OPENING DAY- Mike Shildt, Adam Wainwright, Nolan Arenado, Photos and Homestand Highlights

The Cardinals worked really hard to deliver as normal an Opening Day as they could and it worked.

Mike Shildt Pre-game interview

The game marks the return of Kolten Wong to Busch Stadium. He spoke to the media before the game…

The Pre-Game Ceremonies

Red Jacket Hall of Famers– left to right, Ozzie Smith, Whitey Herzog, Jason Isringhausen, Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds, Ted Simmons

 

The Clydesdales were there.

 

Dylan Carlson

 

Kwang Hyun Kim (“KK”)

 

Ozzie Smith

 

It was as much a “normal” opening day as was possible.

 

INTERVIEWS

Kolten Wong

 

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS

Mike Shildt

Adam Wainwright

Nolan Arenado

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS

The first homestand of the year is highlighted by Opening Day festivities and three different promotional gate giveaways. Fans can view a full list of homestand highlights at cardinals.com/homestand.

Thursday, April 8 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3:15 PM) Probable Pitchers: RHP Adam Wainwright (0-1, 20.25) vs. RHP Corbin Burnes (0-1, 1.42) TV: Bally Sports Midwest (Coverage starts at 1:30 PM) Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WJIR 880 AM (Spanish) Gates: 1:00 PM Field Ceremonies: 2:30 PM • Cardinals Magnet Schedule Giveaway: All ticketed-fans, ages 21 and older, compliments of Budweiser. • Budweiser Clydesdales: The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off Opening Day pregame ceremonies with their annual pregame lap around the warning beginning at 2:30. #OpeningDaySTL • Cardinals Hall of Famers: Six Cardinals Hall of Famers—Ozzie Smith, Whitey Herzog, Ted Simmons, Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen and Jason Isringhausen—will be introduced from the centerfield batter’s eye during pregame ceremonies

Saturday, April 10 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 PM) Probable Pitchers: RHP Carlos Martínez (0-1, 7.20) vs. RHP Adrian Houser (0-1, 3.60) TV: Bally Sports Midwest Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WJIR 880 AM (Spanish) Gates: 12:15 PM • Mystery Hall of Fame Opening Day Car Parade Bobblehead Giveaway: 10,000 fans, entering with a ticket, courtesy of Ford. • Pregame Recognition: Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith will be recognized before the start of the game in the centerfield batter’s eye. • Opening Day 50/50 Raffle: The drawing for the Opening Day 50/50 Raffle will take place on Sunday, April 11, at the end of the 7th inning during the final game of the Brewers series at Busch Stadium. Fans must be 18 years of age or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.

Sunday, April 11 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 PM) Probable Pitchers: RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.80) vs. LHP Brett Anderson (0-1, 7.20) TV: Bally Sports Midwest Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WJIR 880 AM (Spanish) Gates: 12:15 PM • Mystery Hall of Fame Opening Day Car Parade Bobblehead Giveaway: 10,000 fans, entering with a ticket, courtesy of Ford. • Pregame Recognition: Hall of Fame catcher Ted Simmons will be recognized before the start of the game in the centerfield batter’s eye. • Opening Day 50/50 Raffle: The drawing for the Opening Day 50/50 Raffle will take place on Sunday, April 11, at the end of the 7th inning during the final game of the Brewers series at Busch Stadium. Fans must be 18 years of age or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase

Monday, April 12 — Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (6:45 PM) Probable Pitchers: RHP John Gant (0-0, 0.00) vs. TBD TV: Bally Sports Midwest Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WJIR 880 AM (Spanish) Gates: 5:45 PM • Adult Puffy Vest Giveaway: 10,000 fans, entering with a ticket, courtesy of Bayer. • Pregame Recognition: Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog will be recognized before the start of the game in the centerfield batter’s eye.

 

Tuesday, April 13 — Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (6:45 PM) Probable Pitchers: RHP Jack Flaherty (1-0, 5.23) vs. TBD TV: Bally Sports Midwest Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WJIR 880 AM (Spanish) Gates: 5:45 PM • Adult Puffy Vest Giveaway: 10,000 fans, entering with a ticket, courtesy of Bayer. • Pregame Recognition: Cardinals Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Edmonds will be recognized before the start of the game in the centerfield batter’s eye. • Frontline Fans:

 

Wednesday, April 14 — Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (12:15 PM) Probable Pitchers: RHP Adam Wainwright vs. TBD TV: Bally Sports Midwest Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WJIR 880 AM (Spanish) Gates: 11:15 AM • Adult Puffy Vest Giveaway: 10,000 fans, entering with a ticket, courtesy of Bayer. • Pregame Recognition: Cardinals Hall of Fame closer Jason Isringhausen will be recognized before the start of the game in the centerfield batter’s eye.

 

BUSCH STADIUM PARKING – NEW FOR 2021 Fans can now purchase individual game day parking directly from the Cardinals in the Starr Lot located directly across the street from Gate 2, on the southwest side of Busch Stadium. Starr Lot parking can be purchased as part of your overall ticket purchase, or separately at cardinals.com/parking.

 

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