Last night's Houston/St. Louis game was pretty incredible. I really only caught the last inning, but that was all I needed to see. If you didn't catch the game or hear anything about it, here's the basic gist.
The Cardinals, leading 2-1 for much of the game, relinquish the lead in the bottom of the seventh on a three-run cheapo pooch shot into the Crawford boxes by Lance Berkman. The score remains 4-2 until the ninth, where Brad Lidge blows smoke past the first two Cardinals. L'il Davey Eckstein comes up and deftly works the count to 0-2 before knocking a sharp single to left. Lidge proceeds to throw five balls to Jim Edmonds, one of which he swung at, the last of which putting him on first with a walk.
Then Alberto Pujols hit one of the most ridiculous homeruns I've ever seen and the Cardinals held on to win 5-4.
Ecstasy, jubilation, etc. Basically I can sum up the interesting moments of this postseason thusly according to my brain:
1. Sox lose
2. Yanks lose (!!!!!!!!!!)
3. Stupid umpire/catcher fiasco
4. Pujols is god
Other than that I'm ready to gouge my eyes out waiting for the World Series to be over. Maybe it's my East Coast bias, but I'm just not that caught up in what's going on. Sure, it's baseball and it's the playoffs. I know the Astros have never gone to the Series, the Cardinals are in their last season at Busch Stadium, and the White Sox haven't won a championship since 1917.
Still, though, much of me can't wait for it to be over so the hot stove season can begin. This blog has been woefully uninteresting since there's literally zero Mets news going on.
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In other news, if you like the Daily Show you will probably love the Colbert Report, which premiered last night. Very, very funny stuff, particularly if you have a sense of humor.