It’s another step closer to the 2014 season beginning this weekend, with the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up taking place at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from tomorrow through Monday.
Whether you’re able to attend or not, you’ll be able to find out what all the players had to say courtesy of Dan Buffa from Dose of Buffa, who is covering the Warm-Up for us here at Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Dan will be there all weekend, in the media sessions and checking out the Warm-Up overall, so check back often for his reports (and follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page for the latest too).
You can find the entire Winter Warm-Up schedule here, as well as the autograph schedule here. Many autograph tickets are already sold out, not surprisingly, but there are still some players who you will be able to purchase autograph tickets for at the Warm-Up, such as Daniel Descalso, Lance Lynn and the just-added Carlos Martinez.
And whether you’re in St. Louis or not, you can keep up with all the action with the Winter Warm-Up Bonfyre that the Cardinals announced today. Here’s the info straight from them:
Bonfyre, the very popular St. Louis-based photo and video sharing mobile app, will complement the Cardinals’ complete social media coverage of the three-day long event on official club platforms like Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (Facebook.com/Cardinals) and Instagram (@Cardinals). The experienced-based social platform will narrowcast the event to fans and offer exclusive, behind-the-scenes content, scheduling updates, special prizes and allow fans to share content while automatically creating a digital memory of the experience.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the St. Louis Cardinals to enhance the fan experience around such an amazing community event like the Winter Warm Up,” said Mark Sawyier, Bonfyre CEO. “Bonfyre’s social narrowcasting platform will more directly connect the Cardinals to fans interested in the 2014 Winter Warm-Up experience. At Bonfyre, we believe experiences are the best reflection of the people and things we care about and this is a great example of that.
The Winter Warm-Up Bonfyre – open now – provides a direct line of communication to fans attending the event with the ability to stay up to date and share their personal experiences. Specific benefits include:
- Access to exclusive content like behind-the-scenes photos and maybe a few surprise guest posts
- Scheduling updates
- Fans can share their experience through photos, and connect with other attendees all while creating a great memento of their time at Winter Warm-Up
- Access to Cardinals Caravan content (#CardsCaravan)
- Web version for fans who don’t have an iPhone or Android
- An automatically and privately archived digital copy of the bonfyre, including photos and chats
All fans are invited to join the Winter Warm-up Bonfyre by downloading the mobile app and searching “Winter Warm-Up”, or by clicking this dedicated link. Representatives from Bonfyre will also be on site at the event to help fans join the free social platform.