We finally have our World Championship!! It feels so great saying that. I have been a HUGE fan since i was 8 years old. I remember watching the Cardinals that summer in 1982, and my favorite player, Bruce Sutter pitch for the Cards. So how sweet is it, that the next time we won after 1982, just happens to be the year he makes the hall of fame..I got a lump in my throat during that ninth inning, as images of Jack Buck & Darryl Kile came to mind. Then i thought of all the Cardinals that i had admired over the years, many of whom were on that 1985 team that was robbed by a bad call. People like Tom Herr, Ozzie Smith, Terry Pendleton, Darrell Porter, Jack Clark, Andy Van Slyke, Willie McGee, Vince Coleman, John Tudor, Danny Cox, Bob Forsch, Gregg Matthews, Todd Worrell,Tito Landrum, Tom Lawless, Whitey "The White Rat" Herzog, etc. Also players such as Donovan Osborne, Bob Tewksbury, Gregg Jefferies, Brain Jordan, Ron Gant, Tom Paggnozzi, John Mabry, Matt Morris, Mike Matheny, Woody Williams, Larry Walker. All the players that could have reveled in a championship but never did (except those on the ’82 squad). It was a sweet moment of vindication, reward, triumph, and proved once again why baseball is the single most perfect sport in the entire world.
I am Josh Martin, and i am from Memphis, TN. I attend a ton of Memphis Redbirds’ games and this year I was able to make it to 13 St. Louis Cardinals’ games. This blog is going to be about my thoughts and opinions about anything Cardinals related. So, by all means, write to me, and let’s start this journey together. I look forward to hearing from you….