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Cardinals arrive at un-air conditioned Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 4: St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird listens to the National Anthem before a game against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium on July 4, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 4: St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird listens to the National Anthem before a game against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium on July 4, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals players arrived to un-air conditioned Busch Stadium on Monday.

The problem was fixed by midafternoon, several hours before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Manager Mike Matheny downplayed the situation, noting he grew up without air conditioning.

Matheny joked that his wife sets the thermostat at "about 47 degrees" and that he thought they were "trying to raise penguins."

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