Hello, my name is Richard. I am a lifelong resident of St. Louis, MO and every day for the next 67 days I have pledged to drink 3 different beers at the new Flying Saucer across the street from Busch Stadium in order to defend the Cardinals baseball team's honor and raise some money for charity along the way.
Why would I do this? Who is threatening the Cardinals good name?! Well, let me tell you about Joe Hoffmann. Joe is originally from Kansas City and like me, he also loves great beer and his hometown baseball team, the Kansas City Royals. Sounds pretty good so far. But Joe doesn't just love his team:he also hates OUR team, and was willing to drink 3 beers a day for 67 straight days at Flying Saucer to perpetuate an act of defiance for the record books.
You see, each Flying Saucer location, including the newly opened St. Louis location located one block away from Busch Stadium has a U.F.O. Club, where members can earn a commemorative saucer (or plate) by drinking 200 unique beers. This earned saucer is placed prominently and permanently on the wall for all to see in their "Ring of Honor", including a name and a quote of their choosing. Well, Joe's plan is to earn the coveted #1 Saucer at the St. Louis location: and name it for Don Denkinger, the first base umpire who "blew the call" that allowed the Royals to win game 6 of the '85 World Series.
Obviously, no self respecting Cardinals fan would stand idly by and let this happen.
Our local online craft beer community, STLhops.com recently put out a call to find a champion willing to go liver to liver with this extremely passionate Kansas City Royals fan and his dastardly plan. I am that champion!
I will earn the #1 Saucer and I will then dedicate this Saucer to our beloved Stan "The Man" Musial. But to accomplish this, I will need the help of the Cardinals Nation.
To stop Joe from from naming the #1 Saucer for Don Denkinger I will need to go to the Flying Saucer for 67 straight days (since only 3 beers can be counted per day) and meet Joe beer for beer. If one of us misses but a single day, they other will gain the upper hand. No days off. No vacations. No sick days. No excuses.
This will be a huge time commitment and an expensive endeavor, so I thought I would ask the City of St. Louis and Cardinals fans (or Royals haters) for any help you can provide, both financial and otherwise (share . Based on an average price of $5 per beer, I estimate that it will cost about $1,000 to make the challenge. My hope, however is to go well beyond that number and anything raised through this campaign above and beyond the cost of beer will be donated in it's entirety to charitable efforts supported by the Cardinals organization this season. Joe is doing the same with his fundraiser and supporting Royals charitable efforts. While Joe and I will be having fun and taking some friendly jabs at each other's teams during the next few months, the opportunity to raise some money for some great causes is at the heart of our endeavor.
Thank you for your support. Please share this with everyone you know. Let's Go Cardinals!