You can’t win as a broadcaster. If you heap praise on a player from one team, fans of the opposing team claim you’re biased in his and the player’s team’s favor. If you don’t heap enough praise, fans of the player’s team think you hate him and their team.
Joe Buck knows this well, so he’s likely not surprised to learn that his many, many laudatory words of Kyle Schwarber over the course of the Series’ first five games — mostly deserved, by the way, as Schwarber is doing something that has not been done before — has caused some folks to poke fun at him.
How? In the form of a Bed Bath and Beyond wedding registry!
Someone already bought Buck and Schwarber a $10 sugar bowl. You can still get them flatware or some Riedel wine glasses. Both the tumblers AND the tumblers.
Schwarber strikes me as more of a beer guy than a wine guy, but hey, sometimes you have company over.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.
Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.