Nolan Arenado Lovefest: Part II

St. Louis extended their streak to 17 games on Tuesday night with a 6-2 home win over the Milwaukee Brewers. I think it would be fair to say the Cardinals are in a zone. They have five games remaining…two more against the Brewers then a closing three game set with the once again pathetic Chicago Cubs to close the regular season.

I have a special affinity for Nolan because I played starting third base for a AAU state championship team when I was in junior high. Then as I moved up in age and played for John Marshall in high school … I was moved to left field. My bat was top five on my high school teams, my arm was average. Hence… the move to left field.

But I’ve always had a deep respect for players who play the hot corner. It’s a beautiful thing watching a player like Nolan who takes as much pride in his defense as he does his offense.

On Tuesday night Nolan had a sac fly RBI and then a home run in the seventh inning. He now stands at 34 HRs and 103 RBIs for the season.

Just your basic Nolan Arenado season…except this time around the entire baseball world will be taking note because he now plays for the St. Louis Cardinals.

When I see Nolan…I can’t help but think of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with the Thunder and wonder when he will tire of playing for marginal at best teams in Oklahoma City and ask to be traded to a relevant team like Paul George did several years ago.

My thoughts are with your season, Nolan Arenado.

Go for it.

So…if I had become a famous major leaguer…what would I have chosen as my walk-up song? It sure as hell wouldn’t be Baby Shark or anything by Travis Scott.

It would have been Smooth by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas.

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