It’s a warm one today in Jupiter, but I was back at it bright and early with Tom Ackerman. It is my last day as the KMOX Spring Training Correspondent, but still a large task at hand as I waited outside the clubhouse to interview Michael Wacha. He came over to talk to us before he started conditioning and I was blown away. He’s a very mature 22 and is just so well put together. Kudos to his parents for raising him right.
Listen to Ashley’s interview with Michael Wacha
Speaking of being a good person, I have been so impressed with everyone in the Cardinals organization on this trip. Matt Holliday and I had some St. Louis weather small talk this morning, Adam Wainwright called over to me after taking BP and even got a smile out of Jaime Garcia after he threw a bullpen session.
Echoing a statement Ron Darling made on Friday, it’s so great to see an organization, from top to bottom, that just gets it. It’s always a great day to be a Cardinals fan.
As I sit in the stands waiting for Joe Kelly to take the field for his last start of Spring Training, I can’t help but have a deeper appreciation for this game and this team. So much goes into putting this show on behind the scenes (big thumbs up to equipment manager Rip Rowan) and the Cardinals definitely do it right.
I am really looking forward to seeing how Piscotty, Grichuk and some of the newer Cardinals develop in the system and start contributing to the team. It’s going to be a great season and I am so thankful to the wonderful people at KMOX for giving me the chance to get a behind the scenes preview.
Happy flight back to St. Louis for sure.