Greetings fans, I will be representing the St. Louis Cardinals in the AFL blog. First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Justin Fiske and I am from College Station, Texas. I played high school baseball there for all four years and then moved onto Richland Junior College in Dallas Texas. I spent two years in Dallas and was part of a championship team in 04′. I then went to Texas State for my final two years in college. I went undrafted in 2007 after my senior year, but was still determined to keep playing. I was picked up by the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League and was soon after signed by the St. Louis Cardinals. This past season was my first full season of professional baseball and I’m excited to continue the season by playing in the AFL.
We all arrived here on the first of October knowing that we had a week of practice before games started. It was a great opportunity for everyone to meet and greet and get all the kinks out. It’s exciting to see so much talent from different organizations playing on the same team. Our coaching staff is also made up from the five organizations which gives players different perspectives of how other teams function.
In the season opener tonight, we defeated Scottsdale, 9-3. It didn’t take long to see how high the talent level was in this league as Chad Huffman blasted a home run in the first inning. The game was close until the ninth, when we scored four to give us a six-run lead.
Now that the season has started, hopefully the next entry will be filled with more baseball action. But until then if any of you readers have questions you would like me to answer feel free to leave a comment and I’ll be sure to get to those in the next entry.
Thanks for reading!