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Redbirds To Hold #Twinterview With Pitcher Joe Kelly Thursday


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Redbirds will hold an interview via Twitter (Twinterview) with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and former Redbird Joe Kelly at 4:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 20.

Fans are required to follow the Memphis Redbirds (@memphisredbirds) and Kelly (@Joe_Kelly_Jr) on Twitter in order to view the conversation. Topics such as the offseason, 2012 MLB playoffs, coach movement, the farm system, and general baseball topics will be discussed during this time.

In order to follow along and participate live on Twitter, fans are asked to submit their questions for Kelly by tweeting to @memphisredbirds with the hashtag #twinterview.

Kelly posted a PCL-leading 2.86 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 12 starts for the Redbirds last season before having his contract purchased in June and finishing the season in St. Louis. Initially filling in for the injured Jaime Garcia in the St. Louis rotation before later transitioning to the bullpen, the right-hander tied for 5th among National League rookies with 107 innings pitched and was 9th with 75 strikeouts. His 3.53 ERA also ranked 2nd among NL rookies with 100 innings pitched or more. Kelly was drafted by St. Louis in the third round of the 2009 draft out of the University of California at Riverside.

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#Twinterview number three with @AdamOttavino


As promised, another #Twinterview took place earlier today. Here’s the Q & A in case you missed it!

@memphisredbirds: Alright @AdamOttavino, are you ready to get this #Twinterview started?!

@AdamOttavino: absolutely! ready and willing! #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Great! Now, how has your offseason home in Brooklyn, NY been treating you? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: it has been good so far, been working hard and enjoying being home. Here is a pic i took http://t.co/eEEfLCDA #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Good to hear, so what has been keeping you busy this offseason? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: I have been preparing for next season, dominating in Fifa 12 from PS3, and giving some lessons to local kids #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Dominating in Fifa 12, eh? So you think you’re better than fellow teammates @jonjayU and @DanielDescalso? #Twinterview

@Adam Ottavino: Well, I don’t want to brag, but I have the ring in Fifa, and they have the real ring i want…WS Ring #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Touche sir, soon enough! What made you want to become a baseball player? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: my dad taught me the game, and its been a companion every year since…the only thing i ever felt meant to do #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: What are your parting words for 2011 Redbirds manager Hammer? #Twinterivew

@AdamOttavino: congrats!! Hammer was a great manager to play for and I am happy he is going to be in STL this year #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: What are your thoughts on Pop managing the Redbirds next season? #Twinterview

@Adam Ottavino: The team is in great hands…Pop is another great manager…I am sure the team will have a good year #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Which Cardinals player do you think you have learned the most from? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: Many players have helped me, but I have watched Adam Wainwright closely , and learned a lot from him and his approach

@memphisredbirds: He is certainly a good guy to watch. Who is your favorite athlete? Why? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: Jimmy Key was my favorite pitcher growing up..overall athlete I would Say Muhammed Ali, he changed the world #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Who have people said you look like? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: I have heard lots of names, josh hartnett, tom brady, ashton kutcher… personally i don’t see them but oh well#twinterview

@memphisredbirds: We’ll go with Josh Hartnett. If you weren’t in baseball, what would you be doing? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: I think I could have a sports talk radio show or something someday #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Tell us one thing about you that the fans don’t already know. #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: My arms can do this: pic.twitter.com/C1AU7NDB

@memphisredbirds: Oh wow, did not see that coming. Impressive. What are your words to live by? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: Make Haste…Slowly (meaning things take time, but consistent work will pay off) #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Let’s go back to 2006. Describe in 140 characters how it felt to be drafted in the 1st round of the MLB draft? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: surreal feeling..took a while to hit me…my 3 years at Northeastern had helped me achieve a major goal for me #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: And how was it working through your shoulder injury in 2010? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: crazy, i had never been through anything like that. I felt helpless. Thankfully I wasn’t, and now I feel great. Thanks to all the people who helped me get healthy and back on the field, they deserve the credit #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: What is the most difficult part about playing professional baseball? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: just the everyday grind…people are at the beach and you can’t go… it ok though because I love it #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Always good to love what you do. If you were on a reality TV show, which one would it be and why? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: The Amazing Race…I love the traveling aspect, and flying a lot is easy at this point #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Yea, you’ve got to be used to the traveling by now. So, how are you preparing for next season? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: I strength train with @strengthcoach64 and throw nights during the week with local pro ballplayers i know #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: Liked the shout-out right there. What was the best decision you ever made? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: To go to College instead of signing out of high school..i was 17 and not ready. I had a great college experience and got bigger and stronger #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: One last question: what do you like most about being part of the Cardinals organization? #Twinterview

@AdamOttavino: They have a great history, and I have been blessed with great teammates in my career #twinterview

@memphisredbirds: That’s all from us here in Memphis, thanks for participating in this #Twinterview! And as always, good luck next season!

