Teryn’s Hot Topics: Blues playoffs, Cardinals action … and a new FSMW Girl

Katie joins the team of FOX Sports Midwest Girls.

ST. LOUIS — As if being a FOX Sports Midwest Girl during the Blues’ run in the Stanley Cup playoffs and Cardinals baseball season isn’t exciting enough, we have added to the electric #TeamSTL atmosphere with the addition of a new FOX Sports Midwest Girl — Katie.

Kayla and I are elated to welcome her to the team, and we know you will love her, too.

Last week we shot our first promo spots together and had a blast. Katie is an absolute sweetheart and a diehard St. Louis sports fan. Hailing from St. Louis, currently working as a Team Fredbird girl and attending Saint Louis University — Katie will fit right in!

Of course, we want you to get to know her, so check out our Facebook, Twitter and FOX Sports Midwest Girls pages to learn more about Katie, and tune in to the Cardinals Live pregame show at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for an interview with her. You can also catch the debut of her first commercial spots during today’s Cardinals broadcast beginning at 11:30 a.m. on FOX Sports Midwest.

QUICK HITS

The Blues have a knack for the dramatic lately. FOX Sports Midwest reporter Jim Hayes summed it up perfectly with this tweet.

The Blues watch parties at Ballpark Village this week have felt a lot like Scottrade. Wednesday evening had the entire crowd cheering to the sound of the Blues’ organ while clenching fists and gritting teeth from nerves. First coming from behind, then taking the lead — thanks to two goals by Vladimir Tarasenko — and, in dramatic fashion, allowing Chicago to tie it up and send it into overtime, where the Blackhawks did to the Blues what the Blues had done to the Blackhawks in the first two games. I know St. Louis is excited to see the Note return home Friday, and possibly see their captain back out on the ice.

Join FOX Sports Midwest and me at the Blues Pep Rally outside Scottrade starting at 5 p.m. Friday!

On that note, I would like to extend congratulations to Pujols for becoming the first player in MLB history to hit career home runs No. 499 and 500 in the same game. I know many of you have probably discussed what it would have been like if he would have hit the big 5-0-0 here, but you still have to be proud of the man who notched 445 blasts while with St. Louis. I hope that now, after time has passed, we can wish him well and give him a standing ovation whenever he returns to Busch Stadium. Because who knows, maybe one day he will grace the halls of Cooperstown wearing the Birds on the Bat.

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In case you were wondering, no one won the Rams Schedule Challenge, but the Rams sure do look to have a challenging schedule in 2014. I am excited for the team to have two prime-time games, one of which is on Monday Night Football. It should be fun for Rams fans to see the Cowboys make a trip to the Dome and to see Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning take the field in St. Louis, and we can’t forget the thrilling NFC West matchups that will come through our city — including the reigning Super Bowl champion Seahawks. One game I am looking forward to: a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. Road trip, anyone?

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK

We can’t get enough of our new FOX Sports Midwest Girls teammate, so we wanted to give her a special welcome with this video: Meet Katie!

And if you are feeling down and need a pick-me-up, remember that it’s the little things in life that can make all the difference. Case in point: this kid who was overjoyed to get a foul ball while attending a big-league game.

My shout-out this week goes to a fellow Waterloo, Ill., native, Craig Unger, who was named the new general manager of the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals’ Triple-A team. Congrats, @MemphisGM!

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).