Downtown Waiting For A World Series

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) It`s not what Cardinals fans wanted but a game 7 should be one of the most watched baseball games in St. Louis baseball history.

A victory would make for a great October for a number of downtown businesses. The most recent weekend was one that left downtown hotels full.

That`s because of the Rock and Roll marathon that brought runners from all over the county to St. Louis and a St. Louis Rams home game that saw Green Bay Packers fans making the trek to St. Louis.

Some fans had trouble getting to the Rams games because of street closures for the marathon.

Some downtown sports bars just hope the Cardinals can win Monday because last year was such a financial bonus.

"You couldn`t move around in here everybody was having a good time," said Brian Bordenkircher, manager of Maggie O`Brien`s. "Every time the Cardinals scored a run the place just went nuts."

Customers at Syberg`s on Market Street started spraying each other the way players do in the locker room with champagne.

"People are spraying beer and high fiving and celebrating," said Brent Humiston, Syberg`s manager. "It was really neat to see."

Some fans seemed optimistic even though it`s the Cardinals now at a disadvantage. Game 7 of the NLCS will be in San Francisco.