I am writing to gauge the response of fellow VEBers in what kind of interest you may have in doing a Viva El Birdos get-together for a Cardinals game at Busch the third next season. I've gone to a few games with other VEBers before, and have always had a great time at the ballpark, so why not get everyone who can make it to one? Plus, it will be nice to put faces to names and to find out if azruavatar is actually a robot or not.
In the poll below, you'll find a list of Cardinals home weekend series coming up in 2008, please vote (if you will seriously consider attending) on which date will work most feasibly for you.
(Note: I took out the opening weekend series, Fourth of July series, Labor Day series, and the final weekend of the year since those tickets are usually either in high demand or you probably have something better to do than hanging out with strangers from the Internet).
My personal preference would be the May 17th game against the <strike>Devil</strike> Rays. The weather will be well past the spring thaw, but not yet into the sweltering summer heat. Also, I can't imagine tickets will be in high demand for that game, so it is probably our best choice. (Also, I may or may not be planning on kidnapping Scott Kazmir and Carl Crawford and making them play for the Cards. Mums the word.)
Once we get a date set that works for everyone, we can decide whether it would be best for everyone to get single seats (I don't think we'll be able to all sit together in the bleachers or anything) and meet up before and after the game at, say, the Broadway Oyster Bar (or some other bar/restaurant down there that doesn't make me want to punch myself in the throat) or if we should go ahead and get one of those Coca-Cola patio-ish things for everyone to enjoy the game together in.
So please vote for the series that works best for you and a few weeks before single game tickets go on sale, I'll have another diary going forward to the next step.
(and yes, I feel like I'm planning a high school reunion, thank you for asking.)