Watch Highlights From the St. Louis Cardinals Caravan in Hannibal [Video + Gallery]
The 2015 edition of the St. Louis Cardinals Caravan took place at the Mabee Sports Complex at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Monday. Cardinals players Pete Kozma, Dean Anna, Stephen Piscotty, Nick Greenwood, and former player Al Hrabosky were in attendance, along with broadcaster Chris Hrabe.
The panel fielded a variety of questions from the audience. Al Hrabosky was asked about the Cardinals' pitching rotation for 2015, an area in which he admitted he was "a little concerned." Pete Kozma and Nick Greenwood shared the stories of their Major League debuts, and Cardinals that had played alongside Oscar Taveras shared memories of the late outfielder, who was killed in a car accident in October.
At one point, players were asked about their favorite teams and players from when they were growing up. Dean Anna is from the Chicago area, and grew up a Cubs fan, which drew some good-natured jeers from the audience. "He looks a lot better in Cardinal red, doesn't he folks?" asked emcee Chris Hrabe. The crowd responded with roaring applause.
Following the panel discussion, kids in attendance were allowed to get autographs from the visiting players.
Watch highlights of the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan