The Birdhouse Interview Room



2007 Interviews

Jan 12, 2007 Exclusive Cardinals Interview – Tagg Bozied - The former top San Diego Padres prospect discusses his long road, both behind and hopefully, ahead

 

2006 Interviews

Dec 19, 2006 Exclusive Interview – Colby Rasmus Premium Story - The 20-year old outfielder and the Cardinals’ top prospect talks about his 2006 and future plans

Dec 7, 2006 Jeff Luhnow on the Gulf Coast League Cards Premium Story - The Cardinals VP answers all your questions about their new Gulf Coast League affiliate for 2007

Nov 26, 2006 John Mozeliak on Free Agents and Arbitration Premium Story - The Cards assistant GM speaks about a number of player and coaching issues currently facing his club

Nov 15, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Mike Parisi Premium Story - We end our nine-part AFL series with another Cardinals pitching prospect, right-hander Mike Parisi

Nov 15, 2006 Baseball Men - The Fielder - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Brooks Robinson, 16-time Gold Glove winner & Hall of Famer

Nov 14, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Dennis Dove Premium Story - The Cardinals’ pitching prospect talks about his Arizona Fall League campaign and 2007 plans

Nov 13, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Amaury Marti Premium Story - The Cardinals’ Cuban-born outfield prospect talks - about his future, but not his past

Nov 13, 2006 Baseball Men - The Fantasy Player - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Wall Street Journal’s Sam Walker, author of ‘Fantasyland’

Nov 12, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Eric Haberer Premium Story - From Arizona, the Cardinals’ pitching prospect talks about his game and his plans for 2007

Nov 11, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Stuart Pomeranz Premium Story - From Arizona, the Cardinals’ pitching prospect talks about his game and his future

Nov 10, 2006 Baseball Men - The Doctor - Our "Baseball Men" interview series continues with Dr. Frank Jobe, 'Tommy John’ surgery pioneer

Nov 10, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Brendan Ryan Premium Story - From Arizona, the Cardinals’ top shortstop prospect talks about 2006 and preparation for 2007

Nov 9, 2006 Cards AFL Interview Series – Nick Stavinoha Premium Story - From Arizona, the Cardinals’ top outfield prospect talks about 2006 and preparation for 2007

Nov 8, 2006 Baseball Men - The Critic - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with ‘Ken Tremendous’ from the website ‘Fire Joe Morgan’

Nov 6, 2006 Baseball Men - The Cop - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Kevin Hallinan, MLB’s Senior Vice President for Security

Nov 5, 2006 AFL Interview Series – Coach Gene Tenace Premium Story - Our exclusive interviews from the Arizona Fall League continue with hitting coach Gene Tenace

Nov 4, 2006 AFL Interview Series – Coach Derek Lilliquist Premium Story - Our nine exclusive interviews from the Arizona Fall League begin with coach Derek Lilliquist

Nov 3, 2006 Baseball Men - The Comeback - Interview with John Hiller, who won ‘Fireman of the Year’ honors two years after a 1971 heart attack

Nov 1, 2006 Baseball Men - The Collector - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Harvey Wildstein, an aficionado of baseball memorabalia

Oct 31, 2006 Cardinals Winter Ball Ins and Outs Premium Story - Cards Asst. GM John Mozeliak discusses those playing winter ball and why others may not

Oct 29, 2006 Baseball Men - The Captain - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Sal Bando, who led the 1972-74 A’s to three championships

Oct 28, 2006 Cards WS Post-G5 Interviews – TLR/Eck/Weaver Premium Story - Tony La Russa, David Eckstein and Jeff Weaver spoke from Busch Stadium after their World Series win

Oct 27, 2006 Cards WS Pre-G5 Interview – La Russa Premium Story - Tony La Russa spoke from Busch Stadium before Friday’s World Series Game Five

Oct 27, 2006 Baseball Men - The Baseball Wife - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Sharon Hargrove, spouse of Mariners manager Mike Hargrove

Oct 27, 2006 Cards WS Post-G4 Interviews – TLR/Eckstein/WW Premium Story - Tony La Russa, David Eckstein and Adam Wainwright spoke from Busch Stadium after Thursday’s win

