Thursday, 17 August 2006

Cards win! Cards win!

I took advantage of my free time today by going to see the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 2–1 this afternoon at New Busch. The price was reasonable—$19 for the ticket, plus $3.50 in Metrolink fare to and from the park-and-ride at Delmar Loop—and it was a fun diversion for a few hours, even if I had to overcome some mild agrophobia due to being seated literally in the highest row at the stadium. If nothing else, I can tell my kids I saw the Reds’ Ken Griffey Jr. hit a home run.

Here’s a bunch of photos I took today at the new stadium—it’s very nice.

There was a minor snafu on the trip back; since I had read the Metrolink travel advisory I wasn’t annoyed (unlike many other occupants) when the train I was on decided to kick everyone off at Forest Park, but I was getting irritated when the promised empty train to Lambert didn’t show up until after another full Lambert train had passed. Even so, I was back home within an hour of the end of the game, despite rush hour traffic virtually everywhere on my driving route back from the station (Skinker, Forest Park Pkwy, and Brentwood).


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[Permalink] 1. Greg Weeks wrote @ Thu, 17 Aug 2006, 7:56 pm CDT:

Nice looking, but that stadium is amazingly empty for a first place team.


I took the pictures (except the two of players on the field) about an hour before game time, so it was pretty empty then.

Announced attendence was about 40,000, which seemed generous to me, but nonetheless pretty good for a day game midweek immediately after a night game.

[Permalink] 3. Greg Weeks wrote @ Fri, 18 Aug 2006, 3:11 pm CDT:

I had been looking at the photo “First Pitch,” but that title hadn’t sunk in—people just aren’t there yet.


I probably should have taken some more photos later in the game… it was pretty full from the 3rd to the 7th, but then a lot of families started disappearing, presumably to beat the traffic (even though it was a tied ballgame!).

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