Sunday, April 14, 2013

True Believers

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If Stan Musial is St. Louis' civic saint then the Cardinals are the state religion. Sure, there are professional football and hockey teams that have their followers but nothing compares to the venerated Redbirds. They have won the second-greatest number of baseball championships after the New York Yankees, who, after all, are rich as Croesus. 

No one is too proud or too cool to wear red, whether it's scarlet hair or just a tee shirt. On the other hand, we do have to put up with Fredbird (bottom picture), who is sort of the village idiot of team mascots. (Well, okay, the Phillie Phanatic is worse). The kids like the bird, though.        

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9 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the red shirts Bob, but what's with the balloons, they are balloons aren't they? And yes the Olympus is a dream, so light compared to my old Pentax.

JM said...

Now, that's a lot of red. Great captures and portrait, as usual, Bob.

Birdman said...

You can have Fred. I'll take his two friends on the dugout with him. hahaha

William Kendall said...

A sea of red!

I might say that the Montreal Canadiens are pretty much the state religion in the province of Quebec...

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow,all of a sudden I want to come and watch a game or three here, great photos in this post.

Jack said...

The red-haired girl is adorable, Bob.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice series.

Virginia said...

Your rowdy photos almost, but not quite entice me to be a baseball fan. That said, the red haired girl is a knock out photo!
V

TheChieftess said...

Wow...now that's some red hair!!! Red's one of my favorite colors!!!