In just one week, the long break will end and the St. Louis Cardinals will be playing again.
The past week has been a flutter of excitement as pitchers and catchers have reported to Jupiter, Florida. On Monday, the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals position players are due to report.
Daily, the Cardinals have put up a ton of content on their YouTube channel. While this channel is still new and growing, their daily “Sights and Sounds” videos are just clips of the action. No narration, no edits, just unfiltered pure Cardinals baseball.
In these videos, fans can see Adam Wainwright throwing to Yadier Molina, Nolan Arenado taking swings, and Paul Goldschmidt doing Paul Goldschmidt things. It’s small, but for a fan like myself that has felt deprived of Cardinals baseball since the 2019 season ended, it is the perfect remedy.
As the entire team arrives down south this week, there will surely be more to see on YouTube, but it won’t be real until games start.
Thankfully for us fans, we don’t have to wait much longer. A week from Sunday, the Cardinals will take the field against the Washington Nationals for the first time.
This 12:05 PM start marks what will be a different spring training schedule, with there being just 24 games total. The other difference is that there will only be four opponents on the schedule. The Nationals, Astros, Marlins, and Mets will make up all 24 games. However, I don’t think it’ll matter.
What will matter is that the Cardinals are back on the field and with a new look.
Even though the majority of the team is the same, no Kolten Wong, no Dexter Fowler, and Nolan Arenado at third base will make this team look —and play— very differently.
Fans have waited a long time for a normal baseball season again and right now it looks like that is what we’ll get. In one week, the Cards will be back in action.