I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.
Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis is on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. The Cards have recalled Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis to take his spot on the roster. Garcia hit .200 in seven games with St. Louis earlier this season. Ellis is batting just .192.