The Cardinals announced that they have promoted John Mabry to Hitting Coach, after he spent the 2012 season as Assistant Hitting Coach.
The first pitch of the 2012 is just weeks away. The guys are in Spring Training and ready to kick start their defense of the title. Kevin Wheeler and Mike Claiborne catch us up with them on this week’s Hot Stove League Show!
It’s an all-star cast, as you’ll hear from Cardinals’ broadcasters, Mike Shannon and John Rooney, Cards’ GM John Mozeliak and more.
Listen in to this edition of Sports Open Line with your host, Kevin Wheeler. Hear comments on Mike Matheny’s changes to the coaching staff, you’ll notice a few new names. Legendary NHL coach, Scotty Bowman, joins the show to talk about being inducted into The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Scotty also recalls his career, and discusses St. Louis Blues’ head coach, Ken Hitchcock. If you were tuned in to the Blues’ game last night, then you saw and heard about Chris Stewart’s hit on Niklas Kronwall. Stewart received a 3-game suspension, and listen in to hear from former Blue, and now head of NHL disciplin, Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan discusses a 2-minute review of this hit, and why Stewart was given this suspension. Also, hear from Blues’ defensemen, Alex Pietrangelo. Alex talks to Kevin about the changes the Blues’ have made under the management of Ken Hitchcock. .
Returning to the staff are pitching Dave Duncan, third base coach Jose Qquendo, bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist, and hitting coach Mark McGwire.
Kevin checks in with former NFL quarterback, Kurt Warner. Memphis Redbirds’head coach, Chris Maloney joins Sports Open to talk about where the Redbirds stand so far this season.