Wednesday, October 5, 2011
October means baseball playoffs
Above: The iconic Gateway Arch overlooks Busch Stadium. This shot was taken before the St. Louis/Philadelphia baseball playoff game Tuesday. (Click once or twice to enlarge the photos.)
I traveled to St. Louis yesterday to watch a baseball playoff game. The place was full of energy. A sold-out crowd enjoyed an exciting game that the Philadelphia Phillies won 3-2.
It was disappointing to lose (if you are a Cardinal fan like me), but it was an exciting game and fans got their money's worth.
Above: Cole Hamels pitches to Albert Pujols as Ryan Howard looks on. The game started at 4 p.m. local time to accommodate television and there were horrible shadows. This helps the pitchers and the game was scoreless for the first six innings.
Above: The pre-game show included the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
Above: The place was rockin'. At one point with the bases loaded, I got a text message from my buddy, Richard. "Is it loud there?" Heh, heh, very funny, Richard.
Above: The mascot and cheerleaders were on top of the Cardinals' dugout amid a sea of red.
Above: This guy actually thought the Cardinals could win. Getting old leads to delusions, I think.
Photos by MOJO and taken with my Canon 40D.