~New Busch Stadium~
~August 25, 2007 Braves vs. Cardinals~
|View from hotel room - the hole is where old Busch stadium was. Almost 2 years after the final game (Oct 2005).||There were memorial bricks at certain points around the new stadium - included were Cardinal historic markers, such as this one. Looks like the Cards beat the Braves in the first game in Busch Memorial (Old Busch) on May 12, 1966.|
|There was a nice tribute to Jack Buck, including sound.||
A visual of how the new and old merged.
|Sad to say that New Busch scored zero on the onion tour. VERY disappointed.||The scoreboard, however, was a huge plus in my opinion. I LOVE how they even rotate not only the scores, but the live action on the left. (Notice the World Champion flags.)|
|Overall, the park was very nice.||
Even a nice view of the arch could be found.
|Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox at first pitch ceremonies. Two of the winningest managers. (Oh, yeah - Jim Edmunds, too.)||
Old park or new - FredBird can always be found.
|Final score, with the Retired Cardinal numbers underneath score board. Not a good night for the Braves, or as a seat neighbor stated in the Cards fifth inning, "Tattoo Tim [Hudson] got tattooed!"|