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Boys Of Summer: Cards Caravan rolls through Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- It might be hard to believe in mid-January but in less than one month spring training will get underway across Major league baseball.

St. Louis Cardinal fans right here in the Tri-States were feeling that buzz this weekend at the Oakley Lindsay Center as the Cards Caravan rolled through Quincy.

Over 750 were in attendance to see current and former Red Bird players, including outfielder Shane Robinson and first baseman Matt Adams.

Both of the big leaguers that they've been consistently blown away by the outreach and support from fans of Cardinal Nation.

"Cardinals Nation travels far, you know to see us and spend their day with us, it's pretty neat," Adams expressed.

"It's pretty cool to see how much they know about Cardinals history and the game of baseball."

"It's a good feeling to know that fans are rooting for you all over the place," Robinson added.

"It's something that we don't take for granted, and we really appreciate all that the fans do for us."

For Matt Adams, his path to the majors is was a unique journey, making his Major League debut in 2012 after three years in minor league baseball.

Prior to that he played college baseball at division-II Slippery Rock, proving that no matter where you come from, if you push hard enough, anything is possible.

"You've just got to keep working hard, believing in your ability and keeping that fire lit," he said.

"Every ball player's dream is to make the big leagues and all it takes is hard work to keep improving each year on your ability, and something might happen."

If you missed Saturday's Caravan no need to worry, because the Quincy Mall's Baseball Card Show is coming up on February 1st.

WGEM announced some exciting news on Sunday, as Cardinals Pitcher Trevor Rosenthal will be in attendance as a part of the fun. 

More information will be released in the days ahead.
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