Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sights at a baseball park

The Gateway Arch in the background gives away any secret of where I was today. The St. Louis Cardinals played the Cincinnati Reds, their rival this year in the NL Central Division. I went with my two brothers and one of my sisters.

A holiday weekend, time at the ballpark, and the smell of food in the air is a terrific combination. The smell was hard to resist. Nothing's better that watching your favorite team and munching on something good. Besides the obligatory hot dogs, they had Philly cheese steaks, nachos, BBQ sandwiches and lots of cold drinks, ice cream and other stuff, too.

The temperature was around 80F -- just right for a baseball game.

Fredbird (above) is the official mascot.

The ground crew above keeps the field in good shape.

The Cards won 4-2 and Matt Holiday hit the winning home run.

Images by MOJO and taken with my Canon.


  1. Very nice photos, MOJO...but the first one is a postcard!

    How fun for you! And what great weather. Everything came together for a super day!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I remember visiting my great Uncle in Troy (about 100 miles north of Memphis, near Reelfoot Lake), in the late 60's and early 70's.

    He was a HUGE Cardinals fan and I fondly remember sitting on his front porch, listening to Harry Caray describing a Gibson fastball or Lou Brock stealing second... and third base!

    Thanks for bringing back such a special memory :o)

  3. Great pics - sounds like a great way to spend the weekend.

  4. That ballpark is so wonderfully situated with that skyline.

    What's more American than Labor Day at the ball game?

  5. Really nice pics, especially the top one!


  6. Oh, question from a baseball nOOb:

    What's that green patch of grass underneath the balcony for?


  7. @Joxum: Because they didn't put seats there (I don't know why), I guess they think the grass looks nice. In other words, I'm not sure, maybe someone else does.

  8. So come see the horses already!

  9. Sholom Park is the creation of the developer of the huge community just south of where we live in Stone Creek, known as On Top of the World. He owns much of Florida, from what I understand.

    He had Sholom Park built as a meditational place and it's quite wonderful.

    There are lots of references to it if you Google Sholom Park.

    "Sholom" is a variant of "Shalom."

    Either way, shalom to you!

  10. Ahh, those older parks are great.