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.

card fan.jpg
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.


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.


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