“A little baseball history for you. The Cards have won seven of ten 7th games. The best record in World Series history. In addition, they are four out of five when down 3-2 and needing two wins to close it out. They have also won more World Series than any National League team.” – Larry Marshall (my big brother)
I’ll likely be tweeting during the game; between texts with my big brother.
There’s no way it can be like last night. I still can’t believe it.
Back in the ’90s I soured on baseball, the strike, the salaries, I just walked away. But not even the over-inflated egos and salaries can diminish what the St. Louis Cardinals meant to me as a kid. Watching Lou Brock from the bleachers. Seeing Stan The Man Musial play. Oh, and for those interested, Bob Gibson is every bit the jerk he’s been rumored to be. We stood next to each other at an opening ceremony, back when I was Miss Missouri. Gibson is the opposite of Stan Musial, who proved that nice guys don’t always finish last.
It’s been a historic World Series.
ST. LOUIS (AP) ““ The greatest World Series game ever, or one of the greatest?
[…] Where it ranks is a question of personal preference. But certainly it’s part of a group that includes extra-inning finales in 1912 and 1924, Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956, Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending home run in Game 7 in 1960, Carlton Fisk’s 12th-inning home run that won Game 6 in 1975, the Don Denkinger game in 1985, the Bill Buckner error that ended Game 6 in 1986, hobbling Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 opener, the Jack Morris 10-inning shutout in Game 7 in 1991 and Luis Gonzalez’s winning single off Mariano Rivera in Game 7 in 2001.
The World Series that many thought wouldn’t be worth watching turned into a classic.
UPDATED: What a gas I had texting with Larry, my big brother. Thank you Cardinals. Sorry for Washington, but his pitchers crapped out. After last night it had to be rough and after the Cards came back in the first, the Rangers just never got their footing again. But it’s the story of how the Cardinals toughed it out, never quit and went on to win the World Series that will be remembered. It’s about grit, but also their heart. A lesson for life.