Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Glee' Star Delivers on Anthem; Matthew Morrison, Who Plays Will Schuester, Gives Fans Extra Time, Posing for Pictures before Leaving the Field

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Glee' Star Delivers on Anthem; Matthew Morrison, Who Plays Will Schuester, Gives Fans Extra Time, Posing for Pictures before Leaving the Field

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Will success spoil Mr. Schuester? - A bona fide national star, Matthew Morrison of "Glee," opened Friday night's fight between the Cards and the Giants. His rendition of the national anthem, simple and clear, was the best of the three nights.

The Emmy-winning actor/entertainer, who plays top teacher Will Schuester in the hit series, was also a big hit behind the scenes and held up his after-anthem exit to pose for several pics with fans, including the Redbird cheerleaders.

When asked what his rooting interest was in Game 5, Morrison laughed and replied, "Are the Mets playing tonight?"

(No Matt. They didn't make the playoffs.)

'Shooter' scores for teacher pals - The most dependable arm on the STL Cardinals - batting practice pitcher Dennis "Shooter" Schutzenhofer - came through for two teaching pals.

Katy Stinson and Kristin DeMond, both of Belleville, were likely the first non-media non-related fans to show up Friday. The two Belleville West High teachers were colleagues of Schutzenhofer before he retired from the Belleville district. He also scored them a couple of batting-pratice balls.

And the women prepared wisely for the possible clinching NLCS game.

"We laid down a good base, hamburgers at Llewelyn's," DeMond said, adding this is their first playoff game this year. "I had tickets to Wednesday's game, but I had to get rid of them. We had a parent-teacher conference."

Dearly beloved Birds - Needless to say, the wedding planners were not taking the Cardinals' postseason chances into account when they started orchestrating nuptials many months ago.

But the fact that the Michael Pelchman-Chelsea Donovan wedding fell on the day the Redbirds could move onto the World Series was fine with the just-wed Fenton couple.

"This is fabulous. What I want most of all is for the Cardinals to bring this one home tonight and get to the Series," said the bride. …

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