The bloggers who are a part of the United Cardinals Bloggers were recently given the opportunity to ask John Mozeliak, the Cards’ general manager, one or more questions. Mo was gracious and answered everyone’s questions (except for questions that were duplicated) in a clear and concise manner. It appeared from his answers that he really enjoyed answering our questions and that he looked forward to doing it again. Yours truly could only come up with one question. Maybe next time, I’ll be able to think of more than one. Here is my question, and Mo’s answer:
What will the Cardinals management do to prevent another tragedy like Oscar Tavares’ death? Could they start their own baseball school like Carlos Beltran’s school where not only baseball is taught, but life skills as well? It would probably be a major investment, but since most future prospects are now coming from the Caribbean islands, it would pay off in the end.
We currently try to educate our players in our Dominican Academy. We spend a lot of time and money having players realize the risks they take on and off the field. Alcohol and drug awareness is one of our more common and spoken about topics. But unfortunately in this most recent tragedy, a player had just finished a long season, was spending a week at home and unfortunately made a mistake. And it cost him his life.
Sorry I haven’t been writing much lately. There’s been a lot going on with my family these days, which I may address on one of my other blogs soon. Things seem to be settling down, so hopefully my writing will pick up and I’ll be posting more. Thanks for reading! See you next time!