Cardinals 2010 Home Opening Day in Photos

Photographs from the St. Louis Cardinals home opener at Busch Stadium on Monday, April 12, 2010.


Pep rallies were a big part of the day.


Tailgaters were out in force.


The ubiquitous scalp… er… I mean ticket buyer/sellers.


An early-arriving couple happily wait for the gates to open.


Busch Stadium was ready to go.


Of course, even the tulips are red.


The gates opened at 1:15 P.M.


"Bunting" was more prevalent outside than on the field.


The Stan Musial statue awaits just outside the gate.


A representative of the next generation of Cardinals fans is ready.


This couple was first to their seats on a beautiful 79 degree day.


Horses of different varieties: Clydedale and Carp.


The Clydedales thunder by.


A pair of Hall of Famers: Whitey and Stan.


Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols wait to be announced.


Mark McGwire awaits his turn.


Holliday works the line.


Adam Wainwright was dealing.


Ryan Ludwick in a rundown.


Two icons: Albert and the arch.


A curtain call for Pujols as McGwire and 46,918 fans look on.


Yadier Molina and Pujols celebrate the win.

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