For St. Louis Cardinals, ‘close’ is never good enough

Season starts Thursday in Milwaukee with plenty of links to Memphis Redbirds

By Updated: March 28, 2019 9:51 AM CT | Published: March 27, 2019 3:27 PM CT
<strong>A St. Louis Cardinals pitcher slings the ball toward first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (46) to try and get a Memphis Redbirds runner out during the Battle of the Birds game on Monday, March 25, at AutoZone Park.</strong> <strong>Goldschmidt was acquired during an offseason trade with Arizona and then signed to a five-year, $130 million extension this spring.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

A St. Louis Cardinals pitcher slings the ball toward first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (46) to try and get a Memphis Redbirds runner out during the Battle of the Birds game on Monday, March 25, at AutoZone Park. Goldschmidt was acquired during an offseason trade with Arizona and then signed to a five-year, $130 million extension this spring. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

The St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds’ parent club, were above .500 the last three seasons, but failed to make the postseason. Under skipper Mike Shildt, who managed Memphis in 2015-16, the Cardinals are optimistic about 2019.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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