Once upon a time, about a decade ago, I had been to nearly every current Major League stadium. That was before the latest wave of construction: seems like every year, there's a new couple parks to put on my to-do list. The new Busch Stadium is just the latest to go on that list.
Strange as it sounds, I like today is a pretty even matchup. Ohka was great last time out. Mulder did okay, 3 runs in 7 IP, but only struck out one. Interesting fact to remember while watching today's game: Ohka's career ERA+ is 114 and Mulder's is 116. Something tells me Mulder will get a bit more money this winter. He is, after all, a whole 16 months younger.
While you wait for the game to begin, you must check out this re-enactment of the 1986 World Series.
|Brady Clark - CF||David Eckstein - SS|
|JJ Hardy - SS||Juan Encarnacion - RF|
|Geoff Jenkins - RF||Albert Pujols - 1B|
|Carlos Lee - LF||Jim Edmonds - CF|
|Bill Hall - 3B||Scott Rolen - 3B|
|Rickie Weeks - 2B||So Taguchi - LF|
|Prince Fielder - 1B||Yadier Molina - C|
|Damian Miller - C||Aaron Miles - 2B|
|Tomo Ohka - P||Mark Mulder - P|
Update [2006-4-10 15:19:56 by Jeff]: Just in case anybody isn't obsessively checking the schedule: the game starts at 3:10 CT.