I love the Giants -- as all thinking people do -- and will root for Barry, for no other reason than Im fascinated with 42-year-old men whose feet and hat size continue to grow. Unfortunately, theres not much else about the Giants that holds any fascination this season. The team languishes in its divisional cellar and offers little in the way of marquee players, save Bonds and $126 million Barry Zito, though hes been an absolute disaster. The club is rife with such over-the-hill retreads as Ryan Klesko, Ray Durham and Rich Aurilia, who refuses to swing until after the ball hits the catchers mitt. So Cardinal fans, if you cant beat this team, its going to be a long, nasty summer.
Tickets for tonights game cost $18 to $240; to make a purchase, visit www.stlouiscardinals.com.
Sat., July 7