The Cardinals show they know how to open the season right …. I think …
"The Budweiser Clydesdales will open the pre-game ceremonies promptly
at 6 p.m., taking the field in a tradition that makes Opening Day in
St. Louis unlike any other in Major League Baseball…."
The national anthem will be sung by classic rockers REO
REO Speedwagon is actually a very appropriate choice, given their baseball-tinged lyrics …
They had a song lyric for the Pirates pitchers:
"I just can’t fight this fielding anymore …"
They had a song lyric for the hitters who could only handle dead red fastballs:
"Roll with the change-ups …"
And then there was the one for a particular Devils Rays (and former Cub) pitcher:
"I’m gonna keep on lovin’ Ryu …"