MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KSDK) - Red and white cupcakes, chicken wings, and enough nacho cheese for a small army.
The World Series watch party was underway Thursday night at the Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf in Maryland Heights. With about 70 people wearing Cardinals gear, there was no question which team they were rooting for.
"It's human nature to focus on the things that separate us, one of the challenges of being deaf," said David Richey. "How you communicate with them is very important so that they can lip read you. Speak slowly and clearly and sometimes facial gestures help."
These members of Cardinal Nation don't want to be defined by deafness, said Robert Lister, secretary of the GSLAD.
"Sound doesn't play into our feelings for baseball," said Lister. "We love the Cardinals."
With the use of an interpreter, Mike DuBois expressed the same sentiment.
"All the Cardinals fans understand. We support our team. We're ready to go," said DuBois. "The Cardinals are going to be on tonight."