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Clayton Kershaw enters Fatherhood

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Clayton Kershaw might win the National League most valuable player and Cy Young awards this fall, but neither would be the highlight of his off-season.

Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, are expecting their first child — a daughter — in January.

“We’re pumped,” Kershaw said Saturday.

Kershaw, 26, said he had no particular hopes and dreams for his daughter, aside from happiness.

“I know the feeling of feeling helpless when your daughter or someone else you care about is going through something,” he said. “I just hope that she is never sad. That’s my goal.”

Source: Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times

St. Louis Cardinals Top Seven Prospects 2014

Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Fall Stars GameI  call this season the year of the rookies for the St. Louis Cardinals. This year we  have seen the likes of Randal Grichuk, Marco Gonzales, Sam Tuivailala, Greg Garcia, Tommy Pham, and Xavier Scruggs called up to fill in and help the team out with their talents. With Oscar Taveras being thrust into the limelight by the Allen Craig trade the new top seven Cardinals prospect list looks quite different. This is what I came up with

1. Stephen Piscotty. A very fast and approaching MLB outfielder. Known for his speed and hitting abilities to hit drive lines which means high RBI ability. Also covers a lot of ground and a strong throwing arm

2. Marco Gonzales, With only nine appearances with the big team, Marco has captured my attention with the velocity of his fastball and slider. Gonzales not far from the Majors  at all.

3. Rob Kaminsky, Here is another pitcher that could be MLB ready in a few years . A lefty that throws strikes with three pitch types, changeup, curveball and fastball.. His fastballs range from 89-94 mph .

4. Charlie Tilson, Here is a kid that has a ton of talent as an outfielder. A lead off hiiter with lots of grit but still needs to work on patience at the plate.

5. Alexander Reyes, Another dominant right handed pitcher that stays perched in the Cardinals system. Has a nice mix of pitches that include curveballs, changeups and a 97mph fastball.

6. Randal Grichuk, I consider Grichuk the prize gem we got from the Angels when we traded David Freese. Personally I would rather see Grichuk have the rightfield job over Oscar Taveras. Fun to watch in the outfield with his Jim Edmonds style catches that thrills the fans. He does show power and  hits for average.

7.Juan Herrara,  I tend to believe that Herrara would slide into the shortstop position once Jhonny Perralta finishes his career with the Cardinals. His huge upside is speed, great range and a solid arm. Has no power but has a patience at the plate. Needs more polish with his hitting skills.

St. Louis Cardinals Postseason Ticket Information

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After securing a postseason berth for the fourth straight season, the St. Louis Cardinals are announcing ticketing details for potential National League Championship Series (NLCS) and World Series games.

            Tickets for potential NLCS games go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, September 25th at 10 a.m. CT. online at cardinals.com/postseason, via phone at 314.345.9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street.

            Due to high demand, the Cardinals will host an online registration for the opportunity to purchase potential World Series tickets. Online registration for the chance to purchase possible Cardinals World Series tickets begins on Friday, September 26th and concludes on Monday, October 6th. Winners of the random drawing will be contacted via e-mail on Friday, October 10th and notified of the process for purchasing World Series tickets.

            Based on the final standings, the Cardinals could host up to four NLCS games. Due to the American League’s win in the All-Star Game, potential World Series games in St. Louis would be Games 3, 4 and 5.  

            Tickets for possible Wild Card and National League Division Series games are also on sale now.

            Complete details and rules for the random drawing and purchases are available at cardinals.com/postseason.

Strike Out for Cancer Tee’s at Fizzy’s

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For those of you that didn’t know Fizzy’s Soda Fountain & Grill have been selling Jason Motte’s Strike Out for Cancer T-Shirts. The Tees are $30. When I was there the other night they had a San Francisco Giants style Tee available. The owner told me that Motte does pop in their store from time to time. Fizzy’s is located on 29 N Gore Street in Webster Groves. They are a few stores north of Euclid Records. If your a fan of old fashion style fountain drink you would love this place. According to my son Gabe, it has the best root beer floats ever. A very family orientated business that’s known for its ice cream and service. Next time I am there I plan to get a tee shirt.

