Archive for March, 2006

Busch Stadium: 10/4/05
Cardinals vs Padres

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Reggie Sanders led the way with 6 RBIs in the Cardinals 8-5 win over San Diego in game 1 of their division series. Facing a 3-0 count with the bases loaded in the 5th, Sanders swung away and launched a no-doubter into the left field seats. Carpenter was solid on the mound, while Izzy was his usual seft, making it a little too interesting in the 9th.

View of Old Courthouse and fans meeting around Musial statue The calm before the storm Line-ups are announced
The crowd is into it Carpenter pitched his way in and out of trouble Pujols stands in
Reggie Sanders up with the bases loaded Reggie's got the green light on 3-0 GRAND SLAM!!!
Reggie Sanders rounds 3rd after hitting a grand slam Reggie comes out for his curtain call Izzy makes the crowd sweat, but gets the job done

Busch Stadium: 10/2/05
Cardinals vs Reds

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Matt Morris’ last start at Busch is one he’d like to forget as he allowed 5 runs in 3 innings, but the bullpen came to the rescue and pitched 6 shut-out innings. After the bottom of the order got the Cards back into the game, Reggie Sanders and Chris Duncan each hit solo shots in the 5th to put the Cards up for good. Isringhausen made it interesting in the 9th, but the Cards held on and earned their 100th win in the final game of the regular season.

New stadium progress View of St. Louis skyline as it was on 10/2/05 View from right field upper deck
Hector Luna, So Taguchi, and Reggie Sanders chill in center field during a pitching change It must be October when the arch shadows creep into right field View of arch shadows from right field bleachers
Jim Edmonds comes into the game for the 9th and salutes the fans in the bleachers Jim Edmonds patrols center field Izzy likes to make it interesting, but he usually gets the job done
The Cardinals celebrate their 100th win of the season A photographer stands atop the arches of Busch Stadium The clydesdales take one final lap around Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium: 9/28/05
Cardinals vs Astros

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Another shaky September outing by Carpenter was helped by 2 Reggie Sanders homeruns. It wasn’t enough as the Astros pulled out the game 7-6. Note the guy in the red shirt in the 3rd picture below as he leads the “REG-GIE” chant.

View of infield from upper deck behind home plate Retired numbers and National League manual scoreboard C'mon! Let's get the Reggie goin! REG-GIE! REG-GIE!
World Championship flags and American League manual scoreboard Russ Springer pitches to Reggie Sanders So Taguchi steps up to the plate

Busch Stadium: 9/27/05
West Parking Garage

Friday, March 31st, 2006

One can’t fully appreciate Busch’s illuminated arches from ground level. These were shot using a tripod from the roof of the parking garage to the west of the stadium.

Busch Stadium at night from the west parking garage Busch Stadium at night from the west parking garage Busch Stadium at night from the west parking garage
Busch Stadium at night from the west parking garage Busch Stadium at night from the west parking garage Busch Stadium at night next to new stadium progress
Busch Stadium at night from the west parking garage Busch Stadium at night from the west pedestrian bridge Busch Stadium at night from 9th and Clark

Busch Stadium: 9/13/05
Cardinals vs Pirates

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

This game started out like a typical Carpenter outing. The Cards jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Carp cruised through the first 6 innings before allowing 3 runs in the 7th to tie the game. With 2 outs in the 9th, Luna singled and stole second. After a curious intentional walk to John Rodriguez, Eckstein won the game for the Cardinals on a bloop hit to right.

You can see the Musial statue from the corner of Broadway and Walnut View from the back of right field loge Tike Redman fouls off a pitch from Carpenter
View from back of 1st base side infield loge View from back of loge behind home plate Mike Gonzalez pitches to Albert Pujols