louis Cardinals.  In the new world of social media, he has brought with him the honor of being the most hyped prospect in team history.  And now, we’ll do a quick, way too early, dive into what we’re seeing. On the surface, the slash line of .212/.250/.333 reflects a slow start.  With such...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Due to the promotion of Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals make a series of roster moves

While the big news was that top prospect Oscar Taveras was promoted to the major leagues, the St. Louis Cardinals announced several moves throughout the minor league system. Some of the moves were a direct result of the Taveras promotion. Mike O’Neill Promoted to Triple-A Memphis O’Neill, who finished the 2013 season with the Memphis Redbirds, was sent back to Memphis on Saturday...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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