• Matheny would not provide any hints as to who he plans to play in center field when the World Series opens on Wednesday. Jon Jay has been the team's everyday center fielder this season, but Shane Robinson started against lefty Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 of the NLCS and went 2-for-4 in that game. The Red Sox are sending a lefty, Jon Lester, to the mound in Game 1.
• After being forced to stay outside the city in Quincy, Mass., during the 2004 World Series, the Cardinals secured accommodations near Fenway Park this time around. On Tuesday, Matheny, who was a catcher on that '04 Cardinals team, made light of what was, at the time, a frustrating setup in '04.
"I think we were staying in Connecticut last time," Matheny said. "Boston is a beautiful city, especially this time of year. And I think we're all very happy to stay nice and close this time. It was about an $80 cab ride in '04."
• According to figures provided by the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission and Regional Chamber, St. Louis expects to enjoy an economic impact of approximately $7.9 million for every home World Series game hosted at Busch Stadium. The city brought in an estimated $5.7 million per home game during the first two rounds of the postseason.
• Major League Baseball announced that John Hirschbeck will serve as crew chief for the World Series. The rest of his crew will include: Dana DeMuth, Jim Joyce, Paul Emmel, Bill Miller and Mark Wegner.
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