Bleacher Creature


Today, I did something I’ve never done before. I sat in the bleachers at Busch Stadium. Better yet, it was for a playoff game!

Gene and I left the office at 10.30am for the Noon start, and figured we could make the 30 miles to the ballpark in 90 minutes. Bad assumption so it turned out. We barely got off the interstate by Noon. After driving around for a while, we parked at the Arch, and hoofed it to Busch. Along the way, we heard from a cop at an intersection that Jim Edmonds had hit a home run, and the Cards were leading.

NLDS Game 1

After getting to the stadium, finding our seats and getting settled in, we watched the game unfurl. Three runs quickly, a grand slam, and then some interesting pitching in the 9th, and the Cards held on to win.

Just as interesting as the game though, was the experience of the bleachers. Those are fans that really love the game, really pound the beer down, and aren’t shy about saying what they think. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a game!

Becky and I are going to Thursday’s game, but will be at the other end of the spectrum, visiting one of the suites. I don’t know that I’ve ever gone to two games back to back, much less with such a vast span between seating arrangements. Should be fun!