Love for the St. Louis Cardinals runs deep in your veins. Love for baseball runs deep in your veins. The brand of baseball that you are being raised on champions the game, rather than the player. The players honor the game by playing hard and playing right, and more often than not, playing hard and right lends to competing deep into the season.
This kind of baseball is not restrictively proprietary to the shadow of the Arch. Many teams professional and amateur find success through this venture. It’s the most gratifying kind of victory to succeed when the odds are stacked up against you. But you train harder than your opponent. You learn more than your opponent. And you prepare more than your opponent.