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The day started with a visit to the Old Courthouse. First, it was the dioramas on the Louisiana Purchase, then a room featuring a different time period in St. Louis history. There were 4, but I only visited 1, then had to leave for First Pitch at the stadium.
I got in line for First Pitch, which was already long, even though it was 30 minutes before game time. But not too bad. First Pitch is a way for people to get tickets at the last minute, like out-of-towners, and for a cheap price. I got a voucher while in line, and when going up to the window, got another one and paid $11. The second one is for 2 tickets. Where in the stadium, will be determined by a random drawing. So it can be front row, or standing room.
I went to a nearby Hardee's for breakfast, then back to the Courthouse to see more in there.
I went to the stadium, and waited in line for First Pitch tickets. I did get the day's giveaway, a Cardinals cap. Then when getting my ticket at the window, I ended up with standing room. I didn't like it because my feet are hurting from so much standing around. Plus I felt like I was purposely given them, after an usher asked me if I was traveling alone.
I went to the standing room area on the 3rd base side, but moved to the 1st base side to stay out of the sunlight. A better view of the game, but hard to enjoy with painful feet.
This time, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers were able to play a full game this time, since the weather was a lot nicer. But this one turned out to be a pitching duel between Adam Wainrwright and Jeff Suppan. Neither team could get anything going offensively. The Brewers would end up with only 2 hits in the game, but one of them was a Corey Hart home run, which was all the offense. The Brewers shut out the Cardinals, 1-0. First time I've seen a shutout.
After the game, I resumed touring the Courthouse, and touring the Dred Scott exhibitions, which was the most interesting part of the museum.
I was planning to go to the Iron Barley, but ended up taking the wrong bus, and took it all the way to the end of the line. I realized I was lost, and just had to ride back to the hostel, since so much time was wasted, and I did not have any computer access to check for directions.
I returned to the hostel, and just decided to go to sleep early, since I was tired. I was not sure what I would do the next day.