Fans are required to follow the Memphis Redbirds (@memphisredbirds) and Blazek (@MichaelBlazek34) on Twitter in order to view the conversation. Topics such as the offseason, 2012 Texas League 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 Blazek by tweeting to @memphisredbirds with the hashtag #twinterview.
Blazek was named to the 2011 Texas League Mid-Season All-Star squad while also appearing in four games for the Redbirds over the last two seasons. The right-hander recently transitioned into a relief role and pitched the majority of last season with Double-A Springfield where he won a Texas League Championship. Blazek is recognized as the organization's 13th best prospect according to MLB.com and was added to St. Louis' 40-man roster at the conclusion of last season.
The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will make its annual trip to Memphis and visit AutoZone Park on Sunday, January 20. The event is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Champions Club on the club level.
This year's attendees include former Redbirds Matt Adams, Tony Cruz, Sam Freeman, and Brad Thompson. Former Memphis Chick and National League All-Star Ryan Franklin and Cardinals' 2012 first round pick Michael Wacha will also join the Caravan along with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin. Players will discuss the past and upcoming season during a question and answer session with youth autograph opportunities to follow.
For more information, please call the Redbirds front office at (901) 721-6000 or click here.
About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.
About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.