Monday, October 17, 2005


That was fun.

I said this earlier today:

The truth of the matter is, the wins are more enjoyable when they are earned.
How much fun was it to see the Cardinals win Games 6 and 7 in the NLCS last year
when they appeared dead after Game 5? Not to mention the walk-off home run by
Edmonds in Game 6, the game saving catch by Jimmy in Game 7. None of those
moments would have been nearly as memorable had they come in Games 3 and 4 of a sweep. You have to walk the rocks to see the mountain view, as they say.

For those of you that turned off the game after the Berkman home run - you didn't go through the pain, so you can't enjoy the pleasure nearly as much.



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At 11:27 PM, Blogger Cardinal John said...

HECK YEAH! It was so worth the pain. NO PAIN NO GAIN! That was a great ending. Could you have scripted a game better?


At 11:28 PM, Blogger KEN said...

I have to disagree with you there, Robb. It would have been way for more fun for me had LaRussa understood that he could call in any of those guys from the bullpen in the middle of the inning. Berkman's homerun never needed to happen. Carpenter was toast and everybody in the park knew it except for LaRussa.

At 12:41 AM, Blogger Birds-on-Batgirl said...

Moments like this one make me feel sorry for people who don't love baseball. And for people who love the Cubs.

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Socnorb11 said...

While I agree that Carpenter probably should have beel pulled, I don't know that it was the difference between Berkman homering and not homering. Carpenter threw him a decent pitch, and Berkman didn't exactly smoke it (thank goodness we don't have to watch baseball in that joke of a stadium again this year!). The same results would have been just as likely if any of the relievers had been pitching.

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Jules said...

We were up right to the very end and it was worth every bit of tension and sadness that it just "might" be over - but again you never know in the playoffs so we stayed up until the final out!

My husband was yelling and I was running in circles around our living room screaming OMG OMG OMG!! LOL WOW - what a game and what a way to end it in Cardinal fashion!!! Our dog started barking at both of us - he must have thought we lost our minds lol

Keep up that momentum Cards and let's do this!!!


Julie C.

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Valatan said...

Damn, Ken, that's cold. We witnessed a miracle last night. Something absolutely transcendent and spectacular. It was like a movie, but palpable, physical and real. We can't get angry about how it was brought about.

It happened. it was beautiful. We should accept that.


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