Sports - Spectator

Cardinals Home Opener

When: Mon., April 11, 3:15 p.m. 2016

It's been a few months since baseball was back in town, but the long drought is almost over. Today at 3:15 p.m., the St. Louis Cardinals play the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; Remaining tickets are $99 to $325.90 and may be sold out by the time you finish this sentence, but that's never stopped anybody from seeing the game. There are at least a thousand bars with TVs, and your own home probably has one; if not, your work computer may double as a baseball viewing device. So what's new this year? The Cubs might be good. Pittsburgh is either going to take one small step toward relevance again, or they're going to fall out of the basement by June. Cincinnati is fueled by garbage chili and spaghetti, so they're doomed no matter what happens on the diamond. Oh, and the Cardinals — they're the home-town favorites to win it all. Only 161 games after this one, guys. Savor them all.

Paul Friswold

Price: $99-$325

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