Break out those Cardinal-red jerseys, folks. It's officially Opening Day!
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds away today. The Redbirds' first game hasn't even started yet, but fans are reaching a fever pitch on Twitter:
See also: Opening Day: Thirty Cardinals Fans Who Are So Excited They Just Can't Handle It You'll know a Cardinals fan when you see one by their jersey..and by their indignation for anyone NOT wearing a jersey. It doesn't matter that the Redbirds aren't playing at home. If its game day for the Cardinals, it's game day for the rest of St. Louis, and fans are dressed for the part.— International B-ri (@BjLamont) March 31, 2014
If you're not wearing Cardinals stuff today you're wrong #OpeningDay— Alyssa Eaker (@lyssa_eaker) March 31, 2014
I really want to wear my Yadi t-shirt today for STL opening day but I have a stupid meeting. Blarg. #firstworldproblems— Gizellie (@gizellie) March 31, 2014
Even pizza gets excited for the Cardinals:
After a brutal winter, Cardinals fans are hailing Opening Day as the true start of spring. Maybe that's why St. Louis' team mascots are already partying pretty hard.See it all on page 2. It looks like the mascots started pre-gaming pretty early.
Tofay ias giung too br and awesimee dauuy!')— Drunk Fredbird (@DrunkFredbird) March 31, 2014
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This morning the air was a bit fresher, the sun a bit brighter ... and two Cardinals were perched in my holly tree. Sign? #openingday— Marcus Wilkins (@TheBigM_) March 31, 2014