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A scene-setter for Game Three and a chance to cast your vote on the DH dilemma

By Mike Harrington

ST. LOUIS -- Greetings from the neighborhood of the Arch as we get set for Game Three tonight in Busch Stadium. First, a weather update: It's bright and sunny this afternoon with temperatures near 60. They will slip into the 40s tonight but there's basically no chance of rain.

Cardinals great Willie McGee will throw a ceremonial first pitch tonight while Colbie Caillat will sing the national anthem. Former Cardinal greats Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith and Red Schoendienst will also be introduced to the crowd and there will be a pregame video tribute to Stan Musial, who died Jan. 19 at age 92. Click here to read the incredible obituary on Musial written the next day by Hall of Fame St. Louis Post-Dispatch scribe Rick Hummel

The place went wild when I was here in 2006 and 2011 when Musial was introduced. Two years ago with his health failing, it was one of the alltime great Series moments to see the crowd erupt as Musial was driven around the diamond.

The Red Sox will be playing with no DH tonight, so David Ortiz will be at first base and Mike Napoli will sit. That was the topic of my column in today's Buffalo News, which is already generating plenty of email and Twitter replies. Now you have your chance to vote here: Should they keep the DH the way it is in the World Series or go all-in?


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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