Oct 26, 2006 Thurs. WS Pre-G4 Interviews –TLR/Miles/J-Rod Premium Story - Tony La Russa, Aaron Miles and John Rodriguez spoke from damp Busch Stadium on Thursday

Oct 25, 2006 Wed. WS Pre-G4 Interviews –TLR/Reyes/Weaver Premium Story - Tony La Russa, Anthony Reyes and Jeff Weaver spoke from Busch Stadium prior to Wednesday's rain out

Oct 25, 2006 Baseball Men - The Analyst - Our "Baseball Men" series begins with Bill Felber, author of the groundbreaking ‘Book on the Book’

Oct 25, 2006 World Series Post-G3 Interviews – Carp/TLR Premium Story - Tony La Russa and Chris Carpenter spoke from Busch on a victorious Tuesday night

Oct 24, 2006 Take Five with Jeff Suppan Premium Story - The St. Louis Cardinals will send NLCS MVP Jeff Suppan to the mound on Wednesday

Oct 23, 2006 Mon. Cards WS Pre-G3 Interviews –TLR/Carp Premium Story - Tony La Russa and Chris Carpenter spoke from Busch on Monday

Oct 23, 2006 La Russa's Post Game Comments - Game 2 Premium Story - The Tigers even the series at one game a piece as the Series shifts to St. Louis

Oct 22, 2006 Take Five with Preston Wilson Premium Story - An interview with the Cardinals outfielder before Game 2 of the 2006 World Series

Oct 22, 2006 La Russa Game 2 - Pre-Game Comments Premium Story - It's Game 2 of the 2006 World Series here's Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa's pre-game comments

Oct 22, 2006 Take Five with Anthony Reyes Premium Story - Post game comments from the Cardinals Anthony Reyes winner of Game 1 of the World Series

Oct 22, 2006 Game One Post Game Comments - La Russa Premium Story - The Cardinals take Game 1 from Detroit by a score of 7-2 Saturday night

Oct 21, 2006 2007 MLB Draft Q&A: Greg Annarummo Premium Story - Greg Annarummo, a high energy third baseman in the high school ranks, sits down for a Q&A session.

Oct 20, 2006 A Conversation with La Russa Premium Story - An in-depth interview with the St. Louis Cardinals Manager

Oct 20, 2006 Take Five with Anthony Reyes Premium Story - The Cardinals Game 1 starter speaks out

Oct 20, 2006 Cardinals Just Going To Play Premium Story - St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa's NLCS Game 7's post game remarks.

Oct 19, 2006 Take Five with La Russa Before Game 7 Premium Story - The Cardinals Manager talks about his lineup for Game 7

Oct 19, 2006 2007 MLB Draft Q&A: Nicholas Hom - Nicholas Hom, a top prep third baseman in the country, talks about his game and going pro.

Oct 18, 2006 La Russa's Game Six Post Game Comments Premium Story - The Cardinals forced to a game seven after losing to New York 4-2 Wednesday night

Oct 18, 2006 Take Five with Tony La Russa Premium Story - A look at Game 6 of the NLCS and ahead to 2007

Oct 17, 2006 Cards NLCS G5 Interviews – Dunc’s/TLR/Weaver Premium Story - Tony La Russa, Jeff Weaver, Chris Duncan and Dave Duncan spoke from Busch Tuesday

Oct 16, 2006 Monday Cards NLCS G5 Interviews – Carp/TLR Premium Story - Chris Carpenter and Tony La Russa spoke from rainy Busch Stadium on Monday

Oct 15, 2006 Sunday Cards NLCS G4 Interviews – Weaver/TLR Premium Story - NLCS Game Five starter Jeff Weaver and Tony La Russa speak from Busch Stadium on Sunday

Oct 14, 2006 NLCS G3 Interviews – Reyes/TLR/Soup/Spiezio Premium Story - NLCS G4 starter Anthony Reyes, Tony La Russa, Jeff Suppan and Scott Spiezio speak from Busch

