Nov 032009
 

We saw a lot of street musicians during our baseball road trip across America, but Busch Stadium produced something we hadn’t seen: four men playing the same instrument.

These competing saxophone players presented a clear opportunity to satisfy our curiosity. What inspires a street musician to perform for baseball fans? How much do they make? What’s their story?

Each of the 30 ballparks we visited had a distinct personality, and the saxophone players we spoke to helped tell the story of Busch Stadium, as well as highlight the rhythm and blues scene of St. Louis.

Jun 182008
 


Cardinals Documentary

We’ve been on the road for 25 days and lately we’ve been craving good music. Daren finally went over the edge today and bought a compact disc at BestBuy. Immediately after this purchase, Daren’s phone rang. When he picked it up, the voice on the other line said, “Hello, this is 1998. Can I have my CD back?”

Busch Stadium Road Trip
We digress … but the reason we mention music is because of the interesting experience we had Tuesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. We weren’t entirely sure what topic we were going to pursue for our forthcoming video pod, but then we stumbled upon an eclectic group of musicians playing outside the stadium. We found four different saxophone players competing for tips, and Troy posted a new blog about it here.

Daren spent the drive from Sullivan, Missouri to Lena, Illinois today updating his photos. You can see his personal SmugMug gallery right here. Troy also posted some new photos from St. Louis, several of which were shot by Will Sites of the Sullivan Journal.

We’ve had a minor change in plans and will be hitting the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa on Thursday (June 19) before catching a Minnesota Twins game Friday.

There’s a lot of flooding out here, and if things get hairy we’re planning to inflate our sleeping bags and float back home. If that’s the case, we’ll see you all soon.