Cardinals fans going to great lengths to show their support

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- People across St. Louis are going to great lengths to support the redbirds and keep the luck coming in our direction.

The signs are everywhere!

There`s been a run on red rubber bands for kids` braces at Dr. Maz Moshiri`s orthodonist office in Town&Country. 

The rubber bands hold wires in place and help pull the teeth into alignment.

For Parkway North freshman, Marcus Volpe, 14, it was “red” around the horn, Tuesday afternoon.

“I think it looks good…to support the Cardinals,” he said.

“You can pretty much get any color you want.  But people have been asking a lot for Cardinals red-white, sometimes red and black, but red and white mainly.  You can go every other color, essentially go red-white-black, red-white, red-white, whatever your imagination does,” Dr. Moshiri said.

There was a giant “Go Cards!” draped over a construction office near Dale&Hanley in Richmond Heights;  an even bigger “Go Cardinals” banner atop Hacket Security along Highway 40 in Ladue.

The Garden Heights Nursery had Cardinal red pumpkins on display on Big Bend, with a “Go Cards” sign to boot.

“Yeah, it`s a new genetically modified red cardinals pumpkin,” joked Louis D’Agrosa of the Garden Heights Nursery. “We painted it with a glossy red, cardinal red.  They turned out pretty well.  Maybe I ought to make a few more of those and sell them.  I think there might be a market for that,” he laughed.

And then there was the lucky Lester`s crowd at Lester’s bar & restaurant in Ladue.

There was a red-haired birthday girl celebrating – just as she did a year ago when the Cardinals clinched the NLDS at her birthday party.

“It was a big birthday party at my house.  It was rockin’,” said birthday girl, Janet Henrichs.  “They clinched it to move forward.  It was great.”

Belleville native, Bill Riley, was in the crowd, too – just in from a visit from his home in Las Vegas.

“I moved to Vegas 3 years ago.  This is how big Cardinal nation is: I`m out in my front yard.  My son`s out scooter-ing.  I looked down at the neighbor, he comes up, shakes my hand, I go, `where you from sir`?  He goes, `East St. Louis, Illinois, and I`m a Cardinal fan.`”

All of those factors seemed to work well in terms of Cardinals good luck Tuesday.

St. Louis beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 4-2 to take a 3-1 NLCS series lead;  1 victory away from going back to the World Series.


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