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Cardinals join MLB in offering tickets to emergency personnel

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday that the team, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, is offering all emergency first responders free tickets to the Sunday, September 11th game vs. Atlanta to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Emergency first responders may go to to obtain four tickets to the game with the print-at-home option. The offer extends to any individual who works directly as a first responder (police, firefighter or emergency service personnel), any individual who works for an emergency first responder agency or any individual who has an immediate family member who serves as an emergency first responder.

“We want to recognize the selfless service of all of our police, fire and emergency response workers” said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Every day these men and women put their lives on the line to protect our community. We want to thank them for their service, as well as the sacrifice each of their families make on our behalf.”

Major League Baseball and all thirty teams will join in observing September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Cardinals will pay tribute to all first responders in a special pre-game ceremony before the game on September 11th. First responders and their family members can obtain their tickets by going to

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16 Responses to “Cardinals join MLB in offering tickets to emergency personnel”

  1. Brian Walton says:

    Wednesday lineup:
    1. Furcal SS
    2. Craig CF
    3. Pujols 1B
    4. Holliday LF
    5. Freese 3B
    6. Berkman RF
    7. Molina C
    8. Theriot 2B
    9. Westbrook RHP

  2. blingboy says:

    I’m glad to see Tony beginning to experiment with the middle of the order. Freese should see some pitches to hit.

  3. blingboy says:

    One thing the Cards have is tickets. Happy to see some of them go to a good cause.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    Westbrook saw Jackson do the job with the bat yesterday so he went long.

  5. CariocaCardinal says:

    Tony must be counting on the call ups that arrive tomorrow to prop up the bullpen if he is pulling Westbrook this early.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      TLR is going to try Westbrook out in CF, because he has better range and power than Allen Craig. Can’t waste him on the mound.

      • friendmouse says:

        Tony might try it…Westy in CF might work. Also, lest we forget, you can always bring Schumaker in to pitch…and well, I might add. The proof’s in the pudding. Scoreboard / results.

  6. JumboShrimp says:

    Good fun, smushing the Brewers in their own park.

    • friendmouse says:

      Yes, J-Shrimp, fun it is! I have a strong feeling that at least a few of the “crew” are shaking their heads, because they’ve been so invincible at Miller Park, and for the team chasing them to win two in a row? “Hmmm…8 1/2 back, the cards beat us tomorrow and just 7 1/2 back; then we have to go to St. Louis next week. Maybe our streak is ka-put, and we go into a tailspin, and the Cardinals finally get hot…oh, boy…we’re in trouble!” That’s the spirit!

  7. friendmouse says:

    Could Braun’s stumbling, bumbling inability to “bring it home” be prescient as it relates the home stretch here?…

    WOW! What a fantastic stroke…look at him flying around the bases…running like the wind…like there’s no stopping him…nobody can catch him…he’s got too big a lead…have you ever seen anything so fantastic? The target’s in site and can nearly coast on home from here…the prize is fixin’ to be mine! But wait!…A little stumble…got a little ahead of oneself…maybe got too excited…didn’t pay attention to detail…I can’t regain my balance…I’m going down! Overconfidence on display…in front of all the adoring throng to see! How humilating! Seriously…does this little faux pas really matter? It’s just one run…just one game. It can’t really made a difference, can it? Just a little slip?

    YOU’RE OUT!!! Walk back to the dugout with an embarrased chuckle…so close, but yet so far. This ain’t horseshoes! The Cardinals are in town. Be very afraid. Just sayin’.

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