Baseball-mad St. Louis is welcoming the Cardinals for the first home game of the year.
After starting the season with six road games, the Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon.
The usually festive occasion in St. Louis is a little melancholy this season. Monday's game is the first Cardinals home game since the death of Stan Musial.
The Hall of Famer died in January at age 92. His absence was notable before the game as the team's other members of the Hall of Fame circled the Busch Stadium warning track in Mustangs.
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