Hochman: New Cardinals analyst Emily Wiebe was raised on baseball

From Benjamin Hochman at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on January 11, 2018:

As a kid, she had a backward K in her alphabet.

Emily Wiebe was raised on baseball, a childhood measured not so much in years as in innings.

Her dad taught her how to keep score. He was an A’s fan. Followed Tony’s teams in the late 1980s. Like her mother, though, Emily became a Giants fan. That worked out. Sure enough, Emily was in high school when they won it all in 2010. Then at Princeton for the Giants’ titles in 2012 and 2014.

Emily loved baseball, and she wasn’t just enchanted by baseball, but fascinated by it, too. She wanted to make baseball her life.

“It wasn’t like, ‘I want to do this because I want to be the first woman,’” she said. “It was, ‘I want to do this — and I want to do this soon — so hopefully I guess I will be one of the first women, because I want to get there soon!’”

This winter, Wiebe was hired by the Cardinals as an analyst in the baseball operations department. She’s the first woman to ever work as a baseball analyst for the team — she is part of what her boss, John Mozeliak, calls the “decision tree.”

Read the full article here: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/benjamin-hochman/hochman–year-old-s-love-of-baseball-leads-her/article_56d0b8ef-f944-56c8-9517-37141d38494f.html

Originally published: January 11, 2018. Last Updated: January 11, 2018.