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Mike Shannon at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy
Jeff Dorsey

Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon Talks Baseball With Quincy Veterans

If you ever get the chance to meet St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon, you will immediately find him to be a warm and sincere man who has compassion for others. Such was the case again today when Mike and I went to the Illinois Veteran's Home to visit with the residents and workers there.

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Elsa,Getty Images
Elsa,Getty Images

Mike Shannon Inks a Multi Year Contract Extension With the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that long time broadcaster and former player Mike Shannon has agreed to a multi year contract extension to continue broadcasting St. Louis Cardinal baseball.  

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Eric Nadel/ MLB
Eric Nadel/ MLB

Texas Ranger’s Voice, Eric Nadel Wins the Ford C. Frick Award

Eric Nadel, who has spent the past 35 years as the voice of the Texas Rangers, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Mike Shannon, Getty Images
Mike Shannon, Getty Images

Mike Shannon Nominated for the Ford C. Frick Award

Ten of the National Pastime’s iconic voices have been named as the finalists, including St. Louis Cardinal broadcaster, Mike Shannon, for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Jamie Squires, Getty Images
Jamie Squires, Getty Images

A Dog in the Eye May Cost Us All

So there you are, sitting at beautiful Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, watching a Royals baseball game, when all of a sudden you get hit in the eye with, not a ball, but of all things, a hot dog. That's right, a hot dog, which was tossed at you by "Slugger," the bigger than life mascot of the Royals.  

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The Advance Scouts May have Won the World Series for Boston

Being a life long New York Yankee fan it was difficult to watch the Red Sox celebrate winning the 2013 World Series. You must give them credit in that they went from last place last year to winning it all this year. When you get right down to it, they outplayed the Cardinals and deserved to win it.

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Mike Shannon, Getty images
Mike Shannon, Getty images

What? No Mike Shannon or John Rooney for the World Series?

Do the rest of you feel like I do in that I would like to listen to Mike Shannon and John Rooney do the play-by-play for the World Series on radio instead of Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser of ESPN Radio? All due respect to the ESPN guys, but they don't know squat about the St

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YouTube

The World Series Shook 24 Years Ago Today

I remember it vividly.  Al Michaels and Tim McCarver were broadcasting Game Three of the 1989 World Series between the A's and the Giants when all of a sudden the TV went black and all you could hear was Michaels talking.  The audio quality went from clear to phone-like and after a few seconds he began to realize that an earthquake had just occurred.

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It’ll be Oakland and St. Louis in the World Series

Major League baseball is underway with its post season play so I thought this would be a good time for me to take a look at how my pre-season picks went for this baseball year and pick the World Series winner.

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Ed Zurga, Getty Images
Ed Zurga, Getty Images

Should Edward Mujica be on the Cardinal’s Post Season Roster?

Ok, so the St. Louis Cardinals will have the home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs.  Is it an advantage if Edward Mujica is on the mound? Should Mujica be on the playoff roster?  That's the number one question in St. Louis and I wouldn't want to be Cardinal Manager Mike Matheny who will be making that decision.

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