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The Cardinals are back in St. Louis after losing the World Series to Boston last night.

The team flew back on Delta, this time no delays. The team was aboard a Delta charter flight Tuesday, when the plane had a mechanical issue on the runway.

The team was stranded on the tarmac for over six hours while a new plane was flown into Lambert.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 00:37

Cardinal's flight to Boston delayed 7 hours

   After waiting seven hours on the tarmac at Lambert Airport, the Cardinals are finally on the ground in Boston.  

   A mechanical problem had grounded the Delta Airlines charter flight that was supposed to take off Tuesday afternoon.  Players, coaches and their families had to wait for a new one to be flown in from Atlanta.  

   While they waited, several players posted good-natured comments on social media.  Matt Carpenter tweeted "On the bright side really getting to know my teammates children."  

   The Cardinals hadn't scheduled any workouts for Tuesday.

   The team finally arrived in Boston about 10:00 p.m. St. Louis time.  

   They'll take on the Red Sox in a must-win World Series Game 6 Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

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BOSTON (AP) - Sports championships aren't rare in Boston anymore, and security officials are drawing on what went right - and wrong - during recent victory celebrations as the Red Sox look to claim another title.

   The Red Sox return to Fenway Park on Wednesday needing one win in against the St. Louis Cardinals to win their third World Series since 2004.

   Meanwhile, police are also dealing with a visit by President Obama, who'll be in town hours earlier Wednesday to discuss his health care reform.

   City officials are confident both events will go smoothly. But they're tightening traffic restrictions, increasing police presence and asking the public to keep any Red Sox victory celebrations safe.

   Boston Police Superintendent-in-chief Daniel Linsky said police will be engaging with the public and working to keep the crowd spread out and manageable.

 
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Last night's loss in game four means that the Cardinals cannot clinch a World Series title at Monday night's game 5. And that is having a drastic effect on ticket prices to the game.

Overnight, the price for an average ticket dropped nearly $400--from $840 to $480. There is still a huge range of prices though. Standing room only tickets on stubhub.com start at $222 and the most expensive tickets still available are behind the plate will set you back over $11,000.

The best deal in downtown tonight, the Rams game, where there are tickets available starting at $8 a seat.

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   St. Louis Police are warning baseball fans to watch out for counterfeit World Series tickets.  

   Police say two men are wanted for allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to Cardinals fans in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon.  

   Images of both were caught by surveillance cameras downtown.  

   Anyone who recognizes either man is asked to call St. Louis Police at (314) 444-5627.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:29

Governor's place World Series bets

The terms for the customary wager between Governors over the World Series is set. Governor Jay Nixon is staking: a four-pack of Cardinal Cream Soda from Fitz’s Bottling Company; a box of handcrafted chocolates from Bissinger’s Chocolates; and an assortment of Italian baked goods from Missouri Baking Company on The Hill. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is putting up: New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods, some baked goods, and an assortment of seltzers. The Cards and Red Sox have met in the Fall Class three times previously, with the Red Sox winning in 2004 and the Cardinals in 1946 and 1967. 

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   The World Series will put St. Louis on a world stage.  That means major security measures will be in place around Busch Stadium.  

   St. Louis Police spent time Monday coordinating security plans with the FBI, ATF, Homeland Security, and the Missouri Highway Patrol.  St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tells Fox 2 News they're trying to run through every possible security scenario in order to have a response plan in place.  "We’re doing everything we can to make sure no stone is left unturned, and the resources are there when we need them," he said.

   Dotson says securing a national event like the World Series is a complex process, no matter where it takes place.  "Whether we’re in St. Louis, Chicago or Louisville it doesn't matter," he said.  "We still have to go through the same planning process as if we’re Boston or New York or L.A."

   Dotson says many of the safeguards that were in place in 2006, like mechanical and K-9 bomb sniffers and surveillance cameras, will be used again.  There will also be extra police officers on the streets, both in uniform and plain clothes.

   Fans are advised to get to the ballpark early and expect long lines because of added security measures.

 

 

 

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   As the Cardinals get ready for the World Series, and Cards fans scramble for tickets, the Better Business Bureau is warning fan to be careful of ticket scams.  They advise fans to stick to licensed ticket sellers like StubHub.com and SportixUSA.  

   Right now, Fox 2 News reports standing room tickets are selling for about $450 apiece on StubHub.  The cheapest seats will start at about $650 per ticket.  The most expensive seats are being offered for $16,000 each.

   The World Series kicks off Wednesday in Boston.  The first game at Busch Stadium will be game 3 on Saturday.  All games will be broadcast of Fox 2, KTVI-TV.  

 

   MLB has announced the schedule for the World Series:

   Game 1 - Wed, Oct 23: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 2 - Thu, Oct 24: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 3 - Sat, Oct 26: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 4 - Sun, Oct 27: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:15 PM (CT)

   Game 5 - Mon, Oct 28: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 6 - Wed, Oct 30: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 7 - Thu, Oct 31: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

 
Published in Local News
Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:31

Cards patience with young pitchers pays off

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At the trade deadline in July, the Cardinals appeared to be in the market for starting pitching. Instead, St. Louis stood pat and trusted their young arms.

That trust paid off — in a trip to the World Series.

Led by NLCS MVP Michael Wacha, the group of 20-somethings has formed a core of one of the best staffs in the major leagues.

Wacha outpitched Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw twice in the NLCS, including in a 9-0 win in Game 6 on Friday night.

Ace Adam Wainwright says the kid has been so good he wouldn't be surprised if Wacha was on the mound for Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday at the Boston Red Sox.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says a $500 million deal with the city of Chicago to renovate the nearly century-old Wrigley Field is a milestone.

Ricketts spoke to reporters Monday at Wrigley Field, the day after the deal with the city was announced. The plans include an electronic video screen and more night games. It still needs final approval.

Ricketts says money earned from the proposal would give the team the resources to get to the World Series. He says if the plan is approved the team would "win the World Series" for its fans and players. The last World Series championship for the Cubs came in 1908 - six years before Wrigley was built.

Ricketts calls it a "massive investment" that includes community contributions, like $1 million for a park.

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