Oct 13, 2006 Fri. NLCS G2 Interviews – La Russa/Spiezio/So Premium Story - Cards manager Tony La Russa, third baseman Scott Spiezio and outfielder So Taguchi speak

Oct 12, 2006 Thurs. Cards NLCS G1 Interviews- Carp/TLR Premium Story - NLCS Game Two starting pitcher Chris Carpenter and his manager speak from Shea Stadium on Thursday

Oct 11, 2006 Wednesday Cards NLCS Interviews – Suppan/TLR Premium Story - Jeff Suppan and Tony La Russa speak from rainy Shea Stadium on Wednesday

Oct 10, 2006 Tuesday Cards NLCS Workout Day Interviews Premium Story - Jeff Weaver, Tony La Russa, Preston Wilson and David Eckstein speak from Shea Stadium

Oct 10, 2006 Cards Instructs with Jim Riggleman – Pitchers Premium Story - The Camp Coordinator identifies standout pitchers from the 2006 Winter Instructional League

Oct 9, 2006 NLDS Post-G4 Interviews – Carp/TLR/Belliard Premium Story - Post-Game Four comments by Cardinals Tony La Russa, Ron Belliard and Chris Carpenter

Oct 9, 2006 Cards Instructs with Jim Riggleman – Hitters Premium Story - The Camp Coordinator identifies standout hitters from the 2006 Winter Instructional League

Oct 7, 2006 Post-NLDS Game 3 Interviews – Carp/La Russa Premium Story - Post-Game Three comments by Cardinals Sunday starter Chris Carpenter and Tony La Russa

Oct 6, 2006 Friday Workout Day Interviews – Suppan/TLR Premium Story - Pre-Game Three comments by Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan and manager Tony La Russa

Oct 5, 2006 NLDS Game Two Interviews – Tony La Russa Premium Story - Pre- and Post-NLDS Game Two comments by St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa

Oct 4, 2006 Wednesday NLDS Interview – Adam Wainwright - Pre-Game Two comments by St. Louis Cardinals closer Adam Wainwright

Oct 4, 2006 Cards AFL Preview – Part Three - Hitters Premium Story - Cards exec Bruce Manno sets the stage for three Cardinals hitters playing in Arizona this fall

Oct 3, 2006 Tuesday Interviews – Weaver/TLR/Carp/Pujols Premium Story - Pre-Game One comments by Weaver and La Russa and post-game from Carpenter, Pujols and La Russa

Oct 3, 2006 Cards AFL Preview – Part Two - Pitchers Premium Story - Cards exec Bruce Manno sets the stage for four Cardinals pitchers playing in Arizona this fall

Oct 2, 2006 10/2 Workout Day Interviews – Carp, La Russa Premium Story - Tuesday’s starter Chris Carpenter and manager Tony La Russa speak from San Diego

Aug 11, 2006 Jeff Luhnow on Venezuela - Aug. 2006 – Part 1 Premium Story - The Cards’ VP of Player Procurement talks about this year’s crop of standouts from Venezuela & more!

Aug 11, 2006 Jeff Luhnow on Venezuela – Aug. 2006 – Part 2 Premium Story - The Cards’ VP of Player Procurement talks about the team’s international plans plus much more!

Aug 4, 2006 "Take Five" with Chris Lambert Premium Story - Gary Campbell and Ray Mileur "Take Five" with Springfield starting pitcher Chris Lambert

Aug 3, 2006 "Take Five" with Stuart Pomeranz Premium Story - Gary Campbell and Ray Mileur "Take Five" with Springfield starting pitcher Stuart Pomeranz

Jul 13, 2006 Interview – State College’s Mark Hamilton Premium Story - The Cardinals’ final second-round pick in the June Draft has acclimated well to the pro game

Jul 12, 2006 Interview – State College’s Nathan Southard Premium Story - The Cardinals’ 17th-round pick in the June Draft has exceeded expectations so far

Jul 10, 2006 Exclusive Interview – Manager Mark DeJohn Premium Story - The manager of the State College Spikes sits down with Brian Walton to discuss his job and his team

Jun 16, 2006 Interview – Cards 2nd-Rounder Jon Jay Premium Story - The Miami outfielder and Cardinals draft pick speaks from Omaha on the eve of the CWS

Jun 16, 2006 2007 MLB Draft Q&A: Robert Stock Premium Story - Robert Stock has long been considered one of the top talents in the 2007 draft class.

