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.

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.