Originally posted on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 4/8/13
The last time we saw the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, we'd rather forget.  A coronation of back-to-back NL champs somehow morphed into the first few bars of Taps and the Birds haven't been back to play at 700 Clark St. until today. Coming off a 3-3 road trip that could have been much better (losing a 1-0 game and another one in 16 innings after blowing 4 leads) or much worse, the Cardinals have the first games against the team expected by most to take the NL Central... the Cincinnati Reds. Yes, the pomp will be welcome and I'm 100% sure that the emotion of having 45K faithful remember Stan the Man will be AWESOME... but, beyond all of that... this is a pretty critical game and series against the Reds. Just so much good stuff going on today, we figured it'd be best to put it all in one post so you can enjoy the day. It's Opening Day. A St. Louis holiday. And here's what you need to know: Pep Rally:  Joe Buck's downtown anytime after 10:30a. Why Joe Buck's? 1) Givi...
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