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.