x
Breaking News
More () »

Columbia's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Columbia, South Carolina | WLTX.com

Here's how Cardinals players are reacting to the return of baseball

"Baseball is back! I could cry... #2020" - Matt Carpenter

ST. LOUIS — After a months-long back and forth between Major League Baseball owners and players with seemingly no end in sight, one came Tuesday night.

Players will begin reporting for training camps on July 1, with a season to begin on July 23 or 24.

Each team will play 10 games against each of its four division rivals and four games against each of the five clubs in the corresponding division in the other league, according to details obtained by The Associated Press.

While many of the players will likely still be upset at the failed negotiations with owners, some took to social media Tuesday night to celebrate the return of the game itself.

Jack Flaherty, who has been very vocal on the negotiations between the union and the owners, is ready to play. He tweeted this classic gif, saying "suit up".

You already know Adam Wainwright is ready for possibly one last ride.

Kolten Wong ended a nearly two year Twitter hiatus to express his excitement.

Matt Carpenter echoed the feelings of a lot of us.

Dexter Fowler has been waiting for this news for a while.

Harrison Bader is ready to get back patrolling the Busch Stadium outfield.

And the Cardinals chimed in as well, saying simply, "See you soon".

More Cardinals Coverage

RELATED: Baseball is back | MLB announces teams to report July 1, 60-game season to start later in month

RELATED: Cardinals sign first round draft pick Jordan Walker to $2.9 million deal

RELATED: 'The speed was real' | Looking back on the legend of St. Louis icon Cool Papa Bell on the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues

RELATED: Albert Pujols will pay the salaries of Angels staff members furloughed in the Dominican Republic

RELATED: Sports Plus at Home Episode 7: Is baseball going to figure it out?

RELATED: Watch: Family, friends sing 'Happy Birthday' to Cardinals legend Lou Brock

RELATED: Dear baseball: Just figure it out

RELATED: Adam Wainwright throws off Busch Stadium mound while Cardinals await word on plan for season start