Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.
The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.
It involved race, and it was done it a church.
Cardinals pitchers Michael Wacha and Trevor Rosenthal and catcher Yadier Molina have been named to the NL All-Star team. Outfielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Jhonny Peralta were voted in to start. Holliday is on the DL with a quad injury, but hopes to play. Meanwhile, Cards starting pitcher Carlos Martinez is among four other players in the league competing for fan votes to fill the last NL roster spot.