For the second straight year, the members of the United Cardinal Bloggers were privileged to be invited to St. Louis by the Cardinal organization for not just a game, but a game in the suites preceded by some face time with the front office folks. This year, general manager John Mozeliak and team president Bill DeWitt III (along with chef Jessica Helms) faced the blogger gauntlet and did so with flying colors.
So much went into UCB weekend and the bloggers can not thank the Cardinal organization, most especially Ron Watermon and Lindsey Weber from the public relations side, for all of their hospitality yesterday. It was a completely enjoyable time at the ballpark and a dream come true for most of us.
UCB weekend wasn’t just about the ballpark, though that’s a good portion of what you’ll read in the links below. We also got together Saturday night for a dinner at Patrick’s Restaurant and had a wonderful time getting to know each other and just talking some baseball. Kudos there go to Any City Sports Fan, who sponsored our dinner, and Burton History Trees, who are putting together a spectacular Cardinal version of their product that you’ll be hearing more about from us.
For some great reads about what happened in the Q&A and everything else UCB Weekend related, check out the following links and, of course, the Twitter hashtag #ucbweekend.
Aaron Miles’ Fastball
Corey Noles at Bleacher Report–State of the Cardinals
Corey Noles at Bleacher Report–Matheny’s First Season
C70 At The Bat
Pitchers Hit Eighth
Redbird Dugout (Saturday and Sunday)
Women Who Love Cardinal Baseball