Jun 15, 2006 Interview – Cards 1st-Rounder Chris Perez Premium Story - Miami's closer speaks with Brian Walton prior to his appearance in the College World Series

Jun 13, 2006 Exclusive - 30 Questions for Jeff Luhnow Premium Story - The Cardinals’ VP of Player Procurement goes one on one with Brian Walton in an exclusive interview

Jun 12, 2006 Interview – Cards Eighth-Rounder Allen Craig Premium Story - The Cal Golden Bears shortstop is ready to play

Jun 11, 2006 Interview – Cards Third-Rounder Gary Daley Premium Story - The Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo right handed pitcher speaks with Brian Walton

Jun 8, 2006 Interview – Cards Sixth-Rounder Tyler Norrick Premium Story - Southern Illinois’ left-handed pitcher chatted with Brian Walton

Jun 8, 2006 Interview –2nd-Rounder Furnish to Sign Friday Premium Story - TCU left-hander agrees to $600K signing bonus

Jun 7, 2006 Interview – Cards 2nd-Rounder Mark Hamilton Premium Story - Brian Walton caught up with Tulane Green Wave first baseman Mark Hamilton

Jun 7, 2006 Interview – Cards First-Rounder Adam Ottavino Premium Story - Brian Walton caught up with Northeastern University’s Adam Ottavino

May 15, 2006 Exclusive Interview - David Eckstein Premium Story - The Cardinals shortstop covers a variety of current topics in this audio interview.

May 13, 2006 Interview - Cards Outfielder John Rodriguez Premium Story - The leftfielder talks about what it takes to stay in the majors

Apr 23, 2006 Take Five - with Dave Duncan Premium Story - A look at the Cardinals Bullpen

Apr 12, 2006 Take Five - "The Fat Lady is Singing" - Where it all began. Ray Mileur Takes-Five with "Sign-Man"

Apr 5, 2006 Brad on Bonding and Belonging Premium Story - Cardinals reliever Brad Thompson shares how his 2006 Cardinals teammates are coming together.

Mar 31, 2006 Exclusive Interview – Willie McGee Premium Story - Former Cardinal great Willie McGee speaks from Spring Training, where he is a special instructor

Mar 28, 2006 Exclusive Interview – Cards Fan Bruce Hornsby Premium Story - The triple Grammy-winning entertainer discusses how he became a Cardinals and Tony La Russa fan

Mar 16, 2006 Take Five - with Josh Hancock Premium Story - Non-Roster Invitee Survives Another Round of Cuts

Mar 14, 2006 Take Five - with Adam Wainwright Premium Story - Ray Mileur takes five minutes with Adam Wainwright from spring training

Mar 13, 2006 Take Five - with Jeff Nelson Premium Story - Mileur takes five minutes with Cardinal reliever Jeff Nelson

Mar 11, 2006 Take Five - with So Taguchi Premium Story - Ray Mileur takes Five Minutes with So Taguchi

Mar 8, 2006 Take Five - with Cal Eldred - Mileur takes five minutes with St. Louis Cardinals' Special Coach Cal Eldred

Mar 5, 2006 Dave Duncan's Initial Assessments Premium Story - A Look At The Non-Roster Pitcher Invitees

Mar 5, 2006 Exclusive Interview with Scott Spiezio Premium Story - Ray Mileur catches up with the Cardinals hottest hitter in spring training

Feb 24, 2006 Interview: Sig Mejdal - Part Two Premium Story - How a former NASA scientist became a character in a new book, then an analyst with the Cardinals

Feb 22, 2006 Interview: Sig Mejdal - Part One - How a former NASA scientist became a character in a new book, then an analyst with the Cardinals

 

 

2005 Interviews

 

