Let’s start at the end. Our St. Louis Cardinals are the 2011 World Series Champions!! OK…now let’s take a step back.
I passed on Game 6 tickets and instead had a few neighbors over to have snacks and drinks to cheer our Cards on. Boy was that a mistake! My neighbors have kids and they had to bail about the 6th inning and I am left all alone with a ton of snacks, beer and my TV. To that moment the game was about as sloppy as it could have been both on the Rangers and Cards side and I was just praying we stayed in it to the final innings and could make one last run. Lynn comes in for the 7th inning after we just tied it up AGAIN in the bottom of the 6th. He promptly gives up back-to-back homers to Beltre and Cruz and then another run scores to put the Rangers up by 3. My excitement turned to disappointment and the thought of our season ending started embedding in my mind. But I still thought…this game is crazy and we must have a run in us that could make this game interesting. Well we all know what happened next…FREESE HAPPENED!!