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FROM READERS: Cardinals baseball excitement reaches a fever pitch

By AMANDA MCCUTCHEN/MISSOURIAN READER
April 2, 2013 | 5:25 p.m. CDT

Amanda McCutchen is a senior graphic design major at MU and a rabid Cardinals fan. 

My love for the game of baseball—and especially the St. Louis Cardinals—began in my childhood. I didn’t really have a choice on the matter, considering my parents are die-hard fans.

But, I’m not complaining. How could I when my team holds 11 Championship titles?

We go to the ballpark every summer – my parents, my brother and I. It's kind of a family tradition. We usually go to dinner before the games, but I still end up getting a hot dog, soda and peanuts at the stadium. Why not? That's just what you do at a ballgame. 

My fondest memory of cheering on the Redbirds goes back to Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. It is arguably one of the greatest games ever played, and I will never forget it.

I was at my friend Natalie's house. We were being obnoxious, of course, yelling after every pitch. Her downstairs neighbor started knocking on the ceiling with a broom to get us to stop. It didn't work.

There are very few things that beat that edge of your seat, jumping up and down, screaming at the TV in hopes the player at bat will hear you kind of excitement. That is why I live for baseball and that is why I am excited for this upcoming season!

Go Cards!

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising Editor Joy Mayer.