Cardinals Social Media Rewind – 3/20/15

Trending topics in this week’s Cardinals Social Media Rewind:

Bud Bash Bobbles: First look at some of the mini bobblehead giveaways in conjunction with this year’s Budweiser Bash schedule. Get tickets for Bud Bash.

Matt Carpenter Goes GolfingMatt posted a photo of his golf-day outing with his wife.

Kolten Wong on the Water: Kolten and his fiance rented some jet skis on their off day.

Marco Gonzales on Safari: Marco and his fiance went on a mini-safari and made a new friend.

Credit Card Roulette: Ever wonder who pays for dinner when baseball players eat out?

As always, join the conversation by following us on social. Have something you want to see on the Rewind? Tweet us using #CardsSocial.

~Lindsey

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

This Week in Cardinals Nation: March 22, 2015

Each week, the Cardinals Nation Show brings viewers to the lighter side of baseball. Here are a few highlights from the March 22nd episode.

What to Expect at Busch in 2015, Including New Security Upgrades

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Inside the Souvenirs Display Case at the Cardinals Museum

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Cardinals Players Share Their Earliest Baseball Memories  

To see these videos and more, tune in to KSDK NewsChannel 5 every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT for the Cardinals Nation Show. Check your local listings.

Former Redbird Rookie on the road to becoming a first generation college student

“I just feel different all the time,” 18-year-old Gabrielle Stidmon explained. She may sound like your typical teenager — finding her way in life and the world, but Stidmon isn’t your average high schooler.

“I’m really proud of her, it’s not easy,” David Hackett, coach and mentor at St. Louis’ College Bound organization. “It’s not been easy for her the whole way, but she’s worked really hard to get here.”

Stidmon has overcome the odds, making it through obstacles and roadblocks that have been thrown in her way.

“Just to see the world differently than everyone else does, to bring something new to the table,” said Stidmon. “Talking to the people at school who haven’t had the same experiences that I’ve had.”

The Vashon senior has separated herself from the crowd, participating in programs like College Bound and Big Brothers Big Sisters, among other extra-curricular activities.

“I’ll be the first generation [college student], so I most definitely want to set an example for my siblings.”

Stidmon’s road to college began in middle school, where she enrolled in Redbird Rookies — a baseball league, sponsored by Cardinals Care, for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.

“The ability to communicate, teamwork,” were among the skills Stidmon says she took away from the program. “I’m the type of person who likes to work independently and being with a team has really shown me how to better cooperate with other people. Have other people bring their ideas in and collaborate.”

It was also a way for her to escape from the responsibilities and pressures at home.

“I feel it all the time. Just doing sports is a way to take my mind away from all of that responsibility,” Stidmon, the eldest of three sibling, said.

Through her participation in Redbird Rookies, the Cardinals Care organization was able to connect her with other partner organizations like College Bound and Big Brothers Big Sisters — where she was paired with a big sister of her own.

“They bring in Big Brothers Big Sisters to help with the adult role-modeling piece. They bring in other organizations like College Bound to help them get ready for college,” Becky James-Hatter, President & CEO of St. Louis’ Big Brothers Big Sisters, explained. “The wonderful thing about Redbird Rookies and Cardinals Care is that they understand that kids need a lot of different supports and opportunities to grow up and be great.”

And that is exactly what Stidmon plans to do. She credits Redbird Rookies and her mother for putting her on that path to success and says she plans to carry that mission on after high school, into college and beyond.

“It makes me proud to look back to see the many accomplishments I’ve had and the future accomplishments I hope to have.”

To learn more about Redbird Rookies or to donate to Cardinals Care explore the “Community” tab at Cardinals.com.

~Teryn Schaefer

Teryn Schaefer is a reporter and producer for the St. Louis Cardinals and #CardsInsider

Cardinals Nation Restaurant displays new menu items

After one year in business the official Redbird fan hangout has hit it out of the ballpark with new menu selections to add to the ball club’s first restaurant.

“We’ve added some new salads, a spinach pear and strawberry salad that’s great,” Vicki Bryant, St. Louis Cardinals Vice President, Event Services and Merchandising described. “We’ve added a whole list of wraps and some more new burgers and new dessert items.”

The Cardinals Nation restaurant at Ballpark Village has added 27 new items to its menu, including appetizers like bacon and blue cheese chips, shrimp and grits, and the ballpark burger, among others.

“One of my favorites is the breakfast burger,” Bryant said. “It has hash browns with a hamburger and fried egg, bacon on top of that. It is really tasty.”

In addition, the restaurant is adding new promotions and events to it’s calendar this season, kicking it off with an Easter Brunch.

“We are going to be doing a Keep the Cup promo on game days,” Cardinals Nation Director of Operations Nate Green explained. “So for the next four seasons we are going to be celebrating all eleven of our championship years. This year we are doing three cups,” including the 1944, 1982 and 2006 World Series titles. “On game days we will serve our beer in our collection cups.”

Game days will also be enhanced with the Cardinals Nation partnership with the local G&W Sausage Company, serving sausages on Clark Street outside the patio and entrance to Cardinals Nation and Ballpark Village.

“We’ll have a whole menu of G&W sausages, G&W bratwurst, G&W hot dogs. They make them right here,” Green described. “You can walk them up and down the street. It will be one of the biggest things in the street here for this season.”

Cardinals Nation also has a Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday on non-game days and a Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a complimentary ticket to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum included.

