My last CardsInsider Blog post talked of the various people who embodied the spirit of giving within the Cardinals organization. I’ve had the chance to do stories this season on many people, like Red Schoendienst, who have had a significant impact on the organization’s history. Therefore it was such a humbling experience to reflect on that history with 106-year-old Arnold Vouga this week.
It’s not everyday that you get the chance to sit down with someone who watched Babe Ruth play first-hand. It was mind blowing and a conversation I will never forget. Arnold made us laugh with his quip and his wit and simultaneously brought tears to our eyes when he remarked, “I kind of hope that they’ll play baseball in heaven.”
The Cardinals received such an outpouring of love for Arnold from fans, and rightfully so. It was an honor to be able to tell his story and I, myself, received nothing but gratitude and positive feedback for sharing his story.
One fan emailed me, “It made me cry. That was so touching.” — an ultimate compliment.
— Teryn Schaefer (@terynschaefer) May 16, 2015
Arnold turns 107 next month, I’m so honored to share a birth-month with such a special man.
Other notable stories this past week include:
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