Pitchers and catchers have officially reported for the reigning National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, FL., as spring training is underway. The Birds have 19 non-roster invitees participating with the club, the same number of invites that were extended last spring.
To get the reaction of anxiousness and excitement from the players, we took to the world of social media, specifically Twitter. In this first edition of Twitter Talk, here are some pictures and thoughts from a few of the players preparing for and arriving in Florida.
Matt Carpenter told the Twitter world all he needed was a bat and a swimsuit for Spring Training.
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) February 9, 2014
Jordan Swagerty and his girlfriend stopped by the Duck Dynasty headquarters looking for a catcher
— Jordan Swagerty (@JordanSwagerty) February 9, 2014
Jon Jay told Shane Robinson to not bring any Florida State gear to camp with him.
@SUGASHANE43 haha! I’ll see you soon and I don’t want to see any of this FSU national champs gear
— Jon Jay (@jonjayU) February 9, 2014
Carson Kelly is one of five infielders that got an invite to Spring Training.
Jupiter bound! #ST14
— Carson Kelly (@carskelly) February 9, 2014
Randal Grichuk’s journey from Texas to Florida felt a little strange.
Feels so weird driving to Florida for ST, after driving to Arizona for the past 4 years #Cardinals
— Randal Grichuk (@RGrich15) February 10, 2014
Greg Byron was all prepped for his “roady” to Spring Training
Last full week in Iowa City. Car is now officially ready for the long roady to Jupiter, all that’s left is to pack up! — Greg Byron (@byrongreg) February 10, 2014
Marco Gonzalez got first hand experience of drivers in the South
Couldn’t be more excited for this week ahead. Sharing my Birthday with my Dad on Wednesday and leaving for Spring training on Saturday!
— Mike O’Neill (@MikeONeillUSC) February 10, 2014
We hope you enjoyed a sneak peak from a few players into the voyage of Spring Training. Keep an eye out for another Twitter Talk soon.