It is the largest crowd ever to see a National League Championship Series game at new Busch Stadium. OK, it is the first NLCS game here. But what a scene. It is such a dramatic difference here from what it was like at old Busch in that it is so much more intimate, with incredible views. We just heard Steven Tyler of Aerosmith singing "God Bless America," and let’s just say he sounds great singing "Walk This Way." At least the Cardinals are hitting the high notes for their fans in this one. Most popular chant of the night: "Sooooooup!"
The 300-level Redbird Club suite area is just remarkable, and these wall-hangings help capture so much of the baseball tradition here.
So do the names on the front of each of the suites. This blog is being composed from the Ozzie Smith Suite. Here’s one you want to say you watched a game from:
Here is a Powervid of the scene at Busch during the sixth inning with the Cardinals holding a 5-0 lead. You can hear the announcer reporting the attendance: