September 20, 2005

Cardinal Shortstop Opens Display Case

ST. LOUIS, MO -- St. Louis Cardinals' shortstop David Eckstein cut the ribbon today on the public display case he built to house his awards.

Eckstein's House of Trophies“I just wanted to share the joy of my accomplishments with the community,” said Eckstein, whose display case is already well stocked.

“I got these last summer,” Eckstein explained, pointing to a row of little-league trophies. “I kept telling the coaches that I was too big for little league, but they just laughed.”

Lining the wall are several framed shirts sporting such phrases as “I'm a Good Sport!” and “#1 Grandkid” and a display case in the corner holds a selection of ribbons.

“This one says 'Participant'” said Eckstein, holding up one of the ribbons. “And I really was.”

Next month, Eckstein is hoping to bring home something that's really worthy of his display case.

“I'm going to win the big Halloween costume contest,” said Eckstein.

69 comments to “Cardinal Shortstop Opens Display Case”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    It really is impressive. We haven’t seen a choke like that since last year’s worl…never mind.

    I’m no fan of Cleveland as a city, but it’s hard not to get on board with the Indians right about now.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Booo…Lopez was totally safe.

  3. It’s a lot harder to blow a 15 game lead than suck for just four games. I’d like the Sox to hold on, just to annoy Cub fans.

    Hee hee, out at the plate.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:


    The superior team again leads the game.

  5. Oh, that’s cute. The Reds are leading. Maybe we can lull them into thinking they don’t need to make any changes next year.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Reds aren’t the ones with an average age of 38.

  7. No, that’s San Francisco.

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    In ten years all the San Francisco alums will be playing all the Cardinals alums in the Retirement Home World Series.

  9. I bet the Giants won’t make it. It’ll be the Cards versus the Yankees.

  10. I think the Cards might still be hungover. Not their best game.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    Still? Lightweights.

    Or are they celebrating all their little acheivements? ("Yay! We only lost by three to the Cubs!")

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Little Ray Ray’s in, Pena’s out. Freel’s still in, Valentin’s still in.

    This may be the smallest line-up in the history of the game.

  13. Yeah, they’re really happy with their warning track power tonight.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    Hey, you know how I know the Cards suck?

  15. Oh well. The mighty mighty Reds beat the lowly Cardinals for, the 4th? time this year. When, oh when will St. Louis have something to cheer about?

    How? Cause it’s not because they’re in first place in ALL OF BASEBALL.

  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    You’re awfully bitter for a Cardinals fan.

    Same bat time, same bat place tomorrow?

  17. Nah, not bitter, just hungry. I’m also unhappy with our LOOGY.

    I’ll be at work for the first hour again and Extra Innings isn’t telling me what channel tomorrow’s game is on (I think it’s the one that says "Baseball"), but I’ll be here.

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    Maybe not bitter now, but the series isn’t over yet.

    Have a good meal. It’s been fun. I look forward to tomorrow. 🙂