The St. Louis Cardinals will wear a patch on their left sleeve this season to honor the memory of Stan Musial.
The Hall of Famer widely considered the greatest Cardinal player ever died in January. To honor his memory, the Cardinals will debut the patch in the season opener Sunday at Arizona.
We know the question, unquestionably, in many Cardinals fans' heads right now is something like this:
"What? Number FIVE? We're number one!"
Well, Cardinals pride aside, the Redbirds' home turf has been rated as the number 5 best ballpark in America by TripAdvisor.
The site lists Busch between Fenway Park in Boston and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The number one spot for major league baseball in the country? PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Updated at 12:40 p.m. with quotes from Mozeliak, Matheny and DeWitt.
Calling continuity important to a winning baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced contract extensions for the teams' manager and general manager.
GM John Mozeliak will remain in that role until 2016. The team also picked up the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, who is in his second season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Ever the competitor, Cardinals right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter isn't entirely ruling out returning to the mound this season.
Carpenter, 37, is battling recurring pain and numbness in his throwing shoulder, as well as discoloration in his hand. The team announced last week that he's unlikely to pitch in 2013.
"I can't pitch with the way that I feel right now," Carpenter said. "It's not fair to anyone."
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