Schedule of pre-game events for games one and two of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers:
Game 1 Friday:
* 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Rally at Ballpark Village with music by That '80s Band and appearances by the Budweiser Clydesdales and Cardinals mascot Fredbird. Former Cardinals pitcher and Current Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Rick Horton will sign autographs from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
* 5:30 p.m.: Busch Stadium gates open.
* 7 p.m.: Pre-game ceremonies begin. The Budweiser Clydesdales will parade around the warning track, The Cardinals and Dodgers will be introduced. Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and current Cardinals Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright, who all threw the last pitch of winning World Series for the Cardinals, will throw out the first pitches.
Game 2 Saturday
*Noon-2:30 p.m.: Pre-game pep rally at Ballpark Village with Todd Thomas. Fredbird will make an appearance and the 2011 World Series trophy will be on display. Former Cardinals pitcher Jason Simontacchi will sign autographs from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
*1 p.m.: Busch Stadium gates open.
*2:45 p.m.: Pre-game ceremonies will begin. Tony La Russa and Red Schoendienst the two managers with the most wins in Cardinals history, will throw out the first pitches.