Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in game five of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 6-1. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

PostCards: 2013 NLCS at Busch Stadium


The St. Louis Cardinals released information relating to the pregame ceremonies during Games 1 and 2 at Busch Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. If you are unable to attend the games at Busch Stadium, all games will be televised on TBS.

Game Schedule & Highlights
NLCS Game 1 – Friday, October 11, 2013 – Busch Stadium – 7:37 p.m. CT (TBS)

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village Parking Lot
Live Music from That 80’s Band, entertainment, prizes, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, 2011 World Series trophy and more
Former Cardinal pitcher and current FOX Sports Midwest broadcaster Rick Horton will sign autographs from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Budweiser Clydesdales will be staged in the Ballpark Village Lot
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
40,000 fans receive a Cardinals Rally Towel, courtesy of Phillips 66
Pre-Game Ceremony starts at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Budweiser Clydesdales will parade the warning track
Introduction of both teams to the line and introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers
Colors presented by Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Honor Guard
Cardinal Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and current Cardinals Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright will throw out the ceremonial first pitches. Each threw the final out of a Cardinals World Series Championship (Gibson ’67, Wainwright ’06, Motte ’11).
“God Bless America” will be sung by Generald Wilson, retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, during the 7th Inning Stretch

NLCS Game 2 – Saturday, October 12, 2013 – Busch Stadium – 3:07 p.m. CT (TBS)

Noon – 2:30 p.m. Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village Parking Lot
Music by DJ Todd Thomas, entertainment, prizes, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, 2011 World Series trophy and more
Former Cardinal pitcher Jason Simontacchi will sign autographs from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Gates open at 1p.m.
40,000 fans receive a Rally Towel, courtesy of Purina
Pre-Game Ceremony starts at approximately 2:45 p.m.
The two all-time winningest Cardinals managers, Red Schoendienst and Tony La Russa, will throw out ceremonial first pitches.

NLCS Game 3 – Monday, October 14, 2013 – Dodger Stadium – 7:07 p.m. CT (TBS)
NLCS Game 4 – Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – Dodger Stadium – 7:07 p.m. CT (TBS)
NLCS Game 5 – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – Dodger Stadium – 3:07 p.m. CT (TBS) (If necessary)

NLCS Game 6 – Friday, October 18, 2013 – Busch Stadium – 7:37 p.m. CT (TBS) (If necessary)

5 – 7 p.m. Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village Parking Lot
Music, entertainment, prizes, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, 2011 World Series trophy and more
A former Cardinal player will sign autographs
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
40,000 fans receive a Rally Towel
Pre-game ceremony details TBD

NLCS Game 7 – Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Busch Stadium – 7:37 p.m. CT (TBS) (If necessary)

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village Parking Lot
Music, entertainment, prizes, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, 2011 World Series trophy and more
A former Cardinal player will sign autographs
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
40,000 fans receive a Rally Towel
Pre-game ceremony details TBD

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