Athlete Portrait: St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Jason Heyward

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I wasn’t so sure about getting rid of the solid Shelby Miller during the last off season, especially when seeing how well he’s been pitching for the Braves in contrast to the struggles Jason Heyward went through to get into the swing of things here in St. Louis, but now that he’s back in his usual form it’s hard to imagine him going elsewhere. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the Cardinals to sign him once the current season comes to an end, even with the talent in the crowded outfield like Matt Holliday, Randal Grichuk, Jon Jay, and Stephen Piscotty. Continue reading

Athlete Portrait: St. Louis Cardinals 3rd Baseman Matt Carpenter

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Though I will always be slightly bummed to not see David Freese out on third base, or just in a Cardinal’s uniform in general, it’s hard to be too upset when the replacement just happens to be Matt Carpenter. To loosely quote my boyfriend during Carp’s recent home run explosion, “dude’s a beast!” It’s hard to think that word applies to a man that doesn’t have the arms of Matt Holliday, but there’s no denying that he’s integral to the Card’s success. As Carp goes, so goes the Cards! Continue reading

Athlete Portrait: St. Louis Cardinals 2nd Baseman Kolten Wong

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Other than a faint memory of loving Ray Lankford, Molina has been my favorite Cardinals player for as long as I can remember having one. He has yet to be challenged, and I doubt he will ever be dethroned in my eyes. That said, after years of 4 or 5 players battling it out for that runner up spot, Wong has made his way to the top. He’s great with a bat, sure, but I’m a sucker for people who show a lot of strength defensively. Continue reading

Athlete Portrait: St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright

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Lance Lynn may have turned up his game this year and given Adam Wainwright a run for his money, but there’s a reason Waino is the one the Cardinals turn to in their time of need; there’s a reason he’s the one constantly in the conversation when it comes to the Cy Young award at the end of the season.  I sure know I wouldn’t want him staring me down from his place on top of the mound.  Sure, I would have trouble catching up to anything any pitcher throws at me, but that’s besides the point!  Waino is the best! Continue reading

Athlete Portrait: St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Matt Holliday

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I had a lot of fun working on the drawing of Molina I posted recently, so I thought I would give the rest of the players their due.  Well, the Cardinals players that I had good photos of from the game I went to last season.  I’m running out of reference photos, so I guess I will just have to go to more games next season!  Shucks! Continue reading

Athlete Portrait: St. Louis Cardinals Catcher Yadier Molina

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Earlier during this past baseball season, my family and I were lucky enough to sit close to the field at a Cardinals game.  Unfortunately it went horribly and San Francisco crushed my redbirds (let’s just say it got so desperate that I was able to see Daniel Descalso pitch, a position player for those who aren’t fans of the Cards), but I did snag some decent photos from my seat in the crowd.  Which brings me to a drawing I always wanted to do, my favorite baseball player, Yadier Molina. Continue reading