So I’m watching the game tonight and out of the blue comes a huge “BOOOOO” from the stadium. The crowd evidently didn’t agree with the umpire’s call of a strike against one of their own. Then the little black box appears on the lower right side of the telly screen and sure enough ….. that ball was a smidgen outside of that little black box, meaning, of course, it was definitely a ball and not a strike. Now how in the world did they know that? I mean those “boos” came instantly, no chance to second guess, just johnny-on-the-spot. The umpire was standing right there at the plate, and the crowd of some 40,00 was, shall we say, somewhere out in left field and they knew it was a bad call.
Cardinal Fans Most Knowledgeable
I remember posting back in 2011 about those Classy Cardinal Fans and how they’re not only the best fans in Major League Baseball, but also the most polite and the most “knowledgeable”. They won some sort of award for this as I recall. But, really, this humongous outpouring of boo’s tonight was instantaneous and it was the only time all night they booed. I don’t get it.
So when I log into WordPress to post this little ditty, the very first blog I see is none other than Craig Calcaterra on Hardball Talk, talking about this very thing ~ the Cardinal fans I mean. Take a look at what he says about it here and you’ll see what I mean.
Obstruction Call Tonight
And if you weren’t fortunate enough to watch the entire game (it was a good one!) take a look at Hardball Talk’s piece on the obstruction call that ended the game. You’ll be hearing lots more about this one. Wow! Whatta great game. Doesn’t get much better than this! Can’t wait for game time tomorrow!
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Tony LaRussa Vegetarian & Animal Lover
When I found out that Manager Tony LaRussa is a vegetarian it brought back a memory from one of the baseball tours I took to Yankee Stadium. After touring 42nd street, I ended up with some marvelous leftover pastrami (that I hadn’t even began to touch) from an early dinner at Roxy’s Deli. There was probably a pound of pastrami left, wrapped neatly in aluminum foil, in a tidy little white bag that Jess our waiter so meticulously wrapped up for me. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I just couldn’t leave it on the plate. I mean it was a complete meal, untouched. Continue reading
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Tagged Busch Stadium, Cardinal, Jess at Roxy's Deli, Nachos, pastrami at Roxy's, Reuben Sandwich, Roxy's Deli, St. Louis, St. Louis Missouri, Sweet Pea Kitchen, Tony LaRussa, vegetarian, World Series, yankee stadium
Texas Rangers Derek Holland
If revenge were anywhere in Derek Holland’s vocabulary I’d say he sure got his tonight! I’m remembering Game 2 of the 2010 World Series. Young Holland was brought in during the eighth inning where he proceeded to allow three walks and three runs before they took him out. I felt bad for the kid and said so in my blog, ” Day 2. Texas Cain-Saw Massacre” . Well there’s no feeling sorry for him tonight. He’s quite the hero and rightly so! Here’s Craig Calcaterra”s take on it from his Hardball blog:
“Craig Calcaterra Oct 23, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT
We have a Classic on Our Hands!
“When do you know that a classic World Series is afoot? We certainly know it when it’s over. But at what point as it’s happening can one safely say that, yes, we’re seeing something special? The kind of series that only comes along once or twice a decade? Something memorable? Continue reading
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Tagged 2010 World Series, Albert Pujols, Cardinal, Chris Carpenter, Derek Holland, Jason Motte, Lance Berkman, Rangers, World Series