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Cards' offense relentless

The Cardinals' vaunted lineup came out swinging -- hitting five homers -- in their Game 1 rout, writes Jim Caple.

Originally Published: October 5, 2004
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- All right. Here are the things a starting pitcher would rather do than face the St. Louis Cardinals lineup:

Go out in public wearing that wig Tom Sizemore used to portray Pete Rose in "Hustle.''

Shake hands with Moises Alou after he's performed his special pre-game "ritual.''

Share a limo with Gary Sheffield and his "pal'' Barry Bonds.

Be trapped in an elevator for five hours with a Red Sox fan who wants to tell you about "how much Boston has suffered.''

And, ...

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