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2019 MLB Draft Prep: Cheer Local, St. Louis Billikens

Cubs reliever James Norwood pitched for the Billikens.

As my Cheer Local portion of Draft Prep continues, the argument could be made either way regarding the St, Louis Billikens. St. Louis is close to the Illinois border. However, some Missouri fans cheer for a team other than the Cardinals. Without specifically seeking out the term, I’ve heard “Cubs fan in Cardinals territory” enough to consider it a valid occurrence. Here’s a look at the Billikens In 2019, and why they’re a legit follow.

A few valid reasons to track the Billikens exist for a Cubs fan in 2019. The most basic streams from the knowledge that pro players often come from college programs. If you buy that as obvious, the true baseball fan ought to have a college squad to spend half an hour of a week covering. Half of this might be while sloshing down some coffee, soup, or yogurt at work during lunch.

The other best reason is that, as this is being written, the Cubs have a Billiken on their roster. James Norwood pitched for SLU, and debuted for the Cubs in 2018. While some baseball fans are about tossing aside players who don’t …Read the Rest

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