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pictures from game 1 of 2011 WS


I just wanted to post the pictures that I took from my trip to game 1.  It was probably one of the most awesome experiences of my entire life (second only to my marriage).  I will post them after the jump.

Here we go (captions below each pic)

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I saw this on the back of the scoreboard while waiting in line outside before the game.

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A shot of the scoreboard from the other side before the game started.

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My beer, my sweet taco bell VIP lanyard, and myself.

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The troops lined up and ready to unfurl Old Glory.

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The ribbon board during the introductions of the players.

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Albert (in line) and Holliday (running) being introduced.

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The flag halfway unfurled.

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The complete flag during the National Anthem.  I thought that the whole experience (National Anthem and flag ceremony) was pretty thrilling.

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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and a veteran whose name I can't remember.

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Both teams and the full flag during the opening festivities.

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Adam Wainwright, Bruce Sutter, and Bob Gibson throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Secret Service snipers on the roof of Busch III (over left field).

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More snipers (this time over home plate).

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Carpenter into the delivery of the FIRST PITCH!!!

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Motte in to close it out!

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The Cardinals win!!! (team streaming out on the field following final out).

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Post game interviews.

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My frozen cousin (left) and me.

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A better shot of the World Series field decorations and the continued post game interviews.

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A picture of the scoreboard following a Big Red W for the Weasey company.

And so ends the photo journey of my pilgrimage to Baseball Heaven during the 2011 World Series.  I still can't believe that I actually went!

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