Dodgers accustomed to deficits
The Dodgers aren't sweating the Game 1 blowout too much, they're used to climbing out of holes this season.
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The Cardinals have the highest broadcast and second highest cable ratings of any franchise, and while drawing over three million fans again this season, more than a million came from outside a 100-mile radius surrounding St. Louis.
We ran into fans from Little Rock, Ark., who are season-ticket holders and make the six-hour pilgrimage each way for at least half of the 81 home games. Unlike New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, Kansas City can't come close to dividing locals loyal to St. Louis, and the Cards still command a lot of that multi-generational following from the days before 1958, when they were the southern and western-most team in the National League and Harry Carey and Jack Buck blanketed the entire mid-section of the country on the airwaves of KMOX.
Gary Miller is a reporter and play-by-play announcer for ESPN's major league baseball coverage.
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