Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:26:56 GMT —
The Linhardt family is experiencing a common type of fever many Missourians have come October. Their fever doesn't come with aches and pains, but rather cheers and excitement.
It's a World Series fever and this Wardsville family is prepared to cheer on their beloved Cardinals. Nathan Linhardt has been a fan for as long as he can remember, and he's dedicated the family's entire basement to showing his team spirit.
"So this was probably one of my first autographs that I ever got. I was at a game, waited down by the field and got Ozzie to sign a ball," Nathan said.
He's also very knowledgeable of the Cardinals and their grand place in baseball history.
"Not many people probably remember, but Steve Kline was a pitcher who was infamous about always having a dirty, grimey hat," Linhardt said as he pointed out the hat. "And the DK 57 stands for Darryl Kile, who passed away that year."
Even the kids have the bases covered when it comes to baseball talk...
Six-year-old Shay says David Freese is his favorite player.
And three-year-old Taylor says, "Go Big City!"
That's Cardinals' first basemen Matt Adams, or "Big City" as Taylor was referring to.
Among his collection, Nathan was even able to find seats from the old Busch Stadium.
"They're kind of a unique feature that not many people have," Nathan says of his seats.
Nathan's wife Sarah had a Big Mac sign made for Nathan for his birthday, so they call the area above the stadium seats their very own Big Mac Land.
If the Linhardts aren't able to make it to every game, they know they'll always have a good seat in their basement, that's sure to be a grand slam.