Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Remember that Limp Bizkit song? That’s what I think about when I think  about this team. We just keep rollin’.  With the additions of Lugo and Holliday, we have really gained some much needed momentum.  Holliday has been on fire. They say sometimes you just need a change of scenery and apparently it was true with him.  He is a great teammate but I already knew that. We played together on the 1997 Junior USA Team in Canada.

After my 0-for-3 with a walk on Sunday, the mustache had to go. It was working there for a while, but I guess it ran its course. August is here and with our division being so tight, every game counts from here on out.  This past series with the Astros had a playoff feel. It’s exciting. If we can keep our bats hot and our starting pitching stays on course, this will be a fun ride.

Don’t forget about my charity wine benefiting Stray Rescue St Louis (strayrescue.org). Randy Grim, the director of Stray Rescue, just launched his latest book “Don’t Dump the Dog,” and my wife and I attended the VIP Party.  We got to meet the staff from Best Friends Animal Society and the show Dog Town on the National Geographic Channel. They are great people doing great things for animals in need. It’s a great wine for a great charity.

Until next time….

12 Comments

That should be your intro song Ank!! Great to see you doing a heck of a lot better now. Make sure Boras knows you need to stay in STL after this year. lol We love having you…

It’s good that the Cardinals are doing good, and you seem to do well, I guess after shaving the ‘stache you got your game back going 3-4 with 2 singles and a double, and Shifter, All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix is a way cooler walkup song (his current one). Looks like the new additions to the Cardinals are a positive. Again, it’s an awesome thing that you’re giving back to charity.

PS: You look better without the moustache anyways!

truthfully now, the wife didn’t like the mustache, right? ;)

Great to see you hitting again! You and everyone else! Last night’s come-from-behind win against NY could be a game we can look back on after a championship season ;). I’d love to hear about the camaraderie within the team, all the little things. Practical jokes someone might have performed. Who’s the funniest guy in the locker room, and why? That sort of stuff!

Miss the ‘stache already, I liked how every had something going there for a while.

That Limp Bizkit song always reminds me of Scott Rolen, since it was his walkup song. Looks like a reunion is in store next week!

I still miss hearing the “Crazy Train” intro when Troy Glaus would come up to bat.

Ank,

I didn’t know you had a blog until now. This is really sick. Anyway, your swinging the bat great lately. Everyone knew it was inevitable that you would start hitting great again. What are some of the things you have done to get back on track? Also, I just wanted to mention that great hustle on the infield hit last night against the Mets. You were hustling all the way, which made the pitcher have to get the ball and throw really quickly thus causing an errant throw. Good stuff on getting that inning going last night so Pujols could step up and hit the grannie. Keep up the great stuff Ank.

P. Brazill

Ank,

I didn’t know you had a blog until now. This is really sick. Anyway, you’re swinging the bat great lately. Everyone knew it was inevitable that you would start hitting well again. What are some of the things you have done to get back on track? Also, I just wanted to mention that great hustle on the infield hit last night against the Mets. You were hustling all the way, which made the pitcher have to get the ball and throw really quickly thus causing an errant throw. Good stuff on getting that inning going last night. Keep up the great stuff Ank.

P. Brazill

Hey Rick.
It’s a more exciting team when your in center. Been a Cardinal fan my whole life and your story is a motivation to everyone in or out of baseball. Nice to be able to read your thoughts…..
Hope to get your autograpth at the playoffs or at the world series. If your ever in Hot Springs, Ar. I’ll take your fishing for striped bass http://www.arkansasstripers.com and we’ll open the wine and toast the world champion redbirds. In the meantime keep on Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ down the basepaths.

Ben

Though I was sad to see the mustache go, I am hoping you are just putting the idea into hibernation until the postseason. Keep it up, Rick, you guys are playing great baseball right now and I am lovin’ it.

Hey Rick,
I just noticed that you had this blog. I met you this past weekend in Pittsburgh at the Macys. Thank you for the autograph at Macys and again at the game.
Good luck with the rest of the season, and I hope you and the Cards make another run at the post-season.

Randy
Southgate, Mi

Glad the moustache is gone – you look so much better without it – looked up a couple of articles I’d kept from 2007 and realized it was time to see what was happening with you and the Cardinals – you are really doing great – don’t get discouraged with groundouts or strikeouts – the hits and homers will come – your outfield play contributes so much as every catch removes a hit or multi-base hit from the opponents – they should always be keeping you in centerfield, too – it’s your territory as you are the best there and contribute so much to the team – I got cards off ebay and made baseball collages to enjoy and send positive energy your way – my sons laugh at me as I haven’t enjoyed professional baseball like this for such a long time (I was a 14 year old who scored Senator games until 1 am off the radio and wanted to be a batboy and score games and travel with the team – my boyfriend said you should tell them, they’d probably make you an honorary batboy as they wouldn’t believe a girl could be such a baseball fan – and the Senators were pretty horrible – at least I could talk baseball with my Dad who had 5 daughters and 1 son so my enthusiasm accomplished something good) – this time around it’s so much more fun as you and the Cardinals are very enjoyable to watch and I do stay up until 1 am but can enjoy these games on tv. When my 25 year old was a pitcher and shortstop I enjoyed all his years of baseball but particularly when he was 9 and 10 (and I was his coach that year) and then 14 and 15. I’m definitely a superfan. Keep up the great work and don’t listen to those goofs making dumb comments during the game. Wasn’t it fun though during the Dodgers home game stand when that commentator said only 2 players have had home runs as a pitcher and then outfielder – you and Babe Ruth.

Kathy in Springfield, VA

Hey Rick and the rest of the team. I just want you to know that I still believe in you all. The game last night was great! Take to heart that the team did not give up and hand the game to the Dodgers. The team made them fight for the win. That to me is a great game. You all have made me PROUD to be a Cardinal fan. You have 1 game down and have had time to settle yourselves. Now go out there today play just as hard if not harder than yesterday. Dig in and go for the WIN! Thank you for a great season. I know the playoffs will be great as well. Oh tell the other team to stop being Sissy’s and let Albert hit the ball. They forget we have more homerun hitters as well. What are they going to do WALK the whole team. LOL! Enjoy the playoffs. :)

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