Mike Shannon to take over Cards’ Twitter

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals’ 318,000 twitter followers will get a surprise this Wednesday.  Play-by-play announcer Mike Shannon will step away from the microphone to tweet for the team.  He will be broadcasting the July 31st game with the Pirates on twitter.

This is Mike Shannon’s social media debut for the team.  He will be telling fans to “Get up” in 140 characters or less. He will also be commenting and answering fans’ questions under the hashtag #MikeShannon.

Al Hrabosky and John Rooney will be doing the broadcast on the Cardinals Radio Network.  They are in for Mike Shannon for the Wednesday night match-up. For more information on the takeover, fans can visit cardinals.com/mikeshannon.

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