Watch LIVE video of the Cardinals opening day game ball relay
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals home opener is celebrated each year by thousands of fans filling downtown St. Louis and Busch Stadium in a sea of red. However, not everyone can get tickets for the much anticipated kickoff to the baseball season, so Matt Holliday and the team at Cardinal Glennon created something to celebrate the hours leading up to game time – Game Ball Relay (GBR13).
GBR14 will kick off the Cardinals home opener on Monday, April 7 with a 150 person relay team carrying the official home opener ball on a 26 mile journey through the streets of St. Louis. From there it will make its final leg into Busch Stadium to do a lap around the field with a Cardinals legend and a child patient.