St. Louis (KSDK) -- From the 20-year-old music major playing 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' on her violin outside Busch, to Mike Shannon's play-by-play broadcasting through speakers around the stadium, to 1120 AM blasting out of car windows, it's the soundtrack to Cardinals post-season baseball.
To take it in, there are no ground rules and tickets aren't necessary.
"It's more fun, more social to be out," explained Joanne Drake, who sat on an upside-down bucket behind her parked car.
"This is what I do, I tailgate," added her friend, Terry Moore.
For some fans who've been sidelined, it's a choice, but others say they just couldn't find tickets.
"Couldn't find none on the internet, so we thought we'd just come out there and hang out," said Jerry Laxton.
After all, the point of his trip from southeast Missouri was to take his two-year-old grandson to his first game.
"We thought we're bring him up here and at least try to figure out what's going on," Laxton went on to say.
And for grandpa himself, "Just listening to Mike Shannon is good enough for me."
As explained, just being around Busch Stadium, you feel tuned in, and for many more fans than you'd think, that's more than enough during this quest for 12 in '12.