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Stand up!

Stand up for Stan the Man!

We are Cardinal fans in this house. Cardinals officials say the Stand for Stan campaign is the club’s social-media driven effort to celebrate Stan Musial and convince the President  to award the legendary Cardinals slugger the Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of service and achievement.  Using Twitter, nearly 20,000 fans have signed an online petition to send to President Obama. On the last Saturday game of the season, the team had “Stand for Stan” day. They had $6 tickets for purchase and handed out flat Stans to everyone entering the ballpark. The idea was to get all of the fans to stand at the end of the 6th inning to show support and love to one of the greatest ball players.

We took advantage of the $6 tickets and headed down to the ballpark. Usually we go to a few games during the season but circumstances this year had prevented us attending until this point. Emily had been asking to attend a game  for over a month now so this was a great opportunity to go. It would be our first and only game of the season and Zachary’s first game ever. We didn’t know how he would handle it so $6 tickets were definitely the way to go!

He wasn’t quite sure what to think at first. He was hungry and tired when we arrived so he was a little grumpy. Emily, on the other hand, was so excited! She wanted a corn dog, cotton candy, lemonade… The list was endless. What we really needed was hot chocolate! It was pretty chilly that day!

Zachary did pretty well for an 8 1/2 month old. I think he lasted about 4 innings before he was done. We decided to walk through the stadium and check things out. We ended up at Build-a-Bear where Emily made him an Albert bear. Unfortunately, we never made it back to our seats for the 6th inning homage to Stan. But we did watch it on the big tv. And it was amazing. Truly gave you goosebumps. I can only imagine what Stan thought seeing thousands and thousands of fan standing up, waving his image.

It was a great game really. Even though we didn’t make it too long, we still enjoyed it.

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