ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Network announcer Joe Buckattendeda pep rally for the Cardinals home opener with a new accessory - a beard.

Buck said he stopped shaving when he and his daughter climbedMount Kilimanjaro and joked that he was getting too lazy in his old age to shave.

Buck said on Opening Day he thinks about his dad.

He said no one does Opening Day better than St. Louis and that it is so great to see all the Hall of Famers like Whitey Herzog, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith come for it.

Click on the video player to listen to NewsChannel 5's Mike Bush's interview with the announcer.