I’m watching the Braves-Phillies game. It’s 0-0 in the eighth, so these two teams are continuing to wave the banner of 1968. I have no problem with this, as I like these kinds of games. But it does give one little to write about. It’s a boring afternoon all around, really. I don’t have a problem with this either. We all gotta take some time for some nonsense.
Like this video, which I presume is old, but was tweeted into my timeline by Steph Rogers today, depicting what would happen to Wrigley Field in one of those “what if people all suddenly disappeared” scenarios:
Maybe that’s scary to some. Frankly, it’d be the most exciting thing to happen in Wrigley Field since, I dunno, 2003 or so.
ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas is sticking with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The right-hander signed a three-year, $55.75 million contract on Friday that will carry through the 2025 season.
The new deal replaces a $68 million, four-year contract signed in February 2019 that covered the 2020-23 seasons and was set to pay $15.75 million this year.
Mikolas will receive a $5 million signing bonus payable July 1 and will make $18.75 million in 2023 and $16 million in each of the following two seasons. Mikolas can earn a $250,000 bonus for winning a Cy Young Award, $50,000 for All-Star election or selection or winning a Gold Glove, $100,000 for League Championship Series MVP and $150,000 for World Series MVP.
Mikolas is scheduled to make the second opening-day start of his big league career next Thursday when the Cardinals host Toronto. Mikolas went 12-13 with a 3.29 ERA last season while helping St. Louis to the NL Central title.
“Miles stands among the top pitchers in the game today, and has continued to provide a steady presence for us both in the rotation and inside the clubhouse,” St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement.
Mikolas is 45-40 with a 3.79 in 143 games with San Diego, Texas and St. Louis. He recently pitched six shutout innings in two appearances for the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic.