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Rolen is out

If you are planning to buy tickets to see the triumphant return of 2006 World Series -- and 2004 National League Championship -- hero Scott Rolen to St. Louis... Don't.

Still suffering from concussion-like symptoms following his beaning last week by fellow former Cardianal Jason Marquis, the Reds said they expect Rolen to be held out of all three of their games (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

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Reds 3B Scott Rolen is checked out after being hit in the head Aug. 2 in a game against the Colorado Rockies. AP photo.

Rolen, according to Cincinnati, has been having trouble with headaches, a lack of focus and vision problems since being hit in the head with a pitch that knocked his batting helmet off.

Of course, there are other reasons to come down to the ol' ballyard. Like the fact that the Cardinals are in first place in August... And Matt Holliday is hitting cleanup behind Albert Pujols... Besides, if you didn't already have them, tickets would come at a premium. The last seven games at Busch have been sell outs.