Friday, July 10, 2009

A Rough Volunteer Job!

We got to do a cool little volunteer job yesterday at Busch Stadium.

The major league baseball all-star game is being played in St. Louis this year and they needed the help of random people. You see, we got to go down to the stadium and "stand in" for the all-stars. The stadium has to do several run-throughs of announcing the line-ups, among other pre-game festivities. So.....they needed bodies to take the place of the All-Stars.

B1 was Francisco Rodriguez of the New York Mets; I was Johan Santana of the New York Mets, and Bruce was Jason Marquis (former Cardinal) of the Colorado Rockies. We got to sit in the dugout and when it was time, go stand out on the first base line. Then they "introduced" us and we even got to be on the jumbotron! Pretty cool. They went through the entire pre-game ceremony, including President Obama's speech. We rehearsed this thing like 3 times. We were there for 2 hours! From what I understand, other random citizens are doing this same routine every day until Tuesday.

This picture was taken while we stood in the Cardinal dugout.

Here is Bruce in the dugout.

The 3 of us on the field (we even got to walk across the GRASS! (gasp!)).

Bruce on the jumbotron!

B1 and me on the jumbotron!

Bruce next to the Jack Buck statue outside the stadium afterwards.

And while the 3 of us were there (you had to be 12 years old to participate), B2 stayed at my parents' house and among other things, created this frog with Play-Doh. Pretty good, huh?


Kathy G said...

That sounds like a lot of fun (except for I bet it was hot standing in the sun). How did you hear about it?

Beth said...

A friend of ours found out about this at her workplace. She set it up for us (thanks, Missy!).

And yes, it was hot on the field, bit not unbearable. They had 2 big cooler things filled with bottled water and gatorade for us to drink too, so that was good!

Dan D. said...

Very cool!!! You guys do some of the neatest stuff. Can't wait to see you all next weekend.

Willy said...

We are soooo jealous! Great pictures and WOW about getting to actually step on the grass! I'm also impressed with B2's frog...I have no creative ability whatsoever!