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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cardinals: Sports Illustrated Cover Draws On 1968 Lou Brock, Roger Maris, Bob Gibson Photo

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge VIA FACEBOOK / SI

Calling all of the Best Fans In Baseball! Take a break from your intense soccer bashing, avert your eyes from the permanent destruction at Busch Stadium for some stupid exhibition game and looky here!

Cardinal Nation has got some intense loving on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.

"Injuries? Superstar Free-Agent Losses? Nothing slows baseball's model organization... Past, Present and Future."

It's THE CARDINAL WAY.

Here's the full image of this week's cover:

click to enlarge VIA FACEBOOK

As you looong-time fans may recall, the image is inspired by an October 7, 1968 cover of Sports Illustrated, which featured Roger Maris, Tim McCarver, Bob Gibson, Mike Shannon and Lou Brock.

Here's a neat side-by-side, via Sports Illustrated:

click to enlarge VIA SPORTSILLUSTRATED.CNN.COM (TODD ROSENBERG, NEIL LEIFER/SI)

Read more about the covers at Sports Illustrated. Here's a larger version of that original cover:

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See also: - Busch Stadium Is Becoming a Soccer Field for Man City vs. Chelsea F.C. Match - "Blasphemous!" Cardinals Fans Outraged By "Horrible Idea" of Soccer at Busch - Worst Cardinals Fans Ever: Homophobic, Racist, Offensive Tweets

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