When we were at the Cards/Padres game over Opening Weekend, I decided it would be a cool idea to record some of the ambient noise just using the memo feature on my iPhone.
I had completely forgotten about this until just this morning—and when I checked, I realized that I’d recorded a Pujols home run (his first of this year, actually) and the crowd reaction to it. If you listen very carefully, you can hear the ball jump off the bat.
The fireworks going off made Caleb collapse against my shoulder and cover his ears. I don’t think he had any idea what was going on, but he’s said that he’s happy to go to another game so long as there are no fireworks there. (We were also in Left Field Terrace seats for the game, so we were pretty close to the noise.)