Celebrate Good Times – The 80s
OK, as we’re all feeling rather down about the Cardinals right now and awaiting the outcome of tonight’s Reds game to know if we’re sharing first place or clinging to our .5 game lead, I thought it was time to remember the good times. You remember the song – "Celebrate good times. Come on!" Being a Cardinal fan in the Whiteyball era was a lot of fun, especially if you were a kid. I remember the excitement of going to Busch Stadium with my free A student tickets and not caring that they were nosebleed seats. I’ll never forget the day I happened to be in Lambert Airport coming back from a family vacation at the same time the team was coming back from a trip. Darrell Porter was my hero, and although I was too shy to talk to him, I was able to stare at him for a good ten minutes while he waited for his luggage. I waited in line at Johnny Londoff Chevrolet and got autographs from Willie McGee and Ozzie Smith. Somehow I missed the news that Andy Van Slyke was at an appliance store or surely I’d have been there. Fortunately, my friend Kristine attended, with her little brother and cabbage patch kid in tow. Check out their superfan ensembles and Andy’s short shorts!