Opening Day at Busch Stadium 

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Thousands of fans flooded Busch Stadium in a sea of red yesterday for St. Louis' favorite unofficial holiday: Cardinals opening day. We sent photographer Theo Welling downtown to capture the festivities.
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Travis Sierawski and Sugar sport matching red Mohawks.
Percy the Care Bear with new friends Yoland Peyton and Pearl Middlebrook.
Bike Brigade members Christopher Koehler, Bonita Lieber and Lori England.
A carefully crafted Cardinal.
Joe the Balloon Man crafts animals and hats for young Cardinals fans.
DJ Ellis shows off his cool balloon animal.
Long-time fans Donnie Martin, Steven Williams, Marvin Washington and Donald "Doc" Davis Senior.
Opening day with the Captain Morgan girls.
Chelsea Aaron brought her son (and new Cardinals fan) Greyson Aaron to the home opener.
Opening Day 2015.
Ashley Reitz and Jeffery Volkmann take in the game from Ballpark Village.
Up-close with some fans.
Neal Thompson preaches the Good News outside the Cardinals first home game.
Monique Holder, left, says she quit her job in 2012 to see the Cardinals play in the World Series. Her friend Nina Lanasa confirms it's true.
Chef Clarence grills up brats and weiners for Cardinal Nation.
Amanda Sanders and Anna Walezak call themselves the best fans ever.
Gates finally open, fans pile in.
Sweet lid.
Outside Ballpark Village.
Superfan "Radar" with his newly Sharpied head.
"Radar," a.k.a., "Budman."
Kristin Zelli and Jon Fasano mug outside the game.
Friends Matt Hagger, Parker Thellman and Stan Jagow look fetching in red.
A couple takes in the view from outside the stadium.
Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood made the trip up to see the game.
Fans Kiffanie Byers and Rhonda Vincent.
Melanie Ingracia and Neil Basham outside Busch on opening day.
Travis Sierawski and Sugar sport matching red Mohawks.