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* The Cardinals have dominated the Cubs at Busch Stadium over the past four years, going 26-11. St. Louis has captured nine of the 12 series (two series losses and one series tie). * The Cubs have ...
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For May the Fourth the folks at Wired decided to recreate one of the final scenes in Return of the Jedi where Vader’s Super Star Destroyer crashes head first into the Death Star and explodes. Except that instead of using a CG simulation, or even a movie-caliber model, they simply dropped the hard-to-find $800 Lego Super Star Destroyer that’s built from over 3,00o pieces. If you have a weak stomach, you’ll want to look away.
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Four games in St. Louis. If the Cubs want to take a real run at the Central this year, it could start this week.
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Pedro Strop go boom. And it's been a quite a while since the last time that happened.
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