January 12, 2013

Lineup for 2013 Cards Caravan headed for Lake Land College

Caravan #5 is slated to visit Lake Land College on January 20, with these designated visitors. (The visiting parties sometimes change.)

  • Emcee: Rick Horton
  • Alumni: Jason Simontacchi
  • Alumni: Kerry Robinson
  • Active: Marc Rzepczynski
  • Active: Shane Robinson
  • Active: Adron Chambers
  • Active: Barrett Browning

The event will take place at Laker Field House at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL.

Tickets are $7, whether at the door or in advance. Tickets are sold at the Lakers Athletics office, Mattoon High School, and First Federal Savings & Loan, all in Mattoon.

This year the first 400 children 15 years old or younger will receive a special autograph ticket, as an autograph limit is in place for all caravans at all stops. As in the past, autographs are free.

This is the third year running the Cardinals are making Lake Land College a caravan stop. Lake Land, to our knowledge, was the first college hosting a caravan stop.

Rick Horton was the emcee at the first Cards Caravan in 2011. The Cardinals went on to win the World series that season. Some of the players at that time included Jon Jay and David Freese. Freese would go on to win the World Series MVP. Kozma was also part of that group.

Last year, players such as Matt Carpenter and Tony Cruz visited Lake Land and performed quite well during that season.

For whatever reason, players who visit Lake Land on the Cardinals Caravan tend to make significant contributions as players for the Cardinals. Who will shine this season?