A home opener against the Cincinnati Reds, a record number of interleague games, and the first showdown with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since they lured away Albert Pujols are among the highlights of the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals schedule, released today by Major League Baseball.
The season opens April 1 with a game against Arizona. The home opener is a week later.
A fan of the St. Louis Cardinals buys a beer from a vendor prior to Game 3 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Busch Stadium in 2006. At 56 cents an ounce, St. Louis is second only to Boston for the priciest ballpark brew in the country.
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Sunlight shines through Brandon Butler's beer as he takes a sip during the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the Orioles and the Texas Rangers in Baltimore on May 10.
Change has been the story of the season for the Miami Marlins, formerly the Florida Marlins. With a new coach, a new name, new team colors and a new stadium the baseball team set a franchise record for winning games in May.
But one tradition isn't changing anytime soon: beer. Ordering a beer at a baseball game is as American as apple pie. So is forking over a small fortune for that beer.
According to an analysis by TheStreet.com, the most expensive beer of any baseball stadium is sold at the new Marlins Park, where baseball fans pay $8 for a Bud Light draft.
A tarp covers the Busch Stadium infield after it was announced that Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to possibilities of heavy rain in St. Louis on Oct. 26, 2011.
Lance Berkman connects for a three-run homer during a June 23rd blow-out win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals announced on Thursday that Berkman will return to the team next year.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Lance Berkman has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. The team did not announce any more details, but other reports say the deal is for $12 million. Berkman made $8 million this season.
Albert Pujolsmakes an unassisted play at first base against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 19, 2011. Pujols was injured in the sixth inning making a play at first base.
St. Louis Cardinals fans got some bad news today. Star first baseman Albert Pujols will be out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left forearm.
The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan today, one day after Pujols was injured in a game against Kansas City at Busch Stadium. Pujols was hurt on a play at first base in the sixth inning. He was fielding a throw that was off-target and Kansas City's Wilson Betemit collided with his glove hand as Pujols was pulled toward home. The Cards' three-time MVP went down to the ground in pain.
Looks like the fifth time isn't the charm for former Cardinals baseball slugger Mark McGwire.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that not only was it the fifth unsuccessful bid for McGwire, but also his worst vote total showing yet. This coming after McGwire admitted that he used steroids.
The Post-Dispatch has the vote totals:
McGwire was named on 115 of the 581 ballots cast, or 19.8 percent. He received 23.7 pct. of the votes cast in 2010 and 21.9 percent -- his previous low -- in 2009. Roberto Alomar (90 pct.) and Bert Blyleven (79.7 pct.) earned election this year.