Players and fans alike were humming "Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll" during Wednesday's Cardinals game, as the team honored music legend and St. Louis native Chuck Berry with his own bobblehead. The 87-year-old Polar Music Prize recipient accepted his plastic likeness in person and also threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cards conquered the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in extra innings.
Fans and media outlets with no particular place to go flocked to Twitter to talk about the convergence of their two favorite things: the father of rock & roll and baseball. Take a peek:
Chuck's looking spry for being nearly 90 years old:
Hello, tiny Chuck Berry:
Always the ladies' man:
We're so excited we got to get a quick pic with the one and only, Chuck Berry! It's Chuck Berry Night at Busch! pic.twitter.com/7dZm8onAn9— Team Fredbird (@TeamFredbird) May 22, 2014
It's not every day that you can give your Chuck Berry bobblehead to Chuck Berry. #johnniebegood— Gabriel Kiley (@gabrielkiley) May 21, 2014
Not much "throwing" is happening here, actually:
Continue to page two for Berry's Wainwright-worthy pitch.
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