It is important to give a little more background as the entire experience that was the 2011 season finally starts to sink in for this Cards’ fan. Growing up in Iowa, two main topics surrounded my family every summer. Who was going to be happy all winter between the St. Louis and Chicago faithful? And please let the snow be over by my birthday!
You see when my least favorite day of the year is April 1, the thought of baseball and warmer weather makes it a little easier. And while I never really celebrated being a Fool baby, 2007 was definitely an exception. That year I gladly accepted my fate and watched the ceremony at Busch in awe. Knowing what is coming against the Cubs on the 13th of April next year is enough to get through even the coldest nights the next five months.
But this isn’t just a post about baseball.
Today is the 236th Birthday for the United States Marine Corps. Over the past decade I have been extremely proud to have two special days to celebrate. Of course the saying is true — you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. After joining the Marines, my love for baseball grew after leaving Cardinal territory.
Technology has made it easier to follow our beloved Birds on the Bat, but this was not always the case. Look no further than this very site, where moving to enemy land brings out the best. Of course the military doesn’t take America’s Pastime into consideration when setting up bases.
I was known for having the red STL cap at the ready to go with any score needed. That was probably what kept me out of trouble for watching so many games on duty
To all the Devil Dogs serving overseas, be safe and get home when the job is done. The Leathernecks here will be waiting with a cold beverage and a TV tuned for the game!
Happy Birthday USMC