The Circus Comes to the Gateway City. In September of 2016 I returned to St. Louis, where 25 years earlier I'd met with the late Stuart Meyer, then president of the St. Louis Cardinals, to discuss plans to build a ballpark in Sussex County and move the Hamilton (ON) Redbirds to the Garden State. In town to host a dinner and museum tour at Cardinals Nation for members of the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club of Ferguson, MO, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by KMOX-AM 1120 (the CBS affiliate that airs Cardinals baseball) about my time as a member of the Cards' extended family, and appearing at a football game-watch event held by the local chapter of the University of Georgia Alumni Association.

UVA's "Step Up to the Plate" fundraiser featured Ozzie Smith (below right), where The Circus and my 25-year-old edition of the St. Louis Cardinals Magazine were among items donated for an online auction.