We are avid Cardinal fans located in the Joplin, MO area (yes…THAT Joplin, MO). As you read this blog, we hope you find unique perspective, voice, and tone with a Cardinals focus. Our goal is to provide something different than you would find on other blogs (perhaps the ultimate goal of all blogs? to provide something different?). It’s not our intention to simply repeat news or articles you would find on other sites – the professional Cardinal scribes do an outstanding job covering the team already! We just want to write fun, interesting posts for Cardinals fans who can’t get enough with the standard media outlets.
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at the least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat.”
— Teddy Roosevelt
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain
I hold a bachelor’s degree in English/Writing and a dual-track master’s degree in Counseling. I’ve spent more than eight years as a professional writer and more than three years as a Counselor in the State of Missouri. I’ve been blogging about Cardinals baseball since 2007 (as a fellow blogger once said, “which is like a century in blogger years”). Oh…and I like the following:
Cigars (NOT Black & Mild’s…Real Cigars)
Beer (Especially Bud-Select, AmberBock, and Corona)
Baseball (Cards, of course…)
Books (English major…hello? But especially Catcher in the Rye)
Movies (Gladiator, Transformers, American Beauty, Sense and Sensibility, Lord of the Rings, etc.)
My father took me to my first Cardinals game on my birthday when I was a young girl. I don’t remember much about the game and could not tell you if we even won or lost, but I loved going to the game with my Dad. Fast forward several years later to when I met DeckACards. We went to our first game together just one day after my birthday. We played against the Cubs and lost that game. Back then I knew nothing about the game and clapped when a ball hit the foul pole not knowing that meant it was a home run (not a strike). Man a lot has changed since then. I now find myself watching all the games, listening to the games in the car, and even crying when I see Stan “The Man” Musial on Opening Day.
I believe Stan “The Man” is the Greatest Cardinal Ever!
I believe Albert Pujols is a fraud.