[GeoStL] Re: How about them Cards!!!!

  • From: "motexoutlaw" <motexoutlaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 21:47:16 -0500

From Houston I say GO CARDS!!!!
To celebrate the history of Busch Stadium as it lights will soon be turned 
off for the last time, following the waning sound of "Take me out to to ole 
ball game" fades, here is a neat story of what Busch Stadium is in the eyes 
of St. Louis fans. Lets keep that headache ball idle until at least two more 
weeks and the Cards win one more World Seris pennant for Auggie.Then we can 
think about a FIRST World seris for the Astros in the future when the 
Cardinals are not involved.

I was in St. Louis Oct. 6-11, did some caching (12 caches in SLAGA 
territory) and watching and  listening to baseball like it should be on KMOX 
"the voice of St. Louis" (Which I understand, this is the last year of 
Cardinal baseball on the KMOX)

Ben Outlaw
Rosenberg, TX

Just thought people would like this as well.


Busch Stadium is not our house.

So I will not waste your time this morning talking about the importance of
the Cardinals protecting our house in Game  7 of the NLCS. I will not
broach the obscenity of seeing Houston players spilling champagne on
our living-room carpet.

Busch Stadium is not our house.

It's much more important than that.

It's where many of us watched our first game, caught our first foul ball,
begged for our first autograph.

It's where Gibby ruled the mound, where Brock ran like the wind, and
where Ozzie made all the folks go crazy.

It's where the El Birdos dominated, where Sutter struck out the last
batter of 1982, where Mike Shannon has worked since the joint opened in

The Ol' Redhead managed there. Stan the Man played his harmonica there.
The White Rat led us back to glory there.
This is where Gussie drove the Clydesdales, where Willie McGee tracked
down fly balls, where Joaquin Andujar summed up his philosophy of life
in one simple word: Youneverknow.

This is where Big Mac smacked No. 70, where Tommy Lawless flipped his

This is where the greatest St. Louis team in Busch Stadium's history
performed. That's right, the 2004 Cardinals. They had the best
home-record, the best record in baseball. Right on that field.

Ted Simmons played there. Kenny Boyer managed there. And a beloved old
man in a bright red jacket told a mournful nation why it was good and right
to play baseball after Sept. 11.

My friends, Jack Buck's coffin rested on that field. Daryl Kile pitched
his last game there. And many of  us cannot walk into that stadium without
thinking of loved ones who are no longer with us.

Not today.

We don't lose today.

Not against the Houston Astros. Not against a pitcher named  Clemens .
Not against a wild-card team.

Not in Busch Stadium.

No, it's not our house.

It's simply the place where our memories congregate, where our baseball
dreams are stored, where the voices of millions of fans and the ghosts
of seasons past await their call to arms.

Folks, it's time to wake 'em up.

Go Cards!


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