ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals left Busch Stadium Monday with multiple reasons for celebrating. The team’s 10-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers was one factor. Fans also cheered because the rain cleared out in time for opening day festivities.
Other fans point to the pre-game ceremonies as a reason for celebrating. Hall of Fame members returned with their signature red sport coats. The Clydesdales made their renowned trot around the ballpark, and players arrived by convertible Mustangs.
Some fans say the most memorable moment came before the game ever started. Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock returned to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
“It was amazing you know after what he went through,” said one fan. “I kind of choked up.”
Fans say their reasons for celebrating go beyond opening day. They say it’s a reflection of the team’s historical success, and its connection with fans.
“I can’t believe we’re still doing this after all these years,’ said one fan. “I don’t think anybody does it better than St. Louis.”