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Dugout Digest – welcome to Cardinals Day

Today, we’ll be wrapping up NL Central preview week with a look at the reigning, defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis had a dogfight on their hands a year ago, but managed to prevail in the NL Central and eventually the entire National League, knocking off the scrappy Pirates and well-paid Dodgers en route to yet another pennant.

Yesterday was Pirates Day on TOC, and here’s your recap.
Season preview
Two biggest weaknesses
Three key questions
Four horsemen

Also yesterday, Ryne Sandberg and Jimmy Rollins continued their passive aggressive war of words in the media.

Finally, here’s your schedule of televised games and their pitching matchups.
-Orioles vs Twins (1:05 PM, Chen vs Pelfrey)
-Twins vs Yankees (1:05 PM, Gibson vs Phelps)
-Cardinals vs Astros (1:05 PM, Wacha vs Cosart)
-Diamondbacks vs Brewers (4:05 PM, Delgado vs Peralta)
-Indians vs White Sox (4:05 PM, Tomlin vs Axelrod)
-Angels vs Padres (4:05 PM, Skaggs vs Stults)
-Dodgers vs Cubs (4:05 PM, Beckett vs Hendricks)

Welcome to Cardinals Day, and enjoy Spring Training, everyone.

Joe Lucia

About Joe Lucia

Managing editor of Awful Announcing. News editor of The Comeback. Managing editor of The Outside Corner. You guessed it - not actually Frank Stallone.

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