Who wants to go see the St. Louis Cardinals and support some great local charities at the same time? For the fifth year in a row, the Cardinals are inviting the Tri-State to Busch Stadium for Evansville Day. If you've read my bio, the Cardinals are my favorite baseball team. I've seen them in person play twice. I recently found some pictures from when we first went to the Cards take on the Braves in August of 2001. 

Grant

If you do go to a game, you have to go to BP, or batting practice. I never understood why they wore different jerseys and caps for it.

Grant

Former manager Tony LaRussa is chatting with Chris Berman from ESPN. I think we went on a Wednesday night, so it was a marqee match, nationally televised game. Berman's Hawaiian shirt, yes!

Grant

As you can tell by now, we were in the old Busch Stadium. I love the old school scoreboards.

Grant

I don't remember who is batting here, but Mark McGwire was still with the team and the one time he hits a home run, I'm off either at the bathroom or concession stand. I ran like a bat out of heck back to my seat to see McGwire touch all the bases. Greg Maddux was the starting pitcher for the Braves that night, he wasn't too shabby.

Grant

Whoa! The other thing I remember about the game? It was August so it was humid as all get out. I can't imagine what the temperature would've been like if we weren't in a covered section. Lots of sweat happening in this picture.

Tickets for Evansville Day are only $30 and the price includes a hot dog and drink. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Evansville's Dream Center and Youth First. Get your tickets at any Banterra Bank branch location in the Evansville area. The Cardinals will take on division rivals the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, October 2nd at 2:15 p.m. (CST).