The St. Louis Cardinals announced their "CardBOARD Nation" program earlier this week

By Ally Mauch
August 22, 2020 12:15 PM
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Credit: Andy Cohen/Instagram

Andy Cohen and his son Benjamin attended a St. Louis Cardinals game — or at least their cardboard versions did.

Cutouts of Cohen, 52, and 18-month-old Ben were among the many celebrity cutouts that filled St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals faced off against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

“Ben and me at Busch tonight!” the Watch What Happens Live host wrote on his Instagram Story along with a picture of their cardboard cutouts “sitting” side-by-side in the stadium.

Cohen is a St. Louis native and passionate Cardinals fan, even naming his former dog, Wacha, after Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha.

The Cardinals announced their "CardBOARD Nation" program earlier this week, an attempt to fill seats during MLB games at a time when live audiences are not allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Andy Cohen/Instagram

Through the program, fans are able to submit photos on the team’s website and have a cardboard cutout of themselves placed in the stands.

In addition to Cohen and Benjamin, many other famous Cardinals fans were spotted in the stands during last night's game. Jon Hamm, Ellie Kemper and Nelly were all seen, placed directly behind Cohen and his son.

Kemper even shared photos of her posing for her cardboard cutout. “Posing for my #MLB cutout, I seem to have forgotten how a person sits at a baseball game,” the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star wrote alongside the photos.

Also on Friday, Cohen shared that he took Ben to the St. Louis Zoo, where the father of one frequently went during his childhood.

"I have so many great childhood memories from the St Louis Zoo, and we made some new ones for Ben this summer!" he wrote alongside photos of the pair checking out the exhibits. "It’s an incredible zoo for families or adults, and these days everybody’s in masks(ie it’s safe). Check it out if you’re ever in town."