@AdamOttavino: Thanks for having me! #twinterview

Leave a comment if you have any suggestions on who should participate in our next #Twinterview!

#Twinterview with @jonjayU


Our second #Twinterview is in the books and was quite a success! Thanks to @jonjayU for helping us out! If anyone missed it, here’s what went down:

@memphisredbirds: Alright everyone, let’s get this #Twinterview started! @jonjayU, are you ready for this?

@jonjayU: let’s do it!

@memphisredbirds: Great! In 140 characters describe your World Series experience. #Twinterview

@jonjayU: it was incredible especially the series we had. I remember watching World Series in the past and dreaming of playing in one.

@memphisredbirds: Do you consider winning the World Series the most exciting thing you have done in life thus far? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: in the sports aspect of my life it is definitely number one

@memphisredbirds: How did you feel once that last out had been made in game 7 of the World Series? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: it was crazy I remember running over to Craig and just yelling because we were so fired up

@memphisredbirds: When did it hit you that you were a major leaguer? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: the day I got called up from Memphis I got to pinch hit for Carp against Hudson when I was standing on deck it hit me

@memphisredbirds: What are you looking forward to in the 2012 season? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I can’t wait to be around my teammates and trying to do the same exact thing we did last year, win!

@memphisredbirds: What made you want to become a baseball player? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: since I can remember I always loved baseball it’s always been the one sport I have always enjoyed the most

@memphisredbirds: Which minor leaguers do you think fans should keep their eye out for in the #StLCards farm system? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I think Ryan Jackson is a sleeper

@memphisredbirds: What’s one thing you learned in the minors that has helped you in the majors? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I’ve learned how to deal with different circumstances and still be able to perform: long bus rides, 5am flights, eating bad

@memphisredbirds: Also, what adjustments did you have to make going from the Redbirds to the Cardinals? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: every level in the minors Ieagues I had to make an adjustment from Memphis to St Louis the speed of the game is faster.

@memphisredbirds: And what do you miss most about Memphis? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I miss the good Memphis barbecue And my Huey’s burgers

@memphisredbirds: What were your parting words for Tony La Russa? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: It was a shocker. I thanked him for helping me in my career, he is an incredible manager.

@memphisredbirds: Thoughts on Matheny taking over for TLR? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I’m excited, I think he is going to a great job we have a good group of core guys

@memphisredbirds: Ok, so we’re all wondering: what’s the status of your fro right now? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: haha I tweeted a pic last week but here’s another one lockerz.com/s/161158736

@memphisredbirds: It’s all gone! Will it make another appearance next season? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: maybe we’ll see how I’m feeling

@memphisredbirds: Haha, ok. You always seem to be chewing on gum during games… do you have a favorite flavor? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: haha I just stick with the original flavor I like the big league chew grape

@memphisredbirds: Ah, ‘Ground Ball’ Grape, nice choice. Who have people said you look like? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I’m not really sure I say I look like a young fresh prince of Bel Aire Will Smith haha

@memphisredbirds: Yea, we’ll give it to you! If you weren’t in baseball, what would you be doing? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: involved in some Type of Business probably be an entrepreneur

@memphisredbirds: Now, you are known for your large shoe collection. What’s your favorite pair? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: I’m not sure prob my lebron 8′s South Beaches and All the 11 Jordans

@memphisredbirds: We see that you, @DanielDescalso and @dfreese23 all say #ouef on twitter, are you allowed to tell us what that means? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: sorry thats secret society

@memphisredbirds: I guess we’ll have to respect that. What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Cardinals organization? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: The Tradition

@memphisredbirds: Which Cardinals player have you learned the most from? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: it’s funny because I think everyone has helped me at some time that’s the great thing about our team we are all close

@memphisredbirds: Tell us one thing about you that the fans don’t already know. #Twintervie

@jonjayU: that if i didn’t play baseball all year in high school I would have played soccer

@memphisredbirds:  Wow, very interesting. What are your words to live by? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: trust in God

@memphisredbirds: You’ve made it to the majors, played in the WS, what’s your ultimate goal now as a baseball player? #Twinterview

@jonjayU: be fortunate enough to win another ring

@memphisredbirds: Always good. That’s all from us in Memphis, thanks 4 participating in our 2nd #Twinterview. Good luck in StL, we’re rooting for ya!

@jonjayU: thanks you and everyone for your questions

So it looks like #oeuf will remain a mystery to fans, but you can’t blame us for trying to find out!

Because both #Twinterviews went as well as they did, a few more are in the works to be scheduled soon. Leave us a comment here about who you think our next #Twinterview should be with! And of course, follow us! @memphisredbirds

#Twinterview with @DanielDescalso


As the Media Relations Manager, I realized that this blog is in serious need of some attention and what better day to start back up then when something good happened?! So today we held our very first interview via Twitter aka a Twinterview. Let me tell you right now, you can definitely expect more of these to come- everything went really well. Daniel Descalso was the perfect player to help us test this concept out. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is next on our list, his Twinterview is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m. CST.

