Sports on a Sunday: John Mozeliak, Kevin Demoff & Jonathan Peterlin
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation this past week that will allow Missouri organizations, such as the St. Louis Sports Commission, to receive a rebate from taxes collected on new events. Sports Commission President Frank Viverito joined the show to explain the benefits.
Opening Day technically begins today for Major League Baseball, but the Cardinals 2013 campaign begins Monday night in Arizona where Ron caught up with TV play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin, who is personally ready for more than 162 games this season.
The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame has a great charity golf tournament coming up. HOF President Greg Marecek joined the show to discuss that, plus another upcoming special night that will involve former baseball managers Whitey Herzog, Tommy Lasorda & Bobby Cox.
Will fans have to be separated on May 23 when Manchester City and Chelsea face off at Busch Stadium? That’s one of the topics that KMOX reporter Brad Choat talked about with National Soccer Hall of Fame member Pat McBride.
Also in Arizona anxious for the Cardinals season to start was GM John Mozeliak. He joined Ron to discuss the make up of the roster, which has been affected by injuries, and what can be taken from Spring Training.
Kevin Demoff and the Rams had a big week introducing Jake Long. He and Ron talked about the free agent period of the franchise as they gained and lost assets.
Jonathan Peterlin of 1410 KGSO joined Ron from Los Angeles where the Wichita State Shockers surprisingly made the Final Four by upsetting Ohio State. He was at the game, and had some reports about the wild reaction in Wichita, KS.