The second half of the season begins! And Homestand Highlights for 7/18-23/14

Finally, after what seemed like the longest Al-Star break of all time, the second half of the 2014 season starts tonight at home in St Louis.  I don’t know about all of you, but I sure missed watching Cardinals baseball on TV.  Hopefully, the time off will have helped the boys regroup and get motivated for a pennant run.  The loss of Yadi to injury is a terrible thing, but the rest of the team will have to step up to the plate (pun intended).  My hubby and I will be at the game on July 23 in section 335, row 7.  If you’ll be at the game, stop by and say hi!  Here’s the homestand highlights for 7/18-23/14:

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS (Friday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 23, 2014)
Photo Day, Christmas in July & Johnny Hekker Takeover highlight the seventh homestand of 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 18, 2014) – Fresh off the All-Star break, the Cardinals are home at Busch to kick off the second half of the season. The five-game homestand features three games with the Dodgers in their first visit to Busch since being eliminated in the 2013 NLCS as well as two games with the Tampa Bay Rays. The homestand is highlighted by Photo Day, a jersey giveaway, live music at Cardinals Nation, the Cardinals Wives’ Grab Bag event, Christmas in July and a visit from Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker.

Friday, July 18, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:15 p.m.)

  • 1964 World Champions Print: 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive a replica newspaper print celebrating the Cardinals’ 1964 World Series victory. Presented by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (#CardsPromo)

1964 World Champions Print

  •  Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: During the game, the Cardinal Wives will be selling grab bags of autographed baseballs to raise money for the Covering House, a local agency which provides a place of refuge and restoration for girls who have been victimized by sex trafficking or have been sexually exploited. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 2, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and Ford Plaza. Learn more at cardinals.com/wivescare. (#CardsWives)

 

  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher, Danny Cox, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

  • Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle Ceremony: Twenty-eight lucky fans will be presented an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) at tonight’s game. Fans had the opportunity to win jerseys through a springtime raffle benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care hosted by the Cardinals and On the Run. Coupled with a $15,000 donation from Anheuser-Busch, the sponsors will present a $46,000 donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation before game time.
  •  Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  •  Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.
  •  MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  •  Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Rich Mahogany on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.
  •  Television Broadcast:Tonight’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and on MLB Network outside the Cardinals’ home television territory.

 Saturday, July 19, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles (3:05 p.m.)

  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
  •  Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans ages 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  •  Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Brandon Michael Holland on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.
  • Television Broadcast:Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports 1.

 Sunday, July 20, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:05 p.m.)

  • Adult Replica Home White Jersey with League Champions Logo: 25,000 ticketed-fans ages 16 and older receive a replica home white jersey with league champions logo. Courtesy of AT&T. (#CardsPromo)

  •  Photo Day: Prior to the game, fans will be allowed on the field to get up-close and personal photos of their favorite players, coaches and Fredbird. Field access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather permitting. Fans are encouraged to share their photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CardsFanGram.

  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on ESPN as Sunday Night Baseball.

 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Rays (7:15 p.m.)

  • Farmers Appreciation Night:Monsanto invites fans to celebrate America’s Farmers at Busch Stadium during the Farmers Appreciation Theme Night. Fans who purchase this special Theme ticket at cardinals.com/theme will receive a limited edition Cardinals and Monsanto themed t-shirt! Please note that the shirt is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

  • Peanut Controlled Zone Theme Day: The St. Louis Cardinals are pleased to present the second of three Peanut Controlled Games at Busch Stadium. This unique opportunity allows our fans with peanut allergies to sit in a “Peanut Controlled Zone” – sales of peanuts will be halted in this section and fans will not be allowed to consume peanut products in that area. A limited number of tickets remain for this game and the final peanut controlled game on Sunday, August 3 at cardinals.com/theme.
  • All-Star Teacher of the Year: Teachers are classroom all-stars that make a difference in the lives of students and their communities. During this year’s All-Star Game® at Target Field in Minnesota, 30 teachers from across the country represented their favorite team as they were recognized on field. Tonight, the Cardinals’ teacher, Hank Kauffman of Ladue High School, will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony. Kauffman has been teaching math at Ladue since 1961. (#MyAllStarTeacher)
  • Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2014 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals’ home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Man Eating Tiger, Johnny Chase, and Red Letter Days Band. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 16th in the “Battle at Busch” finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

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  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Rays (6:15 p.m.)

  • Christmas in July Theme Night: Celebrate Christmas in July at Busch Stadium! Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will take home an exclusive Cardinals “Ugly Sweater” Christmas t-shirt designed by STL Style. A limited number of tickets remain for this game at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the t-shirt is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

  • Johnny Hekker Takeover: Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker is taking over tonight’s game. Hekker will throw the ceremonial first pitch and take over the Cardinals Twitter account (@Cardinals) during the game. Fans can follow along and join the conversation using #HekkerTakeover.

That’s all for now!  Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Diane

 

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One thought on “The second half of the season begins! And Homestand Highlights for 7/18-23/14

  1. My husband and I were at the game this past weekend on Sat 7/19 and our kids participated in the after game “run the bases” event. We can’t seem to find the cards they were handing out with the instructions/website to view the professional pictures taken of the kids at the event. Would you or any of your readers have that information? Thanks for your help!

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