Live Blogging from the Old Ballyard

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If Jeff Gordon can do it, why can't Unreal?

3:54 p.m.: Having arrived fashionably late -- Unreal is nothing if not fashionable -- we found our spot in the nosebleed section of the press box just in time to see Rick Ankiel put the Cards on the board with a bases-loaded double down the right-field line. A single by Official 2008 whipping boy Cesar Izturis plated two more, and the Birds erased a 1-0 deficit to take command 4-1.

More as events warrant.

3:58 p.m.: Make that 5-1 Cardinals. Bottom of the second. Albert Pujols just now jacked a 1-1 pitch 385 feet into the vistors' bullpen.

4:01 p.m.: Bottom of the second. It's raining a little.

4:07 p.m.: Just noticed who's sitting next to us. Jeff Gordon! Dueling live bloggers!

4:16 p.m.: Bottom of the third. Izturis draws a walk. It's raining. Like hell! Here comes the tarp.

4:39 pm.: Random musings as we wait out this rain delay... How is it that there is no advertising on the tarp? They've got advertising on nearly every square inch of the ballpark. But here you have the biggest damn billboard in all of town and it's got nothing on it. Nada. Zip. You'd think someone from A-B or Ice Mountain Water or even an umbrella company could make good use of this blank canvas.

Just sayin'.

5:10 p.m.: Overheard in the press box:

Media Guy: So, when it starts up again, it'll be Kip Wells versus Anthony Reyes.

Other Media Guy: They'd never put Reyes in for such a cheap win. They'd give it to [Kyle] McClellan.

5:42 p.m.: This just in! Postponed till tomorrow night at 7:15. Fresh start. No home runs for Albert Pujols, and Cesar Izturis is not leading the ballclub with a 1.000 batting average.


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