ST. LOUIS -- When the Cardinals pulled up to Fenway Park Tuesday, many of their players didn't head to the clubhouse like they usually do.
"Just like a bunch of kids, as soon as they got off the bus or the cab, they went straight out in the stands and looked around," manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday during his World Series media day presser.
Understandably so. Only a handful of Cardinals have played in Fenway Park. Most of those who haven't played there had not even been inside before Tuesday.
Carlos Beltran, of course, has played there plenty. He's a .327 hitter in 25 games at the home of the Red Sox. Randy Choate has pitched in eight games there and has yet to give up a homer to David Ortiz. Matt Holliday has played in two three-game series, and hit a home run. Yadier Molina was there for the 2004 World Series and an interleague series in '08. Edward Mujica served a home run to Will Middlebrooks in 2012. John Axford pitched a scoreless inning in 2011.
But that's about it....