Mini Poll: Are you ready to play ball?


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


Yes:
 76%
No:
 21%
No, but I am a fan of the Chicago Cubs:
 2%

 


Is baseball still the Great American Pastime?


Yes:
 74%
No, some other sport is:
 8%
No, there is no longer a common activity that inspires Americans:
 18%

 


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


1-5:
 42%
6-10:
 22%
11-15:
 8%
More than 15:
 8%
I don't usually go to any:
 21%

 


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


Cardinals:
 40%
Arch:
 60%

 


Will you be Downtown for any of the Cardinals opening series (versus San Diego) this year?


Yes:
 20%
Yes, and I have a ticket for at least one of the games:
 13%
No:
 67%

 


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


Yes:
 25%
Yes, it pretty much already is since so little work gets done:
 35%
No:
 35%
No. Bah humbug!:
 5%

 


Have you attended a game at the current Busch Stadium?


Yes:
 88%
No:
 10%
No, but I will this season:
 2%

 


Have you ridden to the top of the Arch?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


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


Yes:
 73%
Yes, and I have been known to paint my face red:
 2%
No:
 26%

 


Cardinals gear is now marketing in a range of colors, including pink. Would you wear Cards gear that wasn’t red, white, or blue?


Yes:
 33%
No:
 67%

 


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


Seeing the Clydesdales on the field:
 34%
Singing "Take Me Out To the Ballgame":
 20%
Meeting friends at the Musial statue:
 4%
Seeing Mr. Musial and other Cardinals greats:
 10%
Watching people:
 12%
Drinking beer:
 11%
Buying a good seat for cheap from a scalper:
 4%
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:
 53%
Beer:
 22%
Peanuts:
 11%
Cracker Jack:
 1%
Nachos:
 6%
Chicken fingers:
 1%
Cold soda:
 1%
Popcorn:
 1%
Ice cream:
 0%
Something else:
 3%

 


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


Yes, absolutely:
 33%
Maybe so:
 45%
Probably not:
 16%
Nope:
 6%

 


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


Radio:
 28%
Television:
 52%
Computer:
 7%
Phone:
 6%
In person:
 7%

 


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


Yes:
 21%
No:
 79%

 


Do you believe that a woman will appear on the regular season roster of an MLB team in your lifetime?


Yes:
 17%
No:
 83%

 


BONUS QUESTION
How closely are you following the NFL strike/lock-out?


Very closely:
 9%
Somewhat closely:
 25%
Not closely:
 26%
Not at all:
 39%

 


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