Let's take a look a some of the news items from Week 1 of Cardinals Spring Training.
ITEM 1: Cardinals are moving from Jupiter.
It is what it is.
I don't have a tie to Jupiter. Only know it from Twitpics and news coverage. But it always sucks to lose a team as a city.
That being said, they are moving. You can't keep playing games when there isn't anyone to play games with. So the Cards will have to go to a city that has more teams around.
ITEM 2: Cardinals extend Matheny & Mo.
Had to do it.
Having a manger on a one year deal isn't going to fly in professional sports, so picking up Matheny's option was a no-brainer. In fact, I'm a little surprised that an extension wasn't announced.
And Mo deserves it. Dude came in with some pretty big shoes to fill. And hasn't missed a beat. Plus he's beefed up the farm system and survived an icon leaving town because of a contract. If he fulfills this contract, I think he surpasses Walt Jocketty in terms of accomplishments.
Oh man. Is this going to be popular or what? This might be the most popular thing in the history of downtown. And I'm pretty sure that Journey will have a similar themed bar open by 2016. That would be the only thing to usurp this as the king.
How many times are you going to venture into this place?
Now, the Friday Links…
The women of LA. LINK HERE
Playing Jeopardy! like a boss. LINK HERE
Wife of Pi. LINK HERE
Facebook status. LINK HERE
Gorillas and a caterpillar. LINK HERE
Don't get too close. LINK HERE
That's it. That's the week. Things happened. Things will happen. But know that we're here for you and love you no matter what.