In the first two games at the brand new stadium of the team for which we have directed a considerable amount of our psychic energy over the last 26 years, the home team has been outscored 29-8. When a baseball team is blown out, it is often to referred to as a "football score;" the final tally was so high that one would think a football team had notched it. Allow us to refute this notion. There were no 15-3 or 14-5 games in the NFL last season. Mercifully.
Anyway, much to the chagrin of Cardinals fans everywhere, we'll be back at this again tonight: One more game at the new Busch. At this point, we are simply cheering for competitiveness: The Cardinals have been down 6-0 in the third inning of two consecutive games now. That is a difficult hole for even the most rabid fan to pull themselves out of. The game was over — again — before we'd opened the second beer.
This is no way to begin a life with a new baseball stadium.