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St. Louis Cardinals Visit Cox Health Kids

Though baseball season won’t be starting anytime soon, kids at Cox Health South and the Children’s Miracle Network received a visit from members of the St. Louis Cardinals Friday afternoon. KSMU’s Brett Moser reports.

Four year old Dominick Stevens of Springfield quietly plays with toy trucks and tractors on his hospital bed at Cox Health. He’s suddenly distracted from his play when a few unexpected visitors drop by.

The person, or rather bird, that Dominick refers to as “Mr. Eagle” is none other than Springfield Cardinal mascot Louie joined by St. Louis outfielder Colby Rasmus.Kids from the Children’s Miracle Network also got the Cardinals treatment, receiving baseball cards, autographed hats and play time with Louie. Four year old Danny White boasts that he’s the Cardinals number one fan.

Former St. Louis pitcher and current Cardinal’s commentator Rick Horton says it’s gratifying to see the game of baseball make a kid’s day.

The Cardinals gang was in town to sign autographs and greet fans at the Cardinal’s Caravan Friday night, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network.

For KSMU News, I’m Brett Moser.