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A major benefit of minor league baseball is the close interaction fans can enjoy with players. Some individuals can take that personal involvement to an even higher level by opening up their homes and become host families for players.
Minor leaguers are young, relatively low-paid and usually assigned at the last moment to an unfamiliar outpost far away from home. It is especially challenging for foreign-born players, for whom it is not unlike being an exchange student in a strange land.
Knowing a welcoming home away from home awaits can help the player relax off the field, leading to better performance on the field.
With the St. Louis Cardinals having rekindled their affiliation with the Peoria Chiefs for at least the next four seasons, the Class-A Midwest club sent me the following notice. In turn, I am pleased to share it with you.
Even if you do not live in the vicinity of Peoria, consider looking into whether your local area minor league team has a similar program and need. You ...
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The St. Louis Cardinals organization has done wonders to re-stock its minor league system and has compiled quite a collection of high-upside prospects. With spring training only a few weeks away, now is as good a time as any to take a look and put together our own rankings for the best prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization heading into 2013.
Over the next several weeks...
ST. LOUIS, January 13, 2013 – The St. Louis Cardinals are urging fans attending this weekend’s Winter Warm-Up (#WWU) to donate a baseball glove in support of the “Gloves 4 Troops” effort organized by Cardinals minor league infielder Vance Albitz who hopes to collect at least a thousand baseball gloves and balls by Spring Training 2013.
“This is a great opportunity to support...
The St. Louis Cardinals took the field June 10, 2012 against the Cleveland Indians with seven of their projected starters on the disabled list and Matt Holliday on the bench with a minor injury. Not surprisingly, the team was mired in an 11-19 slump. But the Cardinals might be better prepared to handle a similar rash of injuries in 2013.
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Cardinals Support Volunteer Effort Led by Minor League Player to Help Deployed Military
ST. LOUIS, January 13, 2013 – The St. Louis Cardinals are urging fans attending this weekend’s Winter Warm-Up (#WWU) to donate a baseball glove in support of the “Gloves 4 Troops” effort organized by Cardinals minor league infielder Vance Albitz who hopes to collect at least a thousand...
Former St. Louis Cardinals centerfield Colby Rasmus was one of the most scrutinized players in recent memory during his days in St. Louis. Fans did not understand the kid's laid back attitude and balked at his perceived laziness in centerfield.
Now that he is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, Rasmus is evidently doing his best to ingrain himself in Canadian culture. The...
Each year I like to compile a composite prospect list, taking the top prospects lists from across the web, assigning points to each ranking and then using these points to create a composite ranking. I do this each February for the top 100 prospects in baseball, which can be found at my MLB Composite Prospect Index site and I also do it for my favorite team, the Cardinals.
Pulling together all the votes on the St. Louis Cardinals’ top minor league prospects for 2013.
Former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse has yet to receive
an official offer from a club this winter after a career year in 2012. The
34-year-old is by the far the best arm available but still has yet to field an
offer most likely because he has a compensation pick tied to him since he
turned down the Cardinals qualifying offer.
MLB.com's Ian Browne...
Former St. Louis Cardinals star first baseman Albert Pujols has been involved in many ventures with his wife Deidre. The two started and continue to operate The Pujols Foundation in the St. Louis area. Now, Albert and Deidre have started their own cookware line, available via their website Pujols Kitchen. The 10 piece cookware set can be purchased for $279.99 and to nobody'...
Digging into the new names on the St. Louis Cardinals’ top minor league prospect list for 2013.