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The Cardinals are not fans of 3:15PM starts

Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, MO -SEPTEMBER 5: Starter Randy Wolf #43 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 5, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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I hope you’re sitting down for this, but the Cardinals have a complaint about something. I know. I’m just as shocked as you are.

This time: the 3:15PM start time for the game against Milwaukee yesterday. Seems it created shadows that made it difficult for Cardinals hitters to pick up the ball. Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday said it was unfair for hitters on both teams. Holliday added that due to the shadows “if you’re not ahead in the third inning, if the hitters can’t see the ball, it makes for a noncompetitive game once the shadows set in.” Worth noting that the Brewer scored in the second, third, sixth and seventh innings.

To be fair, none of the Cardinals who spoke took anything away from Randy Wolf, who pitched brilliantly. And Ryan Braun commented on the shadows too, so it’s not like it’s your standard Tony La Russa-inspired complain-fest.

But still. Some days the wind blows in. Some days the marine layer settles in. Some days there are 3PM starts and vexing shadows fall across the field. Put your big boy pants on and deal with it.