Former Cardinal pitcher flies with the Thunderbirds


Former Cardinals pitcher and current radio personality Brad Thompson buckles in and prepares for his flight on Friday morning with the Thunderbirds. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Sam Scinta)

SCOTT AFB – Brad Thompson is used to getting into stressful situations.

As a reliever across seven seasons in Major League Baseball, Thompson was called on time and time again to pitch with important games on the line.

Strapping into an Air Force F-16 and shooting across the Metro East at 600 miles per hour on Friday, however, proved different for the former St. Louis Cardinal and 2006 World Series Champion.

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