Saturday, October 21, 2006
Coming Full Circle
One of my earliest baseball memories is getting home one fall afternoon in 1968 in time to watch the Cardinals lose game 7 of the World Series. I was in kindergarten. I remember watching in disbelief as the last out of the game was made, a foul out down the first baseline. Bob Gibson lost the only game he would ever lose in the World Series that day. All the baseball I had ever known was wrapped up in the Cardinals being the best team, having won it all the year before. And now they were no longer the champions. I was almost 5 years old, and it made the world seem different to me. I don't remember crying about it, but it is possible that I did.
Now, it's the Cardinals turn to be underdogs. The time has come, after 38 years, to turn the tables on the Tigers.
Watch the World Series on Fox.
"It's your duty, Judy."