My First Baseball Game

Baseball is as American as hotdogs and apple pie, and watching one is an essential travel experiences to have while in the US of A. I think I have watched baseball matches before (in Southeast Asian Games in Manila) but the first professional baseball game I have watched was in 2010, between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves in St. Louis. 

The tickets was given free by my company, which owns a corporate box at the 46,000-seat Busch Stadium, where the game was held. I didn't get to use the box (I did the second time I was in St. Louis), but we got nice seats that were near the action.

The folks from St. Louis are very supportive of their home team; they came in droves dressed in red Cardinals jerseys and caps. The game, which started at about 7:30 in the evening, was pretty close, 5-4 in favor of the home team. Since I don't really follow baseball, and a bit concerned that I might be lynched if I cheered the other team, the Cardinals became my default favorite baseball team. 

And yup, we sang during the 7th-inning stretch, and had beers on plastic cups and gobbled Cracker Jacks during the game. After the game I dropped by the stadium's store to get some Cardinals souvenir. 

by Kin Enriquez


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