A special guest from the St. Louis Cardinals is coming to Jacksonville in January.
Illinois College baseball coach Jay Eckhouse made the announcement this morning on WLDS’ “AM-Conversation” that Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak will be in the city on January 11th.
Eckhouse says Mozeliak will speak for around 30 minutes and then take questions from the audience.
“I don’t recall him being the focus speaker of any event. I’m very excited because I’m an avid Cardinals fan and ready for the baseball season to get going. It would be fun to do something like this every year. We are holding it at the JHS auditorium because there are plenty of seats. For $45 that gets a person in and we have ballpark food. We are setting up a silent auction and we will have door prizes,” says Eckhouse.
With Mozeliak visiting Jacksonville days before the winter warm-ups in St. Louis and Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida, Eckhouse feels the event should be very entertaining.
“I know Cardinal fans aren’t happy with the way the year ended. It may be fun listening to the questions. What is really exciting to me is that the Cardinals clearly have to make moves, trades and resign guys. I think a lot of that will have happened by the 11th. That will be fun to pick Mozeliak’s brain on why he has done or not done certain things.” :
Eckhouse plans on reaching out to any and all baseball fans for the event. To purchase a ticket, call Eckhouse at 883-0179. There will be businesses around Jacksonville selling tickets in the near future.