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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 ‚ÄĒ again ‚ÄĒ before we'd opened the second beer.

This is no way to begin a life with a new baseball stadium.