Dec 26, 2005 Interview with Cards VP Jeff Luhnow – Part 3 Premium Story - A new, exclusive three-part interview series with St. Louis Cardinals Vice President Jeff Luhnow

Dec 25, 2005 Interview with Cards VP Jeff Luhnow – Part 2 Premium Story - A new, exclusive three-part interview series with St. Louis Cardinals Vice President Jeff Luhnow

Dec 24, 2005 Interview with Cards VP Jeff Luhnow - Part 1 Premium Story - A new, exclusive three-part interview series with St. Louis Cardinals Vice President Jeff Luhnow

Nov 30, 2005 BaseballHQ’s Deric McKamey on Cards Prospects Premium Story - One of baseball’s pre-eminent minor league experts shares his views of an improving Cardinals system

Nov 23, 2005 Fay Vincent on Postseason Umpiring - The former commissioner has some serious concerns about umpiring, especially in the postseason

Nov 19, 2005 Baseball Men - The Talker - Chris Russo, host for New York’s #1 rated ‘Mike and the Mad Dog’ radio program

Nov 15, 2005 MVPujols! - Answeres from Albert - The National League MVP fields answers from the press

Nov 14, 2005 BA’s Jim Callis on Cardinals Prospects Premium Story - Baseball America’s Executive Editor talks about a number of the Cardinals’ top prospects

Nov 14, 2005 Baseball Men - The Statistician - Steve Mann, arbitration consultant and fantasy baseball expert

Nov 11, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Rich Scalamandre Premium Story - Reliever Rich Scalamandre talks with Brian Walton from the Arizona Fall League.

Nov 11, 2005 Baseball Men - The Architect - Joe Spear, HOK Sport principal for Camden Yards and other landmark ballparks

Nov 11, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Travis Hanson Premium Story - Top Cardinal prospect, third baseman Travis Hanson, from the Arizona Fall League

Nov 10, 2005 Carpenter Cy Young Award Press Conference Premium Story - The 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner speaks with the press Thursday afternoon.

Nov 9, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Andy Cavazos Premium Story - Springfield reliever Andy Cavazos talks with Brian Walton from the Arizona Fall League.

Nov 8, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Gabe Johnson Premium Story - Springfield's catcher-corner infielder talks with Brian Walton from the Arizona Fall League

Nov 7, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Cory Doyne Premium Story - Springfield right-handed closer Cory Doyne talks with Brian Walton from the Arizona Fall League.

Nov 7, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Ron "Pop" Warner Premium Story - Interview with Palm Beach and Surprise Scorpions manager in the AFL, Ron "Pop" Warner

Nov 7, 2005 Baseball Men - The Teacher - Interview with Dr. Tom House, former pitching coach to Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan.

Nov 6, 2005 Exclusive Interview - Cody Haerther Premium Story - Brian Walton meets with the top Cardinals outfield prospect while at the Arizona Fall League

Nov 4, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Chris Lambert Premium Story - Former first-rounder, Springfield right-hander Chris Lambert talks with Brian Walton from the AFL

Nov 4, 2005 Baseball Men - The Bat Boy - Our ‘Baseball Men’ interview series continues with Matt McGough, author of ‘Bat Boy’

Nov 3, 2005 Baseball Men - The Economist - Dr. Andrew Zimbalist, the foremost authority on the Business of Baseball.

Oct 31, 2005 Baseball Men - The Prospect - An interview with Ryan Zimmerman, recent college standout and new member of the Washington Nationals

Oct 28, 2005 Baseball Men - The Little League Coach - Russell Miller, 20-year veteran as a Little League organizer

Oct 25, 2005 Baseball Men - The Team Player - Interview with John Flaherty, reserve catcher for the New York Yankees

Oct 24, 2005 Baseball Men - The Sportswriter - Our ‘Baseball Men’ interview series continues with Frank Deford, six-time ‘Sportswriter of the Year’

Oct 21, 2005 Baseball Men - The GM - Pat Gillick, former Executive of the Year and two-time World Series Champion

Oct 19, 2005 Baseball Men - The Leader - Interview with Marvin Miller, legendary Executive Director of the MLB Players Association

Oct 17, 2005 Baseball Men - The Historian - Peter Golenbock, author of bestsellers on the Yankees, Cardinals/Browns, Dodgers, Red Sox and Cubs

Oct 14, 2005 Baseball Men - The Man in Blue - Our "Baseball Men" interview series continues with Eric Gregg, veteran National League Umpire.

