St. Louis Cardinals defeat Chicago Cubs, 7-1

Signing baseball cards.

Getting a chorus of unsolicited advice -- and sometimes criticism.

Reading scores of correspondence coming to his desk daily.

All of it has become part of the surprising side load of work for Mike Quade as a major-league manager.

''The number of baseball cards you're asked to sign -- that's amazed me,'' he said of the volume of in-person and mailed requests. ''And the advice letters and phone calls and texts. You read every one of them.'...