Catching Up With The Cardinals: New Year’s Day Edition

New Year’s Day is always about football — and, with today being Sunday, it’s all NFL.

But you’re a St. Louis Cardinals fan. So here’s a look at some of the articles about our Cardinals you might have missed to help you start out 2012.

Lance Berkman, of course, has become one of our favorite Cardinals. (We’re the home of the LB Fan Club, after all.) And here’s just another reason to love LB: he and his wife Cara are No. 7 on the Giving Back 30, which is “a list of the 30 celebrities who made the largest donations to charity in 2010 according to public records.” The Berkmans contributed $2,412,245, with most of their giving to Christian-based organizations. In addition, LB was named Sportsman of the Year for the San Antonio Express-News. 

Lance Lynn, our favorite Wolf Pup, helped host a clinic for high school pitchers in Westfield, Ind., last week and was featured in the Indianapolis Star. One of the good things he had to say:

“I learned a lot about how to go about your business while also trying to win. It was a little different than just trying to learn on the job.”

Jim Edmonds will be one of 15 inductees into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 12, which you can read more about here. Congrats, Jimmy, on this well-deserved honor!

Although the Chris Carpenter-Roy Halladay fishing trip was covered here back on Dec. 22, it was all over the news again on Friday. And while we love Derrick Goold, we happened to use his headline first. Then again, any mention of Chris Carpenter — whether I’ve read it before or not — is just fine with me …

Finally, the Cardinals and their World Series win were on many “best moments” of the year lists published in the last few days. And while looking back is so last year now, here’s one more great picture that could have easily fit into yesterday’s 2011-in-pictures review: the shred that unfortunately wasn’t! (But not for lack of trying, as we can see.)

One last thought to leave you with: it’s January now. That means spring training starts next month — actually, in 48 days, to be exact. Happy 2012!

Christine Coleman is the senior St. Louis Cardinals reporter for Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Follow her on Twitter, @CColeman802, or email Also follow @AMilesFastball for the latest updates.

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