Found April 11, 2014 on Cardinals Diaspora:
Friends, we’ve won. Let me back up. About 6 weeks ago, I moved to Chicago. Spring Training was in full swing and not a small part of me was ready to get in the belly of the beast and start talking baseball with differently minded people. If we’re being real honest with ourselves, the conversation about Mark Ellis’ tendinitis and how that could effect the 3rd spot on the Cardinals bench if Kolten Wong didn’t get off to a good start wasn’t exactly meaty. But in Chicago? These people have to HATE the Cardinals, right? I had my Wacha stats from last October memorized. Any talk of farm systems would get a healthy injection of Oscar Taveras. Oh, Wrigley is turning 100? Ballpark Village was baseball’s new crown jewel. (I know, but still…) Then I got here and I heard the following 3 things in order of frequency when I brought up the upcoming baseball season. 1) I really respect the Cardinals organization and what they’ve done. It’s an amazing franchise. Hopefully we’re like you one day. Goo...
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