St. Louis Cardinals: Get ready, it’s officially baseball season

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 30: Adam Wainwright #42 of the St. Louis Cardinals smiles after throwing a complete game against the Cleveland Indians at Busch Stadium on August 30, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 30: Adam Wainwright #42 of the St. Louis Cardinals smiles after throwing a complete game against the Cleveland Indians at Busch Stadium on August 30, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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With NFL football done, the MLB season is officially upon us. Get yourself ready for the start St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

It’s been more than a year now since things have truly been “normal” in the world. While things may not go back to that anytime soon, the world of baseball is preparing for a regular season that should help things feel normal. For St. Louis Cardinals fans, the excitement has built up a ton in the past two weeks.

Before the flurry of moves that just occured, Cards fans were almost apathetic towards 2021. Now, the Cardinals are on the verge of bringing back their legendary battery and now have the best corner infield in baseball.

Despite a very late round of negotiating efforts by the owners to push back the start of the 2021 season and add the DH, the MLBPA didn’t like the deal and stood pat, keeping everything on schedule. No DH is going to hurt the Cardinals some, but in the final year before a new CBA needs to be agreed to, the MLBPA could start the season as is without having to agree to any deals that give the owners an upper hand.

After the final game of the NFL season ended with Tom Brady winning yet another ring, it’s officially time for baseball season.

This final 10-day stretch before pitchers and catchers report will likely be the last time fans don’t have baseball for a while. Despite spring training ticket sales pausing due to the late negotiations, the sales are back on.

After spring training was shut down in mid-March last year, the 60-game season didn’t really scratch the itch for many fans, this writer included. The idea of having baseball almost every night for longer than two months this summer is a much-needed comfort.

After their recent moves, the St. Louis Cardinals are optimistic that they can re-sign Yadier Molina sometime this week, putting a perfect cherry on top to finish the major moves of the offseason.

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Exactly two months from today, the Cardinals will have their home opener against Milwaukee and less than 20 days from today, the Cardinals will open their spring training slate. Cardinals baseball is almost back, get excited.