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Streaker at Busch says he lost a bet

Streaker at Busch says he lost a bet

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The streaker who dashed onto the Busch Stadium field before the start of the seventh inning Thursday night was charged with violations of two city ordinances and held overnight at a city jail, a Cardinals team official confirmed.

Collin J. Grundstrom, 22, of Jefferson City, Mo., was apprehended on the field after shedding his clothes and running from right field to left field.

According to the police report he was charged with being a spectator running on the playing field and, because he stripped, lewd and lascivious behavior. Both violations are likely to draw fines, though each has the potential of jail time, an official said.

Grundstrom "appeared to have been drinking," said Joe Walsh, the team's head of stadium security.

Grundstrom told police he ran onto the field because he lost a bet.

Police and stadium security caught up with Grundstrom in left field and forced him to the ground, retrieving towels from the Phillies' bullpen to cover him up.

Stadium personnel then retrieved his shorts from the stands, and he was escorted from the field by way of the Cardinals bullpen.

Cardinals third baseman David Freese looked on the bright side of the delay.

"He was naked. He's not carrying much," Freese said. "That relaxes that aspect of the drama. I guess naked's better. I don't know. Less to worry about."

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