Teryn's Take: It's finally starting to feel like summer in St. Louis
MAY 22, 2014 6:28p ET
I could hear the whispers, "The boys are back, the boys are back."
I couldn't help myself. Tuesday night's game had me singing to the tunes of Thin Lizzy and I might as well have had the song on repeat for Wednesday's contest, too -- although it was slightly more dramatic.
St. Louis' boys of summer have taken on a familiar persona, winning seven of their last nine heading into Thursday night's game and giving the city something to sing about.
I know, I can't get the '70s tune out of my head now, either. You're welcome.
The team was clicking on all cylinders. #onehitwaino was trending on Twitter after his spectacular show off the mound, while his buddy Jason Motte was reactivated and sitting in the bullpen. Meanwhile, the offense did the Cy Young hopeful favors at the plate in the 5-0 shutout against the Diamondbacks (not to mention those seven extra-base hits!).
The boys are back in town!
I got goose bumps as "the Beard" made the trot from the outfield bullpen Wednesday night and St. Louis gave him a standing ovation. FOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes tweeted after the game, "Motte on trying to block out the emotion of the standing ovation: 'I ran out with my head down, but I heard it all.' #summersanta"
That just makes my heart smile.
Speaking of which, Monday will be a heartfelt day in the baseball capital, as Busch will welcome the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter on his farewell tour on Memorial Day after they finish the weekend series with the Reds.
Monday's big day at the ballpark doesn't end there, as the Cardinals and FOX Sports Midwest honor the 1964 world champion Cardinals in a 50th anniversary salute and replica ring giveaway. The club's seventh World Series came against, who else, the Yankees.
Our very own broadcasters and members of the '64 team, Mike Shannon and Tim McCarver, will interview together during a special one-hour pregame show that begins at 2 p.m. During the pregame parade of convertibles in Busch Stadium, Hayes will be riding and reporting from Lou Brock's vehicle and help welcome the historic lineup. As if it cannot get any better, Dan McLaughlin will interview members of the 1964 team throughout the broadcast.
-- It has been quite a treat to see all of the support from #TeamSTL and St. Louis Blues fans everywhere as T.J. Oshie campaigns for the cover of EA Sports' NHL 15 video game. With everyone's support the Blues' forward has made it to the semifinals. Keep voting! You can vote by visiting NHL.com/CoverVote or using the hashtag #NHL15Oshie on Twitter and Instagram.
If you want a laugh, you have to watch Oshie's video campaigns, where he ATTEMPTS to play other sports. Let's just say he should stick to his day job.
-- Keeping with the theme of #TeamSTL, FOXSportsMidwest's Nate Latsch takes us on the emotional journey of newly drafted St. Louis running back Tre Mason. It was really touching to read about how him and former Auburn, and now Rams, teammate Greg Robinson are working to achieve their dreams together (even if that included defeating the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship Game).
-- Katie and I had the pleasure of filming a commercial at Rams Park with coach Jeff Fisher this week for the Coach Fisher and Friends Celebrity Softball Game on June 8. It was fun to meet the man behind the mustache.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Ever wonder how our St. Louis Cardinals would match up on the lanes? Think you could beat them in bowling? At Sunday's Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl, benefiting Great Circle, we found that we mere mortals may have a chance to beat the super-athletes in at least one sport.
Katie and I had a blast catching up with the players as they came out after their game to support a great cause.
My shout-out this week goes to Michael Wacha. He looked like he had nine lives and the reflexes of a cat in Wednesday night's game. Unfortunately, he did get grazed by the last ball that came shooting his way. He was removed from the game after being struck by a Matt Adams foul ball that was blasted into the dugout, bouncing off the wall and hitting his right elbow. Matheny said after the game that he thinks the pitcher will be fine, but removed him due to tightness and numbness he was experiencing for precautionary reasons. Get well soon Wacha, Wacha, Wacha!
I'd also like to give a shout-out to Kayla. She is vacationing down in Florida this week and we miss her! I know she is having a blast and is still thinking of her teams back home. What an ultimate fan!
Teryn, a journalism graduate of the University of Missouri, is a FOX Sports Midwest Girl. You can follow the FOX Sports Midwest Girls on Facebook (FOX Sports Midwest Girls) and Twitter and Instagram (@FSMidwestGirls).