Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 Opening Day

Friday morning Jeff and I started our day off with a little jog to loosen up our legs, then we headed to the expo for the Go! St Louis Half Marathon. 

expo The expo was at the St Louis University Arena and was decently organized.  It was a bit crowded and I can imagine it would have been really bad in the evening (after work) or Saturday during the day.  We quickly picked up our bibs, race shirts, and other random free stuff.  Then we headed downtown for 2012 Opening Day!

The weather was the pits for Opening Day, it was rainy and chilly (perfect running weather, I wish the half would have been this day).  But we made the best of the situation.

pre-gameAfter our in-car tailgate (and finding a parking spot) and after a rain delay, we finally made it into Busch stadium to watch the Cardinals take on the Chicago Cubs.  Because the Cardinals won the World Series last year, they had the ring ceremony before the start of the game and honored past Cardinals players.

2011champsThen the rain stopped and the sun came out.  The Cubs must have felt the Cards were rubbing in all their World Champion trophies because they came out with a bang and were up 9-0 by the third inning.  Ouch.  The Cards tried to come back but could not pull off an opening day victory.  Regardless, it was a fun day. I love Busch Stadium and Cardinals fans are some of the best fans in baseball!

openingday openingday2 We got to see family and friends and made it home and in bed at a decent hour, because Saturday we had another baseball game and a hockey playoff game!

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