Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saint Louis: Maybe the Best Baseball City in the World!

One of the pleasures of baseball for me is that it's a leisurely game that isn't dictated by time. There's no taking a knee to run out the clock. For real fans, going to a game early and walking around the park and absorbing the atmosphere of a special place like Busch Stadium in Saint Louis is a great experience. The top photograph shows the Giant's radio/TV announcers, John Miller, Mike Krukow, and Duane Kuiper up in the booth. In the third photograph, former All-Star Boston shortstop, Nomar Garciaparra, talks to current Cardinal slugger Matt Holliday on the field during batting practice. Like in many stadiums around the country, former greats are honored with statues outside the park. Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, and announcer Jack Buck are three former Cardinals on display. I remember this particular day quite vividly as earlier that afternoon in the media room I watched, with Nomar Garciaparra, Oscar Pistorious run in the Olympics, both of us marveling at his amazing talent.

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