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Motte Nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

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Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that Jason Motte was named the Cardinals’ 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Motte is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

Each Club nominates one player to be considered for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet in an effort to pay tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others. Wednesday, September 17th marks the thirteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet and to honor Clemente’s legacy. The 15-time MLB All-Star and Hall of Famer died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

What began in 2010 as a small idea to provide support for cancer patients has evolved into the mission of the Jason Motte Foundation led by Jason and his wife Caitlin. Since then, Motte has embraced the initiative and taken it to another level. One of his most successful ventures has been his “K Cancer” t-shirt which even features a Clemente quote printed on the inside: “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.” Earlier this year, Jason rolled out the t-shirts league-wide backed by a player on each team. Together, the players held a Strikeout Cancer Day on September 2nd with activities across MLB ballparks.

In addition, Motte regularly hosts large scale fundraisers in St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, represents Cardinal Glennon’s Homers 4 Health and K’s for Kids initiative, volunteers as a Pen Pal for the local nonprofit Great Circle, and served as an honorary chair for the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – just to name a few of his 2014 activities.

                “Jason is truly a one-of-a kind player. We’re so proud of the work he’s done this year and the impact he’s left on the community –both locally and across Major League Baseball,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “We see Jason spending so much of his spare time interacting with cancer patients on social media and visiting them at area hospitals. But it doesn’t stop there. He truly cares for the individuals and for their families- checking in regularly with a friendly text message or leaving tickets for them when they need a break for the hospital. He’s a perfect example of what Clemente stood for.”

                “I’m so honored to be nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award,” said Motte. “I see his quote every time I put on my K Cancer shirt, and I do my best to live those words. It’s such an honor to be recognized in this way.”

Motte will be recognized tomorrow at Busch Stadium during a pre-game ceremony as part of Roberto Clemente Day festivities across the league. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and the official dugout lineup cards.

Beginning tomorrow, fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the national Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recipient by visiting ChevyBaseball.com, which is powered by MLB Advanced Media, to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Sunday, October 6th and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2014 World Series, where the national winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced.

The winner of the fan vote will receive one vote among those cast by the selection panel. The winner of the fan vote will receive one vote among those cast by the selection panel of dignitaries, which includes Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig; MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred; MLB Goodwill Ambassador and wife of Roberto Clemente, Vera Clemente; and representatives from Chevrolet, MLB Network, MLB.com, ESPN, FOX Sports and TBS, among others.

Last year’s national recipient was Cardinals’ nominee Carlos Beltran.

The distinguished list of past national Roberto Clemente Award recipients includes 14 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame:

1971

Willie Mays+**

1982

Ken Singleton

1993

Barry Larkin+

2004

Edgar Martinez

1972

Brooks Robinson+**

1983

Cecil Cooper

1994

Dave Winfield+

2005

John Smoltz

1973

Al Kaline+

1984

Ron Guidry

1995

Ozzie Smith+

2006

Carlos Delgado

1974

Willie Stargell+

1985

Don Baylor

1996

Kirby Puckett+

2007

Craig Biggio

1975

Lou Brock+

1986

Garry Maddox

1997

Eric Davis

2008

Albert Pujols

1976

Pete Rose

1987

Rick Sutcliffe

1998

Sammy Sosa

2009

Derek Jeter

1977

Rod Carew+

1988

Dale Murphy

1999

Tony Gwynn+

2010

Tim Wakefield

1978

Greg Luzinski

1989

Gary Carter+

2000

Al Leiter

2011

David Ortiz

1979

Andre Thornton

1990

Dave Stewart

2001

Curt Schilling

2012

Clayton Kershaw

1980

Phil Niekro+

1991

Harold Reynolds

2002

Jim Thome

2013

Carlos Beltran

1981

Steve Garvey

1992

Cal Ripken, Jr.+

2003

Jamie Moyer

 

+ Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

** Originally known as the Commissioner’s Award (prior to 1973)

St. Louis Cardinals Media Alert

Cardinal Playoff Tickets go on Sale Thursday

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As postseason play approaches, tickets for potential Cardinals Wild Card and Division Series games will go on sale Thursday, September 11th at 10 a.m. CT.

            Based on the final standings, the Cardinals could host one Wild Card game and as many as three home games in the National League Division Series (NLDS).  

            Tickets for all potential Wild Card and NLDS games will be available tomorrow at cardinals.com/postseason, via phone at 314.345.9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street.

            Ticketing details for possible National League Championship Series (NLCS) games and World Series games will be announced later in September.

            Announcements regarding potential Tiebreaker game ticket availability and public purchase will come at a later date, if necessary.

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