ESPN.com brings you images from Opening Day ’09

home plate.jpg Pregame introductions at home plate

larussa.jpgTony LaRussa, third winning-est manager in MLB history waves to fans as pre-game motorcade roams Busch Stadium.

laroche.jpg The Defense of the Pirates was shaky all game, but Adam LARoche managed to avoid a collision with  Brandon Moss to record an out in the 2nd inning.

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After enduring sub 40 degree temperatures and blustery winds this Cardinals fan expected a St. Louis win. Well, unfortunately for him (but fortunately us us Pittsburghers) the Pirates spoiled the wishes of the 40,000 plus fans in attendance with a 6-4 victory.

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Eric Hinske, Adam LaRoche and Brandon Moss score the 4th, 5th and 6th runs of the ballgame. Jack Wilson’s double brought in all three Bucco runs.

AND THERE WAS NOOOOOO DOUBT ABOUT IT

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