Well, this TexanInStLouis got to go to TWO World Series games in St. Louis. I am SOMEBODY, now!
Seriously, though. I went to the 3rd and 5th games at Busch Stadium.
If I may, let me set the scene for game 3. Cardinals fans are over.the.top already and for the World Series, after a win in game 2 in Boston, the fans were CRAZY! Everyone had Cardinals gear for sale at special displays in nearly every store in town. There was a HUGE pep rally before the game. THOUSANDS of people filed into downtown who didn’t have tickets to the game. They just wanted to be in the area to watch the game on television.
My husband and I rode the train downtown and we were packed in that train like sardines. Everyone was dressed in Cardinals gear. I swear, they must sell more Cardinals gear here than any other item of clothing. It’s crazy. On game days, everyone in the city seems to be wearing something that says Cardinals. Personal confession: I went out and bought a new Cardinals shirt to wear to the game bringing my personal collection to a whopping 2 shirts.
Outside the game, there were a few people protesting oil pipelines and hydraulic fracking. There were also some people passing out baseball style cards with human trafficking information printed on them. Apparently, sporting events such as the World Series are big draws for human trafficking. I also heard earlier this month that St. Louis is in the top ten cities in the US for human trafficking. So there were people passing out these cards to raise awareness. The cards had kind of an unusual sponsor, though.
If you squint, you can see the Clydesdales trotting around the field.
Here’s the wagon as it passed our seats.
We’re excited to be there!
The game was exciting, culminating with the infamous ‘interference’ play happened at the end of the game and gave the Cardinals the win. After ‘it’ happened, everyone just kind of stood there cheering but in a cautious way as if the safe call might be taken back. NO ONE left until the play was replayed on the jumbotron. Then, it was like “Oh…. THAT’S what happened!” Happy times.
I went to game 5, too. This cute dog was there to root for the home team. I am pretty sure his humans did not have tickets to the game. Where would they leave the dog wagon? And the dog?
We sat in a Cardinals suite for this game.
It’s always a different feel in a suite. (I know this because I often sit in the suites… NOT!) You’re at the game but kind of removed from it because you are above everyone and separated from the groups of people on either side of you. We were two suites down from the Boston Redsox office staff suite. That was kind of annoying.
The game was fun, though – right up until the Cardinals lost. The crowd wasn’t nearly as animated and excited for game 5. Every now and again a guy would get everyone ‘riled’ up but it was short-lived. It was almost like everyone knew the Cards were gonna lose. I had fun anyway. I was at a photo shoot (yes – a photo shoot) beforehand so I was dressed kind of fancy. I don’t know why, but I always have more fun when I’m dressed up. Perhaps that is the Texan in me. Ha!
Pardon my weird editing. There is another lady in the photo and I don’t have her permission to publish her image. :-)
Well, until next time!