Wednesday, October 19, 2005


The revered Busch Stadium after has now almost seen its 40-season run come to an end with the Cards on the road. To make the farewell more memorable St. Louis has set out to win a pennant in stadium's final season. Mark Mulder is the St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher in the National League Championship Series. The Busch Stadium would have never witnessed another match had been the Cardinals would have lost on Monday night in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Busch Stadium is scheduled to be demolished following this baseball season. It will be replaced by a new 46,000-seat ball park which will also be named Busch Stadium. The facility has hosted six World Series and has witnessed numerous memorable moments.

Now, no matter when the final game at Busch takes place, fans will know it's the end. If St. Louis overthrows Houston for the pennant, the postseason game would return to the facility in either Game 4 or Game 5 of the World Series scheduled to take place on Oct. 26 or 27. But no matter what, there is no scope of uncertainty. The things will fall as they are destined. Pujols' home run, already one of the most memorable in postseason history has already given an assurance to the Cardinals fans. Pujols three-run, ninth-inning shot off Astros closer Brad Lidge extended the '05 campaign. For Cardinals players, their main concern is to win the franchise's first World Series championship since 1982. Veteran closer Jason Isringhausen, holds more memories of Busch than most of his teammates. He came to games at the park when it still featured artificial turf.


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