Since the launch of this site, i70baseball has been a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB) and we have always been anxious to help out with any projects or events they wish to have us help out with.
This month, the UCB decided to have writers from various sites around the internet do a brief interview of each other and introduce the fans of our site to a writer from another site that you may or may not know. You can read the entirety of the posts over at the main site.
That being said, I proudly present to you Dustin (DJ) McClure, the guy behind Welcome To Baseball Heaven.
Where do you currently live? Originally from?
O’Fallon, MO / Originally from Iowa
What made you follow/become a fan of the Cards?
Well like I said I’m originally from Iowa and we didn’t have an MLB team. Every summer my Dad and I would go on trips to see different parks in our general vicinity (KC, STL, Chicago, etc.). Our first trip to St. Louis I believe was in 1992 or so. I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere at Busch and I’ve been a Cards fan ever since.
Who was your favorite player as a child? Now?
What do you wish the team would do different?
Score more runs. Pitch better. Win more games. Just kidding. Unfortunately we don’t have the personnel to play better defense and put more runners in motion so I’ve got nothing. Well maybe no more crazy TLR lineups.
What do you think the team does well now?
This year’s version of the Cardinals does a good job of battling and playing hard. It’s not always pretty and the outcome is not always what we want but I always feel this team plays a hard nine on a consistent basis.
When someone goes to your site, what can they expect (Shameless Self Promotion)?
As of right now not a whole lot. My writing has taken a backseat to some pretty cool stuff taking place in my personal life. I promise my mediocre writing will be returning soon to capture the hearts of a few.
Do you write or appear on other sites?
I have not as of yet. I’d welcome the opportunity to guest post in the future.
Give me one Cardinal, current or past, that you just never liked…
Easy. J.D. Drew. Scott Boras as his agent. Disabled list every season as a Cardinal. I did always enjoy referring to him as “Nancy” Drew. The best thing about Drew was the fact he brought us Adam Wainwright.
Same questions for any MLB player…
Francisco Rodriguez or “K-Rod” Anytime dude gets a save or a big strikeout to end an inning he celebrates as if he’s just won the World Series. He’s always had electric stuff but other than that he’s just a tool.
What do you do professionally (“real job”)?
I work in the wireless industry.
What would your dream job be?
Anything that would allow me to be involved in the daily operations of the Cardinals or any MLB organization and also travel with the team.
The United Cardinal Bloggers is a group of writers that have come together in a network to complete writing projects about the St Louis Cardinals. UCB has also developed a weekly radio show/podcast called the UCB Radio Hour.