Scott Rolen is just a little nervous about his Cards Hall of Fame speech

"Those are big words and that's probably what Izzy and I are throwing up about with our speech."

Tom Ackerman
August 22, 2019 - 3:49 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - This Saturday before the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Colorado Rockies, former Cards third baseman Scott Rolen is going to have to do something he's very much not used to doing – talk about what it means to be a Cardinals Hall of Famer. He'll be inducted into the Hall along with Jason Isringhausen and Mort Cooper.

All three with be giving a speech in front of family, fans, friends and current Cardinals Hall of Famers such as Ozzie Smith, Tony La Russa, Jim Edmonds, Whitey Herzog, Vince Coleman, Ted Simmons, Chris Carpenter and others.

Rolen spoke to our Tom Ackerman, who asked the seven-time All-Star, eight-time Gold Glove winner and 2006 World Series Champion what it means to be named among the Cardinals greats. 

"That's not a fair question, those are big words and that's probably what Izzy and I are throwing up about with our speech," Isringhausen says. "Trying to figure out which words to use to establish and communicate properly the feeling of being a St. Louis Cardinals, being voted in by the fans, and having our families and friends there, and putting on a red jacket."

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All week on KMOX from Aug. 19-23 you’ll hear from a number of Cardinals Hall of Famers every day throughout Total Information AM, The Charlie Brennan Show, The Mark Reardon Show and Total Information PM. It’s all leading up to this Saturday’s enshrinement ceremony.

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