I'm going to be speaking at the Winter Warm-Up this weekend and I hope you can come out and join me. I'll be talking about the legacy of Chris Von der Ahe on Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18, at 3 P.M. and it's going to be a lot fun.
The entire schedule for the weekend is up at the Cardinals' website and there are a lot of interesting events. I'm personally looking forward to Dwayne Isgrig's presentation on the St. Louis Giants and I'll probably be kicking around the Hyatt all day long, catching a few of the other presentations and browsing the memorabilia. If you see me, come on up and say hello and I hope you can make the presentation. It's going to be a blast.
Also of note, the St. Louis Baseball Writer's Association dinner is Sunday night, January 18, at 6 P.M. At the dinner, they are going to celebrate the 2014 Central Division winners as well as the 1985 NL pennant-winning Cardinals. Tickets are still available and I encourage you to attend.
As I'm a little busy getting ready for the presentation and I want to leave this up at the top of the page, I'm not going to post anything else this week. I'll get to the 1881 season next Monday and we'll wrap that whole thing up.