Get to know homegrown talent Greg Amsinger with MLB Network

AMSINGEREver since a young Greg Amsinger heard Jack Buck’s “Go crazy, folks” home run call, the St. Louis native and Cardinal kid knew he was hooked. Baseball was in his blood, and passion in his personality- the perfect combination for grown-up Greg to become a studio host for MLB Network.

This week on Inside Access with Cardinals Magazine, staff Writer Gabe Kiley sat down with the MLB Network star to talk about his love of the Cardinals and making it big.

 

~Lindsey

Lindsey Weber is the Video Communications Production Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Behind the scenes at MLB Network with homegrown talent, Greg Amsinger

Greg AmsingerFrom one baseball heaven to the next – Gabe Kiley, staff writer with Cardinals Magazine, recently road tripped from Busch Stadium to the Big Apple to visit the MLB Network studios. Home to baseball content 24-hours a day, the television studio is also home to studio host, St. Louis native and long-time Cardinals fan Greg Amsinger.

During the visit, Cardinals Magazine not only got a behind-the-scenes look at the impressive facility, but an up close and personal discussion with Amsinger. As chronicled in the latest issue of Cardinals Magazine (and this exclusive video), the Lindenwood grad shared memories from his childhood and highlights from his broadcasting career.

 

~Lindsey

Lindsey Weber is the Video Communications Production Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Ask A Cardinal: Get to Know New Cards Pitcher, Dean Kiekhefer

Dean KiekheferEarlier this month, the Cardinals called up left-handed pitcher, Dean Kiekhefer, from the Memphis Redbirds (AAA). On May 14, Kiekhefer made his Major League debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out four of the six batters he faced. In this week’s “Ask a Cardinal” we get to know the 26-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native.

 

~Lindsey

Lindsey Weber is the Video Communications Production Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Players Team Up to Strike Out Cancer

Motte and Wong

Jason Motte returned to St. Louis to team up with Kolten Wong for the 3rd Annual St. Louis Cornhole Challenge. The event raised money for families effected by cancer. Members of both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies came together for a great cause. #CardsInsider

Caring About Kids is What It Takes to Be A Redbird Rookies Coach

The Redbird Rookies youth baseball league season is underway.  In preparation for the season, Cardinals Care hosted its annual coaches’ workshop to be sure the coaches had all the tools they would need to be successful.

“Our Redbird Rookies coaches’ workshop, really for us, gives the coaches access,” said Keith Brooks, Director of Cardinals Care and Youth Baseball Commissioner.  “Access to former major leaguers, many of whom are still involved in the sport, and have a wealth of knowledge about the sport.”

Former players like Kerry Robinson shared some tips they picked up over their years in the sport. Coaches were taught proper techniques five different skills; batting, base running, throwing, fielding ground balls and fielding fly balls.

“We just want to give them some tools and tips on how to teach their kids to do different skills,” said Cardinal Alumnus, Kerry Robinson, “ I’m doing the base running today, so we’re going to go around to each base and talk about some tips, things that we do professionally and what we’ve learned over the years.”

The clinic wasn’t all about teaching the skills on the field.

“We understand that a love for the sport and having fun is really key for the kids,” said Brooks.

The Redbird Rookies coaches come from all walks of life, but they all have one important thing in common. “Essential to Redbird Rookies is caring adults,” Brooks said.  “All of our coaches are volunteers, but not all of our coaches have expertise in baseball so it’s important for us to equip them to at least understand the game enough to pass on that instruction, but most importantly to be able to care for the kids while their going through the season.”

For more information visit cardinals.com/redbirdrookies 

~Marissa Balmas

Marissa is the Multimedia Communications Specialist for St. Louis Cardinals. 

Carlos Martinez gives back to students who donated baseball gloves

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez started a foundation called Tsunami Waves to inspire and empower children to achieve their full potential and make their dreams a reality. Recently he showed a group of students how a baseball glove can change a life.  Martinez’s foundation recently held a glove drive to benefit the kids in his home town of Puerto Plata. People were asked to donate their gently used baseball gloves to donate to underprivileged children who in the Dominican who want to play the game.

20 students from the Collinsville U-10 School District, came together to collect gloves to donate.

“In our District we have a very strong character education program and we like to help others. I think this is the purpose of this project is that children can help in any way possible,” Said Director of Student Services for Collinsville School District, “I feel very proud as a School District that the children want to help and give something small that means a lot to children in other countries.”

Carlos visited the school to thank the children for all their hard work. He answered questions, autographs, and took the traditional selfie with the group.

“I’m feeling really happy because I think the students understand my motive for being here and visiting the schools,” said Cardinals pitcher, Carlos Martinez, “And it also makes it me happy because the community is helping lift the foundation and help poor kids, which is our goal. I’m very thankful to God that the community likes it.”

Carlos had one simple message for the kids.

“With what they are doing they are helping me a lot, they are helping the foundation and the kids,” said Martinez, “ Just keep supporting us and that in turn God will help them because God has something for everyone. I know that with what they are doing they are helping a lot of people.”

To find out more about Carlos’s Foundation “Tsunami Waves” and how you can help visit the website tsunammiwavesfoundation.com

~Marissa Balmas

Marissa is the Multimedia Communications Specialist for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Willie McGee Reflects on his Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction

Willie McGeeThe Cardinals recently revealed their 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Class which includes Chris Carpenter, Joe Torre, Terry Moore and Sam Breadon. The four inductees will be enshrined during Hall of weekend, presented by Edward Jones, on August 27th.

Until then, the Cardinals legends have time to reflect on their accomplishments and write a speech for the ceremony – two things that 2014 inductee Willie McGee admits are much harder than swinging a bat.

Cardinals Insider recently caught up with the fan-favorite former Redbird to reflect on the prestigious honor and discuss what it took to get there.

 

~Lindsey

Lindsey Weber is the Video Communications Production Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals. 

GM John Mozeliak discusses the start of the 2016 season

 

Stan and Mo

This week on Inside Access with Cardinals Magazine, General Manager John Mozeliak sat down with Stan McNeal to discuss the 2016 season and his thoughts on players like Jhonny Peralta, Aledmys Diaz, Yadier Molina and Carlos Martinez.

 

~Lindsey

Lindsey Weber is the Video Communications Production Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals. 

St. Louis Cardinals Director of International Operations Moises Rodriguez

moises

Baseball is an increasingly international sport, with talent coming from all around the world. Moises Rodriguez, Director of International Operations for the St. Louis Cardinals, is traveling the globe in search for new talent and looking the next impact player for the St. Louis Cardinals. #CardsInsider

 

Ted Savage’s Love for Baseball and Golf helps Kids

ted kids

Former Cardinals outfielder Ted Savage tells us why he got involved with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities to help St. Louis area children in need play baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care hold the Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic ever year to raise the funds needed to get kids playing baseball. Find out how you can hit the greens with Cardinals’ greats to help get local kids to hit the baseball diamond. #CardsInsider

 

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