Lydia and I went to the second Cardinals game of the season: the poor man's Opening Day. Opening Day was crazy this year because it was on a Sunday and it was against the Cubs. Anyway, so we got to Busch Stadium 15 minutes or so early and expected to just saunter on in. There were hellish lines wrapping around the whole stadium!
Well with all of the extra time I had standing in line I tweeted some snark at the Cardinals to shame them for being so disorganized. Sure I only paid $11 for 2 standing room tickets, but it's the principle of the thing now isn't it?
And as I think should always happen when I have an opinion about something, I was contacted by the local news.
Fox 2 News asked if they could use the picture and a couple other little questions.
Finally we got into the stadium.
This was when Stephen Piscotty got beaned in the head by the ball while sliding into home.
At this point I figured I would get my picture on the news somewhere and had a good laugh about it. Well the next day things escalated. They wanted to interview me!
I was thinking what part of "I was in a line and I don't like lines" do I really need to explain on television, but sure why not?
So I strolled down to Busch Stadium, returning to the scene of the crime. My interview was with Mid-America Emmy winning reporter Erika Tallan and John the camera-bro(no relation). I simply explained in my usual straight-faced fashion that I don't like lines and this was a long line and so forth.
I went home then headed over to a bar where my crew and I dominate bar trivia most Wednesdays. I asked them to turn one of the many TVs to my channel and sure enough, I was all over the evening news. Which is completely ridiculous.
The next day on the morning show they did a live broadcast but it still used my sweet pics and some of the interview. Just keep airing the clips until my public is satisfied, I say.
I took a screenshot for the next time someone makes fun of me for only knowing one player on the team's name: Yadier Molina. And Piscotty but just because it reminds me of biscotti.