ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals might be just a hair over .500 in their first 10 days of the season, but Opening Day in St. Louis on Monday receives a perfect score from this girl. Cardinal fans showed why they are the best fans in baseball by painting the town red despite the wet weather.
The rain didn’t faze Kayla and me, either. We were able to enjoy the new view from across the street as the first people to sit in the Cardinals Nation AT&T Rooftop seats. What an amazing way to enjoy a game!
I highly recommend trying this new perspective this season.
It will feel extra sweet when we get to show who does it better when the Cubbies come to town this weekend.
— We were blessed to begin our home-opener events with the Cardinal Glennon Homers for Health Game Ball Run, which delivered the game ball — the one Chris Carpenter used to toss the ceremonial first pitch — 26 miles from Maryville University to Busch Stadium. During our leg of the run, we met our new friend Robert, who was a patient at the children’s hospital last year and now runs on his school’s track team. We were so honored to take part in the event with such a strong and awesome young man.
Kayla and I will be at Thursday evening’s inaugural Homers for Health Game Shows night at Ballpark Village, helping to raise money for courageous kids like Robert. We will be joined by current Cardinals players as well as local people coming together to support this great cause.
— Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, especially when it comes to some National League championship bling sculpted into the famous STL logo. Boys, take a page out of this book — maybe your girl is more interested in something like THIS.
— But things are still looking good for the Missouri football team after its breakout season last year. Coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers received a verbal commitment from Lee’s Summit High quarterback Drew Lock on Wednesday, which marks the program’s third four-star prospect in just eight days. "I have decided to play football in the SEC, two hours down the road," he said at the press conference, as reported by Nate Latsch. Glad to see Mizzou keeping regional talent at home.
Joey Votto dressed in a Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniform at Busch Stadium before the Cards-Reds game on Tuesday. Sorry, Votto, you aren’t quite as funny as some of the Cardinals personalities who have entertained us with camel costumes and other funny antics. Nice try, though.
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).