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Cardinals NLDS pre-game schedules and highlights

NLDS Game 1 – Sunday, October 7, 2012 – Busch Stadium – 2:07 P.M. (TBS)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village (Clark & Broadway)

Live music, entertainment, prizes and more

Appearances by Fredbird and Team Fredbird, Andy Benes and the 2011 World Series Trophy

Gates will open at Noon

42,000 Fans will receive a Rally Towel

Pre-Game Ceremony Starts at 1:45 p.m.

National Anthem by the 399th Army Band from Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

NLDS Game 2 – Monday, October 8, 2012 – Busch Stadium – 3:37 P.M. (TBS)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village (Clark & Broadway)

Live music, entertainment, prizes and more

Appearances by Fredbird and Team Fredbird, Rick Horton and the 2011 World Series Trophy

Gates will open at 1:15 PM

42,000 Fans will receive a Rally Towel

Pre-Game Ceremony Starts at 3:20 P.M.

National Anthem by Shannon Magrane, Season 11 American Idol Contestant, and daughter of former Cardinal pitcher Joe Magrane

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18 Responses to “Cardinals NLDS pre-game schedules and highlights”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    So we survived the sudden death game in Atlanta.

    All things considered, the Cards are in pretty good shape.
    We have recently recovered Chris Carpenter, a very good post season pitcher. Spared 225 innings of work, he should be strong.
    We have a nice stable of pitchers, with Lynn, Kelly, Rosenthal, and Miller hoping to contribute in post season.
    Holliday hit a HR yesterday, Beltran socked two in one game recently. They seem ready.
    Kozma and Descalso have played well the final couple of weeks of the season, giving us a lift.
    Furcal and Berkman are out of the picture, yet satisfactorily replaced by rookie sensation Kozma and Craig.
    Basically, we are finally at full strength, while the Gnats benched Strasburg.

    Things could be worse. The Texas Rangers have been the best in the game over the past 3 years, but got bounced yesterday. Arte spent oodles, but is still not going to be watching Albert in post-season this year. But if he turns on the tube, Arte can watch Kozma work his voodoo. Good times.

  2. blingboy says:

    I’ll bet Nolan Ryan is in a bad mood.

    The new site pretty much sucks so far. Hoping for the best. Brian could just take a week off down there in Florida, say you couldn’t access the site and it froze up your phone.

    Any guesses where Hamilton lands this winter?

  3. Brian Walton says:

    If past history is any indication, New York, Boston or Los Angeles. I have a feeling it will be Boston as they badly need to create a reason to believe.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    Its great there will be some pregame festivities today and tomorrow. The Cards have a lot to celebrate.

    Pujuls leaves, the Angels add him and Wilson, but do not reach the playoffs.
    The Braves do not fold like last year, instead they are simply eliminated in sudden death.
    Despite 3 years of a strong team, the Rangers are out.
    The Dodgers got new ownership and spent large, but could not overtake the Cards.
    The White Sox led their division for much of the year, but could not even qualify.
    And the Cubs and Astros were terrible.

    Meanwhile the Cards kept right on ticking and reached the playoffs. Just like last year, they have a 1 in 8 chance of winning it all.

    • Nutlaw says:

      There have definitely been some satisfying results for other teams to date. Beating the Reds in the NLCS would be awfully nice as well, should it come to pass.

  5. Bw52 says:

    Somebody tell the Cards hitters that they can play too.Jeez what a pathetic display of hitting.Absolute crap .

  6. crdswmn says:

    (1) Bases loaded and no outs in the 7th, both Craig and Molina swinging at the first pitch, which would have been fine if they had been fat pitches down the middle of the plate, but they weren’t. BIG FAIL.

    (2) Matheny brings in Rzep instead of leaving Boggs in to finish. Matheny knew Johnson would counter with RHH. HE WILL NEVER LEARN WILL HE?

    (3) The Pete Kozma regression of postseason 2012. Who (except Jumbo) didn’t see that coming? And Jackson is rusty and not even on the roster. BIG FAIL

    (4) Now the Nats smell blood and Zimmerman will likely pitch the game of his life tomorrow.

  7. blingboy says:

    So they gave us 7 walks.

    • crdswmn says:

      Yep, and we gave them 0-8 with RISP, a bases loaded no outs making of 3 outs on 2 pitches, Mike Matheny pulling Boggs for Rzep in the 8th for no good reason, and Pete Kozma who couldn’t make a routine play at SS.

  8. blingboy says:

    My subscription works now. Having an easier time moving around the new site. I don’t like it less than yesterday.

    The more I find out about the game, the more disgusted I am.

    Should get home early enough tomorrow to catch most or all.

    • crdswmn says:

      This quote from Nats reliever Craig Stammen sums it all up:

      “I don’t really know how we won that game, to be honest”

      • blingboy says:

        They didn’t try to lose hard enough.

        • crdswmn says:

          They tried as hard as they could but they were thwarted by the offense, Matheny and Kozma.

          David Freese got 2 out of the 3 hits so he’s exempt from my offense rant. But, true to form, Matheny takes Freese out and replaces him for PR Adron Chambers so he could be bunted over to second and then stranded. It’s gotten to the point where I can predict everyone of Matheny’s boneheaded moves way in advance. It’s like watching the baseball version of Groundhog Day, the movie.

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