The ushers in the right-field bleachers have this thing where they place American flags in the flower garden on top of the right-field wall (In front of the bleachers) to honor those who have served the United States and who are now serving the country in the armed forces. The same usher places the flags before each game and removes them after the game until the Cardinals lose. As long as the Cardinals win the game, that same usher will place the flags at the next game. When the Cardinals lose then another usher has the honor of placing the flags the following game and will continue until the team loses again.
Here are a couple more pictures I took today.
Cy Young award winning pitcher Chris Carpenter warming up before Sunday’s 6–0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Carpenter is 4–0 on the season. The first place Cardinals have a record of 17 wins and 8 losses so far this season.
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Great pics! I’m hoping to make it to the stadium when visiting family and love to know about the flag tradition.
cool post. good on ya.
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