Mini Poll: Are you ready to play ball?


Do you think of yourself as a fan of professional baseball?


Yes:
 84%
No:
 14%
No, I am a fan of the St. Louis Cubs:
 2%

 


Is baseball still the Great American Pastime?


Yes:
 80%
No, some other sport is:
 7%
No, there is no longer a common activity that inspires Americans:
 13%

 


On average, how many professional baseball games a year do you attend?


1-5:
 41%
6-10:
 19%
11-15:
 10%
More than 15:
 13%
I don't usually go to any:
 17%

 


Which of the following items is a larger element of St. Louis's image, the St. Louis Cardinals or the Arch?


Cardinals:
 52%
Arch:
 48%

 


Will you be Downtown for the Cardinals Home Opener (4/12, versus Houston) this year?


Yes:
 30%
Yes, and I have a ticket for the game:
 12%
No:
 57%

 


Should the Cardinals Home Opener be observed as an official citywide holiday in St. Louis?


Yes:
 34%
Yes, it pretty much already is:
 38%
No:
 23%
No. Bah humbug!:
 5%

 


Have you attended a game at the current Busch Stadium?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 9%
No, but I will this season:
 2%

 


After several seasons, which of the following comes closest to your current opinion of Busch Stadium?


I like it more than I did at first:
 32%
I like it less than I did at first:
 3%
I liked it from the first and still do:
 41%
I disliked it from the first and still do:
 10%
It is still there:
 13%

 


Do you always wear something red when you go to a ball game in St. Louis?


Yes:
 76%
Yes, and I have been known to paint my face red:
 2%
No:
 22%

 


Which of the following is your favorite ballpark tradition in St. Louis?


Seeing the Clydesdales on the field:
 39%
Singing "Take Me Out To the Ballgame":
 20%
Meeting friends at the Musial statue:
 6%
Watching people:
 13%
Drinking beer:
 15%
Buying a good seat for cheap from a scalper:
 2%
Leaving before the game is over to beat the traffic home:
 4%

 


Which of the following concession items is the most baseball-ly for you?


Hot dogs or brats:
 55%
Beer:
 20%
Peanuts:
 12%
Cracker Jack:
 3%
Nachos:
 6%
Chicken fingers:
 0%
Popcorn:
 1%
Ice cream:
 0%
Something else:
 2%

 


Do you think the St. Louis Cardinals have a realistic chance of reaching the World Series this year?


Yes, absolutely:
 74%
Maybe so:
 22%
Probably not:
 3%
Nope:
 2%

 


Via which of the following devices are you most likely to follow a baseball game?


Radio:
 24%
Television:
 61%
Computer:
 8%
Phone:
 2%
Bi-focals:
 5%

 


Do you believe that with enough practice you could hit a major league curve ball?


Yes:
 25%
No:
 75%

 


BONUS QUESTION
Fredbird: Scary or harmless?


Scary:
 9%
Harmless:
 78%
I'm not sure yet:
 13%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.