Today is the first game of spring training (versus the Marlins) and the Cardinals news coverage is on the rise. Yipee!
Including this list of most intriguing Cardinals, which is super exciting.
It is a happy, unified, dedicated team that doesn’t back away from the annual mission. There’s a healthy obsession with winning. The 2015 Cardinals will pursue a third consecutive NL Central title but have more prestigious championships in mind.
“There’s something to be said about the mindset of an organization and what you’re preaching on a daily basis,” said new Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward, who played his first five seasons in Atlanta. “Here it’s very different to me.”
Heyward joked that his new teammates are “baseball nuts” who never tire of playing and discussing the game.
The 2015 Cardinals are an interesting mix. They’re the consensus favorite to win a division that’s been made more difficult by the emergence of the Pirates and the impressive roster reconstruction done by the Cubs.
Some observers believe the Cardinals are more vulnerable than they’ve been for a while.This Heyward may be starting to grow on me, but he definitely still has to prove himself.
Here I am...already getting nervous and it's the first game...of spring training.
On the same note, single game tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 am! Oh how I can't wait to get back in Busch Stadium.
P.S. And, yes, at the end of the day (or basically always in my case), we love Matheny.