St. Louis welcomes home the Cardinals


April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — 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 (Monday) afternoon. The usual Opening Day pageantry — the motorcade of Hall of Famers, the Budweiser Clydesdales — will take on a more poignant feel as the Cardinals also honor the memory of Stan Musial.

Musial died in January at age 92. His four children will be on hand to unveil an outfield wall marker in a pre-game ceremony at Busch Stadium. Opening day ceremonies begin at 1:40-p.m., on KJAN.