Photos: Pregame scenes from World Series Game 1

Big League Stew

BOSTON — The excitement built for hours. Game 1 of the World Series was back in Boston on Wednesday night, with the Red Sox playing the St. Louis Cardinals.

As you know, this isn't just a few-hour affair. It's a day-long dance with baseball tradition. People were selling programs on the streets hours before the game. Fans waited in line eager to get through the gates. Yawkey Way was festive and there were a number of recognizable faces.

Click through the slideshow above — just click the main picture — and check out 20 scenes from before first pitch.

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