The fall classic has been completed. Yes , the St. Louis Cardinals stand tall as World Champs. What an unbelievable story. They were 10 1/2 games back at the beginning of September and battled all the way back to win the wildcard. Then they enter the playoffs and many people thought it would be over and out, especially dealing with the Phillies and ultimately the Milwaukee Brewers. And then in the World Championship beating Texas. Oh man, think about it – drama. Game 6 was as good as it gets. Maybe the best I have ever, ever seen in World Series competition. Two strikes, two outs – twice in the late innings were Texas could have put the game away. David Freese became an icon in the city of St Louis. A genuine hero. A local kid, who played high school baseball in St Louis, delivers a big triple to tie the game and then hits the walk off homer to win the game.
Then in Game 7, you knew that momentum was all on the side of St. Louis having their ace Chris Carpenter on the mound. But they responded like champions do. Tony LaRusso, a sure fire Hall of Famer, wins his third world title. And this is one he will always cherish and treasure. The comeback kids – guts, heart and tenacious stand tall as world champs. Congrats also to Texas for having a great season. It was heartbreak hotel but this team will be back again battling as the nucleus returning is sensational. But this moment belongs to St. Louis. A great city for baseball. A place where they love their Cardinals and oh do they have a little more to love about St. Louis baseball. Yes my friends, a special, special World Series banner will fly high in St. Louis.