Sunday, March 22, 2009

Why bring the Cubs here? Think Cards' red

So we’re in the thick of spring training, and I’m blogging about the Cubs. That is probably the worst case of spring fever I’ve ever had.

This diehard Cardinals fan would never root for the Cubs, right? After all, I do have a T-shirt that says “I root for the Cards and anyone who beats the Cubs.”

But for the past few days, rumors have been swirling about whether the Chicago Cubs will come to their senses and come back to Florida for spring training, leaving the barren turf of Arizona. In today’s story, night metro editor Gary Taylor gets local reaction to the wild possibility that the Cubbies' new owners are looking at Sarasota for the best spring-training deal. Afer all, the Cincinnati Reds are leaving after this season. Both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times have raised the possibility.

I donned my Cardinals jersey last Thursday for a fabulous vacation day -– the Cards were playing the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte. Another great stadium! And I do believe there were more Cardinal fans than Rays in those stands -– God bless that sea of red.

That was one of the only times the Cards were playing near Bradenton this season. But just think, if the Cubs were in neighboring Sarasota...

-- Joan

(Don't forget to monitor our live spring training blogs: Roger Mooney on everything Rays, and John Lembo on everything Pirates and McKechnie Field.)

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