Greetings from St. Louis
Planes and helicopters are flying overhead. The stadium gates just opened and a mass of red-clad fans has begun to pour in. The hearty aroma of grilled hamburgers and bratwurst fills the air as the Detroit Tigers take batting practice.
This is a beautiful stadium. I walked on the field shortly after I arrived, and I was even more impressed. The picturesque view of the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline from field level is a sight to behold.
I always enjoy coming back to St. Louis. I lived here for 14 years, and the old Bush Stadium was my second home. I also devoured more than a few White Castle hamburgers as a youngster.
The stadium may be new, but Cardinals fans have remained some of baseball's finest.
A sign outside the stadium describes it best: "Welcome to Baseball Heaven."