This is St. Louis, so we all hate the Chicago Cubs -- no one denies this. But the Cubs have been so terrible lately that those rivalry games ain't what they used to be. The Cincinnati Reds, however, those bastards are rivals. The past couple seasons have seen the St. Louis Cardinals and the Reds slugging it out right down to the wire, and this season is shaping up to be a repeat. The Cards and the Reds face each other once again in a three-game set at Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; 314-345-9000 or www.stlouiscardinals.com) Monday through Wednesday (August 26 through August 28). First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. Monday and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; we're getting down to squeaky bum time, so a sweep would be useful right about now. Tickets are $8 to $270.80.
Aug. 26-28, 2013