A little shameless self-promotion: Your humble agent will be liveblogging this afternoon's St. Louis Cardinals-Philadelphia Phillies game for The Score. It's a 1:35 p.m. first pitch, so we'll strike up the band around 1:20.
In other words, in Sageritaville you might hate the NL's antiquated rules, but you're OK with making a little scratch off their games. It's a matchup of two first-place teams, although the Cardinals could end up in second in NL Central by the time the day is done.
Todd Wellemeyer (7-8, 5.68, 1.73 WHIP) is throwing for the Cardinals vs. the Phillies' Joe Blanton (6-4, 4.24, 1.33). Philly fans fans have their eyes on two games this aft, since Pedro Martinez is pitching for the Clearwater Threshers – whose manager is Ernie Whitt – this afternoon in a minor league game.
Yes, Ernie Whitt and Matt Stairs are both in the Phillies organization. Apparently they really like stubby-legged balding guys who hit everything to right field.
Of course, the latest is that the Phillies rejected a Blue Jays trade proposal, meaning this won't be an opportunity to scout Roy Halladay's future teammates.