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October 12, 2004

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Cards' to sell tickets to World Series Saturday

St. Louis -- The St. Louis Cardinals will begin selling World Series tickets at 8 a.m. Saturday, the organization said Monday.

If the Cardinals make it to the series, they'll serve as host for games 3,4 and 5, if necessary, in the best-of-seven competition.

The games would be played Tuesday Oct. 26, Wednesday Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Central.

About 5,000 tickets for each game will be available to fans. Fans will be limited to two tickets for one of the possible home games. Tickets will be divided equally among the Busch Stadium ticket office location, Internet and telephone sales.

MLB recalls T-shirts

Boston -- Yankees fans will need more than a T-shirt to taunt the Red Sox. A day before Boston and New York started the AL championship series, Major League Baseball recalled a T-shirt it had sanctioned because it rubbed Red Sox fans the wrong way. The message on the shirt that drew the negative reaction read: "Hey Red Sox ... Who's your daddy?" The shirt bears both a Yankees logo and a picture of a red pacifier with the letter "B" on it -- a reference to remarks Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez made after a recent loss to Boston's longtime rivals. "Call the Yankees my daddy. I can't find a way to beat them at this point," Martinez said.

Welke, Marsh crew chiefs

New York -- Umpires Tim Welke and Randy Marsh were picked as crew chiefs for the league championship series and will start out Game 1 behind the plate. Marsh will handle the ALCS, beginning tonight when the Boston Red Sox visit the New York Yankees. Marsh is a 23-year veteran and will be working his sixth LCS. Welke, in his 21st year, will work his fifth LCS. He'll be at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night.

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