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Predicting the Can't Miss-Moments of This Weekend's Cardinals Winter Warm-Up

This year's Winter Warm-Up begins with a bang, as St. Louis' newest signees both arrive on the first day of the weekend-long event.

January 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - For just the price of admission you'll be able to experience the best parts of the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up in 2019. The Hyatt Regency at The Arch will once again become the epicenter of Cardinals Nation on Jan. 19 through 21, as it hosts the annual kickoff for another year of baseball in St. Louis. 

By all means, purchase yourself an autograph ticket so you can meet Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong and/or Miles Mikolas (those are some of the biggest names with tickets still available). But if you're more about experiencing as much as you can and for the least coin – then use this list as a guide to the weekend. You can see the full Winter Warm-Up schedule, here.

And don't forget what your admission price and autograph tickets are going to. Cardinals Care takes 100 percent of the money raised from this annual weekend event and uses all of it to build baseball and softball fields around St. Louis, gives grants to local programs dedicated to improving the lives of our local youth, and offers scholarships, education and mentoring to kids in St. Louis.

Michael Hall, director of Cardinals Care explained more on Sports on a Sunday Morning with Mike Claiborne, telling us how Winter Warm-Up is the Cardinals biggest charity event of the year.

These are the 5 moments you need to be present for during Cardinals Winter Warm-Up weekend: 

Introductions of Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller (Saturday)This year's Winter Warm-Up is going to begin with a major bang. Both of St. Louis' top offseason signees will be introduced on Saturday for autograph signings. The left-hander Miller will be there at 10 a.m. to begin signing, then will take the main stage at noon. 

As Miller begins Day 1, perennial MVP candidate Goldschmidt will end it, as his signing session runs from 3-4 p.m. as the last signing session of the afternoon.

Shannon & Rooney reunite (Sunday)Your favorite Cardinals broadcast crew is back on the mic, togther on the main stage at 1 p.m., Sunday. Once Shannon gets done with his autograph session he'll join his Cardinals radio  partner of 13 seasons on the main stage, where they'll share stories from the booth, talk about expectations for the Cards in 2019 and create plenty of laughter. 

They'll also host manager Mike Shildt's Q & A with the audience. Speaking of Shildt...

Q & A with Mike Shildt (Sunday)Ready to take on his first full season as manager of the Cardinals, Mike Shildt first face questions from the fans. He'll be on the main stage at 12:30 p.m., Sunday to answer anything you throw at him. 

Related: Mike Shildt Tells the Story of His First Encounter With Tony La Russa

Yadier Molina arrives (Monday): The 2018 Gold Glover, Roberto Clemente Award winner and the undisputed face of the Cardinals franchise will be introduced to sign autographs on Sunday at 1 p.m. 

Q & A with John Mozeliak (Saturday)Here's your chance to ask the big man to his face all the things you tweet about. The Cards president of baseball operations takes the main stage at 11 a.m. and for an hour will take questions from the audience.