For those of you that got to watch last night’s game between our St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds, I of course was not one of them as I am held prisoner of the AT&T/U-verse squabble with Fox Sports Midwest. Well for those of you that got to watch, you got to see the Cardinals break out more big sticks. Home runs by Matt Holliday, David Freese and Yadier Molina helped in the 7-1 thumping of the Reds. The lone run by the Reds was unearned for winning pitcher Jake Westbrook, who looks every bit as good as he did in Spring Training. The trimmer Westbrook went 7 strong innings and after a bit of a rocky start with 4 BB and an error to get the win. The Cardinals bats look really good this early on into the 2012 season. It would be crazy to expect the bats to keep up this pace, but for now I think this team looks every bit better than the team that won the World Series. So game two tonight pits Kyle Lohse (1-0 2.23 era) takes on Reds starter Mike Leake, and for those that get to watch tonight I commend you. As an AT&T/U-verse subscriber I will be forced to see highlights on MLBNetwork and listen to Mike Shannon, not that that part is a bad thing. But still I’d like to actually “see” the game, but as long as the greed that is AT&T and their refusal to pay what Fox Sports Midwest wants exists. I am stuck like a lot of other Cardinals fans out there who are frustrated just like me.