UPDATE: The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series! They did to the Texas Rangers what I have seen them do over and over again to the Milwaukee Brewers, not only in the playoffs but when I lived in Wisconsin and went to lots of games. They become just relentless, coming back again and again, even when you think you’ve put them away. Coming up with that clutch hit just when they need it and consistently performing improbable heroics. I admire the Cardinals. I’m going to add them to my list of teams I follow.
[The following is about Game 6, being hailed as one of the best games ever. I discovered that I taped it! I’m going to watch those last innings that I missed.]:
After a long, long day, I couldn’t stay up any longer. In a game filled with mistakes, strange events, and passionate intensity with every pitch, I gave up and went to bed, violating my own baseball rule, and thus missing the extra innings in which St. Louis came back TWICE to win the 6th game of the World Series.
In one of the greatest thrillers in baseball history, the St. Louis Cardinals twice rallied against the Texas Rangers Thursday night when they were down to their last strike of the season to send the World Series to a pivotal Game 7 for the first time since 2002.
First David Freese saved them with a two run triple in the ninth, then Lance Berkman delivered a tying single in the 10th.
“Turned out to be one for the ages,” said Daniel Descalso, who keyed a Cardinals comeback.
Hours after Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, long after the ballpark emptied, a message still burned bright on the scoreboard: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”
Whatever happens, whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers win, they’ll have a hard time topping Thursday night.
“You had to be here to believe it,” St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said.