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Choosing the Cardinals’ spirit dogs: Part I - A Hunt and Peck

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A post in which I have nothing to write about.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes, as a writer - in the loosest sense of the word -, I am stumped for ideas. When that happens you are treated to posts like this. I am spreading out these posts to use for the long, cold, dreary winter offseason days. Please enjoy.

Those of you that have seen Parks and Rec know exactly what exercise we are going to do. For those of you that haven’t, here is the inspiration:

Let’s kick things off, in order of tenure:

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinal from 2000 - ????

Spirit Dog: Golden Retriever

Per the official website of the American Kennel Cub:

The Golden Retriever, an exuberant Scottish gundog of great beauty, stands among America’s most popular dog breeds. They are serious workers at hunting and field work, as guides for the blind, and in search-and-rescue, enjoy obedience and other competitive events, and have an endearing love of life when not at work.

Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinal from 2001 - present

Spirit Dog: Belgian Malinois

Per AKC:

The smart, confident, and versatile Belgian Malinois is a world-class worker who forges an unbreakable bond with his human partner. To deny a Mal activity and the pleasure of your company is to deprive him of his very reasons for being.

Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinal 2009 - present

Spirit Dog: Irish Wolfhound

Per AKC:

The calm, dignified, and kindly Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all AKC breeds. Once fearless big-game hunters capable of dispatching a wolf in single combat, Wolfhounds today are the most serene and agreeable of companions.

I mostly chose this because they are known for having good eye-sight.

So that is round one! Agree? Disagree? I am open to suggestions.

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