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Where to find The Cardinal Nation this season

It will be an increasingly-busy season in 2010 around here as several excellent additional opportunities have presented themselves, along with the continuation of other great features, too.

New endeavors

Articles on I am delighted to announce that selected articles from The Cardinal Nation site will be featured several times each week on the new, beefed-up website this season. In fact, the first one, “Three Cardinals Outfielders Make First Opening Day Roster,” is now posted. It is especially timely given Nick Stavinoha’s game-winning pinch-hit home run Friday night.

Globe-Democrat: Hopefully, by now readers are aware of my weekly “Minor League Notebook” column, appearing each Wednesday in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. I will also contribute features during the season and will provide game reports from selected road contests.

Facebook and Twitter: Then there are the daily Twitter and Facebook updates you can follow a number of ways including by subscribing via the links here or the links that are always at the bottom of my TCN articles and blog posts. You can also monitor my tweets via the special Twitter widget on the front page.

Continued bonus coverage

KSDK Channel 5: This Sunday from 10:00 – 10:30 A.M CDT., make sure to check out the weekly show, “This Week in Cardinal Nation” on KSDK NewsChannel 5. We are back as a regular contributor for a second season with our recent post on Albert Pujols’ historic four-run opening day performance featured in this week’s installment. For those outside the St. Louis area, we will post video clips afterward, though the capability may not be ready for the first week.

FOX Sports Midwest live blog/chats: I will continue to participate in FOX Sports Midwest’s regular in-game live blog/chat sessions, held during mid-week afternoon games. The first of 2010 will be on Monday starting at 3 P.M. CDT during the home opener.  Around their other duties, some of the FSM announcers will join for several innings, and BJ Rains from the Globe-Democrat and I will participate as panelists.  You will find the chat at and I will also post up the Cover It Live chat window here at for your convenience in following along and hopefully, participating.

KXnO Radio: My spots on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines will be weekly this season as the station has joined the Cardinals Baseball Network for 2010. I will try to post heads-ups here once exact times are slotted so those in central Iowa who want to tune in can do so. The station also streams live over the internet. Archived audio replays of my weekly segment, entitled “Cardinal Talk,” are usually available on the main site for subscribers. Through this blog’s association with, every TCN Blog post that goes up here is also featured on the extensive Yardbarker network. TCN Blog posts are featured regularly in the box on the St. Louis Cardinals page of the main website. Once in awhile, they also receive home page coverage on the mothership’s main MLB page as the featured blog of the day at the lower left.

The base The main site, The Cardinal Nation, in its sixth year in the network, will continue to feature new free and subscriber content every day all season long. A list of the most recent posts with hot links can always be viewed in the special TCN widget here on the front page of the blog. Don’t forget the very active message board community as well. For this blog, my target remains a new post every day. The discussion that follows remains up to you.

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Brian Walton runs The Cardinal Nation and The Cardinal Nation Blog, covering the St. Louis Cardinals and minor league system.
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