The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the National League Division Series this afternoon, with the first pitch at 4:07 p.m. in Busch Stadium. Have you got a plan to watch the game?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz called the Cardinals a team with grit in his latest column about the team: “Philadelphia might be shocked, but not St. Louis. The Cardinals never were supposed to be here. They were done, gone, finished. They trailed Atlanta by 10.5 games in the NL wild card race on Aug. 24, then proceeded to destroy every piece of conventional wisdom.”
Meanwhile, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen laments the format of a series in which “a bad bounce here, a bloop hit there can send the team with the best record in baseball packing and the club that snuck into the postseason on the last day of the season one step closer to the World Series.”
So, we’ll be watching, one way or another. Prime-time isn’t an option for us. That slot goes to the Yankees at Detroit (7:30 p.m.) and Milwaukee at the Diamondbacks (8:30 p.m.)
If you’re a working man or woman, where will you be watching the Cardinals game? Will you be able to watch it at all?
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch website provides online, pitch-by-pitch updates on Major League Baseball games, as does, of course, ESPN.com. Check the site’s baseball home page for links to the games.
But if you can sneak out early, you might check out some of the sports bars in your area. Or stop by and weigh in with your favorite burger in the city while you watch the game.
Sports bars in St. Charles: