Derrick Goold

@dgoold

Baseball Writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Avid reader. Proud father. Lapsed cartoonist. Former World Record-holding second baseman. Look it up.

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After rain delay opened two of the packs, and these were the prizes #Topps

Ah, a trip the baseball card shop of my youth yields wax packs from that same period. Yes, with gum!

Dodgers new third baseman Hanley Ramirez meets the LA regulars

The Motte Gnome knows all from his perch in the press box #stlcArds #cardinals

Two #Cardinals at the cage. #StlCards #asg

Beltran being interviewed, appearing on main scoreboard #asg

Wong taking BP off George Brett #StlCards #stlminors

Wong warming up, with Futures Game background #StlCards #stlminors

Kolten Wong stretching with Team USA #StlCards #stlminors

Taveras talking with the media. Hit four overall wall in BP. #stlminors #StlCards

All of us have assigned patches from local law enforcement/fire dept. This is mine

KMOX's Kevin Wheeler tapes his bat before taking the second shift at

From earlier, #cardinals top pick Wacha delivers a pitch.

Michael Wacha's signature on a baseball for a fan after his bullpen #stlminors

GCL #Cardinals waiting for PFP turn. Wacha is wearing 32.

View from behind plate as first game starts #StlCards #stlminors

See? GCL #Cardinals

Donovan Solano greets his former teammates #StlCards

There, in the middle, it's the crowd awaiting the Miami Heat's parade through downtown

Lineups for tonight's Fins vs Feathers, High-A style #stlminors