If you missed our Twinterview with Daniel Descalso, you’re in luck. I kept tabs on every question and answer exchanged and here’s what we came up with:

@memphisredbirds: Let’s get this twinterview started! In 140 characters describe your World Series experience. #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso : It was a dream come true. I can remember being a little kid hoping to be a big leaguer and to win a WS is amazing.

@memphisredbirds: When did it finally hit you that you were a major leaguer? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: It sunk in when I got my first hit. A double in Pittsburgh.

@memphisredbirds: What are you looking forward to in the 2012 season? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I’m excited to play for Mike Matheny and to get Wainwright back. I smell a repeat.

@memphisredbirds: What made you want to become a baseball player? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: That is all I ever wanted to be. From the moment my dad put a whifflebat in my hands I knew I want to be a baseball player.

@memphisredbirds: What were your parting words for Manager Tony La Russa? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I thanked him for the opportunity he gave me and I wished him luck in the future. I was lucky to play for him.

@memphisredbirds: What are your thoughts on Mike Matheny taking over for La Russa? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Great player. Great leader. Even better guy. Tough to follow TLR but I’m exited about what he brings to the table.

@memphisredbirds: Which players do you think fans should keep their eye out for in the #StLCards farm system? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: There are lots of good players in the system. 1B Matt Adams and SS Ryan Jackson are just a couple.

@memphisredbirds: Which #StLCards player have you learned the most from? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I’ve tried to learn from them all. With the veterans we have it’s hard to point out just one cuz I’ve learned from them all

@memphisredbirds: Alright, we have to ask…what do you miss most about Memphis? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Rendezvous and the Kooky Canuck. Two of my favorite spots. And all the great people of course.

@memphisredbirds: Memphis misses you too! So do you know who tweets for @TortyCraig? Is it Wainwright? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: No comment haha. I will say that it’s not Wainwright or any other member of the team.

@memphisredbirds: Haha, fair enough! Here’s a tough one: @BuschSquirrel or @TortyCraig? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Definitely Torty. He was with us the whole year (we kept him quiet) and the squirrel only showed up in the playoffs

@memphisredbirds: Nice! What’s one thing you learned in the minors that has helped you the most in the majors? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: You gotta ride the wave. There are lots of ups and downs in baseball but you cant get too high or too low.

@memphisredbirds: Who is your favorite athlete and why? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I’m a huge 49ers fan and I always loved watching Steve Young play quarterback. Great competitor.

@memphisredbirds: What activities keep you busy in the off-season? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Right now it’s getting a coffee and walking around in the Marina in San Francisco. I’m simple haha

@memphisredbirds: Sounds like a very relaxing off-season for you! Who have people said you look like? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I did have one fan tell me I looked like a cross between Matt Morris and John Mabry. Haha I dunno.

 @memphisredbirds: Hmm…there’s somewhat of a resemblance…If you weren’t in baseball, what would you be doing? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Great question…I like to cook so maybe an executive chef or own my own restaurant.

@memphisredbirds: What is your favorite thing about being a part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: The tradition. It’s an honor to wear the same jersey that so many legends have worn over the years.

@memphisredbirds: Good choice, very true. Tell us one thing about you that the fans don’t already know. #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Hmmm…my last name literally means “no shoes” in Italian and Spanish.

@memphisredbirds: Haha, that is pretty awesome. What are your words to live by? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: Only worry about the things that you can control and forget the rest. That’s my motto.

@memphisredbirds: As of right now, who do you think will be the #StLCards biggest competition next year? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: The NL Central will be tough again. The Reds and Brewers are going to be good. We can’t underestimate anybody though.

@memphisredbirds: What are your expectations for the Cardinals next season? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I think the sky is the limit. We have a great team coming back and after winning this year we are all hungry for a repeat.

@memphisredbirds: You made it to the majors and was a part of the 2011 WS team, what’s your ultimate goal now as a player? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: The goal is to play as long as I can and win a lot of World Series’. The first one was great but I want more.

@memphisredbirds: How do you prepare for the next season? What does your off-season workout include? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: I do my strength and conditioning with a trainer in the Bay Area. I also hit and throw with other local baseball players.

@memphisredbirds: One last question to wrap this up! How many ways can a batter reach first base? #Twinterview

@DanielDescalso: 7…Hit, Error, Walk, Hit by pitch, Dropped 3rd strike, Catcher’s interference, and Fielder’s Choice. Nailed it haha.

@memphisredbirds: Nicely done! That’s all from us in Memphis. Thanks for participating in our 1st #Twinterview! Good luck with everything, we’ll be rooting for ya!

@DanielDescalso: Anytime…Go Cardinals and Go Redbirds!! #Twinterview

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