Homestand Highlights for April 19-April 28, 2019

The Cards return home to Busch Stadium after a road trip to Mexico to play the Cincinnati Reds (splitting the series) and a trip to Milwaukee to get beat almost single-handedly by Christian Yelich. (Okay, the guys won Thursday’s game.) Marcell Ozuna must have read my last blog post because he’s suddenly playing much better. Harrison Bader is sadly on the injured list with a right hamstring strain. Here’s hoping he gets better soon. Tyler O’Neill is also on the IL.

Tonight is the start of the longest homestand of the season. The son and I will be at Tuesday night’s game. It’s College Night, and even though I received my associate’s degree in 1981, it counts, right? So I deserve a theme night jacket. It’s also the T-shirt of the month night, so we get two promotions for the price of one.

Here are all the details of what’s happening during this homestand:

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS (Friday, April 19—Sunday, April 28)

Hall of Fame Induction Announcement & Boy Band Night Highlight Second Homestand

Back from their recent five-game road trip, the Cardinals return to Busch for their longest homestand of the season.  The nine-game homestand opens with three games against the New York Mets (April 19-21), followed by three games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (April 22-24) and concludes with a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds (April 26-28).  The second homestand of the year is highlighted by Easter and Earth Day theme events and ten promotional giveaways.

Friday, April 19, 2019 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest, MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates open at 5:15 PM   

  • Fleece Vest Giveaway:30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, presented by Scott Credit Union.
  • Boy Band Night: With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Boy Band t-shirt.  The Boy Band Night will perform in Budweiser Terrace from 5:30-6:45 PM.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/boybandFlashback Friday & Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum hosts two presentations, one highlighting artifacts in the museum’s collection not currently on display at 3:00 & 3:30 PM and another featuring intimate and candid interviews with a former Cardinals player at 4 PM.  Today’s interview will be with pitcher Kyle McClellan.  To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum
  • 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/505
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (1:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates open at 11:15 AM

  • Road Alternate Embroidered Jersey Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older.
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher and St. Louis native Kyle McClellan will sign from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
  • 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 inside the Redbird and Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (1:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates open at 11:15 AM

  • Cardinals Build-A-Bear Workshop Bunny Giveaway:  12,000 fans entering with a ticket, ages 15 and younger.
  • Kids Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All kids entering with a ticket, ages 15 and younger, courtesy of Prairie Farms.
  • Fredbird’s Easter Brunch: With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will join Fredbird and his friends for a pregame brunch with photo ops and receive a goody bag.  Tickets to this event are sold out.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats (while supplies last).
  • 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 inside the Redbird and Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Monday, April 22, 2019 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:45 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM

Gates open at 5:15 PM

  • Award Ceremony: Before the start the game, Yadier Molina will be presented with his ninth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award in recognition of being selected as the National League’s best defensive catcher in 2018 by NL managers and coaches.
  • Class of 2019 Night: For just $19, fans will receive a ticket to the game and an exclusive Class of 2019 t-shirt.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/graduation.
  • Earth Day: With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive take home an 18 oz. glass water bottle with a silicone cover and bamboo lid.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/earthday.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:45 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM

Gates open at 5:15 PM

  • T-Shirt of the Month Giveaway: 20,000 fans, ages 16 and older, presented by TD Ameritrade.
  • Fernando Tatis Budweiser Bash: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket will receive a limited-edition Fernando Tatis bobblehead.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Fernando.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash.
  • College Night #2: For just $20, fans will receive a ticket to the game and an exclusive Cardinals letterman sweatshirt jacket.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/college.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest, MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WJIR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates open at 10:45 AM

  • Weather Day: Enjoy the game and a pregame interactive program featuring KSDK’s Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller and experiments from the Saint Louis Science Center to educate students about the weather for just $15.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/weather.
  • Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root for the Redbirds and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza.  For a $10 donation, Great Clips will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

Friday, April 26, 2019 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates: open at 5:15 PM

  • “YADI” Tumbler Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older.
  • Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class Announcement: The sixth elected Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class will be revealed on FOX Sports Midwest during a 30-minute pregame television special at 6 PM.  A pregame ceremony will also take place to commemorate the announcement.
  • Braggin’ Rights (Illini & Mizzou) Night: With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an Illini or Mizzou-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover.  A pregame pep rally will feature band members, cheer squads and athletes from each school.  Illini basketball players Trent Frazier and Kipper Nichols will sign autographs before the game in Budweiser Terrace.  To purchase tickets, visitcardinals.com/Illini or cardinals.com/Mizzou.
  • Flashback Friday & Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum hosts two presentations, one highlighting artifacts in the museum’s collection not currently on display at 3:00 & 3:30 PM and another featuring intimate and candid interviews with a former Cardinals player at 4 PM.  Today’s interview will be with 2B Tom Herr.  To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum
  • 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located by Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest, MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates open at 11:15 AM

  • Sweatshirt Blanket Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older. 
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals 2B Tom Herr will sign from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
  • 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Redbird and Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates open at 11:15 AM

  • Road Alternate Yadier Molina Jersey Giveaway:  All kids entering with a ticket, ages 15 and younger. Size exchanges can be made at the Pavilion Patio (Level 3) until 2 PM.
  • Tote Bag Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, presented by MLB Network.
  • Kids Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All kids entering with a ticket, ages 15 and younger, courtesy of Prairie Farms.
  • Prairie Farms Kids Run The Bases: Fans ages 15 and under are invited to run the bases after the game (weather permitting).
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, fans and families can enjoy games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats in Ford Plaza (while supplies last).
  • Transplant Awareness Day: With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals cap supporting organ donation.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to support transplants and organ donation.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/transplant.
  • Peanut Controlled Day: For just $20, fans with peanut allergies can enjoy the game in a peanut-free section.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/peanutcontrolled.
  • 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Redbird and Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Whew! That’s a lot of information!  Thanks as always for reading and have a happy Easter!

Diane

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