I’ve been sitting here this morning considering what I could write following last night’s victory by the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers but words fail me. Good grief, when the Major League’s best pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) is staked to a 6 to 1 lead it’s natural to assume the game is pretty well over. Such was not the case.
The Cardinals’ rallied back and defeated the Dodgers 10 to 9. Since most of the so-called experts have LA winning this series easily, I’m sure there’s a lot of head scratching going on this morning.
I’m just going to enjoy the moment as this Cardinal team has been the most confounding bunch of players I’ve seen in many a year. They could win this series and they could lose the next three games just as easily. We’ll have to wait and see.
Coupled with the Cardinals’ win, the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels of Anaheim CA (that’s not their official name–it’s much more convoluted than that) last night to take a 2 games to none advantage in their series. You could say it’s Missouri 3 and California 0 for playoff baseball.
There are several fans of the Royals in our congregation and it’s great that they have something to cheer about. The last time their team was in the playoffs was 1985 and I don’t want to think about how that series turned out (for those of you who don’t know, the Royals beat the Cardinals in the World Series).
That’s enough babbling on my part–things may change completely today. But I’m going to enjoy the victory from last night a little bit longer.