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St. Louis Cardinals press release
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the cancellation of the 2022 Cardinals Care Winter Warm-up, originally scheduled for January 15-17, 2022, due to the current work stoppage.
“The Winter Warm-Up is all about the fans interacting with the players, and unfortunately the current circumstances are keeping us from planning the event as usual,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chairman of the Board of Cardinals Care.
“We look forward to resuming the Warm-Up next year,” said Michael Hall, Vice President Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.
Fans who purchased tickets will automatically receive a refund to the credit card used at the time of purchase. Despite the cancellation, fans can still participate in the 2022 Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up online 50/50 Raffle. One lucky winner will receive half of the jackpot, while the other half will fund Cardinals Care youth programs. The raffle is open now through 3 PM CT on January 17, 2022 to all persons who are located in the State of Missouri at the time of entry and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Visit cardinals.com/5050 for complete details.
Brian Walton’s take
This was long expected. It is pretty simple. With no players, there can be no event. And with neither side currently at the negotiating table for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, there will be no change in the standoff and the resulting player lockout anytime soon.
Sadly, the fans (and the charity beneficiaries of Cardinals Care) are the big losers.
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