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.


  1. This new program makes whale of a difference in your tempalte.

    Good post, MOJO. As usual.

  2. "Bah," sayith the Chicago White Sox and Cubs fan.

  3. Great pics and a great game to go to, even though the cards didn't win YET.

    Looks like a fun day. *jealous*

  4. I'm impressed with the quality of your photos. Great colors, exposure and they're very sharp. Good work!

    Looks like a fun time in spite of...well, you know.

    When I read your comment on Ocala DP I had another thought: You also don't want to mess with a wedding train on the day of the wedding! :-)

  5. @lightning: Cubs? Who are they?

    @Josie: Thanks. Not over until (perhaps) after tonight.

    @Jacob: Thanks - that's high praise coming from you.

  6. Awesome pics and great weather. Will the Cards' magic continue?

  7. @MemphisKings: Thanks for the compliments. I don't expect them to advance to the World Series, but ya never know.