St. Louis Cardinals News – 2013 Cardinals MLB Updates
4/4/13 – The Cardinals begin the regular season with two road series. The first, St. Louis dropped 2 of 3 in Arizona and will look to improve as they travel to San Francisco to take on the World Series Champs. Although the St. Louis Cardinals can improve their pitching (among other things), their offense is hot. The team totaled 17 runs in their first three games; each game was determined by just one run. Following the two road series to start off the season, the Cardinals will go home to St. Louis and open against the Cincinnati Reds
in the most expensive home game of the year. The average St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets for the home opener are $146, down $60 in the last six weeks. Ironically, the cheapest Cardinals home game is two days later, also against the Reds and averaging just $29. Before the Cardinals meet up with the Reds again at the end of the month, they’ll play the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium
The St. Louis Cardinals are no strangers to the postseason and in recent playoff runs, they've certainly put the wild in Wild Card. 2011's World Series Champs have won more World Series titles than any National League team; 2 in the last six years.
With the Cardinals never-say-die attitude, you never want to count them out. However, their perseverance will be tested in 2013 — the St. Louis squad has lost some key players. 2005 National League Cy Young Award Winner, Chris Carpenter, will likely be out the entire season as he faces similar injury problems that he had last year. 6-time All Star and 2011 NL Comeback Player of the Year, Lance Berkman, will now play for the Texas Rangers. And, unless they bring back Kyle Lohse for a third season, the Cardinals will be without their best pitcher from 2012. Will the young talent in the deepest organization in baseball be able step up in 2013? Can Shelby Miller help fill the void of Carpenter? Will injuries on the current roster be non-existent?
Some may find it surprising that despite recent World Series wins, Cardinals baseball tickets are the 10th cheapest in MLB, averaging $63. It is $18 cheaper to see St. Louis at Busch Stadium than it is to see them play on the road. In fact, the Cardinals are the 4th most expensive road team behind the New York Yankees
, Boston Red Sox
, and Los Angeles Dodgers