Updated: Jan 15, 2019
The news came Friday, January 11 from Dan McLaughlin, commentator for Fox Sports Midwest, during his podcast with St. Louis Cardinals HOF CF Jim Edmonds, part time co-commentator for the Cardinals games this past season with Dan.
He will be joining manager Mike Shildt's staff during the upcoming Spring Training camp at Roger Dean Complex, Jupiter FL - home for the Cardinals 'pre-season'.
"Scoops with Danny Mac" [Click for interview with Edmonds] is always a great venue to get updates, information and insight about our Cardinals.
One area discussed is Edmonds' enjoyment of working with the younger players, along with the veterans. But especially getting to know the younger players ~ "getting into their heads", so to speak. Edmonds possesses the a great rapport among all. And his presence at Spring Training was by players request, per Derrick Goold, Twitter
Edmonds enjoys talking with a player who is experiencing a 'slump'. To find out their mindset, thought process, discuss 'physical motion' at the plate and to assess how 'bad habits' can be corrected into positive production.
Dan asked, "Which of the younger players would be your top pick to get to know better?" Edmonds replied, "Harrison Bader". Not so much on his defensive capability, complimenting his speed and performance; but, to assist in fine tuning his offense.
Edmonds stated he was to receive a call in a couple of days as to exactly what his role would be. But one thing we will be able to count on this Spring camp, the players will be in great company with the addition of Jim Edmonds ~ along with coach St. Louis Cardinals HOF Willie McGee, HOF Ozzie Smith, the expertise of Stubby Clapp and the whole staff along side manager Mike Shildt.
Also, as mentioned during the podcast ~ Saturday, January 26 is the 7th Annual "Evening With The Cardinals", 6:00 - 10:00 pm at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel ~ Edmonds and Chris Carpenter will be in attendance. There are still tickets available.
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