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5 things you need to know about Cardinals Game 3 starter Joe Kelly

Mike Matheny has tabbed Joe Kelly to toe the rubber for the Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series. You might know that the 25-year-old is a very solid pitcher (3.05 ERA in 2013), but did you know he can also break it down on the dance floor? Or that he's uncannily prescient? Here are five key facts about Saturday's St. Louis starter.

5. Joe Kelly can see the future. Sort of. Check out this letter he wrote when he was a little kid:

In case you can't read his handwriting:

Ten years from now ... I am going to be a baseball player. I am going to be a pitcher, a shortstop and a first baseman. I'm going to be a home run hitter like Babe Ruth. I will probably still be living with my parents, but we will have a bigger house. I will still be a handsome boy. I will still have brown hair. I will invite my parents to my baseball games, and I will get souvenirs, too. When I get too old to play baseball like Cal Ripken's age, I will be a SCUBA diver, and find gold under the sea. Then, I will probably see sharks, jellyfish, and stingrays. Then when I am 80 years old, I will quit. I will probably have grandkids too. 

 

4. Joe Kelly doesn't just play basketball, he dunks basketballs -- from anywhere on the court:

 

3. Joe Kelly never backs down from a spontaneous on-field stand-off of patriotism:

 

2. Joe Kelly is a Rec Specs aficionado:

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And his style has had a tremendous influence on the entire Cardinals organization:

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1. Finally, Joe Kelly is a phenomenal dancer:

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Really:

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He is:

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