Paul here, giving Phil the day off. Remember that patch that the Cards and Royals were gonna wear during their interleague series to support relief efforts for twister-ravaged Joplin, Missouri? It’s turned out to be the biggest MLB sleeve patch in recent memory. Not only that, but the Royals were already wearing patches on both sleeves (team logo on the left, Paul Splittorff memorial on the right), so they’re wearing the Joplin patch in an odd spot.
Meanwhile, reader Caleb Yorks reports that at least six Cardinals went high-cuffed with striped hose yesterday, a hexbreaker move to help break the team’s losing streak. Since they won, look for a repeat performance today.
No woodland creatures were harmed in the making of today’s “Benchies” — or at least that’s the party line (click on the strip to see the full-sized version).
And that’s it for today. I assume many of you will either be spending your day with your dad or at least thinking about him, as I’ll be thinking about mine. In particular, I’ll always remember Father’s Day 1973, which I wrote about several years ago. In case you missed it, look here. Everyone enjoy your time with your families, and I’ll see you tomorrow — Paul