This isn't as much of a book as it is a love letter. A HOMAGE to the city of St. Louis, to the fans of their

baseball team, to everyone and everything that makes St. Louis a rich and rarefied baseball community.

Benjamin Hochman, Author

I wanted to write something fresh - fun essays that capture everything that encompasses Cardinals, from the tradition to the quirks, from the classic moments the moments and men who become cult classics.

From Willie to Whitney, "Here Comes The King" to "The Heat Is On,"

1.12 to 1120, No. 5 to Channel 5, Tom Lawless' bat flip to toasted ravioli to Tony La Russa . . . and Dmitri Young's triple to David Freese's triple.