Thanks to our Advertisers

  Thanks to the great advertisers who made this special "Minor League Summer Tour 2013" possible.  We put together a trip which featuredfour of the Cardinals minor league affiliates: The Memphis Redbirds (Triple A), Springfield Cardinals (Double A), State College Spikes (Rookie), and Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie). The trip also includes the All-Star Game for the Frontier League which includes the River City Rascals (based in O'Fallon, Mo.) and Gateway Grizzlies (Sauget, Ill.) 

For those who decide to make a trip to visit the minor league teams, if you include Memphis, be sure to check out the Peabody Hotel. If going to Johnson City, be sure to check out the Carnegie Hotel

The Carnegie Motel offers luxurious lodging including a full service spa, swimming pool, work out room, great views, and many other things. 

Be watching for articles about our plans and see how you can plan a fun trip baseball trip.

Here's what The Homewood Suites in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida said about advertising with rains media on

"Advertising with Rob Rains on his radio show, now on has been a tremendous success for us. It was really awesome as I walked through my lobby and spoke with STL Fans who said "we heard about you through the radio show!" or getting calls for future dates from St. Louis and told, I heard about you on the radio show, then checked out their web site and they had a link right to your hotel." Honestly, the best part about dealing with you guys, is the personal attention! Cant wait to do business with you again!" -- Liz Oliver, General Manager Homewood Suites, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

"The Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens partnered for a second very successful year with Rains Media. Our hotel is so close to the stadium that we are a favorite among those fans coming down for Spring Training. I provided Rains Media with a link for booking ease and it was placed directly on their site. I cannot think of Spring Training without Rains Media, they help make my season what it is!" -- Christie Netzel, Director of Sales, Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Planning a trip to the Palm Beach area? Call the Homewood Suites and ask to speak to Liz or Christie and tell them you heard about it from us and they'll give you a discount! (561) 622-7799

St. Anthony's Medical Center

Steady Rain Internet Strategy, Design, Development - they built our website

AEC- Local 57- Associated Electrical Contractors

Norrenberns Lumber and Hardware

Kirkwood Lodge at Lake of the Ozarks

Crawford Butz Insurance- all types of insurance

Clubhouse Bar & Grill on Gravois in Affton

B. T. Group Promotional Products- cups, pens, hats, shirts etc.

A.J. Coffee Company - Buy your coffee online for the freshest taste

Jim Hanifan's "It's a Better Burger" - two locations

The Homewood Suites in Palm Beach Gardens - great for Spring Training

Duffy's MVP- great sports bars in the Jupiter, Florida area

Burger Bar by Chef Allen- next to Homewood Suites, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Gene-Del Printing in Brentwood, MO

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 Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell wrote the foreword. He was from Georgia and his family knew Margaret Mitchell.