Oct 12, 2005 Baseball Men - The Scout - Our "Baseball Men" interview series continues with Paul Snyder, member of the Braves Hall of Fame

Oct 10, 2005 Baseball Men - The Mentor - Our "Baseball Men" series continues with Rod Dedeaux, Collegiate Baseball’s ‘Coach of the Century'

Oct 7, 2005 Baseball Men - The Independent - Mickey Herbert, owner of the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish

Oct 5, 2005 Baseball Men - The Dreamer - Mike Porzio, veteran of 11 Minor League Seasons and 51 Major League games.

Oct 3, 2005 Baseball Men - The Phenom - An in-depth chat with Steve Dalkowski, Minor League legend as ‘the fastest pitcher ever’

Sep 29, 2005 Baseball Men - The Broadcaster - An in-depth chat with Bob Wolff, Hall of Fame Broadcaster for the World Series and All-Star Game

Sep 28, 2005 Baseball Men - The Commissioner - Our "Baseball Men" interview series continues with Fay Vincent, former head of Major League Baseball

Sep 28, 2005 Bruce Manno on the Instructional League Premium Story - The Cardinals Director of Player Development provides details on the Winter Instructional League

Sep 26, 2005 Baseball Men - The Beat Writer - Tyler Kepner, New York Times correspondent to the New York Yankees

Aug 16, 2005 Interview – Cards Asst. GM John Mozeliak – Part 2 Premium Story - Assistant General Manager John Mozeliak discusses factors in player acquisition.

Aug 15, 2005 Interview – Cards Asst. GM John Mozeliak – Part 1 Premium Story - Assistant General Manager John Mozeliak discusses factors in player acquisition.

Aug 14, 2005 Exclusive Interview - Blake Hawksworth Premium Story - The Cardinals’ pitching prospect talks about his injury setback, rehab and future plans

Jul 19, 2005 Exclusive Interview - Billy Bob Thornton – Part 3 Premium Story - The final installment of a three-part exclusive interview series.

Jul 18, 2005 Exclusive Interview - Billy Bob Thornton – Part 2 Premium Story - The multi-talented Billy Bob Thornton shares his thoughts in an exclusive interview series.

Jul 17, 2005 Exclusive Interview - Billy Bob Thornton –Part One - The multi-talented Billy Bob Thornton shares his thoughts in an exclusive interview series.

Jun 9, 2005 Cards VP Jeff Luhnow on the 2005 Draft and more! Premium Story - The St. Louis Cardinals Vice President of Player Procurement speaks!

May 14, 2005 Interview - Cardinals Reliever Brad Thompson Premium Story - The recent Cardinal call-up answers Brian Walton's questions.

May 13, 2005 Interview - Cardinals Reliever Gabe White Premium Story - The new righthanded reliever answered questions before his first game in his new uniform.

May 9, 2005 La Russa on Three Nights in August Premium Story - Tony La Russa discusses Buzz Bissinger’s new book and what is next.

Mar 18, 2005 McKay on Base Running as Conditioning Premium Story - Dave McKay highlights a lesser-known aspect of preparation for the regular season

Mar 12, 2005 Interviews: Red Schoendienst and George Kissell - Veteran Cards Coaches Extend Rich Tradition

Mar 11, 2005 Exclusive Interview – Hitting Coach Hal McRae Premium Story - Cardinals' new hitting guru.

Mar 10, 2005 Exclusive Interview: Broadcaseter Wayne Hagin Premium Story - State of Spring.

Feb 25, 2005 Interview: Cardinals Vice President Jeff Luhnow Premium Story - The new head of amateur and international scouting

Feb 18, 2005 Interview with Fitness Expert Lou Schuler - On fitness and steroids in sports

 

 

 

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