"They know what's going on," said Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds, who was so sold on the Cardinals and their fans that he signed a multiyear contract though 2006 this year, even though he had been determined to try free agency.
No chirping bird: Cards Game 2 starter Rick Ankiel reminded some observers of another Cards lefty, John Tudor, with his unrevealing answers to questions. The difference is Tudor (mid-1980s) was contemptuous of the media and Ankiel simply is cautious.
Roster move: The Cardinals dropped right-handed pitcher Garrett Stephenson (injured elbow) from the roster and replaced him with veteran catcher Rick Wilkins.
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