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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
Kevin Reynolds (@deckacards)
Kevin is a professional writer and licensed counselor, but despite his ridiculous professional schedule, he always finds time for two things: family and baseball. When he can have both at the same time, life is just about as good as it can get.
Kevin has been writing and podcasting about the Cardinals — and baseball in general — for more than a decade at Stl Cards ‘N Stuff. He has covered the St. Louis Cardinals for various entities including Yahoo! Sports and About.com. When he’s not writing about baseball, he’s a professional writer in the corporate world and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in English (writing and literature) from Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) and a dual-track master’s degree in both Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University (JBU).
Kim Reynolds (@mrsdeckacards)
Kim is a professional Business Consultant in the corporate world. She is a proud mother to two outstanding children and a wonderful wife to a husband who doesn’t deserve her. Along the way, she allowed him to crank up her Cardinals fever from a tolerable level to something altogether more. In her own words:
“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 Kevin. 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!”
Joe Messineo (@joemess17)
Joe has spent the last 16 years in financial services but has been known to write a sports article from time to time. A graduate of Drexel University, Joe double majored in finance and marketing and was a starting pitcher on the varsity baseball team. In his free time Joe enjoys snowboarding and visiting as many MLB stadiums as possible.