ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced a slate of virtual experiences that will take place during Winter Warm-Up this month, which was moved online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Instead of congregating in downtown St. Louis for a long weekend in January, Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the organization, put together a lineup of players, coaches and others around the organization to share insight about their roles with fans. Winter Warm-Up is scheduled for Jan. 16-18, with a special kickoff event on Jan. 15, and these experiences are on sale now at cardinals.com/wwu, with prices ranging from $15-$25 per experience.
Here are the scheduled events:
Jan. 15: 2011 World Series Reunion -- Allen Craig, Lance Berkman, David Freese, Kyle McClellan, Jason Motte and more will join moderator Dan McLaughlin to discuss the 10th anniversary of the 2011 World Series.
Jan. 16: Growing Up Prospects -- Cardinals top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore will talk about their development and what it’s like to be teammates again in the Cardinals farm system.
Jan. 16: Talking Baseball -- Spanish broadcasters Bengie Molina and Polo Ascencio will moderate a program in Spanish with Génesis Cabrera, Junior Fernández, Giovanny Gallegos, Carlos Martínez, Alex Reyes and assistant hitting coach Jobel Jiménez.
Jan. 16: Infielder Insight -- Moderated by Mike Claiborne, infielders Matt Carpenter, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt will talk with infield coaches Pop Warner and Stubby Clapp about their positions on the diamond.
Jan. 16: Best Dressed Birds -- Harrison Bader, Jack Flaherty and Dexter Fowler will discuss their wardrobe and fashion off the field, moderated by St. Louis native and Glamour magazine correspondent Jessica Radloff.
Jan. 17: Bullpen Banter -- Génesis Cabrera, Junior Fernández, Giovanny Gallegos, Ryan Helsley, Andrew Miller, Tyler Webb and Kodi Whitley, along with bullpen coach Bryan Eversgerd, will discuss what it’s like to be in the Cardinals bullpen, with moderator Ricky Horton.
Jan. 17: Cardinals in the Outfield -- Harrison Bader, Dexter Fowler, Dylan Carlson, Tyler O’Neill, Lane Thomas and Justin Williams will chat with outfield coach Willie McGee and hitting coach Jeff Albert about their jobs in the outfield and at the plate, moderated by John Rooney.
Jan. 17: Game Planning -- Manager Mike Shildt and bench coach Oliver Marmol will give insight into managing a game with moderator Fran Charles of MLB Network.
Jan. 17: In the Kitchen with Paul DeJong -- The Cardinals shortstop will show fans how to make his favorite meals, with moderator Brad Thompson.
Jan. 17: Cardinals Connection -- Cardinals couples, including Matt and Mackenzie Carpenter, Tommy and Kristen Edman, Paul and Amy Goldschmidt, Austin and Rachel Gomber, and Tyler O’Neill and Stephanie Beck, will discuss what home life is like with a baseball player.
Jan. 18: Inside the Broadcast Booth -- Polo Ascencio, Ricky Horton, John Rooney, Dan McLaughlin, Mike Claiborne, Rick Ankiel and Al Hrabosky will show fans what it takes to prepare for Cardinals radio and TV broadcasts.
Jan. 18: Good as Gold -- Tyler O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt will talk with defensive gurus Ozzie Smith and Jim Edmonds about defense and winning Gold Glove Awards.
Jan. 18: For Starters -- A panel of Cardinals starters, including Jack Flaherty, Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, John Gant, Miles Mikolas, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Jake Woodford, will sit down with pitching coach Mike Maddux and moderator Greg Amsinger of MLB Network to discuss their roles and responsibilities.
Jan. 18: On the Ranch with Matt Carpenter -- The Cardinals third baseman will take fans on a tour of his ranch and workout facility in Texas, with Dan McLaughlin as the moderator.