The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up returns for its annual three-day run this weekend.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 15th through Monday, January 17th (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances by National Baseball Hall of Famers Whitey Herzog and Red Schoendienst, as well as many Cardinals alumni and the 2011 Cardinals.
A card and memorabilia show takes place on the second floor all three days. On the schedule:
Saturday, January 15, 2011 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- 2011 Cardinals Autographs: Lance Berkman, Chris Carpenter, Colby Rasmus, David Freese, Jon Jay, Kyle Lohse, Trever Miller, Jose Oquendo, Brian Tallet, Jake Westbrook and more.
- Cardinals Alumni Autographs: Brian Jordan, Mike Matheny, Scott Terry, Fernando Vina and more.
- Dugout Presentations: "A League of Their Own" cast members at 10:00 a.m. and learn how to shoot a Cardinals game with team photographer Scott Rovak at 12:00 p.m.
- Clubhouse Presentations: A one-on-one with Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak at 11:00 a.m. and Senior Vice President Dan Farrell will discuss Cardinals marketing and broadcasting at 1:00 p.m.
- Auctions: Silent Auctions- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Live Auctions (Main Stage) - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items that are won at auctions must be paid for at the close of each auction.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- 2011 Cardinals Autographs: Ryan Franklin, Jaime Garcia, Matt Holliday, Tony La Russa, Kyle McClellan, Albert Pujols, Skip Schumaker, Ryan Theriot, Adam Wainwright and more.
- Cardinals Alumni Autographs: Steve Kline, Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst and more.
- Dugout Presentations: Cardinals Manager of Stadium Tours and Museum, Brian Finch, discusses Cardinals history at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- Clubhouse Presentations: Cardinals Vice President of Stadium Operations, Joe Abernathy, discusses "What's New at Busch" at 10:00 a.m.
- Main Stage: Cardinals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill DeWitt Jr. at 11:00 a.m. and Fox Sports Midwest broadcasters take questions at 12:00 p.m.
- Auctions: Silent Auctions- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Live Auctions (Main Stage)- 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items that are won at auctions must be paid for at the close of each auction.
Monday, January 17, 2011 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
- 2011 Cardinals Autographs: Mitchell Boggs, Allen Craig, Yadier Molina, Jason Motte and more.
- Cardinals Alumni Autographs: Jack Clark, Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog and more.
- Clubhouse Presentation: Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III discusses the franchise at 10:00 a.m. and Cardinals Farm Director John Vuch discusses the minor league system at 11:00 a.m.
- Auctions: Silent Auctions- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Live Auctions (Main Stage)- 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Items that are won at auctions must be paid for at the close of each auction.
Cardinals Authentics will be selling items all weekend such as game-used bats, balls, bases and jerseys. Authentics will also have several new items that will be available at the Warm-Up for the first time, such as limited edition 1985 National League Champions commemorative autographed baseballs, 2010 player's locker nameplates and Cardinals Hall of Famers plaque postcard sets.
Autograph tables will be located on the fourth floor along with the Cardinals Care store, which will include game worn jerseys for sale. There will be booths for the Albert Pujols Family Foundation, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation and Stan the Man Inc.
Three-day passes for the event can be purchased at the Busch Stadium Cardinals Team Store or at area Cardinals Clubhouse Stores. Ticket prices are $40 for fans 16 and older and $10 for fans ages five to 15, while kids under five are free. Autograph tickets vary.