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!)).