QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- There was snow on the ground outside in the Gem City on Super Bowl Sunday where the national headlines were focused on football, but for St. Louis Cardinal fans in the Quincy area, the buzz was all about baseball.
Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal signed autographs for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon at the Quincy Mall Baseball Card Show, which was sponsored in part by WGEM.
Rosenthal hasn't been with the organization long, but told WGEM-Sports that the fan support is second to none, making it feel a lot like spring.
"Last year was my first experience with the Caravan and getting to go all over, and you really see how broad that Cardinal Nation really is," he expressed.
"I'm excited to be here, and I'm leaving for Spring Training in a week so I'm kind of getting the blood flowing a little bit and getting ready to go."
The 23 year old pitched in 93 games over the course of his major league debut in 2013, with an impressive 2.63 ERA.
Rosenthal hopes the upcoming season will be even better for both himself and the Cardinals.
"Reflecting on last year and the team we had and how far we went it's exciting looking forward," he said.I
"think everybody is excited to get it going and it's going to up to us once we get (to spring training) to create that team chemistry."