If our St Louis Cardinals had beaten the Giants they would be playing in game one of the World Series today – Rafael Furcal’s birthday. The Cards’ shortstop couldn’t play in any of the postseason due to an elbow injury. Check out the picture and you’ll see why so many ballplayers suffer elbow problems. Furcal started his major league career with the Atlanta Braves in 2000. In 2003 he turned an unassisted triple play in a game against the Redbirds. He came to the home team during the last part of the 2011 season and has one more year on his contract. I hope his elbow dilemna can be cured in time for next season because the Cards missed him. Today is also the birthday of R & B singer Monica. She was born Monica Denise Arnold in College Park, Georgia but now lives in Atlanta. Monica is the first artist to top the Billboard Hot R & B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Both Rafael and Monica are in their 30s. Who’s older?