This week, I had the chance to send some questions to a veteran Cardinal writer and passionate fan Bill Ivie. I asked him about his love for the game and the details that make him feel the need to write about the team in his free time. Here is what we came up with. Ivie’s answers are in BOLD.
“Man, I did love this game. I’d have played for food money. It was the game… The sounds, the smells. Did you ever hold a ball or a glove to your face?…I used to love traveling on the trains from town to town. The hotels, brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I’d play for nothing.”