2004 was a good one too
Yeah, I have had some bad experiences over there at Miller Park. Been going there for probably the last 10 plus years to see the Cards there at least once a year. When they were horrible, fans were pretty cool, and it was great because you could buy a nose bleed seat and pretty much sit wherever you wanted.
Since the Brewers have become more competitive, and had winning teams, it has definitely gotten a lot worse to go there and watch a game. Have had multiple bad experiences. The NLCS game was actually a really good experience, the fans around us were really cool with me and my friend who was with me. One of them was a little frustrated, and said at one point when the game was getting out of hand, how the fans overall didn't like the Cards, because they were the main threat in the division and almost always seemed to come out on top. And they all pretty much hated TLR for his comments about lighting and sound and all kinds of stuff like that.
A couple of the bad experiences there were with my kids with me, which was disappointing when they don't want to go to the game because they are worried what other fans are going to do.
Still, it is close for us, can get there in around and hour, and you can always stubhub tickets pretty cheap to see the Cards there.
Being there for the NLCS clincher must have been great. I remember watching the post-game celebration and there being a couple hundred fans behind the Cardinal dugout. Were you in there?
The same way I felt totally and thoroughly dominated by Boston in 2004, Brewer fans must have felt the same way about that series. Even though it went 6, it just seemed like we were on anothe level. Our offense was unstoppable. It was that much sweeter after Morgan's comments about the Cardinals staying at home and watching the Brewers in the playoffs. D'oh!
Sweet moment jw..i still see keif in game 7 with that hit...the one that tied the game or put us ahead..sheet cant remember now..but i was nutty happy at the time
i miss whiteyball
Ozzie making a diving play against the cubs with bases laoded and starts the double play to get out of the inning.
Willie McGee coming back
Tatis with two grand slams against the dodgers in one inning
The Cardinals winning the world series and the cubs coming in last
Edmonds making diving catches with his back towards the plate
Ryan stealing second and third in seattle while oakland fell asleep
Jack Buck calling any game
Ozzie and Herr turning two
Yadi picking someone off first
<<<Tatis with two grand slams against the dodgers in one inning>>>
That still amazes me.
Game 6 live with my 15 year old daughter.
Ankiel's HR return game.
Extra inning comeback vs. the Dodgers a couple years ago. My dad was visiting, he was amazed by all the old-timer jerseys. 70 year old man thought it was cool to see names from his childhood
Gibbys no-hitter is my #1. tTat is my top Cardinal moment. But the vision that sticks in my mind,is the look on Brad Lidge and Andy Pettite's faces,watching #5's moon shot. Priceless.
There have been so many in recent years and years past.
As a life long Cardinal fan since I was 8 yrs Old (1960) from upstate NY.
One of most memorable moments in Cardinals history was a game between us and the Pirates, when Harry Carey was broadcasting and Curt Flood came up late in the game, Cards down by 2, and Flood hit a shot into the upper deck in Old Bush to tie the game.
Carey's quote "How can a guy that small, hit a ball that far, but, thank goodness he can."
Cards went on to win the game in extra innings.
Some great Cardinal moments:
Cards beat Yankees in 64 Series.
Gibson's dominance game 1, 68 Series (17k's)
Brock's HR to center field in Polo Grounds
Magee's 2 HR against Brewers in WS
First Cardinal game I ever saw on TV was Milwaukee Braves vs Cards 1960, Musial hit 2 hrs, one against Warren Spahn.
RIP Stan Musial.
Taking care of the Tigers in 2006!!!
www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SLN/SLN201206120.shtmlAnd I guess I'll also say this. Seeing as it was the first time I've ever been to your city/park. Busch blows US Cellular Field away, imo. Not that I mind USCF.
Live game memories1. My first playoff game in 2011, atmosphere is so much different2. Pujols and Perez go back to back against Smoltz when he was just leathal as a closer 3. Mike Matheny bases loaded walk-walkoff vs Cubs, not only did I get to see Cubs fans throwing beer but my buddy who was a die hard cubs fan had to wear my Edmonds jersey to work the following week4. McGwires 1st HR as a Cardinal, just like #62 off the left field foul pole. Place paused for a second then saw that it hit and went nuts
Here is also a few bad memories 1. Left early from the Griffey #500 HR, bc it was hot, getting whooped and wanted to get back to see my dad for fathers day for a bit. Soon as I get in my car turn to the game and Shannon says "There is #500 for Griffey Jr"2. Back in 2003, bot of the 9th, vs Expos, Pujols at bat chance to win game. Game was tied or we were down. GF asks where we were going to eat after the game. As I go to turn my head to say how can you think of food at this time. *CRACK* GONE! Walk off HR. Very quiet ride home, and she didnt eat3. 2011, day of game 6. Buddy calls and asks if I want to go downtown to buy tickets off scalpers. I had to work in a few hrs. Working at a visitors center for a State Park. Suppose to have a few hundred kids that day for a field trip. Boss calls me around noon, dont need to come in, school canceled the trip bc of pending weather. Buddy left for St Louis at 11:30. He was there for Freese walk off, I watched at home.4. Was at the game when Rolen ran into Choi at 1b. Didnt seem like a big deal at the time
So yeah seems like I have more bad memories than good
Juat thinking that some of my top moments were AFTERthe games.
meeting lou brock in the old parking lot at old busch across the walkway ..by his big white caddy...such a cool moment meeting a hero in person..
then.meeting tommy herr an his hot gf by his tiny car after another game.
i realized..DAM..im a giant compared to these midgets.they looked bigger on tv.
Yes, I was there in the fan celebration, but down at the far end of the dugout, and there were more than just a couple hundred fans there! I had DVRed and watched it after I got home, and the TV footage didn't show how many were there. I'm guessing a couple of thousand were in that area at the end of the game. It was so much fun. We hung around, the players kept coming in and out of the clubhouse, it was really awesome. We actually stayed until the Brewers ground crew / security said ok you all have to leave so we can shut this place down and we all went out through the concourse yelling "Let's Go Cardinals!"
There was some guy there in a full-body squirrel suit in honor of the rally squirrel. We ran into him outside the stadium and me and my friend got our pictures taken with him.