To learn more visit, CardinalsNation.com.

~Teryn Schaefer

Teryn Schaefer is a reporter and producer for the St. Louis Cardinals and #CardsInsider

This Week in Cardinals Nation: March 15, 2015

Each week, the Cardinals Nation Show brings viewers to the lighter side of baseball. Here are a few highlights from the March 15th episode.

What’s New in Busch Stadium Retail for 2015

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The Story Behind a Unique Jim Bottomley Jersey at the Cardinals Museum

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Cardinals Players Reveal Their Superstitions 

To see these videos and more, tune in to KSDK NewsChannel 5 every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT for the Cardinals Nation Show. Check your local listings.

Cardinals Social Media Rewind – 3/20/15

Trending topics in this week’s Cardinals Social Media Rewind:

Cardinals Authentics Signing Day: We shared some behind the scenes photos of the players signing their game-used memorabilia for the Cardinals Authentics Shop.

Lori Chalupny on Playing at Busch: We caught up with soccer star and STL native Lori Chalupny to talk about the upcoming match at Busch.

Favorite TV Shows: Cardinals players share their favorite TV shows in this quick video.

Coaching with Coffee: Funny photo from Instagram of Mike Matheny coaching with his cup of coffee.

Cards Crib: Twitter follower @Bsitt16 shared a cute photo of a Cardinals themed nursery.

As always, join the conversation by following us on social. Have something you want to see on the Rewind? Tweet us using #CardsSocial.

~Lindsey

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

This Week in Cardinals Nation: March 8, 2015

Each week, the Cardinals Nation Show brings viewers to the lighter side of baseball. Here are a few highlights from the season’s first episode.

Updates to All-Inclusive Areas of Busch Stadium

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Inside the Special Stan Musial Exhibit at the Cardinals Museum

For more information on the Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum, click here.

Cardinals Players Share Their Favorite TV Shows

To see these videos and more, tune in to KSDK NewsChannel 5 every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT for the Cardinals Nation Show. Check your local listings.

Cardinals Social Media Rewind – 3/16/15

Trending topics in this week’s Cardinals Social Media Rewind:

Televised Games Bring Joy To Fans: Spring Training games returned to TV, and fans were overwhelmed with excitement.

Batting Practice is a Holliday: Matt Holliday helped his teammates by throwing batting practice.

Jay K’s Cancer: Jon Jay announced on Instagram that he will be the Cardinals’ new K Cancer rep for 2015.

Kolten Wong Throwback: We stumbled upon a cool Throwback photo of Kolten Wong with his 2004 All-Star Team.

Grandma Selfie: Cardinals infielder Ty Kelly posted a sweet selfie with his Grandma from Spring Training.

As always, join the conversation by following us on social!

~Lindsey

U.S. Women’s National Team’s Lori Chalupny stops by Cardinals Nation

With the U.S. Women’s National Team soccer match against New Zealand at Busch Stadium just a few weeks away, St. Louis native and WNT defender Lori Chalupny made her rounds at local media outlets talking about growing up in Soccer Town U.S.A. and her chance to play in her hometown.

“Just to play a game here at Busch is awesome,” Chalupny said, adding it will be her first match in a baseball stadium. “It will be fun to kind of show the team my hometown and I am so proud of the way the city has responded to this game and ticket sales and everything. It is very exciting.”

The April 4, match at 2:30 p.m. to be televised on FOX Sports 1, will be the team’s first of four games amping up for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup starting in June.

“Busch Stadium is such an iconic St. Louis figure, so just to be here is pretty special,” said Chalupny.

The St. Louis Cardinals throw out the first pitch at their home opener eight days later, but the club stresses the field will be ready well beforehand.

“It’s really no different than when we’ve had previous matches in Busch Stadium — they’ve been between homestands,” explained Vicki Bryant, St. Louis Cardinals Vice President of Event Services and Merchandising. “So we’ve got plenty of time to get the field ready. Of course Bill Findley and his crew do such a phenomenal job. I have no doubt that it will look gorgeous and we’ll be ready to play baseball.”

This is the third soccer match played at Busch Stadium but the first U.S. National Team and first women’s game at Busch. The U.S. Women’s National team has played in St. Louis in the past, once at the Edward Jones Dome and twice at the St. Louis Soccer Park.

WNT merchandise will be available at the stadium Team Store and throughout the complex on gameday. Tickets are still available and start at $25. To learn more, visit Cardinals.com/soccer.

~Teryn Schaefer

Teryn Schaefer is a reporter and producer for the St. Louis Cardinals and #CardsInsider

Cardinals Social Media Rewind – 3/9/15

Trending topics in this week’s Cardinals Social Media Rewind:

#SpringTraining on Instagram: It’s nothing but blue skies and baseball from Spring Training on the Cardinals Instagram account.

Photo Day Fun: Cardinals players took selfies on the Twitter Mirror during Spring Training Photo Day and the results are glorious.

Make ‘Em Laugh: Matt Carpenter spent most of Photo Day trying to make Trevor Rosenthal laugh, and he was successful. We captured video proof…

#CardsMuseum: The Cardinals Museum has been giving fans a behind-the-scenes look into their Museum collection. Search #CardsMuseum on Twitter to see all of the photos.

Shoutout: Shoutout to Blevins Elementary for tweeting a picture of their recent visit to Busch Stadium. The third graders were here for CAP (Cardinals Academic Program).

As always, join the conversation by following us on social!

~Lindsey

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