I debated posting links to these pages, but what the hell… It’s their responsibility to manage their public images. Apparently, many of the younger Cardinals have “myspace” pages. It’s difficult to describe how awful these pages are in words, but fortunately a hyperlink potentially speaks billions of them.
A poster at the P-D Cards Talk forum posted a link to John Rodriguez’ profile. I suspect that the true cause of Carlos Zambrano’s “tennis elbow” might have come from trolling around in the links to Johnny Rocket’s “friends.” I’m guessing JR spends quite a bit of time over the river in Sauget.
Then there’s one of the few bullpen candidates without an obvious righty-lefty splits problem, Ty Johnson. He appears to be dating Al Hrabosky’s daughter, so we’ll have to keep a close eye on the Mad Hungarian’s commentary when Johnson’s in the game. She seems awfully young. And he can get awfully mad.
And of course, there’s our top prospect. Future of the organization, folks. I guess the Cardinals’ recent shift in philosophy on the farm system, shifting from high school kids to college players has brought a bit of the frat-boy mentality into the system.
As long as they take the game seriously and play hard, it’s all fine with me. But these fellows oughta think about protecting their privacy a bit better. There’re some real freaks out there on the intrawebs.
Update: More uncharacteristic raising of eyebrows by Alex Fritz.