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Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. 

sunday, my friend Sam and I drove the 4.5 hours from Chicago to St. Louis to see his beloved hometown Dodgers play the Cardinals. it was my first time ever attending a game there. holy shit they have an amazing stadium.

it is massive! and has its own little area of restaurants called ballpark village and free wifi (this is helpful when tweeting during the game, lol). the beer is all Budweiser, obviously, so leave your beer snobbery at home, friend. 

the Cardinals were debuting a rookie pitcher, Mike Mayers, who, unfortunately, didn't have a dream MLB debut. the Dodgers batted around in the first inning, and Adrian Gonzalez hit a grand slam. the Dodgers got off to a hot start scoring 9 runs in two innings and despite every effort by their pitcher, Kazmir, to give it up, they held on to win 9-6. 

as a Cubs fan, I expected a much more hostile environment, but I was met by some really nice people! people who were quintessentially Midwestern but with slightly southern accents. they loathe the Cubs but were also pretty fascinated with Chicago itself. overall, I really enjoyed the experience but huge corporate stadiums always feel a bit "impersonal" to me. I might be biased. :) 

overall, I would definitely recommend a trip to STL. BFIB ain't as bad as they tweet.  

 

 

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ballgame etiquette, or "sit your ass down, fam."

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