Spheroid: Cardinal Girl

Albert_2 Cardinal haikus
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So join Julie now

1. What are the best reasons that other baseball fans should visit your MLBlog?

If they’re looking to see every Cardinal game encapsulated into a haiku (and who isnt??), my blog is the place to go. I provide Cardinal news and views with a dose of humor.

2. Favorite team and why:

I was born and raised in St. Louis, and I grew up a Cardinals fan during the Whitey-Ball glory days. Although I lived in New York for nine years and now have lived in Los Angeles for three years, I never stopped following the Cards. The Cardinals are a classic franchise with true diehard fans.

3. If your MLBlog were any baseball player past or present, who would he be and why?

I’d go with former Cardinal base-stealing phenom Vince Coleman, because the haiku posts are so quick, you could blink and miss them. Also, when I miss a few days of posting, I like to give the excuse that I was run over by a tarp.

4. How did you first hear about MLBlogs and why did you join The Show?

I discovered it while surfing mlb.com. Sports-blogging didn’t fit the theme of my two pop-culture related sites, Ape Culture and ApeBlog, so I decided to start a new one.

5. Favorite blogs of any kind, including at least one in the MLBlogosphere?

I enjoy reading the other Cardinal blogs, especially those from a female point of view like Party Like It’s 1982 and Daddy Raised a Cardinal Fan. As for non-baseball blogs, I like Dlisted, Defamer and Anonymous Lawyer.

6. What is something not on your About page that MLBloggers should know about you?

I won my dog (pictured) and a year’s supply of dog food on an Animal Planet reality game show called “Who Gets the Dog.” He’s an awesome albino terrier mix named The Edgar Winter Dog, even though he prefers tennis balls to baseballs. Here’s the story about The Edgar Winter Dog and here’s the video!

7. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

As someone who struggled to write HTML code with the help of a “Web Sites for Dummies” book when I first built my online magazine, Ape Culture, with my co-editor Mary Ladd in 1998, I appreciate the simplicity of the blogging interface and the ease of creating fresh content daily. With my Cardinal Girl blog specifically, I like the challenge of trying to summarize a game in a haiku and of trying to make baseball fans interested in reading haikus (still working on that…).

8. Your most memorable Major League moment(s):

Jack Clark’s home run over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the 1985 NLCS that propelled the Cardinals to the World Series. I was in junior high and had a major crush on the uni-browed slugger, so I loved that he was the hero.

9. Happiness is…

Watching Pujols’ perfect swing when he launches a home run.

Thanks to Julie at Cardinal Girl for her regular haiku entertainment and for taking the time to answer the Nine Questions as today’s featured Spheroid. If you’d like to do the same, simply email us your own responses to those (or any other) questions.

1 Comment

Mets blogger enjoys
The Cardinals’ best poet.

Her dog is too cute.


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