What to expect out of Spring Training coverage
The Cardinals have set Monday as the team’s official report date for its pitchers and catchers, giving hope even to those in the northeast who are buried in snow that spring is, indeed, around the corner. St. Louis will hold its first workout on Tuesday. That will officially begin the countdown to Opening Day (April 1 in Arizona).
My report date is today, and I am certainly looking forward to spending my second spring in Jupiter, Fla. Perhaps I won’t have to rely so heavily on the GPS this time around. I am awaiting my aircraft now, which gives me just enough time to highlight a few items related to the coverage you can expect on cardinals.com over the next 50 days.
- First, remember that while MLB.com’s main outlet for Cardinals news is on the cardinals.com website, that coverage will be supplemented by several other social media platforms. Follow me on Twitter (LangoschMLB) for breaking news or interesting tidbits. Follow me on Instagram (LangoschMLB) for photos. And visit this blog for behind-the-scenes information, lineups, question-and-answer sessions and much more.
- Returning to the blog will be the Q of the Day feature that many have asked I resurrect. Each day during Spring Training, I’ll select a reader-submitted question and answer it on the blog. If you have a question that you’d like to have considered, email it to me at Jenifer.Langosch@MLB.com. Also important: You must include your first name, last initial and hometown with the question for it to be used. Many of you forget to include this information and then email back asking why your question wasn’t used. Save a step by getting all the necessary information into the first email.
- Most camp days you’ll also see at least two other blog entries. One will come in the morning and will include early pieces of news and/or information on what will be going on during camp that day. Once Grapefruit League games start, these morning blog entries will also include lineups and pitching assignments. The other blog entry will be used to put a bow tie on the day’s activities. Information that may not have made it into the cardinals.com stories will be dumped into these late-afternoon/early-evening posts.
- Breaking news will warrant additional blog entries, as needed.
- And, of course, cardinals.com will continue to be your place for daily feature stories and notebooks. There will be a multimedia facet to the coverage, as well, so keep an eye out for regular, fresh video content on the Cardinals’ homepage.
I hope that hits the highlights, but most importantly, I hope you’re ready for the ride of another baseball season. Let the PFPs and bullpen sessions begin…
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