Happy Saturday everyone!
Last night I experienced what is practically a ritual in St. Louis – hanging out with my friends at Busch Stadium watching the Cardinals play in a post-season game. As I watched the pre-game festivities it struck me just how lucky I am to be in St. Louis. I get to enjoy a great fall night, watching my team and Cardinal Nation share our joy and pride with the rest of the country. As the Clydesdales rounded the field for the second time, my excitement was just as great as the little kids in the crowd. The standing room only crowd was on entirely on its feet, cheering and waving. How cool is that!!
I am so excited we won last night and again today, but this year is bitter sweet for me. You see, it is the first time since I moved to St. Louis that Stan the Man wasn’t on the field to participate in the pre-game ceremonies or to whip out his harmonica for “Take me out to the Ball Game”. He would have been so proud last night and today. As the Cards move on to LA next week (and hopefully beyond), let’s remember his legacy of sportsmanship and kindness – and play it forward in our every day lives.