What age is the mid-point for a premier 2021 MLB baseball player? A half-hearted research project

Hello, friends. I was born on January 25, 1989, one day after two notable American League players--Los Angeles Angels pitcher José Quintana and Kansas City Royals second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield--and one day before Branden Pinder, a New York Yankees relief pitcher in 2015 and 2016 who is substantially less famous than Quintana or Merrifield. I…

The peculiar ascent of Tyler O’Neill

There was quite a bit of hype, some of it substantiated and some of it a bit overdone, around several units on the St. Louis Cardinals entering the 2021 season. The corner infield duo of Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt were to fortify the team's offense and defense by themselves. The starting rotation had a…

Albert Pujols and the dream final act

After plenty of conjecture and very little tangible evidence, rumors of Albert Pujols reuniting with the St. Louis Cardinals following a nine-plus year stint with the Los Angeles Angels were formally put to bed today when the Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the signing of the greatest living St. Louis Cardinal to serve, presumably, in…