VIDEO: an outsider joined the 2011 World Series celebration

We’re not sure why the video below is just now unveiling itself, but it’s incredible.

Allow us to set the stage.  The Cardinals just won Game 7 of the 2011 World Series.  As the celebration ensues at Busch Stadium, a man dressed in a full baseball uniform hops onto the field from the bleachers and joins the celebration.

He runs right past a cornucopia of security guards and field attendants….and right into the center of a World Series championship celebration.  Incredible.  Apparently, if you want to elude jail time for field trespassing, all you need is an oversized tee ball uniform these days.

Again, we’re not sure why this video is just now being discovered.

Frankly, we have a lot of questions.

1.) How did he leave the celebration? Dressed as an usher?

2.) Why the sunglasses at night?  Unless you’re Tony La Russa, that’s a dead giveaway.

3.) Why is Colby Rasmus in the outfield bleachers filming this video?

One amazing piece of Cardinals memorabilia

Sports blogging comes with a unique set of perks: an open platform for expression, interacting with other fans and an expanding knowledge of the industry’s best sweatpants.  But also, people send you things.  Mostly books or old baseball cards.  Nothing too elaborate or expensive.

But every now and then, you get a real diamond in the rough.  Such as, the gem below from a local beer distributor who shall remain nameless.


Now that’s just awesome.

When a team is one game away from clinching the World Series, Anheuser-Busch prints a few cases of team-branded beer so that they show up in post-game celebration photos.  The following day, they’re mass-produced and distributed to grocery stores across the team’s respective state.

Since the 2011 World Series went to a Game 7, Anheuser-Busch printed celebratory bottles for both the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cardinals won and the rest is history.  But what about those few hundred Rangers-branded beers?

Well, now we have one.

We’re guessing Josh Hamilton has the rest.