Tuesday, April 04, 2006

PLAY BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 4:30 this afternoon, some friends of mine called to tell me they had an extra ticket to tonight's exhibition game between Memphis and Springfield. My first time at the new stadium!! YAY!

It looked magnificent!

As it was at the last minute, I didn't have my camera, but had my phone. The following are shots I took with that; not the best, but something.



My friends standing in line to have their purses checked by the security guard to ensure they weren't going to blow up the place.






The scoreboard from the old stadium.








They have a "Build-a-Bear Workshop" inside the stadium. Only it's a "Build-a-Fredbird Workshop."










I love a ball stadium at night under the lights!

10 comments:

Leetie said...

Cool beans!

Slyeyes, your phone takes great pictures.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Wow, Sly, what Leetie said! Your phone makes Dave's crapcam look like...well, crap.

Looks like you had perfect weather too.

Sarah O. said...

sly, you are St. Louis' #1 fan! :-)

New stadiums made to look old are so cool.

Does the new park have any food specialties? I mean, Milwaukee's has beer & brats (yuck to the brats, but that's just me) and Baltimore's has crab cakes (yum!).

Slyeyes said...

Scat, they have bbq ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and hummingbird wings. Well, the wings were so small they COULD have been hummingbird wings. Also, pizza, gourmet nachos (which means they have ground beef and extra stuff on them), kosher jumbo hot dogs. There is a Hardee's stand. (in some areas, it's Carl, Jr's.) One of the items at the restaurants is the $6.00 hamburger for $4.00. At the ballpark, that is not offered, because it would probably be MORE than $6.00. The 1/3 lb hamburger is over $5.00. The ribs are $9.00.

Leetie said...

I JUST finished dinner and now I want ribs.

Tramp said...

Mentioning ribs on a Friday during Lent? You are evil,Sly.

Slyeyes said...

Not evil, Tramp. Protestant.


mmmmmmmmmmmm, good ribs. Delish!

Anonymous said...

Additional Notes from Someone Who Was There....
- Sly was wearing a dress and heels at work. She walked several blocks to the stadium, then stood and walked in, over, under, around and through the stadium for about 2 hours, then walked several blocks back to her parking garage. She didn't complain about her feet hurting, but we all knew

- In the second camera-phone photo, you see the upper deck in right field. Access is by elevator (for wimps), by ramps (for sissies), and by stairs (for real men). 116 stairs from ground level. Come to think of it, do real men count stairs? Hmmm.

- The AA team, Springfield Cardinals, beat the AAA team, Memphis Redbirds, in the first-ever baseball game in the new stadium. Memphis' Shaun Boyd hit the first home run in the new stadium. For extra credit, remember that it was hit off of Sidney Ponson, pitching for Springfield that night, but really he's one of the St. Louis Cardinals' starting pitchers this year.

- The mascots were out in force. Springfield had their bird, Memphis had their bird, and St. Louis had their guess what -- bird. All red. All cardinals. We had a covey of them. I know there's a bird-flu joke in there somewhere, but I can't think of it.

Tramp said...

Evil, evil, evil. But of course I had to have ribs today.

Slyeyes said...

TESTING