Fox Sports Girl of the Week Teryn can’t get enough St. Louis Cardinals baseball in October when most fans are fully transitioned to the baseball season.
With World Series titles in 2006 and 2011 and six postseason births since 2004, it seems that Cardinals fans would want to take a year off and enjoy the change of season without drama.
“Heck no! October is one of the greatest times of the year,” Teryn said.
And it doesn’t hurt that another year in the postseason is just another shot to the heart of Cubs fan.
“The Cubs losing year after year is just a tradition that never gets old,” said the Missouri graduate.
Who is your favorite athlete?
My favorite current athlete is Adam Wainwright, one of the stellar arms in the Cardinals organization and baseball as a whole in recent history. He seems to have such a great and fun personality to top it all off!
What is your fondest sports memory?
It would probably have to be when the Mizzou Football team defeated Oklahoma who was ranked No. 1 at the time. It was a crazy game, the entire stadium was rocking and when time expired and the Tigers had beaten them, everyone rushed the field and people tore down the goal posts and carried them into downtown Columbia. It was an electric night.
What sport would you play professionally if you could, and why?
I would play golf professionally. Who doesn’t want to go out and play golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the world and get paid to do it?
What’s your earliest memory of being a Cardinals fan?
Because the Cardinals are so engrained in what it means to grow up in St. Louis it is just a part of everyday life. When I was younger I was competing in gymnastics so my earliest memory is being an Ozzie Smith fan — who can forget those back-flips?
What’s the coolest assignment you’ve worked as a Fox Sports Girl?
Relating back to the previous question, working the Coach Fisher Celebrity Softball Game was really fun. Seeing a lot of current St. Louis Rams players and I got to meet Ozzie; that was an awesome experience to meet the man who really is one of my first Cardinals memories.
I’ve read that you’re a sports multimedia journalist. What technology or form of sharing media has you exited right now? How do you see sports reporting changing over the next couple years?
It was pretty exciting when Instagram launched video capability last week. Now people can get all their visual (video and photo) social media in one place. But I am a huge fan of Twitter. Twitter really allows for a constant stream of conversation and information. You can easily share news and retain information about the things that interest you and so far as the new Fox Sports Midwest Girl, it has been fun to relate and talk to the St. Louis fans this way. Sports reporting is definitely changing and as a reporter I am seeing more and more of reporting and news gathering happening on our phones. Not only do more people read stories and watch video on their phones, but as a reporter I use my phone to conduct interviews, do research and use social media.
The Cardinals just keep winning year after year (47-29; game ahead of the Pirates). Wouldn’t you just like a September and October to just sit back and relax without postseason baseball?
Heck no! October is one of the greatest times of the year. Postseason baseball is underway, fall is here and football is underway. It is always an exciting time of the year in St. Louis and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Cardinals’ fans are known as some of the best sports fans in the world. Is there one superfan that we should know about?
One of my recent superfan interactions happened while I was auditioning for this job. I was shooting my standup outside the Cardinal Team Store at Busch Stadium when one of the store’s workers walked by and overheard what I was doing. He wanted to wish me good luck and showed me photographs of scrapbooks he made during the 2011 World Series run. They were amazing and he was such a genuine person and fan. STL really does have some of the best fans in baseball!
What’s more enjoyable: winning World Series titles or watching the Cubs fail year after year?
Winning World Series titles — it is definitely more enjoyable to watch your team go on a post-season run to the title. The Cubs losing year after year is just a tradition that never gets old.
What Cardinals player is a must-follow on Twitter? Why?
Well Torty Craig, Allen Craig’s pet tortoise, is still a good laugh on Twitter. He came around in 2011 around the time the Busch Stadium squirrel made his debut and has kept fans up-to-date from the locker room and on the road with all the team laughs ever since. And Jason Motte is a pretty good Cardinal follow as well. There are so many great personalities on the team; it’s hard to pick one!