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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, center, continues to speak his mind as he points to relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos after third base umpire Joe West, left, ejected Shildt during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

( -- In a stunning turn of events Thursday, Mike Shildt is has been fired as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced the shocking news during a Zoom press conference Thursday afternoon.

"We have determined that we have a philosophical difference in the direction our Major League club is going," Mozeliak said. "But ultimately we feel like this is something we had to do."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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