St. Louis has had a bit of a revolving door when it comes to the middle of the infield. Second base has been the worst overall culprit. How bad? The last player to start more than two seasons in a row as the opening day second baseman was Fernando Vina, whose final season with the Cardinals was in 2003.
Since then, the Cardinals’ Opening Day starters at second base have been:
2004 – Tony Womack
2005 – Mark Grudzielanek
2006 – Aaron Miles
2007 – Adam Kennedy
2008 – Adam Kennedy
2009 – Brendan Ryan
2010 – Skip Schumaker
2011 – Skip Schumaker
2012 – Daniel Descalso
2013 – Daniel Descalso
Not exactly a beacon of awesome or consistency.
Enter to win a pass for two!
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years—and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman)—a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit—is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Cast: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Gaia Weiss
Director: José Padilha
This week Hollywood ushers in the month of February with Labor Day. We don’t get it either (other than the chick-flick counter-programing to Super Bowl Weekend). Written and directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) one would think they’d be in for a treat.
One would be wrong.
The results left all of us scratching our heads. So join us for some head-scratching conversation as we pick apart the film.
It’s Reel Spoilers #31 – Labor Day.
You’ve been warned.
Cardinals fans were lucky enough to witness one of the greatest hitters in history manning first from 2004-2011. When he moved on, it wasn’t unreasonable to expect at least a bit of a drop in production, but thankfully, Allen Craig has stepped up huge the last two seasons, even earning an All-Star nod last season.
This year, though, it’s pretty easy to project yet another starter at first base, as the the departure of Carlos Beltran coupled with the season-ending injury suffered by super-prospect Oscar Taveras has left an opening in right field, where it’s likely Allen Craig will move.