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On the Road: Cardinals plunge into 'abnormal normal,' as travel means navigating local policies, too

MINNEAPOLIS – The predictable, inevitable messages started on social media and email before the rental car crossed the Daniel Boone Bridge and headed north toward Hannibal, then Iowa, and finally the Twin Cities.

The first road trip of the Cardinals season was a day away from starting, and this season, for the reporters covering the team, the road in road trip is literal. Covering the 2020 Cardinals will, for the most part, mean seeing the National League Central and American League Central from street level. Forget STL to MSP by way of SWA. It’s riding the asphalt ribbon called the Avenue of the Saints – passing through New London and past the sign for New Prague.