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Our Rick Ankiel Weekend

It really has been bizarre to watch the reaction to Rick Ankiel's triumphant return to St. Louis as a power-hitting outfielder. We understand that it's an inspiring story — obviously — but it's still odd to see a guy we've been quietly stalking following for seven years now suddenly leading newscasts. As we mentioned…

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At Last, The New Busch

We know, we're checking out a half hour earlier than usual today, but you can blame ESPN for that: Tonight, for the first time, we will see the new concoction our beloved Cardinals have built: We're visiting the new Busch Stadium tonight. (Hence our checking out early; ESPN has the game starting at 6 p.m. local time.)…