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Now They're Cardinals Fans, But What Were Their Favorite Teams As Kids?

Poor Luke Weaver couldn't root for either of the inconsistent pro teams in Florida.

May 18, 2018 - 9:30 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It's tough for a Major League Baseball player to be a true "fan" of one team anymore. Very few players stay with a single organization for their career and it's not the best idea to admit you're a Los Angeles Dodgers fan if you're playing for the Colorado Rockies. 

But players were kids once, so we asked the St. Louis Cardinals who their favorite team was when they were kids for this week's Ameren Illinois Inside Pitch with former Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan.

Here's the answers he got:

Jose Martinez: Chicago White Sox. Although it didn't last for long, because he just based his favorite team on whichever one his dad was playing for. The elder Martinez played three years in Chicago, three with the Cleveland Indians and another season with the California Angels. 

Kolten Wong: Atlanta Braves. He explains how their home's television had only a few channels and Braves were often the team shown on national broadcasts. So he quickly took to Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux and company. 

Luke Weaver: None. Poor kid had two teams he could have chose from, but went with neither because they were so inconsistent. Weaver says instead he was drawn to certian players, no matter what team they were one. He once even had a cool run in with Albert Pujols. 

Luke Gregerson: Both Chicago teams. Don't worry guys, he didn't say he was die-hard a Chicago Cubs fan. He says he just liked watching either team win. 

Harrison Bader: New York Yankees. Harrison Bader grew up in a town just 10 miles north of Yankees Stadium and watching Derek Jeter made being a Yankee fan pretty cool. Not to mention the championship run in the early 2000s when Bader was in grade school. 

Click the link below to watch last week's episode of the Ameren Illinois Inside Pitch with Kyle McClellan: 

McGee Keeps Cardinals Prepared, Focused On Fundamentals