Cardinal openers are the best! Even in this cold, awful weather coming to the ball park for the opening day festivities is one of my favorite things! The fans are pumped, the food tastes better, the music is sweeter and even the sports writers are in a good mood. It’s amazing!
The Cardinals should be decent this year and St. Louis is the host city for the All-Star game! Keep your fingers crossed and I’ll be able to bring you all kinds of interviews from the mega stars coming to the Gateway City!
In keeping with tradition, the Cardinals trotted out their players in fancy cars, played the Budweiser theme song while they introduced TLR and his troops and all was right with the world! Then the game started. Would Adam Wainwright be strong? Would Chris Duncan be able to hit again? Will Albert Pujols dominate the league once again?
The Cardinals jumped out in front with some clutch hitting by newcomer Khalil Greene and Ryan Ludwick and some decent pitching by Wainwright. But it just wasn’t to be.
The team’s biggest problem in 2008 was the bullpen and it was again on opening day. The relievers blew two different leads and the Birds were six to four losers.
Adam Wainwright is ever the professional and took the blame for not pitching deeper into the game. To listen to three different comments by the Redbird hurler, click on the icons above. The Cardinals will be OK this season, but somebody has to step up and the be stopper in the pen.