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My vacation is over and it’s back to business as usual.  Over the past week I saw the Cardinals and Marlins play in Jupiter, the Cardinals and Dodgers in Vero Beach, partied heavily in Key West, and spent a couple of days on the beach in Fort Lauderdale.  It was a great time.  I’ll have the pictures from the ball games up tomorrow, so be sure to check back.

Meanwhile, there’s been plenty of news from Spring Training, including a few more Birds on the mend.  C70 gives quick summary of the latest Cardinal buzz, as well as a wrap from yesterday’s game against the Braves.

Today, the Cards were back at Roger Dean to play Baltimore.  Some of the regulars didn’t play, as they were earlier involved in an intrasquad scrimmage.  Not much for highlights from the Orioles’ game.  Although Colby Rasmus was 1 for 3, with two walks and two stolen bases, he also misplayed a ball in center, and struck out with the bases loaded in the ninth.  Todd Wellemeyer got the start, and went four innings, giving up two runs on five hits.  Here’s the recap.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the pitchers during the morning scrimmage were impressive.  Check out his notes over at Bird Land.

Finally, in some non-Cardinal news, the New York Yankees have given a one day contract to Billy Crystal.  The actor/comedian turns 60 this Friday, and will wear jersey number 60 in tomorrow’s workouts and in the game on Thursday against the Pirates.  He was the director of my favorite baseball movie, *61.  Brian Hoch has the full story.