|The Spikes' shared home|
When that expired, the Spikes aligned with the regional MLB club, the Pittsburgh Pirates, a move that was expected as soon as the sale was announced. A by-product was that the Cardinals were out.
After six years of losing clubs and declining attendance, the Spikes decided to end their affiliation with the Bucs and seek out alternatives this fall. The Cardinals were also interested in bettering their situation in Batavia.
Greenberg's relationship with St. Louis has come full-circle with Monday's announcement that the Cardinals and Spikes have agreed to a two-year PDC covering the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
In the audio interview that follows, Greenberg discusses then and now – the reasons behind both changes. He talks about how success is defined from a minor league franchise perspective, the unique relationship with Penn State and what to expect ahead.
Part one (5:00)
Part two (7:06)
Link to related article: "Cardinals shopping for new minors affiliates".
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