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Bill Stephens

January 5th, 2021


Exclusive Online Events Include 2011 World Championship Team Reunion

Virtual Experiences on Sale Wednesday, January 6 at cardinals.com/wwu

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 5, 2021 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced a lineup of virtual Cardinals Experiences that will take place during the 25th annual Winter Warm-Up weekend.  This year’s event will take place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Fans will have the opportunity to join players, coaches and alumni in virtual Cardinals Experiences about life on and off the baseball diamond.  Virtual Experiences will go on sale at cardinals.com/wwu on January 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM CT. 

Scheduled Virtual Cardinals Experiences include:

Friday, January 15

2011 World Series Reunion – Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2011 World Series win with members of the championship team. Participants include Allen Craig, Lance Berkman, David Freese, Kyle McClellan, Jason Motte and more. Moderated by Dan McLaughlin.

Saturday, January 16

Growing up Prospects – Get to know former childhood teammates Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore as they discuss what it’s like to be top MLB prospects and teammates again in the Cardinals farm system.  Moderated by Dan McLaughlin.

Talking Baseball  – Los locutores en español Bengie Molina y Polo Ascencio hablan de béisbol y celebran la cultura con nuestros compañeros latinos. Los participantes incluyen a Génesis Cabrera, Junior Fernández, Giovanny Gallegos, Carlos Martínez Alex Reyes y asistente de entrenador de bateo, Jobel Jiminez. El programa se llevará a cabo en español.

Spanish language broadcasters Bengie Molina and Polo Ascencio talk baseball and celebrate culture with our Latinx teammates. Participants include Génesis Cabrera, Junior Fernández, Giovanny Gallegos, Carlos MartínezAlex Reyes and Assistant Hitting Coach Jobel Jiminez. Program will be conducted in Spanish.

Infielder Insight – Go around-the-horn with the Cardinals infield. Coaches Pop Warner and Stubby Clapp chat with infielders Matt Carpenter, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt about what it takes to defend the diamond.  Moderated by Mike Claiborne.

Best Dressed Birds – When they’re not wearing the Birds on the Bat, Harrison BaderJack Flaherty and Dexter Fowler stand out as some of our best-dressed Birds. Take a peek inside their wardrobe. Moderated by St. Louis native Jessica Radloff, Glamour Magazine’s West Coast Entertainment Correspondent.

Sunday, January 17

Bullpen Banter – Find out what’s really happening out in the bullpen when relievers Génesis Cabrera, Junior Fernández Giovanny Gallegos, Ryan Helsley, Andrew Miller, Tyler Webb and Kodi Whitley chat with bullpen coach Bryan Eversgerd. Moderated by Ricky Horton.

Cardinals in the Outfield – Cardinals outfielders Harrison Bader, Dylan Carlson, Dexter Fowler, Tyler O’Neill, Lane Thomas and Justin Williams talk shop with Assistant Coach Willie McGee and Hitting Coach Jeff Albert. Moderated by John Rooney.

Game Planning – Talk with Manager Mike Shildt and Bench Coach Oliver Marmol about what it takes to manage a game. Moderated by St. Louis native Fran Charles of MLB Network.

In the Kitchen with Paul DeJong– Cardinals infielder and amateur chef Paul DeJong steps up to the plate in his kitchen to talk baseball feats and good eats as he shows us how to make a favorite meal. Moderated by Brad Thompson.

Cardinals Connection – Ever wonder what it’s like to be married to a baseball player? Catch up with some of your favorite Cardinals couples as we find out what it’s like at home base. Participants include the Matt & Mackenzie CarpenterTommy & Kristen EdmanPaul & Amy GoldschmidtAustin & Rachel Gomber, and Tyler O’Neill & Stephanie Beck.

Monday, January 17

Inside the Broadcast Booth– Learn what it takes to prep for the Cardinals radio and TV broadcasts with Polo Ascencio, Rick Ankiel, Al Hrabosky, Ricky Horton, John Rooney, Dan McLaughlin and Mike Claiborne. Moderated by Kevin Wheeler.

Good as Gold – 2020 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner Tyler O’Neill and three-time recipient Paul Goldschmidt talk defense with the Wizard, 13-time honoree Ozzie Smith. Moderated by Jim Edmonds, owner of eight Gold Glove Awards.

For Starters –  Pitching coach Mike Maddux sits down with starting pitchers Jack Flaherty, John Gant, Austin Gomber Dakota Hudson, Miles Mikolas, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Jake Woodford to discuss the role and responsibilities. Moderated by Greg Amsinger of MLB Network.

On the Ranch with Matt Carpenter –  Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter takes us on a tour of his ranch and workout facility deep in the heart of Texas. Moderated by Dan McLaughlin.

Virtual Experience prices range from $15-$25 per experience. All proceeds raised from these events will support kids in the community.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/wwu, follow @CardinalsCare on Twitter, or text CARDS to 82810 to receive the latest Winter Warm-Up news and event information.

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About Cardinals Care

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field.  Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $26 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.  Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Matt Carpenter Field at the Pagedale Family Resource Center in Pagedale, Missouri in August 2019.  The 2021 season marks the 18th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball and softball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.  In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring, cultural arts, and scholarships for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care’s programs visit cardinals.com/community and follow @CardinalsCare on Twitter.

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