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Opening Day Brings Familiar Thoughts to Many

As the Cardinals won their home opener Monday night at Busch Stadium, MBU Timeline staff members reflect on what the opening of the 2014 baseball season means to them.

Photo by: Molly Carver

Photo by: Molly Carver

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Opening day means the same each year: to go to school with a Cardinals’ shirt to support the one and only Cardinal Nation.

CASSIE NESBIT, junior

public relations major

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Opening day is a rally call to Cardinal nation.  It is a celebration of summertime with family and friends at a Cardinal game.  For natives of St. Louis, opening day is a commencement ceremony for the beginning of summer.

CHELSEA GAMMON, junior

public relations and journalism double major

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Face the facts. Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. Nothing brings out the emotion in sports like a walk-off home run or a perfect game held for nine innings. The run for a World Series title always has to find its way through St. Louis. I can’t wait to watch the birds again in late October.

RYAN RERICH, sophomore

journalism and communication studies double major

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The opening day of baseball season means the ESPN Top 10 plays start consisting of only baseball highlights which, although not entirely a bad thing, as a sports enthusiast, I would enjoy seeing other outstanding sports plays from different sports. Baseball is not the only sport that people want to see and sometimes it makes watching the ESPN Top 10 plays a bit less exciting.

DAVE LONG, junior

communication studies major

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Opening day means to me back yard barbecues and lemon aide. Baseball for the patrons of St. Louis means togetherness. We get together with our friends and family and watch America’s favorite sport.

GLYNIS SEKARSKI, junior

communication studies major

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Opening day is a time for the St. Louis community to come together and celebrate the Cardinals.

STACEY BIERMANN, junior

public relations major

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When opening day rolls around, there is a buzz around St. Louis. I have never taken to baseball, but the love and support this city has for their Cardinals is inspiring.

JERASON GINES, junior

public relations major

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The start of the crazy Cardinals fans with terrific support for their Cardinals that really shows how St. Louis can come together to be some of the best fans in Major League baseball.

COLBY DUNCAN, junior

journalism major

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Opening day means to me that everyone in St. Louis will either be in a good mood the next day after a win or be really upset that the Cards lost.

TAYLOR SCHUSTER, senior

communication studies major

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Spring is here and you know what that means, the Cardinals are back. I spent all winter awaiting the arrival of our boys back on the field. Monday kicked off the season and we came in swinging for the win. Baseball means more than just wins for the people of St. Louis, it is a way of life.  In the Lou we breathe, eat and sleep baseball. When opening day at Busch Stadium comes, you better believe we are going to paint the town red.

MOLLY CARVER, senior

public relations major

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