January 2007

I’m Going to Jupiter!

Got my Spring Training tix!  I roused myself at 6:00 AM to log on, so I was there right when tix went on sale.  Still, I couldn’t get really prime seats.  What gives? Do you have to buy one of those travel packages to get good tickets?  Anyway, I don’t really mind because there’s not a bad seat in the house at Roger Dean Stadium.  This will be my third trip to Jupiter, and I’m really looking forward to it.  I first went in 2004 and the experience really took my Cardinal fandom to a new level.  Even if the games don’t really count, it’s exciting to be so close to the action.  These are the games I’ll be seeing:

March 2 – Mets
March 3 – Marlins
March 5 – Astros
March 6 – Orioles

Hope to see you there!

Winter Warm Up

Unfortuntately, I couldn’t be in STL for the Winter Warm Up, but reading Mark Newman’s Winter Warm Up blog is almost as good as being there.  Be sure to check out his great pics and stories.  Now back to my live blogging on the Golden Globes on my other blog.

Mulder – healed / Jimmy – bad wheel / McGwire – lacks appeal

There’s been enough news this week to wake me from my blogging slumber. 

First, we found out that Edmonds is having foot surgery which will likely make him unavailable for spring training.  They except he’ll be good to go for opening day. Please Hammer Toe, don’t hurt him! 

Yesterday Mark McGwire fell well short of the votes he’d need to gain access to the Hall of Fame. This is not really a surprise, and I’m really not sure how I feel about it.  His weasly court testimony is hard to ignore, but it’s also hard to forget the great memories he gave us, particularly during that magical Maris-hunting summer.  It will be interesting to see how future votes go.  Will people forgive and forget? Will a revelation such as "everybody was doing it" change opinions? Would a confession and plea for forgiveness help or hurt?  For what it’s worth, I would have voted for him, but I think my ballot must have gotten lost in the mail. 

Today it was announced that Mark Mulder is a Cardinal again, with a $13 million 2-year deal.  If he’s really healthy, this is good news, but I can’t get too excited about it until I see some evidence. 

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