IT'S PART OF A FULL DAY OF CARDINALS PROGRAMMING
JOE BUCK AND AL HRABOSKY CALL BREWERS-CARDINALS AT 3:00 PM
ON-FIELD CEREMONIES TO BE TELEVISED LIVE
DURING TWO-HOUR PRE-GAME SHOW
Call in sick. Skip school. Spend the day at the nearest sports bar. Baseball fans will want to be in front of a TV on Monday.
FSN Midwest televises the first official game at new Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals home opener vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, as the centerpiece of more than 15 hours of Cardinals programming on Monday, April 10. The home opener begins at 3:00 PM, and live coverage starts with a two-hour pre-game show at 1:00 PM.
Joe Buck calls the play-by-play and Al Hrabosky provides the analysis on Monday's telecast. Buck's father, legendary broadcaster Jack Buck, called the play-by-play for the KMOX radio broadcast of the first game at old Busch Stadium on May 12, 1966, alongside Harry Caray and Jerry Gross.
Dan McLaughlin hosts theCardinals On Deck pre-game show with Joel Goldberg and Jim Hayes. The pre-game begins at 1:00 PM and originates live from Busch Stadium. The first hour of the show includes live interviews and taped features; the second hour consists primarily of live coverage of the on-field ceremonies to christen the new ballpark.
FSN Midwest telecasts Monday's pre-game show and game in High Definition. HD viewers should contact their cable or satellite provider for availability.
Cardinals programming begins Monday at 7:00 AM and runs continuously to 10:30 PM. In addition to the pre-game and game telecasts, FSN Midwest offers live post-game coverage duringMidwest Sports Tonight and a replay of the game in prime time.
Monday, April 10 on FSN Midwest
7 a.m.Cardinals Magazine
7:30 a.m.Cardinals Countdown replay – 6/14/05: Carpenter one-hitter at Toronto
10 a.m.Cardinals Countdown replay – 5/2/05: Cards comeback at Cincinnati
1 p.m.Cardinals On Deck pre-game – LIVE (HD)
3 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals – LIVE (HD)
6 p.m.Midwest Sports Tonight – LIVE post-game
7 p.m. Replay: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
10 p.m.Midwest Sports Report – LIVE
EDITOR's NOTE: Don't forget the dedication ceremonies at the Stadium on Monday, here are the details;
The new Busch Stadium will be dedicated in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at 8th and Spruce Street under the stadium's bridge...the ceremony will include a rededication of the Stan Musial statue and an unveiling of the cornerstone at the main entrance.
Dignitaries expected to be in attendance include: Cardinals Chairman of the Board, Bill DeWitt, Jr.; team President, Mark Lamping; Senior VP Business Development, Bill DeWitt, III; Hall of Famers Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial; Missouri Governor, Matt Blunt; St. Louis Mayor, Francis Slay; and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.
We'll have our Gas House Gang, from the Birdhouse, there, passing out our Opening Day Poster. They are hot, we went through 2500 of them in 30 minutes the other night.
We'll have 5000 posters, plus thousands of FSN Baseball Cards & Bubble Gum for the Kids at opening day.
The gates of the NEW Busch Stadium will open at noon Monday. Pregame ceremonies start at 2:20pm. First pitch is at 3:10pm.