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Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals, New Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri - May 26, 2007

The game.

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The site of the old Busch Stadium next door. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Outside the center field area. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Sidewalk outside right field. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Inside in right field during BP. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Cardinals bullpen. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Nationals bullpen. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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In our seats. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Getting ready to start. [Larger: 1744x1308]

First pitch. [Crop/Zoom: 3002x407]

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Albert Pujols. [Crop/Zoom: 1605x986]

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Scott Rolen. [Crop/Zoom: 2026x1851]

Pujols on third, with third base coach Jose Oquendo. [Crop/Zoom: 1558x1629]

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Dark clouds passing by. A bad sign for things to come. [Full size: 3488x2616]

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Seventh inning stretch, after some lighter rains had started. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Heavier rain as we move to the 9th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The grounds crew is ready to go, but the umpires are trying to get through to the final out. [Larger: 1744x1308]

With 2 outs in the 9th, it was raining too hard to continue. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The grounds crew didn't quite get the tarp on straight. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Heavy rain outside as we wait. [Larger: 1744x1308]

They put the smaller home plate and pitchers mound tarps over the parts of the field that didn't get covered by the tarp. [Crop/Zoom: 2620x1455]

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When the tarp came off, the field was still a swamp. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The water dumped from the tarp. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The home plate lakes. [Larger: 1744x1308]

They brought out pallet after pallet of the drying agent. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The center field distance marker reflected in the pond on the warning track. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Lots of work. [Larger: 1744x1308]

This was the eventual final line.
These scorecards were scanned with my Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner. Scans are shown at a low resolution, but are available in larger sizes by clicking on the links after the captions.

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