It’s Time For Baseball!


It’s here.  No more waiting.  Today is the official day for pitchers and catchers to report.  Any that weren’t already at the Spring Training complex in Jupiter, Fl are there now.  There are also several position players in camp, even though they’re not required to be there until next week.

Tony La Russa seems excited to get back to work.  He was in good spirits as he arrived to camp today.  Tony loves competition this time of year, and it looks like there will be plenty this spring, as several players are trying to win a roster spot with the big club.  One such player, infielder Brendan Ryan, arrived today to get a jump on his routine.  He is one of nine infielders fighting for only six spots.

Also arriving today were former Cardinals Mike Matheny and Cal Eldred.  Both are in camp to help instruct the catchers and pitchers.

Be sure to check out Derrick Goold’s Bird Land for more on the start of Spring Training.  Also, for the must see pictures from today, courtesy of Chris Lee, click here.

There should be plenty of news coming out of Cardinal camp over the next couple of weeks.  Workouts will continue until the first exhibition game, scheduled for February 27th, against St. Louis University.  I’ll keep you posted.