Tomorrow is the end of an era when the Cubs play their last game in ‘Old’ Busch Stadium. The Cubs played their first game at Busch Stadium on May 24, 1966. The Cubs won the game 2-0 and the Cubs lineup included Billy Williams(RF), Ron Santo(3B), Ernie Banks(1B), Glenn Beckert(2B), Don Kessinger(SS), Randy Hundley(C), Adolfo Phillips(CF), Bryon Browne(LF) and Bill Hands was the pitcher.
We know Greg Maddux will pitch tomorrow, and that is very fitting, but who will Dusty have in the lineup and will it be as successful? A crowd of 15,790 was on hand for the first game and over 47,000 will be there tomorrow night. The Cardinals have pretty much owned the Cubs in St. Louis over the past several years, so I am glad they will have a new address next year.
Thanks to ESPN building up the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, the media has forgotten about the Cubs and Cardinals. To me the Cubs/Cardinals rivalry is the best in the game.
What I find very interesting is that ESPN is not showing this game. Why? If the Yankees and Red Sox were to play on a Little League field in the middle of nowhere, they would show that game. Why is this different? This game does not need the hype, the TRADITION is there.