Discover: Three for Thursday

FILE - In this April 14, 2013, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola, center, waves to a cheering crowd during festivities honoring the retiring broadcaster, prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Phoenix. Former big league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola has died. He was 90. The Arizona Diamondbacks say Garagiola died Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He had been in ill health in recent years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

1. Remembering Joe Garagiola. The former player and broadcaster passed away Wednesday at the age of 90. Smart Guy Sports is having trouble thinking of Garagiola in the past tense, while news of his death has All Things Ed feeling nostalgic. Dodger Insider shared a tribute from Vin Scully to his former broadcast partner, and It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A. posted some throwback photos from his broadcasting days. Cardinal Red Baseball writes that St. Louis lost a son, while Cardinal Girl wrote one of her trademark haikus for the occasion.

2. Opening Day around the corner. The regular season nearly is upon us, as preparations continue in Arizona and Florida. In Wakefield We Trust examines the good and bad from Red Sox camp, while Gamer Babes from Half Moon Bay wants to see more hitting out of the Giants’ lineup. Inside the White Sox shines the spotlight on Jose Abreu, stlcardinalsminimo looks around at the starting rotations for NL teams and A Twinternal Perspective discusses switching focus back to the Twin Cities. Not to be missed, Newberg Report has an epic one-sentence post covering quite a bit of ground.

3. National Puppy Day. In fuzzier news, Wednesday was National Puppy Day. The Baseball Sociologist looks at how the day was marked around Major League Baseball. Rollin’ with Rick PawSox looks at some similar days on the national day calendar.

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