Cardinal Nation Is Back Again!




Kiersten Connolly
Staff Writer

Once more the entire downtown of St. Louis will be covered in a sea of red as everyone is ready to welcome the home team back for another season.

Opening day at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals is Apr. 7 at 3:15 p.m. against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cardinals have had quite a few shake ups since the end of the 2013 season including trading David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels, Jaime Garcia getting back on the mound, and have welcomed a few new power players including the new shortstop Jhonny Peralta.

Shawn Chambers, a student here at Lewis and Clark Community College, said, it’s expected to see changes within the team and as a dedicated fan all faith should stay within the Cardinals.

Jaime Garcia was rumored to be stepping back up on the mound after all of the surgery and physical therapy he had to go through due to bursitis which is the swelling of the fluid-filled sac between tendons and joints in the shoulder. However, due to these issues, this is no longer the case.

“The Cardinals are making some really smart decisions not only with Jaime Garcia returning but with the new addition of Peralta. It’s guaranteed to be an exciting year!” Darcy Coleman, another L&C student, said.

Jhonny Peralta has proved to be an assett to the Cardinals over and over again during spring training. Although Cardinal nation wasn’t quick to accept the new addition to the team they stood by and supported the decision. It looks as if it was one of the best that could have been made for the team.

With a new season comes change – that is inevitable.

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