Found August 16, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the construction of Ballpark Village. Maybe it's the players. Or, likely, it's all of the above. Whatever the reasons, this is certain: The Cardinals aren't hitting as many homers this season, most noticeably at home. The numbers, please: The Cardinals hit 159 homers in 2012, the 17th most in the majors. They are on pace to hit 125 this year and they rank 27th. The Cardinals hit 76 homers at home in 2012. They are on pace for 56 this season. Opponents hit 64 homers at Busch last year. They are on pace for 49 this season. Those differences are too great to pass off as outlier, to borrow a term used by general manager John Mozeliak. If manager Mike Matheny has a theory, he has yet to share it. Asked about the team's lack of homers Thursday, he brushed it off as a superstition. "I want you to talk about that," he said Thursday. "The last time you guys (media) did, we hit like six in two days....
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