Posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Filed Under: St. Louis Cardinals
| United Cardinal Bloggers
As most of you know, we in the United Cardinal Bloggers do regular projects that help us interact with each other and provide us with some posting fodder. The rest of the year, you'll see our recurring projects such as Top 7 Prospects (September), Postseason Roundtable (October), Cardinal Blogger Awards (November), and Top 5 Stories (December).
For August, though, we are doing something a little different. We've paired off participants and had them conduct interviews with each other. You can find an index post of all these pairings over at the official site
and I encourage you to go read them all.
I was partnered up with one of our newest UCB members. Marilyn Green writes for Redbird Rants
as part of the team that is over there covering the Cardinals. She and I exchanged questions and you can find my answers up over there. Read on to see to learn a little more about a fellow Cardinal blogger.
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C70: Why did you decide to get into blogging and how did you get involved with Redbird Rants?
MG: I didn't really make a conscious decision to get into blogging, I just sort of fell into it. I have been a regular poster at The Cardinal Nation Blog
for almost two years. Earlier this year there was a contest for two tickets to the Cardinals Social Media Night that involved writing a guest article. I entered the contest with an article about Albert Pujols performance and his contract situation. I didn't win the contest, but received praise for the article.
Later on Brian Walton asked me to contribute another article about a different topic. I found I enjoyed writing about the Cardinals because I have a lot to share and I am a very opinionated person. When the opportunity with Redbird Rants came up, I decided to give it a try and applied and was selected.
C70: What do you think the upsides and downsides are of being active on Twitter?
MG: That's an interesting question. An upside is the chance to interact with so many people at once on a multitude of topics. Another is getting news much quicker. A downside is the limitations of what you can say in 140 characters.
C70: How did you become a Cardinal fan?
MG: I come from a Cardinal baseball family. My father took me to my first Cardinal game when I was a child in the 60s. I have been a fan ever since.
C70: Do you have a favorite Cardinal, either all-time or from the current team?
My favorite former Cardinal is Bob Gibson. My favorite current Cardinal is Adam Wainwright. I love pitchers.
C70: What was your opinion of the deadline moves?
MG: I think it was inevitable that Colby Rasmus would be traded. He and Tony LaRussa did not gel. That said, I think the trade was rash and the return was unsatisfactory. A trade in the offseason would likely have yielded better results. I like Rzepczynski, but not a fan of Jackson, Dotel and Patterson. I do like the acquisition of Rafael Furcal.
C70: What do you think the Cardinals should do in relation to Albert Pujols?
MG: I would love to see Albert return for the right price, but I have the feeling that his idea of the right price is far different from mine. I think if he leaves there are a lot of moves the Cardinals can make to make the team a force in 2012, including some low cost moves with some of our guys who are tearing it up in the minors. Spending money wisely is the name of the game for me.
My thanks to Marilyn for her comments and be sure to read her regularly over at Redbird Rants!