The baby of a Sprout staffer meets Fredbird for the first time.
They say the St. Louis Cardinals have the best fans in baseball; it's a claim that at St. Louis Sprout & About we'd never attempt to refute. But for Sprout staffers and freelancers, we also happen to believe our city has the best MLB franchise. As parents, we see the St. Louis Cardinals through a unique lens, and regardless of what the scoreboard reflects, these are the reasons we love the Cardinals!
"I love that when they scan the crowd at Busch Stadium during any given telecast -- postseason or otherwise -- that it's not unlikely to see families of all ages enjoying games together. If you watch the Cardinals on the road, you know the same can't be said for our opponents. The love of the Cardinals spans generations, and the team has done an amazing job fostering that love both at its venue and through its outreach. Baseball is a family affair in St. Louis, and I wouldn't have it any other way." -- Meredith Boggess, freelance writer for St. Louis Sprout
"I love what amazing role models they are. Wainwright had a very moving video about his arm recovery. I appreciate 'The Cardinal Way.'" -- Maggie Singleton, freelance writer for St. Louis Sprout, editor and author of Milk Diaries
"I love that we have the best and most devoted fans in the MLB. The atmosphere at games is always family friendly, and through thick and thin, we are one Cardinal Nation!" -- Kathy Deters, St. Louis Sprout Assistant Editor/Social Media Manager
"We love the St. Louis Cardinals because having a great sports team brings our family together. We love going to games together, wearing our red, cheering and feeling the sense of comradery." -- Liz Behan, St. Louis Sprout Calendar Manager
"I love that the players and the organization are so accessible. The entire franchise lifts up our community, through their charitable contributions via Cardinals Care, their appearances at local schools, and their leadership in the community. The St. Louis Cardinals undeniably make St. Louis a better place for families." -- Jessica Pupillo, St. Louis Sprout Editorial Director
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