Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday Reading And More Big Home Runs

1 Esdras 4.

Spent enough time on Ozzie and Jack Clark and the 1980s for now.  Lets move to this century.

Jim Edmonds game 6 home run in the 2004 NLCS was huge.  This was one I didn't see as I was at church that Wednesday night.

The Astros had tied the game in the 9th inning right before I left the house to go to church.  I probably wouldn't have gone had I not had to usher.  One of the other ushers kept checking the score on the internet, as the game went on in extra innings.  Right before the end of the service he announced Edmonds had homered, sending the series go game 7.  Couldn't wait to get home that night to see the highlights.

The next year in the NLCS, the Cardinals, facing elimination and down to their last out, were saved by Pujols moonshot off Brad Lidge.  This was huge because it meant one last game at the old Busch Stadium.  Even though the Cardinals lost that next game, I feel at least the stadium got a proper send off.

The other notable thing is that look at the 25 second mark.  It's the face of Nolan Ryan.  Saw that look again 6 years later, didn't we?  Poor guy.  How he must hate the Cardinals.

Then is another game 7 home run, Molina's blast that put the Cardinals in the 2006 World Series.

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