St. Louis Cardinals Honored At White House

President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) holds up a uniform given to him by the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals while posing for photographs with the team and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) delivers remarks during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals with President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) looks on as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama greets guests during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and President Barack Obama applaud during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama greets guests during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) and first lady Michelle Obama (R) welcome the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals to the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) looks on as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals to the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: St. Louis Cardinals owner William DeWitt (L) hands a baseball bat to first lady Michelle Obama as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during an event celebrating the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions in the East Room of the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) and first lady Michelle Obama (R) welcome the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals to the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
President Obama And First Lady Meets With The 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals In The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) holds up a uniform given to him by the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals while posing for photographs with the team and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Noticably absent from the congratulatory event are the team's former 1st baseman Albert Pujols and former manager Tony La Russa. The Cardinal's visit to Washington will include a stop at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to visit with patients and their families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama receives team jerseys at an event honoring 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with
US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with
US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with a team jersey during an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama waves at the e
US President Barack Obama waves at the e
US President Barack Obama waves at the end of an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama smile after receiving team jerseys and bats at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama smile after receiving team jerseys and bats at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as U
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as U
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as US President Barack Obama looks on during an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks duri
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks duri
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as U
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as U
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as US President Barack Obama looks on during an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama smiles afte
US First Lady Michelle Obama smiles afte
US First Lady Michelle Obama smiles after receiving team jerseys and bats at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive on stage for an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as U
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as U
US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as US President Barack Obama looks on during an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as
US First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as
US First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as US President Barack Obama speaks during an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama and First Lady MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama poses with a team jersey at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.   (Mandel NganAFP/Getty)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama poses with a team jersey at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama poses with a team jersey at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Mandel NganAFP/Getty)

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One Comment

  1. Herz says:

    Unca Jake,Thanks for the cmnemot and hope you’re having a great Independence Day!You know as I wrote the article, I wondered if the founding forefathers such as Washington and Jefferson would have succeeded in today’s world. With the ever-scrutinizing media and a society that seems to only regard sound bites rather than the depth of complex issues, it’s not clear whether the principles that they stood for would have risen above the irrelevant noise.The optimist in me won my internal argument and I concluded that they would still do well today. I do believe the sensationalized one-liner headlines will unfairly dog them, but ultimately, those with the best principles, who can convey them effectively and be persistent and true to their message, will rise. The democratizing nature of the Information Age would ensure it.

  2. Bhari says:

    I can see that you are ptunitg a lots of efforts into your blog. Keep posting the good work.Some really helpful information in there. Bookmarked. Nice to see your site. Thanks!

  3. Magnus says:

    A well timed post. Thanks. Personally, I am lknoiog for the next Jefferson who is willing to risk it all to step up and lead our country out of the morass we find ourselves in today. Unfortunately, I feel it is too late for this cycle, and we will have to endure much hardship for the next few years until the fires of adversity forge the resolve of that next Jefferson to step forward to lead a great nation out of the downward spiral it finds itself in.Happy Independence Day and let’s never forget those brave souls who boldly signed their own death warrants in order to live free!Unca Jake

  4. Ali says:

    You bring up a very good question I have been nidwerong about. What IS happening with the Freedom’s youth teams? Will they play this spring under the Freedom name? Is Clyde Watson still involved?

  5. Chisa says:

    I think the last hurrah for the Freedom youth teams was when the Super-Y’s went down to Florida last November and pelayd in the national championships (doing extremely well, I might add, with two championship trophies and a runner-up). Win Puffer and Clyde Watson went with them, but only on a volunteer basis. I think the whole structure that was built up under Jim Gabarra is gone now.

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