Are you ready to welcome summertime and hot days spent at the ballfield? This month, the sound of a baseball bat and the hot dog guy is as good an indicator as any that warm weather is here. For those in southwest Missouri, getting a baseball fix means heading to Hammons Field. There’s plenty to be excited about this upcoming season, so we decided to break it down.
A New Face at the Top
The Springfield Cardinals have a new skipper this season: Joe Kruzel, who has been with the Cardinals organization for seven years. He replaces Johnny Rodriguez. Kruzel was most recently with Short-A State College Spikes in the New York-Penn League.