Working for a company in St. Louis has its benefits - I've been to two games the last couple of weeks, one they lost to the Cubs, and then again Thursday night. The fans were amazing, standing-O every time he came to bat, and the place felt like it was going to collapse when he hit it into the right field seats.
I was surprised to see him called up, as LaRussa had said "you'll see Ankiel this year, but not until September" because he's all out of minor league options. If they'd brought him up and wanted to send him back down, someone else could pick him up off of waivers.
The only downer is the circumstances under which Spiezio vacated a roster spot.
"And and if you start to bleed, stop wiping." -whm1974