For the third straight season, the United Cardinal Bloggers were guests in St. Louis and in my opinion, the team may even invite us back! It is the least we can do since the win streak was snapped by Pittsburgh. Christi and I made the trip up Saturday to attend the dinner and brought with us the unseasonal Winter Warm-up weather instead. Those festivities will be covered later in the week, as tonight’s offering is strictly about the insider knowledge the Cardinals bestowed before the chilly battle with the Pirates.
Those pictures are courtesy of Lindsey Weber, who again gets all of the credit as well as Ron and Paige for putting up with us. We are willing guinea pigs for the new food offerings, and my personal opinion is that every ballpark should have a pasta station! Bill DeWitt III and John Mozeliak again were gracious with their time, and everything from Ballpark Village to Lil’ Pedro was fair game. Since the loyal readership (up to 4 now!) has to be curious, PH8 again picked Mo’s brain to dig up some dirt.
Two weekends in a row will feature Cards’ baseball, but the upcoming trip to Springfield may offer a glimpse at more than just Carlos Martinez. Today brought news that site favorite Matt Adams will be making a rehab trip back to the Texas League just in time to hand out the shiny replica rings. That could double the interest for this scribe, as Mo made it clear that Martinez will not be enjoying AA hitters for very much longer.
PH8: Mo, what are the chances of being able to catch Carlos Martinez in the near…
Mo: You better hurry up big boy.
I am a quick study, so that gave me all the insight needed heading into Saturday’s scheduled affair. And as the weather could inadvertently work to our advantage, Martinez now appears to be on tap for the start against Tulsa. That is unless he gets called up prior to that! And where might the hard thrower end up first? My money is on the Rosenthal plan that could very well involve skipping Memphis altogether.