More Videos

Teen dies in crash on Illinois 161 1:27

Teen dies in crash on Illinois 161

Fatal crash closes Illinois 161 0:10

Fatal crash closes Illinois 161

Baby suffocates sharing grimy mattress with family 8:05

Baby suffocates sharing grimy mattress with family

Two killed in overnight house fire in Granite City 0:34

Two killed in overnight house fire in Granite City

One hospitalized after single car crash in Belleville 0:55

One hospitalized after single car crash in Belleville

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 2 2:25

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 2

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 1 2:13

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 1

Semi, 9 other vehicles involved in I-55 collision with serious injuries 1:30

Semi, 9 other vehicles involved in I-55 collision with serious injuries

Edwardsville student creates winning app 3:05

Edwardsville student creates winning app

Lindsey Friess talks about the loss of her son, Kane 1:21

Lindsey Friess talks about the loss of her son, Kane

  • Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta discusses thumb injury

    St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was at Busch Stadium Monday for the team's home opener. He is on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was at Busch Stadium Monday for the team's home opener. He is on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Joe Ostermeier jostermeier@bnd.com
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was at Busch Stadium Monday for the team's home opener. He is on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Joe Ostermeier jostermeier@bnd.com
Cheap Seats

Cheap Seats

Looking at the Cards from a fan's perspective

Cardinals show potential in home opener

April 12, 2016 07:36 AM

UPDATED April 12, 2016 10:04 AM

More Videos

Teen dies in crash on Illinois 161 1:27

Teen dies in crash on Illinois 161

Fatal crash closes Illinois 161 0:10

Fatal crash closes Illinois 161

Baby suffocates sharing grimy mattress with family 8:05

Baby suffocates sharing grimy mattress with family

Two killed in overnight house fire in Granite City 0:34

Two killed in overnight house fire in Granite City

One hospitalized after single car crash in Belleville 0:55

One hospitalized after single car crash in Belleville

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 2 2:25

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 2

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 1 2:13

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 1

Semi, 9 other vehicles involved in I-55 collision with serious injuries 1:30

Semi, 9 other vehicles involved in I-55 collision with serious injuries

Edwardsville student creates winning app 3:05

Edwardsville student creates winning app

Lindsey Friess talks about the loss of her son, Kane 1:21

Lindsey Friess talks about the loss of her son, Kane

  • Fatal crash closes Illinois 161

    One person was killed in a crash Monday morning on Illinois 161 at Shoal Creek Road near Germantown, IL. Illinois State Police and the Clinton County coroner were at the two-car crash.

About Cheap Seats

Scott Wuerz is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and a veteran writer. He has penned the View From the Cheap Seats Cardinals fan blog for the Belleville News-Democrat since 2007. Contact him on Twitter @scottwuerz or by leaving a comment.