Mark Newman’s latest very informative entry on his NLCS blog mentions that Constantine Maroulis will be singing "God Bless America" tonight. Woohoo! I’m almost as big an American Idol fan as I am a Cardinal fan, so this is an exciting coming together of obsessions for me. Hailing from Astoria, Constantine is undoubtedly a Mets fan, but I can live with that. I wonder if he will give the camera one of his smoldering looks when he brings the song home with a big finish? After he was booted from Idol and I overcame my severe depression at that great travesty of justice and managed to get out of bed, I wrote a haiku tribute for Constantine on my other website, the pop culture ‘zine called Ape Culture. I feel his presence at this game is a good omen for the Cards!
Mark also reports something I’d been expecting to hear – Carp will start Game 2. This is great news for us. If we can get out of NYC with a win, I’ll be pleased as punch. OK, but let’s not stop there…let’s get out of NYC with 2 wins! Go Redbirds!!