Baseball season begins

Todd Vogts, publisher

My favorite time of the year is finally upon us. The Major League Baseball season has begun, and I couldn’t be happier. As the boys of summer take the field, my wife and I will be glued to the television to take it all in.

Of course, we won’t be watching every team all the time. No. We will be focusing on our favorite team — the St. Louis Cardinals.

My wife became a diehard fan when we started dating and I subjected her to game after game. I was born into fandom.

I am named after 1986 relief pitcher and National League Rookie of the Year Todd Worrell. I grew up cheering on the great Ozzie Smith, that back-flipping short stop of Cardinal fame. Now, I root loudly for catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Carlos Martinez, just to name two of my favorite players on the current roster.

Last summer, my wife and I took a trip to St. Louis to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We took in a game at Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals. Our team took on the Los Angeles Dodgers, and though we didn’t win that game, it was a fantastic experience to share with my better half. It marked her first trip to the ballpark, and it was the first time I had been back since I was a child.

Currently, we are hoping to repeat the trip this summer. However, instead of only watching one game, we hope to catch a few and skip the tourist activities we took part in last year.

Of course, since we can’t be at every game, we will be relying on our subscription to the MLB.TV to watch our favorite squad.

This season will be special for us as we are expecting our first child this fall. With any luck, we will be able to watch some baseball with our little one and create a family tradition of Cardinal baseball.

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