That's interesting about the ice.
My name is Stephen I am from west tn, currently living in Memphis. I was born and raised bleedin cardinal red. Got one cardinal tattoo on my wrist and plan on getting some more. As for my favorite player has to be Edmonds, so glad he's back in the cardinals uniform where he belongs.
Get to a lot of redbird games?
Im a little late to the check in, but im Paul from the champaign il area. Lifelong Cards fan and a student at SIUC. I dont miss a game on tv and live close enough now to catch weekend games at the park. Cards bats are heating up!!
Just wanted to check in to say I'm no longer worried about Lance Berkman Also wanted to see if anyone is missing Brendan Ryan yet
"It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's damn near impossible to win an argument against a stupid person." - Bill Murray
WAR is fact
Pythagorean records and win expectancy have value
Strikeouts are overrated
Best regular season record = best team
Regular season > Post season
The difference between me and you is I don't need the internet to discuss baseball intelligently.
I've been here a while, but never gave an intro. I'm normally a very optimistic person with all things related to anything other than Cardinals baseball. This hasn't always been the case though. My story began in a suburb of Milwaukee Wisconsin back in the 70's. Some of my best friends were Brewer fans and I would go along with them to a number of Brewer games and frequently found myself cheering for the other American league teams. I reveled in watching the likes of Reggie Jackson and Chamblis taking another Brewer pitcher deep. My older brother was a Cub fan, so cheering for them was out of the question. Thus, I became a Cardinal fan at a young age, if only to annoy my brother. Later in life I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Scott AFB in Belleville. While I had remained a Cardinal fan through out my life, it was this period that instilled a lasting infatuation. To say I'm a fan would be a huge understatement. My turn to the darkside and assumption of the role as resident pessimist came about in 2004. Still in the AF and deployed to Iraq that fall. I was sure to buy a television upon arrival in theater. The play-offs were getting started for Gods sake. Throughout the playoffs, the time difference was difficult to manage, but doable. I found that if I went to sleep after my 12 hour shift and woke up at 1a.m. I could tune in to the Armed Forces channel and watch the play-offs. So there I sat, In the heart of the sunni triangle cheering my Cardinals, only to watch them get smoked by the hated Red Sox in a sweep. Thus leaving me an eternal pessimist, but always a true Cardinal fan.
I've been on Pro Sports Daily for a while, but only recently started posting in the Cardinals thread.
I was 10 years old when I started following baseball. Living in North Dakota, there wasn't exactly a hometown team to root for. I told myself the next team mentioned would be my favorite team.
The next thing the announcer said was "the St. Louis Cardinals lost" to....
And the Cards were my favorite team. That was 1977. I've been following them ever since.
My favorite player was Gary Pendleton. I remember being disappointed when he got traded for Ozzie Smith. Needless to say, I've switched views on that deal.
Anyway, from Pendelton to Smith, McGee and Colement to Pujols I've been a die hard Cardinal fan. I live in the North Side of Chicago and never lose the opportunity to taunt the locals.
I even have a Cardinals debit card, which I proudly pay for my tickets with!
Anyway. That's me.
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6.5 back right now, 17 games left, 6 games back in the loss column.
So i never really formally introduced myself even though ive been around off and on depending on my schedule. Anywho, I'm Will, currently live in the milwaukee area however was born in st louis and spent many summers growing up at busch stadium during the 90s since my grandpa had season tickets in the bleachers. Thats where i learned to be a cards fan. Have lived alot of places including houston and phoenix. was actually in bank one when the dbacks beat the cards in 01 and went on to win the world series.
Anyways, colby was one of my favorite players since he was supposed to be the next big thing and was a young star around my age. now i would have to say jaime is my fav, outside of the obvious pujols, holliday, molina, waino and carp.