10 Things John Mozeliak Can’t Live Without
Written By Carrie Edelstein
Photography By Taka Yanagimoto
He’s the President of Baseball Operations for the St. Louis Cardinals. John “Mo” Mozeliak has been devoted to the team for more than 20 years, starting off as an assistant in scouting operations. Having recently celebrated his 50th birthday with friends in Nassau, now he’s matured into regularly sporting bowties, drinking fine wine and giving back where he can within the community. One organization close to his heart is the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Mo was touched when a stranger shared the story of his son suffering from a condition which causes blindness. “It was just one of those relationships that took off and we became great friends,” says Mo. “And I was able to use my position to help their organization raise money and raise awareness.” It’s a given vision would be one of those things hard to live without. We asked Mo for 10 more things he cannot live without in life.
Family. Mo’s home base is of course right here in St. Louis. He lives with his wife and their son, Will, who is a student at Chaminade College Preparatory School. Their daughter, Ally, is a sophomore at Boston College.
Baseball. Mo says, “I think we have a lot of optimism for our team this season. We feel like our club is built for success.”
A good book. Before the season got underway, Mo had read six books in five weeks! He says he loved “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles.
His favorite loafers. “My Aldens, It’s a small little shoe place out of Massachusetts.”
Health. “The smartest thing any individual can do is eat right. Everybody’s trying to find time to exercise and that can be difficult with demanding schedules so what you eat can make a big difference in your health.”
Bowties. ”My grandfather wore them so I decided I would start wearing them.”
His dogs. Mo has a Yellow Lab named Buck (like the currency, not the Cards legend) and a Havanese named Cash.
A relaxing afternoon on the golf course. Mo is partial to the course at Old Warson Country Club.