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Monday, October 03, 2005

The businessman's special

It was a sunny summer afternoon that day in the Midwest. A friend of mine had the brilliant idea that we should call in sick to work and head down to St. Louis for the businessman's special.

Probably by now, everyone who knows me is pretty tired of hearing about the last St. Louis Cardinals home game I went to. But, since everyone else is recounting their memories of Busch Stadium, I thought I'd take the opportunity to mention some of mine.

There's not much to say, really. I was shaking with fear all day that someone would spot me and report me to the firm for playing hooky. The year was 1978, but the month and date escape me. Ticket prices were $3.00 per (hence, the businessman's special). The Cards played the Montreal Expos. Up to that point, I didn't know Canada even had a baseball team. Lou Brock was at bat, but I don't recall if he scored or stole any bases. The Cards lost.

Yesterday, the Cards played their last regular season game at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. They're going to tear down Busch Stadium and build a new one in downtown St. Louis.

Posted by Marie at October 3, 2005 11:37 PM


By contrast, the cheapest tickets now for a San Diego Padres game are $17 each now. Or were, in August, as the prices do seem to vary a bit.

(By the way, good luck Cards, the Padres tried very hard not to make it into the playoffs, and failed to accomplish their goal. Should be easy-cheesy for the cards.)

Posted by: ben at October 4, 2005 1:10 AM