"I grew up as a Cardinal fan and never liked the Cubs," Stites said. "They were the main rival. But if they give me the money, I will become a big Cub fan."
Some experts had Stites slotted a lot higher in the draft, some on the first day. But he was happy to get the phone call on the third day of the draft.
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"I am in a great spot right now," he said. "I want to pitch professionally, and I know what my dollar number is now and so do they," he said. "If they offer that number I will most likely sign. If not, I head to Mizzou and will look forward to pitching for the Tigers."
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
■ Stites: It's a no-lose situation (Suburban Journal)