Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Baseball

     It's April.  That means baseball season is here.  I live in an area where this is a huge deal.  From little league teams to professional teams.  We have two minor league teams in our area and of course this IS Cardinal Nation!

     In order to fully understand what this means, one has to actually live here for a while.  I feel very lucky to have grown up here and to be raising my family here.  There is NO BETTER baseball team than the St. Louis Cardinals!

Being a Cardinals fan means:

  • You have plenty of read in your wardrobe
  • You've had at least one picture taken with Fredbird (the world's BEST mascot)
  • No matter where you are or what you're doing you have to constantly check the Cardinals' score.
  • You understand that the season is not over until the middle of October.
  • You snicker when a Cubs fan talks about post season play, yeah right like that's going to happen.
  • You are surprised when someone is wearing red but is not a Cardinal's fan.  After all no other team should be allowed to wear red.
  • You understand the importance of the rally squirrel.
  • You may give up on the Rams after a couple losses, but never doubt the Cardinals!
  • You will always want a re-match of the 1985 world series.
  • You have missed at least one day of school/work for a game.
  • You were sad the day Stan the Man died.
  • You will root for ANY team that plays against the Cubs.
  • You understand what the term "Whitey Ball" meant.
     While there are people in the world who will not identify with this list and some that won't even understand a lot of what's on the list, I am very proud to a member of Cardinals Nation.  I do feel sorrow for those who will never know the bliss of Cardinal Fandom.  You do have my sympathy, especially those of you who are Cubs Fans.


  1. For us up here in Canada it's Hockey, not Baseball. I have to admit, though, that I am not an avid sports fan. I'll catch the odd televised or live (prefer) hockey game every once in a while, but that's it really. I did play baseball when I was a bit younger though and some of my fondest childhood memories are of my dad pitching the ball in the yard for me and my little sis!
    Cheers from Brandy at

  2. Take me out to the ballgame... I enjoy watching the games live. Not so much on the Television. Enjoyed the post!


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