March 31, 2008

St. Louis' Opening Day in Photos

Despite the rain, St. Louisans stuck it out for the first game of the 2008 St. Louis Cardinals season -- until the rain came heavier than hooves of Budweiser Clydesdales. Included: People dancing to "Cotton-Eyed Joe," Fredbird and people being interviewed about why they're all wet.
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Before the game...
Nick Lucchesi
Before the game...
The highest tech of the tail-gaters.
Nick Lucchesi
The highest tech of the tail-gaters.
Guy is smiling because he stole Harry Caray's glasses.
Nick Lucchesi
Guy is smiling because he stole Harry Caray's glasses.
A rare, less-animated moment for Fredbird.
Nick Lucchesi
A rare, less-animated moment for Fredbird.
The rain comes.
Nick Lucchesi
The rain comes.
These guys don't care that it's raining.
Nick Lucchesi
These guys don't care that it's raining.
Why get bummed over a little rain when you can get buck wild to "Cotton-Eyed Joe" at a nearby drinking establishment?
Nick Lucchesi
Why get bummed over a little rain when you can get buck wild to "Cotton-Eyed Joe" at a nearby drinking establishment?
Making the best of a rain-out at Al Hrabosky's.
Nick Lucchesi
Making the best of a rain-out at Al Hrabosky's.
The kids love Fredbird.
Nick Lucchesi
The kids love Fredbird.
Ryan Ludwick (47).
Nick Lucchesi
Ryan Ludwick (47).