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St Louis Cardinals, Spring Training 2014

A quick post to share player photos from our recent trip to sunny Jupiter, Florida – the Spring Training home of our beloved St. Louis Cardinals.  Photos (from the February 28th game against the Marlins and the March 2nd game against the Mets.)

Coming soon:  Photo diary with tips on how to be a baseball tourist in and around Jupiter Florida, Roger Dean stadium and the practice back fields.  (LINK HERE)

Click on any photo to enlarge and/or to shift through larger photos one at a time.  Enjoy!

Baseball is back!!  🙂

Photo Blog (part 2): A Memphis Sunday

On the road, Memphis continued to mow down the Oklahoma City Redhawks today with a 10-3 victory for starting pitcher Tyler Lyons (6.0 IP, 9H, 3R, 2BB, 4SO, 3.46 ERA).  However today’s romp got off to a slower start with the Baby Birds trailing after the 3rd inning and not recovering the lead until the 7th inning when Justin Christian hit in Greg Garcia and Adron Chambers doubled to knock in three (Huffman, Towles and Christian).  In the 8th, Jermaine Curtis collected an rbi and J.R. Towles (catcher) hit a 2 run blast giving Memphis a 9-3 lead.  In the 9th, Greg Garcia singled to score Oscar Taveras to bring the Redbirds to 10.  Memphis leads the series 3-0 with the final game tomorrow (Monday, 7:05pm CT).

winner 2

Ryan Jackson dazzled at 2B in the afternoon game:

Jackson 1

Jackson flip

Jackson while spinning

Adron Chambers is so darn friendly… and he made the highlights today too:

Chambers double

Adron smile

Chambers attempted steal

Brock Peterson homered in the 2nd inning & played 1B:

Brock Peterson

Chad Huffman (DH) went 2 for 4 with a double, a walk and a strike out.

Chad Huffman

Eric Fornataro came in to pitch the 8th, hit the first batter, struck out the 2nd and got a double play to end the inning.

Eric Fornataro pitch

… and just a few more shots from the wonderful day at the park:

Memphis in OKC Sunday

Taveras and Jackson stretch

mound powwow

winner

Chambers saying hi

….So that’s it for me during this Memphis/OKC series.  Tomorrow I’ll be watching my all-time favorite ballplayer on a little league field while Memphis (fingers crossed!) completes the sweep!

Go Baby Birds!!

… and we soon return you to posts about the big boys in St. Louis  😉

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