The lineups for the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan lineup is set.
There are 5 different tours for the Cardinals Caravan that will take place between January 18th and January 21st. These make for a great opportunity to meet players, retired players, and broadcasters if you are unable to make it to St. Louis for the Winter Warm-Up.
Caravan 1 heads to Springfield (MO), Rolla (MO), and Joplin (MO). This tour will feature Shelby Miller, Oscar Taveras, Seth Maness, John Mabry, Cal Eldred, Alan Benes, and it will be emceed by Cardinals television analyst Al Hrabosky. It should be noted that there will be a stop in the morning and evening in Springfield but the evening requires a ticket to the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions event.
Caravan 2 heads to Champaign (IL), Decatur (IL), Hannibal (MO), and Quincy (IL). This tour will feature Pete Kozma, Trevor Rosenthal, Ryan Jackson, Danny Cox, Andy Benes, Joe Magrane, and it will be emceed by Cardinals radio pregame host Mike Claiborne.
Caravan 3 heads to Mexico (MO), Jefferson City (MO), Columbia (MO), and Moberly (MO). This tour will feature Jon Jay, Joe Kelly, Fernando Salas, Jordan Swagerty, Tom Lawless, Ray King, and it will be emceed by Cardinals radio broadcater John Rooney.
Caravan 4 heads to Dyersburg (TN), Memphis (TN), Jonesboro (AR), and Cape Girardeau (MO). This tour will feature Tony Cruz, Matt Adams, Sam Freeman, Michael Wacha, Ryan Franklin, Brad Thompson, and it will be emceed by Cardinals television broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.
Caravan 5 heads to Mattoon (IL), Peoria (IL), and Springfield (IL). This tour will feature Marc Rzepczynski, Shane Robinson, Adron Chambers, Barrett Browning Jason Simontacchi, Kerry Robinson, and it will be emceed by Cardinals television broadcaster Rick Horton.
Players, alumni, and broadcasters usually sign autographs at these events. According to the Cardinals:
The Cardinals will be implementing a new Autograph Ticket system at each stop. The first 400 kids (15 and under) through the door on the day of the event will receive a free Autograph Ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Autographs will only be available for kids 15 and under.
There will also be prize drawings, and more. Check the Cardinals website for more information.